Reading : We're going to continue talking about schema this week. (See the post below this for an explanation of what schema is.) We'll investigate how to use our schema to help decode tricky words and how to use our schema to develop a deeper understanding of a story.
Writing : This week, the students are going to work on publishing one of the how-to books they have written. Ask your child about some of the how-to books he or she has written in class!
Math : We're starting unit 5 this week. This unit focus on place value, number stories, and basic math facts. This week we'll be working on place value and comparing numbers (greater than, less than, and equal to).
Science : The snow day threw us a little off track with our current weather unit, so we only just started talking about the water cycle last week. This week, we'll learn a fun song to help us remember the steps of the water cycle.
Extras : Please make sure that your child has sneakers on Wednesday in order to participate in Jump Rope for Heart.