Mrs. Colleen France « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar
Have a wonderful Fall Break with your families and a very Happy Thanksgiving! Holiday Pictures have been sent home. Payment made online, or pictures returned, due December 1.
Our focus in English Language Arts for this week is author's purpose. Our comprehension strategy is on rereading and our vocabulary strategy is compound words. The story this week is "Mr. Putter and Tabby See the Stars" and the genre is fiction. Our grammar will be on sentences that have present tense verbs. Our phonics skill is on words that have the long i, such as knight and highway. Our spelling assessments are on Fridays, unless otherwise noted. Your child has a username and password to www.connected.mcgraw-hill.com to practice ELA strategies. Our cold reads are every Friday with a Selection Test every other week on our weekly story. In writing we will continue with main ideas and key details and color coding topic + point = main idea. We are also starting to practice elaboration, which is their own thinking that also proves the main idea of the paragraph.
Our Math focus is on subtracting two-digit numbers. We will start with breaking apart the tens to ten ones and then subtracting the ones place and then the tens place (here is where those math facts come in!) to show regrouping. We are also moving on to word problems, as well. Your child has a username and password to www.thinkcentral.com to practice math skills. Our Chapter 5 Math Assessment will be Thursday, November 30.
In Science we are starting Unit 7: Force and Motion. We are going to use vocabulary words such as gravity and motion. The students will be able to describe the how motion changes direction with force. Our Unit 7 Assessment will be in December.
Our class is collecting box tops and soup can labels. Please send any you may have in with your child anytime.
Mrs. France :)
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