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May 1st – 5th

May 7, 2017 by saveryt   

This week’s news:

  • Thank you everyone who was able to come to school today for our Special Guest Day – we sure enjoy having you visit and get a small look into your child’s daily adventures, especially after following our recent trip to Virginia.
  • The Book Fair was a great success – thank you for your support!
  • Monday (8th) will be our “almost last” visit to Westminster this year.  We have a full car that day.  There are still openings for our final viist of the year on the 22nd.
  • I think we’ve weathered through that stomach bug – please!

 

Reading:

  • Essential Question:  How can inventions solve problems?
  • Genre:
    • Informational text
    • Biography
  • Strategies:
    • Summarizing
    • Problem and Solution
    • Root words (Greek and Latin)

 

Grammar:

  • Comparative and superlative adjectives
  • Good, better, best
  • Bad, worse, worst
  • Review of letter writing punctuation

 

Spelling:

  • Vowel teams (brain, oatmeal, compound, sleeve, etc)

 

Writing

  • Continued to work on 5 paragraph persuasive essay
    • Completed and typed introductory paragraph with thesis sentence
    • Began work on the middle three paragraphs

 

Math:

  • Quest over chapter 11
  • Began learning about area and perimeter of squares and rectangles

 

Science:

  • Holobek
    • Continued our robotics unit.  Ask your child about their progress.
  • Averyt and Williams
    • Read an article about black holes and discussed how black holes are formed
    • Played Nine Mens’ Morris in preparation for Special Guest Day
    • Watched a video about how black holes and discussed how they become so massive

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