Week of November 20
Math: This week, we finish learning about liquid volume and mass. We will have a test on Topic 15 on Thursday.
For homework this week, I would like the students to complete one assignment (or more) on their TenMarks account. I have added a new assignment that is due this Friday. There may be other assignments from last week that can still be completed. Please let me know if you have any questions.
The students have received a PIN for practicing their math facts using xtramath.org. Please email me if you would like your child's PIN.
Reading: We continue to work on building reading stamina and making thoughtful book selections.
Over the next few weeks, we will be learning about myths, folktales, and legends. We have started reading and discussing some Greek myths. The purpose of myths is to explain something from the natural world.
In addition to learning about myths, we are also discussing theme.
Language/Word Study: This week, we will continue to learn about verbs. The students will be identifying verbs in sentences. We have discussed past, present, and future tenses. We are also learning about action verbs and liking verbs.
We have been concentrating on correctly using capital letters and punctuation in all our sentences. I am placing a heavy emphasis on these conventions as we proceed through the school year.
Writing: We will continue narrative writing for the next few weeks. We have begun drafting mysterious stories. The students are working on using imagery, dialogue and suspense. We have started peer editing and revising.
Science: We will begin to learn about the properties of soil and rocks.
Have a wonderful week!