Thank you for all of the parent/teacher conference forms that I got back last week. If you still haven't handed your's in, please make sure to send it in with your child by Wednesday. I will do my best to accommodate everyone's preferences. Once I've created the schedule, I will let you know.
Reading : We're starting a new non-fiction reading unit this week. Students tend to love non-fiction, yet they often don't get enough exposure to it. At home, please make sure to balance fiction and non-fiction texts. This week, we'll be learning about the differences between fiction and non-fiction.
Writing : At the beginning of the week, we're going to create a list of what makes writing 'easy to read.' Then, we'll start going through the list, one at a time, to learn exactly how we can make sure that our writing is 'easy to read.' Handwriting and spelling word wall words correctly will probably be at the top of that list.
Math : This week we'll be start unit 6, which is a unit all about developing fact power. We'll learn how to use the addition fact table, about equivalent names for numbers, and then we'll move on to discussing fact families. There will be a lot of new information this week. The students will get a grasp of it quickly, but it may look new/different to you. Please look through the family letters that come home this week and let me know if you have any questions.
Theme Study : We were so wrapped up in learning about famous black figures in American history that we didn't get to Presidents' Day last week. We'll go over this at the beginning of the week before we start a quick map unit.
Have a great week!