Week of April 15
We will be talking our Spring Session of the Ohio State Tests in English Language Arts this week. The tests will be 90 minutes long, and they will cover reading and writing.
Next week, we will have Ohio State Tests in Mathematics on Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24. Both tests will start first thing in the morning, and will be 75 minutes long.
Here are our plans for this upcoming week:
Reading: We have been reading poetry in class. This week, we will try our hand at poetry using alliteration, repeating words, ryhming, etc.
Writing: We will be looking at the different structures of nonfiction texts. Then we will begin to write our own nonfiction pieces. The students have also been working on individual "interest projects," which many of them have created Google Slideshows. You can access them at home via your child's school Google account.
Additionally, we will be doing research for our biographies.
Word Study/Writing Skills: We will continue to learn about verbs: action verbs, linking verbs, past tense and present tense verbs. This week, we will look at suffixes that accompany verbs, such as ing and ed, ness, less, and so on.
Math: We will begin working on fractions. I will be sending homework on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will have a quiz on Perimeter on Friday. Next, we will learn about fractions.
We have finished learning about animals' life cycles. Next, we will talk about animal adaptions.
Have a great week!