Week of April 29th

This week in:

Language Arts–   Review text structures and features, and parts of speech.

Writing– Begin work on an Opinion response using two text sources for reference.

Math– Review unit on Measurements, Volume and Mass for Test on Tuesday. Then begin unit on Geometry.

 

Question to ask your child: “How may milliliters are there in a liter? (There are 1000 milliliters in a liter.  The average water bottle holds ½ a liter.)

 

Upcoming Events

5/1  Students will be taking their end of year Level Set assessment (Achieve)

5/6  Nixon, Thomas, Shockley & Hernandez classes to Living Coast Discovery Center

5/7 – 5/10  State Testing begins: Language Arts and writing tests

5/14 – 5/16  Continue State Testing- Math tests

5/27 No School- Memorial Day

6/5  Last day of School

Week of April 22nd

This week in:

Language Arts–   Compare and Contrast two stories and then, two informational texts.

Writing– Start a new narrative using two Achieve articles with Weather & Climate as a topic.

Math– Begin new unit on Measurement, Volume and Mass.  GoMath! Chapter 10, lessons 6, 7 and 8.

Science- Continue our unit on weather and climate focusing on natural disasters/ storms.

 

Question to ask your child: “What is an adjective?” (An adjective is a word that describes a person, place or thing. For example, “big” and “furry” describe the noun “bear” in the following sentence.  The big furry bear scared us!)

 

Upcoming Events

4/22  Madison & Sullivan classes to Living Coast Discovery Center

5/1  Students will be taking their end of year Level Set assessment (Achieve)

5/6  Nixon, Thomas, Shockley & Hernandez classes to Living Coast Discovery Center

5/7 – 5/10  State Testing begins, Language Arts and writing tests

5/14 – 5/16  Continue State Testing, Math tests

5/27 No School- Memorial Day

6/5  Last day of School

Week of April 15th

This week in:

Language Arts–   Distinguish literal from non-literal language using a poem.

Writing– Start a new narrative using two Achieve articles with farming as a theme.

Math– Begin new unit on Elapsed Time and telling time.

Science- Continue our unit on weather and climate, and the tools used to track and predict the weather. Quiz on Wednesday.

 

Question to ask your child: “What is an Anemometor?” (A tool to measure wind speed.)

 

Upcoming Events

4/18 2nd Grade Musical in the Auditorium, 6:30pm

4/22  Madison & Sullivan classes to Living Coast Discover Center

5/6  Nixon & Hernandez classes to Living Coast Discover Center

Week of April 8th

Welcome Back!

This week in:

Language Arts–   Distinguish literal from non-literal language using proverbs from Ben Franklin.

Writing– Edit and revise writing of a narrative story based on facts from the two astronaut articles and internet research. Our focus will be on using sensory and figurative language, and using dialogue.

Math– Continue our unit on fractions.  Chapter 8 in GoMath.     ***Quiz on Thursday***

Science- Learn about the difference between weather and climate, and the tools used to track and predict the weather.

Question to ask your child: “What is the difference between climate and weather?” (Weather is the current condition of our atmosphere, while climate describes our normal weather pattern over a period of time, ie. “seasons”.)

 

Upcoming Events

4/8  Return to School, minimum day schedule!

4/22  Madison & Sullivan class field trip to Living Coast Discover Center

5/6  Nixon & Hernandez class field trip to Living Coast Discover Center