### Classroom News- Week of 5/18-5/22

We will beginning our NH lapbooks and need your help collecting materials!
-wallpaper
-printed picture
-fabric
-nature objects (twigs, bark, pebbles)
-sandpaper
-cotton balls
-scrapbook paper
-fake flowers or leaves
-rope, string, yarn
-colorful wax paper
-aluminum foil
-glitter
-plastic wrap

Notes from Miss Bickford

Upcoming Events...
5/19 Spring Concert
5/20 Early Release
5/25 Memorial Day (No School)

This upcoming week...

Math- This week, we begin Unit 15: Solving Measurement and Data Problems.

Reading- We will be continuing our whole class read: The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies. As we read, we will be working on comprehension and fluency including the following Common Core State Standards:

#### Key Ideas and Details:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.1
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.2
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.6
Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.10
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Fluency:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.4
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Writing- We will continue our work of collecting information (NH biographies, Colonial Life, Abenaki, NH Regions, and Government) for our Exhibition Lapbooks.

Science We will work on NECAP released items as well as science performance tasks.

Win-Our focus in WIN will be written responses to nonfiction.

Word- This week we will be working on words with an /ar/ pattern.

BOOK ORDERS
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Class Activation Code: HXKC7

Specials Schedule:

Bickford

Monday- PE
Tuesday- Library
Wednesday-Art
Thursday-Lab
Friday-Music

Mrs. Lewis' Scholars

Important Dates:

May 25- Memorial Day

May 26- walking field trip to Pittsfield Historical Society/Heritage trail

This will be dependent on weather

Math:
Math homework will be sent home each night.  Please check the homework folder for this worksheet.
https://www.frontrowed.com/
enter your child's first and last name
class code is 42bb56
xtramath: class code CM9S3P4X
We will be reading novels and working on our vocabulary skills. We will continue our novel studies reviewing all of the skills that we have learned this year.  We will also be working on building up our stamina to sit longer and work on our writing.
Writing:
In writing we are working on researching information and writing a report.  Students are currently researching information about NH to create a lapbook.

Spelling:

Lesson 29
Spelling words are given each Monday.  A test will be given on Friday.

Social Studies:
We will continue to learn about our great state of New Hampshire.  We will be researching information about NH present and past.  We will take a guided tour of the Historical Society in Pittsfield and then a self guided tour of the Historic Trail in town.  We will then each lunch at Drake Field and enjoy our new park!

Science:
We will begin learning about Earth and Space Science.  Students may bring in books about the constellations, planets, space, or Earth if they have them to share.

Weekly Specials:
Monday-Library
Tuesday-Art
Wednesday-Computer lab
Thursday- Music
Friday-P.E.

Scholastic book order online:
Enter code: N764X

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