Week of November 5
Please note that we do not have school on Tuesday, November 6. It is voting day.
Reading: This week we will continue looking at setting in books and stories and how setting affects the plot. The students have been identifying setting in their own independent reading. We will also be discussing main idea and details.
Writing: The students have written fictional narratives. Some kids are writing "spooky" stories, taking to account setting and characters that add to the story. We continue to think about writing great leads, building suspense, and writing great endings. We are really looking at the craft of great writers. I am using some examples in class.
Word Study/Writing Skills: We will continue learning about nouns. Last week, we learned about possessive singular and possessive plural nouns. Next we will learn about pronouns.
Math: We will begin to learn about bar graphs, picture graphs, and data. The students will be gathering information to create their own graphs.
I will be sending homework on Wednesday.
We have the opportunity to use Tenmarks in our math class. Tenmarks is a math program that encourages students to answer challenging word problems. I will continue to add assignments to TenMarks. Your child may have some limited opportunities to use TenMarks at school (a couple times a week), but he/she can access TenMarks at home any time. I think that TenMarks provides an excellent opportunity for students to practice math concepts.
We will continue learn about our local government. The students will learn that members of a community have social and political responsibilities.
Have a great week!