# nmrodriguez4@cps.edu

**Whole Group: **We will continue our multiplication unit. This week, we will review multiplication on a number line and discuss how multiplication relates to division.

**Words to know: **equal groups, multiplication, factors, product, equation, unknown, number line, array, row, column, commutative property, division.

**Fast Fact Quiz: **Students will have a timed multiplication quiz on Thurs

day. They will have seven minutes to solve 50 problems with factors 0 and 4.

**IXL Skills to Practice: **

- E.1-8: Understand multiplication
- F.1-13: Multiplication skill builders
- G.1-20: Multiplication fluency
- H.1-22 Multiplication

__November Small Groups: __

·Multiply one-digit whole numbers by one-digit whole numbers

·Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10

·Multiply one-digit whole numbers by two-digit whole numbers

·Multiply two-digit whole numbers by two-digit whole numbers

·Divide whole numbers up to four digits by one-digit divisors, without a remainder

Math Multiplication Practice Book

(perfect way to master the time tables)

Click Here for Math Fact Practice ADDITION/SUBTRACTION Sheets

Math Multiplication Practice Book

Students will have a spelling test on Friday, November 15th.

Phonics and spelling: Syllables V/CV, VC/V

- finish
- pilot
- even
- wagon
- music
- silent
- rapid
- female
- lemon
- pupil
- focus
- robot
- tulip
- camel
- salad
- resident
- spinach
- climate
- tradition
- innocent

__Writing & Conventions__

**Trait**: Word Choice**Writing Mini-Lesson**: Poetry: Cinquains, Diamantes**Conventions:**Common and Proper Nouns

**Whole Group:** This week, we will continue working on main idea and details. We will read, "Penguin Chick". Students will have a test, based on the reading skill for the week, on Friday, November 15th.

**Concept Question:** How do the structures of plants and animals help them solve problems?

**Genre:** Expository Text

**Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Main Idea and details/Monitor & Clarify**

**Vocabulary: **Synonyms

**Vocabulary Strategy:** Context Clues

**Vocabulary Words:** cuddles, flippers, frozen, hatch, pecks, preen, snuggles.

**IXL Skills to Practice: **

- A.1-2 Main Idea
- CC.1-3 Multiple Meaning Words
- DD.1-3: Shades of meaning
- FF. 1-2: Context Clues

__November Small Groups: __

·Uses context in a grade 03 passage to determine the meaning of above grade 03 vocabulary

·Identifies words or phrases that provide paragraph-level context for a word

·Determines which meaning of a multiple-meaning word in the 2-5 grade band fits a given context

·Identifies words or phrases in context that signal a definition

**REMEMBER**:Read at least 20 minutes every day. The reading log must be signed by a parent in order for students to get homework credit.

We will begin chapter 4: Interacting with the environment. Students will know how people affect the environment.

**Vocabulary**: adapt, modify, irrigate, method, enable.

This week, we will discuss how selection isn’t always caused by human beings: sometimes other, non-human factors can cause selection to happen.

Students will be introduced to a true story of two lizard species in Florida. (If you’re curious, you can read an adult-level version of the story here: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-evolution-green-brown-lizards-20141101-story.html)

The change in these lizards is an example of "natural selection"— a big idea that your child will revisit over the course of their science education.