Reading: We continue to build stamina, fluency, and engagement. The students are expected to read 15-20 minutes each night. On Tuesday each student will get their reading log which requires a parent signature. It's a white sheet attached to their reading comp. book. Please sign it after your child reads. This week we'll cover the following.
- Introducing books that will create a buzz
- Choosing texts that matter
- Learning new words from text
- Help Readers read differently because they're in partnerships
Writing: Personal Narrative
- Help my writers to jot down moments in life that have been turning points in their life
- Help my writers climb inside the elements of narrative: setting, conflict, plot, resolution and characters
- Help my writers read great stories in order to write great stories
- Help my writers climb inside the SKIN of a character
- Extend and deepen skills
- Scavenger Hunt
- Fact Families
- Multiplication Factor Pairs
Classical Roots: The students will receive their new book on Tuesday
- cylone, recycle, semicircle, and unicylce- Lesson 1
- Students will be tested on words, spelling, part of speech, root word, and syllables every Friday
- Students may take home their books to study
- Students may also go to Quizlet under Star Sites tab. Quizlet houses all the words for every lesson
Public Speaking: September is dedicated to eye-contact
- Using good eye contact. Scanning the room to look at all audience members is important
- Three new prompts are up on the PS tab. Take a look
- Students will be selected randomly to deliver a 1 minute presentation on Thursday and Friday
- Notes aren't encouraged
Social Studies: FIRST AMERICANS The students will work on...
- Organize a chart for note taking based on geography, climate, shelter, tools and utensils, food, and clothing
- Examine different American Indian Customs: wampum, Kachina Dolls, Potlatch, and Lacrosse
- Answer the common ways of life that developed among American Indian cultures
Genius Hour: WEDNESDAYS
- The students will continue to deepen their Inquiry question that drives their desire to research and explore a particular topic.
Songs to Learn and Sing:
- Passion Pit "Carried Away"
- Beach House "Myth"
- ABBA "Super Trouper"
Great Mind's Quotes: "Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain." - Mark Twain