We hope for these words to be mastered in reading and writing by the end of the year. These words are used in all areas of a child’s daily reading and writing.
Reading, Writing, and Science ~ My students have all worked so hard this year learning to be such great readers and writers! We will now use our knowledge to research and publish our learning.
The students will research various areas of their choice in science. They will then decide on ways to teach the other students about what they have learned. They will be able to choose to write a book, create a poster, construct a game, publish an imovie, etc. Please discuss the information they are researching with them. This will keep them thinking and discussing the topic.
Topics to research will include the following: weather, magnets, plants, animals, insects, fresh water, salt water, water cycle, rocks, moon, seasons, and food chain. They will ask questions and answer questions they have using KWL charts to guide their learning.
Writing ~ Thank You letters for Earth Day/Park Day!
Reading ~ Continue to read each night! This will ensure they keep their fluency, reading strategies, and comprehension skills progressing. We will continue to have reading groups and book clubs. They should be reading their books and/or a chapter each night in order to have good discussions about their books each day.
Phonics and Spelling ~ We will not be having anymore Spelling Reviews. We will have spelling words each week to practice phonics spelling skills that our class needs. I will be looking for them to apply these skills in their writing each day.
Math ~ We will begin our measuring unit this week. The students will begin to understand the need to understand standard units of measurements and how it helps them in their own lives.
Math due each Friday.
Read each night.
Spelling practice of phonics patterns we are reviewing. Locate them in your reading and write a sentence each night using the spelling pattern.
Assessments ~ Thursday we will have a reading passage and question assessment.
Friday we will have a math assessment over the problem solving and measurement skill we are learning.
We will have very busy weeks to come and I hope the students feel engaged in their learning with the new routine we will be a part of while using our station time and writing time to research and publish our learning. Please discuss how important it will be to stay on task and work in cooperative groups! The students are ready to be life long learners and be in charge of their learning. I am so excited to see where their thinking takes them! Thanks for all of your support!