Reading

  • Trimester 1 Reporting Standards
    • Determines a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarizes the text
    • Describes in depth a character, setting, or event in a story drawing on specific details in the text
    • Compares and contrasts the point of view in which stories and texts are written


  • Elements of fiction stories (plot)
    • introduction/beginning
    • problem
    • character traits
    • setting
    • major events
    • resolution
  • Theme (message)
    • What did you learn from the story that you can apply to REAL LIFE?
    • What do you think the author wanted us to learn?
    • What was the lesson of the story?

Math

  • Current Trimester 1 Reporting Standards
    • Uses addition and subtraction with whole numbers to solve word problems
    • Generalizes place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers (ten times, different forms, comparing and rounding numbers)
    • Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers


  • Place Value (Reteaching/reviewing as needed
    • See standards above
  • Module 3: Multi Digit Multiplication and Division
    • Perimeter and area
  • Math Facts: Xtra Math to practice basic facts and we will have weekly check ins on Friday

*Website Resources to use at home - Zearn and Prodigy

Writing

  • Trimester 1 Reporting Standards
    • Writes narratives using a variety of dialogue, transitional phrases, and sensory details, in addition to a conclusion
    • Demonstrates command of conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing


  • Currently working on...
    • Grammar concepts using High Five for Complete Sentences
    1. Subject
    2. Predicate
    3. Must Make Sense
    4. Capital Letters (first word and proper nouns)
    5. Punctuation
    • Simple and compound sentences
    • Using understanding of plot to plan/create our own realistic fiction stories
  • Narrative - Realistic Fiction Stories
    • Creating a beginning that HOOKS the reader and introduces the characters, setting and problem
    • Develop the middle with rising action / major events that make the story interesting

Miscellaneous...

  • Congratulations to the class on earning 25 stars! Way to go showing positive behavior :)
    • This Wednesday, October 9th is our Pj/read-in/stuffed animal day!
  • All students need to have an art smock (old t-shirt/shirt) that is left at school.
  • Scholastic Book Orders will go out monthly. This is a great opportunity to get your child some new books to read.
    • Class Code: GWMWR
  • Friday, October 11th - No School (Teacher Institute Day)
  • Monday, October 14th - No School (Columbus Day)
  • Friday, October 25th - Lincoln Halloween Carnival

Science & Social Studies

  • Mystery Science pilot
    • Waves of Sound


  • Geography Skills
    • Cardinal directions & intermediate directions
    • Continents
    • Bodies of water
    • Political maps
    • Physical maps
  • Coming up this week:
    • Northeast Region