Please take advantage of these online resources at home Your child knows how to access/use each of these resources.
- Raz-Kids: Leveled books and quizzes
- iReady Reading & Math: instruction on your child’s academic level
- Multiplication.com-quizzes to practice addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts
Reader’s Workshop: This month we will be launching Reader’s Workshop by establishing classroom reading expectations. Mini-lessons will focus on how to select “just right” books, reviewing qualities of effective readers, building reading stamina, asking questions before/during/after reading, and studying how character’s actions contribute to the plot of the story. Students will use their reading journal to respond to text.
Writing: Our first unit is on narrative writing. We will read/study mentor texts to help students develop character’s traits, feelings, motivation, and mood through descriptive words/details in their writing.
Math Workshop: In math workshop we will be establishing classroom procedures and expectations so we can spend maximum time fully engaged in learning activities to promote higher level thinking. This month we will focus on understanding multiplication strategies (repeated addition, making equal groups, arrays, skip counting), using algorithms, and multiplying one-digit numbers by multiples of 10. Your child will begin multiplying by 0, 1, 2, 5, 10, and 11.
Science: Our first unit in science is the Human Body. We will be focusing on skeletal systems, muscular systems, skin, heart, and digestive system. The students will even get to explore owl pellets! Students will record observations and new understandings in their science journals.