REMINDERS- WITS Anthology Celebration is Wednesday, May4. Mrs. Duncan’s homeroom class will celebrate and share from 10-11am in Mrs. Ford’s Classroom. Mrs. Ford’s homeroom class will celebrate and share from 1-2p.m. in Mrs. Ford’s Classroom. Parents and family members are welcome to join us for an exciting hour of readings, reflections and fun. If you would like to contribute to our “THANK YOU” gift to our WITS instructor, Carolyn Bolton, please send $1.00 with your child to school by Friday, April 29.
Reading- This week we will wrap up our review of poetry. Next week, students will work through a synthesizing menu to apply the reading skills and strategies we have learned this year. Readers synthesize when they take information they know, strategies that support their reading and actively monitor and change their thinking while reading.
Writing- Students have done a terrific job of finishing up our criteria charts for a story from our life. This week I will model the steps a writer goes through when trying to create an INCREDIBLE story from my life. As I model, students will have a chance to reflect and respond to my choices in hopes to help them make great choices when they launch their own story. Next week, students will begin the writing process and proceed at the pace that works best for them. I can’t wait to hear and read some excellent stories!
Word Work- New words will come home 4/27. A spelling test will be given on 5/4. An application grade of those words will be taken 5/4-5/11.
SOCIAL STUDIESIf you haven’t caught an episode of ABC’s Shark Tank, I hope you will. Below you will find a short clip of some of the most famous Shark Tank Jr. competitors. Students will work in group over the next two weeks to complete and compete in a Shark Tank Jr. Challenge. Today they met in their groups to start thinking about problems kids face and how they might offer and create a creative solution that could turn into a business opportunity!
In math this week, we will continue to review all of our math concepts from the entire school year. We will spend a day reviewing addition, subtraction, place value, and estimation. On Wednesday, we will review the different types of graphs we have learned this year. On Thursday and Friday, we will do a review circuit. We will have a POTW due on Friday and a Fast Facts quiz on Friday. The homework this week is all review. Your child will have 3-4 problems each night. Please make sure your child is doing their homework so they are getting extra review before STAAR next Monday.
During our science time this week, we will review mass, weight, and capacity. These concepts are used in science and math. We will also practice using a ruler as we prepare for the Math STAAR.