Dear Families and Guardians,
As we head into our third week of in-person learning, please remind students following safety measures is still important. Remind them to wear masks, stay 6 feet apart, and do not share school supplies. If your child needs masks or school supplies, please encourage them to talk to me or message me in Schoology. We will get what they need! You may still check out books from the school library. Students can order and pick up on Thursdays. Please encourage them to read daily.
The next supply pick-up will be … Wednesday, May 3rd from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Please call office to arrange a time to pick-up supplies. If you are unable to do so on Wednesday. In addition, starting this Wednesday we will extend zoom to 10:45 am. This will allow me to hold individual reading conferences. Reading conferences will give me insight into students’ strengths and areas for growth. Knowing this can better information instruction and support reading growth. Also starting this week, I am reinstating office hours. If your child needs help with an assignment, they may login zoom office hours from 12:45-1:15 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. The zoom link can be found on the front page of our Schoology course.
Finally, please encourage your child to login to Schoology in the afternoon to complete any assignments not completed during class as well as any independent work.
Reading – Unit 8: Determining Important Ideas continued. In this unit, students focus on determining important ideas in text to better understand and remember what they read. They also make inferences, visualize, and identify what they learn and wonder as they hear and discuss read-alouds from a variety of genres.
Writing- Next week we will review informational writing with a state report. Students will select a state to research and write an informational piece on the state. Students writing will need to include: an introduction, facts and details, transition words, and conclusion. They will also need to remember to include capitals and punctuation where it belongs and correct any spelling errors.
Math- Unit 7- Fractions…continues… In this unit, your child will be introduced to fractions. Students will build fractions from unit fractions and explore fractions as parts of a whole.
Students will find equivalent fractions and compare fractions with either the same denominator or the same numerator.
In this unit, your child will also solve real word problems using their understand of fraction concepts.