Our school is going to be doing some FSA Field Testing for English Language Arts on Tuesday and Wednesday: February 2-3. Get a good night's rest and do your best!
This year Language Arts and Social Studies are connected together online under www.connected.mcgraw-hill.com. We will continue our Reading Series with Unit 3 Week 3. Our focus skill is point of view and our vocabulary strategy is using context clues to figure out words we do not know. Our comprehension strategy is making predictions. Weekly Language Art Assessments will take place on Fridays. Spelling tests will be on Fridays, unless other wise noted, and our skill this week is on words found in writings, such as obviously and for instance. In writing we will continue to focus on informative essay writing, which will encompass expository writing skills. Students will be able to explain why about a topic and use details to prove the main ideas about the topic. Our grammar is on producing simple, compound, and complex sentences and combining subject nouns and predicate nouns. We are also going to continue with opinion writing, which is where students read a passage, determine their own point of view, and support their opinion with text evidence.
Math and Science are connected together on www.thinkcentral.com. In math we will continue with multiplying one-digit, two and three-digit numbers. We will also focus on dividing. Continue memorizing those multiplication facts from 0-12. Please practice these nightly. We also have timed fact practices each day, with a timed quiz on Thursdays. Your child will have fact homework Monday-Wednesday. Chapter 10 starts our focus on geometry. We will have lessons on lines, rays, and angles; classifying triangles and quadrilaterals based on their angle sizes; and reviewing perpendicular/parallel lines along with lines of symmetry. Our Unit 10 Test will be Friday, February 6. Chapter 11 continues with angles and angle measures. Chapter 11 Test will be on Friday, February 20.
Science will continue with Unit 5: Matter and its Changes. The big idea for this unit is on physical and chemical changes. We will have Unit Tests that will be posted ahead of time and also written in the agenda by your child. Our Unit 5 test will be on Friday, February 6. All science tests are open book.
In Social Studies we will learn and study all about Native American Tribes in Florida, Pioneer Life, and the Civil War. Our Unit 3 test will be in March.
Our class is collecting box tops and soup can labels. Please send any you may have in with your child anytime.