Good morning! Class Newsletter for 9/25/20

Hello families and students!

    Here's what's planned for next week...

Reading- We will begin Unit 2 on Visualizing. During this unit, student visualize to make sense of poetry and fiction. As they visualize, they informally use schema and make inferences. They will also begin an informal exploration of point of view as they consider the thoughts and feelings of characters in relation to their own. During IDR, students will continue to self-monitor and practice visualizing. 

Writing- We will begin unit 1 on the writing community. The focus of this unit will be to build a writing community. Students will begin to hear and discuss examples of good writing and begin to learn about the writing practice of professional authors. They will explore prewriting techniques and write freely to build stamina for writing. 

Math- We will continue unit 1 on multiplication and division. In lessons, this week we will work on multiplying and dividing by 2 and building fluency for 2s and 5s. If able, we will take our first math quiz for lessons 1-6. 

*Beginning the week of October 5th, we will begin to administer the Star test. We will be testing in small groups of 5 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, after our class meeting. We will be administering the test over Zoom to ensure testing procedures. Please do not assist your child in answering any of the questions. Knowing what your child learning needs are is critical to my work with them and I need information of what they are able to do without assistance. If able, please help by ensuring a quiet testing place and minimize distractions. Please let me know if you have any questions. 

That's all for now! 

Mrs. Uyeda

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