Last Update- 2-12-18
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Reading News- Nonfiction Text, Text Features and Presidents!
Due to the short week, we are not doing a new story from our Storytown reading program. This week we are looking at some nonfiction text by reading two Scholastic News articles focusing on George Washington and Ruby Bridges. We also will be learning about another text feature used in text called subheadings. Subheadings are located at the beginning of a paragraph within the text. Subheadings give the reader a hint of what the paragraph is mostly about. At the end of the week we will be learning about another, historical president, Abraham Lincoln in celebration of president’s day this coming weekend.
Topic 8-Larger Addition Equations!
This week we are continuing our district adopted Envision math program as we begin topic eight. Topic eight, focuses on strategies to help students add larger, double digit numbers through a variety of written activities. Today, a topic eight parent note is being sent home describing some of the concepts we will be covering. This week we are going to complete lessons 1 and 2 which focus on how regrouping works with double digit addition facts. Stay tuned next week for more math information about topic eight after we have completed lessons 4-6 during the week.
Due to the short week, we will not be doing a new group of spelling word. We will continue with our spelling practice next week when be begin another, new Storytown unit and lesson.
Writing News-Opinion Writing about Nonfiction Text!
This week we are continuing our opinion writing unit by sharing our opinions about the text we are reading this week-Rainforest Babies. After we read Rainforest Babies last week, we began focusing on parts of the text we liked by stating our reasons and providing examples. Story and text reviews are just one more way to share our opinions through writing. We are continuing our text review of Rainforest Babies this week and we should be finished by the end of the week.
During the months of January to March, we will continue to focus on a type of writing called opinion writing. Currently, we are working on one opinion writing project focusing on a favorite object. Every day we are practicing how to create an organized opinion writing sample that has an introduction, three reasons with examples and a conclusion. We have also been practicing using correct transition words so that our writing has complete, connected sentences. Ask your child about their writing and have them share all of the reasons and examples supporting their opinion about their favorite object. Also, please remember to encourage your child to do opinion writing whenever they have a chance at home. Thanks for your writing support!
Thanks and have a great week!