Math~
The
class will continue with learning how to multiply fractions. We will
continue to use word problems to do so, and the students will be
applying the skills they have already learned. We will also move into
dividing fractions and whole numbers this week. The class will work on
differentiating the type of division problem they haveis it a sharing
problem or a grouping problem? The skill will be taught and then
applied in problem solving settings. By the end of the week, we will be
working on dividing a whole number by a fraction. We are near the end
of the unit and a test will possibly be given toward the end of next
week, as long as we are finished with the math CAASPP tests.
Our review for the CAASPP tests will continue with a look at
quadrilaterals. and then we will work on some measurement ideas. The
students will work together in class on a review assignment to help
prepare for next week’s tests.
Language Arts~
We
will complete the reading of Woodsong this week. The students will have
one last quiz on the book; last week’s was not very successful so
hopefully, this one will be better. The students will work on a
comprehension assignment in class in small groups this week, and they
will add to the vocabulary list. We will begin some review of the
vocabulary as we prepare for the quiz, which may be next week.
The students will
continue to write the redwood report in class this week. There is a
great deal of teaching occurring about how to connect ideas within
paragraphs and how to build transition sentences from paragraph to
paragraph. Hopefully, the body of the report will be rough drafted by
the end of the week. Students can begin typing the body if they’d like
as they prepare for the final copy of the report. We will add an
introduction and a conclusion, as well.
The Westminster Woods
blog is due no later than Wednesday night. That was assigned on Monday,
April 16, so ample time has been given to write that piece. The
students should also be working on their poetry project. That was
assigned last Tuesday. The students were to have the poetry rough
drafted by April 23. On Monday, the students will be given a rubric and
the rest of the instructions about how to assemble the project. This
project is one to do at home. It is due on Wednesday, May 2.
We will continue the set
of DOL sentences this week, and the students will take the quiz
on Thursday. It was hoped that a vocabulary unit would occur this week,
but with the short week, we will not try to squeeze one in.
Social Studies/Science~
The
students began their websites last week, and they will continue to work
on that in class this week. We will also try to complete the material
about California statehood this week. We need to read about the
Compromise of 1850 and see how that allowed California to become a
state.
The science that we will
do will be the graph that was referenced in last week’s newsletter. We
did not even start it last week. The graph will help the students with
their math CAASPP tests, too.
We will begin
planning for Science Night, 2018 this week. The night of science is set
for Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 in room 15. It is always a lively evening
of science fun!
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