Class Update


December




ELA UPDATE:

WHAT ARE WE DOING NOW?

Assessment for Unit 2 Week 3 will be on Monday, 12/17

Essential Question:

Vocabulary Words can be found on the Weekly Vocabulary page.


ELA PROGRAM: WONDERS

Wonders is a comprehensive ELA program designed to reach all learners. A wealth of research-based print and digital resources provide unmatched support for building strong literacy foundations, accessing complex texts, engaging in collaborative conversations, and writing to sources.

Each week we have an essential question that follows throughout all our reading selections. We work on a six day cycle and give assessments on Day 6. At the start of each unit, we send home a parent letter as well as a new student packet which focuses on the spelling, vocabulary and grammar assigned for that particular week.

Everyday students are given independent reading time. Students are encouraged to always have an independent reading book at their desk.

Students are expected to complete one reading reaction(response) as homework each week in their reading notebook.


MATH UPDATE:

WHAT ARE WE DOING NOW

Chapter 4- Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Assessment will be on Thursday, 12/13

We will be starting Chapter 8 on Monday, 12,17

PLEASE REVIEW MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION FACTS


MATH PROGRAM: MIF

Math in Focus. At Open House, I provided every parent an user name and password for access to our math textbook on-line in addition to other accompanying resources. Please be sure to use these resources to help reinforce your child's understanding of our math concepts throughout the year. At the start of every math unit, I send home a parent letter which provides an overview of all the concepts being taught in this unit.


HOW CAN I HELP MY CHILD IN MATH?

For math enrichment and reinforcement, there will be a variety of assignments that correspond with our lessons in Math in Focus for students to complete in class and at home, at their option. Additionally, students have been given access to Khan Academy and I have sent parent letters home to help each student access this incredible resource. Please refer to Khan Academy to assist your struggling child in his/her areas of weakness. Students were assigned log-in information to Math in Focus. It should be taped into their planners so that they have access at home as well.


SOCIAL STUDIES UPDATE:

WHAT ARE WE DOING NOW?

Government Vocabulary Quiz on Friday, 12/14


SS CURRICULUM: USE OF PUTNAM NORTHERN WESTCHESTER BOCES WEBSITE


SCIENCE UPDATE:

WHAT ARE WE DOING NOW?

We are currently working on on the Plants and Animal Needs module - Lesson 3- Cellular Respiration.

Assessment will be on Thursday, 12/20


Essential Question: How do animals get energy for food?