• Writing: Opinion 
    Our class hes begun the Opinion Writing genre unit in the Being a Writer™ program. In this unit, the students will hear examples of persuasive essays read aloud, brainstormed opinions they feel strongly about, and write several persuasive pieces about their own opinions. They will explore the elements of well-written persuasive essays, including a clear statement of opinion; reasons that support the opinion; transitional words and phrases that help readers connect opinions and reasons; clear, direct openings; and conclusions that restate the author’s opinion. They will each select one of their drafts to take through the steps in the publishing process that they learned in Unit 2.
    Math - Multiplication and Division
    During this unit, we will learn that multiplication and division are inverse operations. We will continue to reinforce the various strategies taught in order to solve multiplication and division problems. The students will learn their facts up to 12 x 12. 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 or for homework. to support this.
    Reading - Traditional Literature
    Throughout this unit, we will explore the various forms of traditional literature such as fables, folktales, tall tales, myths and legends. We will understand that each form of traditional literature has different qualities, but all are meant to teach a moral or a lesson.
    Science: Weather
    In this unit, students will be able to answer questions such as, “What is typical weather in different parts of the world and during different times of the year?” and  “How can the impact of weather-related hazards be reduced?”  
Last Modified on January 15, 2019