Reading : This is the last week we'll spend learning about nonfiction conventions. We'll take a deeper look at tables of contents and glossaries so that we learn how to use them as effectively as possible. Then, we'll take a slight turn in our nonfiction reading unit to spend time talking about nonfiction research.
Writing : By the end of this week, the students will have chosen a piece to publish for our 'easy to read' writing unit. We'll talk about how to create good story endings and add dialogue.
Math : We're starting unit 7 this week, which is all about geometry. First, we'll discuss attributes and then we'll move on to talking about shapes. Just because we're focusing on geometry now doesn't mean that you should stop practicing math facts at home, however. Keep going over those fact triangles!
Odds and Ends : In class, we've been working on making sure that sentences have a capital letter at the beginning and some form of ending punctuation at the end (a period, exclamation mark, or question mark). Please reinforce this at home when your child is completing his/her sentences homework for word study. The more exposure the students get to writing sentences correctly, the more they'll do it automatically themselves. Thanks for your help.
Have a great week!