12th-16th: Kindness Week
14th: Valentine's Day parties will be held in your child's homeroom classroom from 2:25-2:55.
The students can bring Valentines cards or candy, but we ask that you bring something for everyone in the class. The students will make treat bags during the party, so they do not need to bring a container for their treats and cards. Class headcounts are below.
19th: Monday is a student holiday in honor of President's Day. We'll see you Tuesday!
Reading: We will shift gears this week to focus on the genre of narrative nonfiction. Narrative Nonfiction is fact-based storytelling. The facts about a person or situation are presented in a narrative, or story, format. Biographies are probably the most common form of narrative nonfiction your readers are familiar with. We'll start by comparing and contrasting this genre to both fiction and informational types of text. We will then practice how to gather information from this narrative format to describe events and/or the subject of the text.
Writing: We're off to a great start within our expository writing unit! This week we will continue to build main ideas off of a general prompt. Some examples include: Who is an important person in your life or what is something you cannot live without. Your writers will support their main idea with details. These details (facts, anecdotes, descriptions, etc) must relate to and explain their main idea.
Social Studies: We're spending some extra time on maps to reinforce the skills and concepts learned within the unit. We will be finished with the unit project this week.
Math: We will continue to dive deeper into multiplication word problems while using the strategy that works best for each student. Later in the week, we will begin our Division introduction and introduce what Division means. We will also introduce the students strategies on how to solve division word problems and how knowing their fact families will aid their success.
Homework: The Problem of the Week will be sent home on Monday. Please have your child bring it to school on Friday. Homework #1-3 will be sent home Monday-Wednesday. Please have your child be on DreamBox for at least 20 minutes a day at home.
Science: We will continue to learn more about the different forces that cause the Earth's surface to change such as Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Landslides, Tsunamis, etc. The students will engage in activities that will help the students retain the information and use it in their daily lives and future conversations with others. The Rapid Changes of Earth Quiz is on Friday, February 16th. Please make sure your scientist is studying at least 20 minutes per day!
The Weekly Planner tab (on the right side) in this website is also a resource to communicate the specific homework(s) for the week.