Happy Valentine's Day! Tuesday we will exchange Valentine's as a class. Please be sure to fill out the "FROM" section ONLY and leave the "TO" section blank. This helps accelerate the process of passing them out. Make sure to have enough for 24 students in addition to your own, we have 25 total.
I hope for those of you who came out for the Sweetheart Dance, you had a marvelous time with your sweet girls!
Here is a glimpse at our week this week....
Writing- We are continuing to write our conclusions and publish writing our opinion pieces on Cinderellas from around the world.
Grammar- We are reviewing adverbs and adjectives. We will start expanding sentences using adverbs, adjectives, and conjunctions later this week.
Math- We are continuing to look at various strategies to add and subtract numbers within 1000. Please the make sure you are NOT using the traditional vertical algorithm for homework. For example:
324 We no longer "carry" or "borrow". We are "regrouping" and "decomposing" as our math language. Ask your students t
-122 explain what these mean using base 10 or expanded form.
This is not the way they are learning in class and it is causing quite a few to get confused with place value and the new strategies.
Reading- We are looking at character's point of view within different short stories and read-alouds. For example we will read The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by: Jon Scieszka and examine the wolf's point of view and how that changes our story.
Phonics- This week we are looking at compound words: open( air mattress, high jump), closed ( anybody, sunflower), and hyphenated (forty-five, time-out, merry-go-round). Our spelling words this week are: Softball
High Frequency are:
A few reminders:
Febuary 14- Valentine's Exchange, Progress Reports go home
February 20-24 - Winter Break
March 1st- Walk to School Wednesday
March 2nd- Read Across America
March 25th is King Spring's Annual Party for the Pride