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Our ELA focus for the week is poetry. Our comprehension strategy is summarize and our vocabulary strategy is context clues. Our grammar will be on sentences with verbs. Our phonics skill is on words that have the vowel o, as in words as strawberry, caught, and walker. 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. In writing we are going to continue with informational text and delve into what is a strong main idea and supporting details.
Our Math focus is on adding and subtracting fractions. Our Chapter 7 test will be in December. We will continue to practice multiplication and division and focus on fact families.
In Science we are now going into Units 9 and 10. These touch up on topics such as animal and plant life cycles, as well as heredity versus environmental traits, and what are genes? Our Unit 10 assessment will be on Tuesday, November 15.
In Social Studies we are learning all about the first explorers to come over from Spain, England, and France to colonize Florida. We will focus on the founder of St. Augustine and the founder of Florida, as well as other important conquistadors during the 1500s. Our Unit 2 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.
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