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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

  1. finish
  2. pilot
  3. even
  4. wagon
  5. music
  6. silent
  7. rapid
  8. female
  9. lemon
  10. pupil
  11. focus
  12. robot
  13. tulip
  14. camel
  15. salad
  16. resident
  17. spinach
  18. climate
  19. tradition
  20. 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.

Mon.-Library

Tues.-Art

Wed-P.E.

Thursday-P.E.

Friday - Art