Monday- No School.
Tuesday(Music)- CogAT, Reading Log out, Start Novels in Guided Reading
Wednesday(PE)- CogAT, Start Imaginary Writing Assignment, Start Point of View
Friday(Reader's Theater)- Math Quadrilateral Study Guide Out
Next Monday- Quadrilateral Test
Math- We are continuing and finishing up our study of quadrilaterals this week. I have attached a VERY IMPORTANT study tool for this week. It displays all the information for all the shapes they are responsible for knowing. Since we had a long break, it will be harder to get back in the swing of things for math. After we finish quadrilaterals this week, we will be starting multiplication and division.
Reading- We started our novels this week. The students are in different groups during reading, so they are either reading: Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots, The Boxcar Children, or The Sideways Stories from Wayside School. Ask them about the book! We will be starting a short study of point of view this week as well. To practice at home, have them read a story (short like a picture book) and then have them tell you that same story from another characters point of view. Ex. The Three Little Pigs told from the point of view of the wolf instead of the point of view of the pigs.
Social Studies- We are still studying North Carolina and it's regions as a review for the first part of the week. We will be moving on to discussing the following in the coming weeks: the compass rose, longitude and latitude, the difference between a globe and a map, and how to read a map. To connect this at home, you can pull out any map and have a discussion with your student about the map. What do they see? Use the scale to measure distance. After we've studied longitude and latitude, use it as a game to locate certain things on the map.
Writing- We are starting to write an imaginary paper about going on a magic carpet ride and what they would see. We are really focusing on elaboration. There are 4 main types of elaboration: Action, Thoughts and Feeling, Descriptions, and Dialogue.