During this unit, we will learn the meaning of multiplication and the relationship it has with repeated addition. The students will learn their facts up to 12 x 12. We will be studying the facts in this order: e 3, 6, 9, 12, 2, 4, 8, 5, 10, 7, 11, 1 . Once a fact has been completed, students should study their facts EVERY night for at least 10 minutes. Flash cards will be made in class to support this.
For each fact we will:
1. Create "Groups of" Pictures. This means 3 X 5 = 15:
"Three groups of 3"
2. Create Arrays
3 X 4 = 12
3. Write repeated addition sentences. This means 3 X 4 = 4 + 4 + 4
Building Routines and Establishing Groups. We are learning the routines and procedures for word sorts and are working through our appropriate sorts. We additionally will be focusing on one wowee word a week and our assigned high frequency words.
Reader's Workshop: Reading for Information
During this unit, students will read non-fiction texts and become experts on a topic. Students learn how and why we preview nonfiction texts. Students will preview a text through examining text features and structures. Students will also work on determining the main idea of a text and finding supporting details. We will use box and bullets as an organizational structure for finding main idea. As students read they will use reading strategies for solving unknown words, and understanding the text. Students will also learn how to read, accumulate and categorize information to gain an understanding of the topic and grow ideas. Students will generate questions to guide their research.
Writer's Workshop Unit of Study: Informational Writing: Expert Topics
During this unit, we will become teachers of an expert topic. We will choose structures that match what we want to teach and borrow structures and organizational tools from mentor authors. We will learn how to elaborate topics with facts, definitions and details. We will choose a title that matches the main idea, and
create a table of contents that organizes our information. We will include a written introduction of our topic that draws our reader in and a conclusion that summarizes the important points. We will journey through the writing process by drafting, revising, editing and publishing our writing.
Social Studies -The Native Americans
Throughout this unit, we will learn about three Native American groups: The Leni Lenape (native to New Jersey), Kwakiutl, and Navajo. This unit focuses on how the Native Americans used/relied on natural resources in order to live, specifically the Political, Physical, Economic, Cultural, and Social (PPECS) aspects of these tribes. It is important that students understand that all Native American tribes used Natural Resources to survive. Each tribes Natural Resources were dependent on where they lived. We will study each tribe and the land features found in the region in which they lived.