Reading: It's time to immerse ourselves in a new genre. For the rest of November and most of December, we will be reading poetry. We hope your child has come home excited about some of the poems we have shared together during our daily dose of Focus Poetry. Our study during the reading workshop over the next few weeks will have us reading more closely and analyzing various aspects of poetry. Students will learn and apply the poetry vocabulary of stanzas, lines, repetition, rhyme, speaker.
Spelling: New words will come home on 11/30. A test will be give 12/7. An application grade of those words in the context of reading and writing will be given 12/8-12/14.
Social Studies: As we continue to learn about citizens who played an important role in our communities, we will learn about Jonas Salk. Salk's research and work with vaccines has made a huge impact on the health of our community.
Math: Each day in math this week, we will use our multiplication strategies to learn about multiplying by 6's, 7's, 8's, and 9's. Each day, we will listen to a song that helps skip counting by each of the multiples. We will not have a problem of the week this week. We will have a worksheet on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Please note that the Fast Facts Quiz will be taken on Thursday due to our Field Trip on Friday.
Science: In science this week, we will wrap up our unit on energy. On Monday, we will create energy vocabulary cards for the energy test. The energy test is scheduled for Thursday, December 8th. On Tuesday,Wednesday, and Thursday, we will learn about sound energy. Sound energy is the energy of matter vibrating. A few of the important terms we will learn about are pitch and volume. Pitch is how high or low the sound is and volume is how loud or soft.