We have been working on our Math Facts for the past four months. 15 out of 17 children met our goal. The goal was to know 20 math facts in two minutes. We will continue to work on our fact power but will kiss our PDSA chart goodbye.
In Math we will learn how to:
· Divide shapes into fractional parts.
· Model fraction parts of a region.
· Identify halves and fourths.
· Identify equivalent names for fractional parts of a region.
· Compare fractional parts.
· Label fraction parts using fractional notation.
· Identify halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, and eights.
· Identify and explain the meanings of numerator and denominator.
· Use manipulative to model equivalent fractions.
· Use = to describe the relationship between fractions.
Review and End of Unit test. We will take this test together.
Children will start taking sections of the End of Year Math assessment starting at the end of the week. It's a long test, so dividing it up makes it a lot easier on the kids.
In Writing we will:
- Experiment with line breaks.
- Reach for honest, precise words.
- Learn about patters on a poet’s page.- Wrap up our Poetry unit on Friday.
In Reading Workshop we will continue to pick out just right books. This week we will learn a song that will help us do this when we are in our classroom library, at home or even at the library in town.
Children are practicing fluency by reading each page or paragraph twice. Please continue to practice this at home.
Our skill this week is a challenging one. It is called inflected endings. We have learned that when the word clap changes to claps, clapped, and clapping. The final consonant was doubled when the endings -ed and -ing were added. This week we'll read more words with endings and learn how words that end with a silent e change when -ed or -ing is added. Example: Hope, hoped, hoping.
In Science, we planted wheat in a straw. We will do an observation of our mini lawns as well as our brassica.
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