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HERE ARE ALL THE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR CLASS FOR THIS WEEK!

Week #35: May 8-12, 2017

Spelling: Suffixes (-er, -est)


High Frequency Words: able, eye, present, thoughts

Facts Skill: Multiply by 2s

Math Skills:
  • Estimating area
  • Acting out & drawing pictures for "equal group" story problems
  • Writing number sentences for "equal group" story problems
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Anchor Text: Days with Frog and Toad
  • Listening Skill Text: Frog Tricks Loud Rabit
  • Article: Frogs VS Toads
  • Monitoring & clarifying understanding 
  • Cause & effect
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Persuasive writing
  • Descriptive words
  • Prefixes
  • Pronouns
  • Grammar police
Social Studies Skills:
  • Economics
  • Spending money
  • Goods VS services
Science Skills:
  • Human Body
  • Good health habits
  • Teeth & cavities
Song of the Week: Healthy Habits


Week #34: May 1-5, 2017

Spelling: r-controlled vowel words: ar

High Frequency Words: above, against, begin, already, minute, caught

Facts Skill: Multiply by 5

Math Skills:
  • Representing & writing mixed numbers
  • Creating & reading a bar graph with a scale of 2
  • Identifying right angles
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Narrative
  • Anchor Text: Fireflies for Nathan
  • Listening Skill Text: Stone Soup
  • Article: The Firefly
  • Summarizing
  • Sequencing
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Persuasive writing
  • Descriptive words
  • Prefixes
  • Pronouns
  • Grammar police
Social Studies Skills:
  • Economics
  • Spending money
  • Goods VS services
Science Skills:
  • Human Body
  • Bones
Song of the Week: Do Your Toes Stay Clean?

Week #33: April 24-28, 2017

Spelling: r-controlled vowel words: or, ore


Facts Skill: Multiply by 5

Math Skills:

  • Adding 3-digit numbers and money amounts
  • Estimating sums
  • Drawing pictures & writing number sentences
  • Measuring weight using customary units

Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Anchor Text: Two Greedy Bears
  • Listening Skill Text: The Pumpkin in the Jar
  • Article: Faction Action
  • Making predictions
  • Making judgments
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Persuasive writing
  • Fact VS opinions
  • Possessive nouns
  • Grammar police
Social Studies Skills:
  • Goods VS services
  • Producers VS consumers
  • Earth Day
Science Skills:
  • Food pyramid
  • Food groups
  • Muscles
Song of the Week: Mister Prefix


Week #32: April 17-21

Spelling: Unit Review


Facts Skill: Subtracting 9

Math Skills:
  • Writing observations from a graph
  • Identifying activities that take 1 hour, 1 minute, and 1 second
  • Telling/showing time to 1 minute
  • Counting mixed coins (quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies)
  • Identifying parallel lines and line segments
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Narrative
  • Anchor Text: The Surprise Family
  • Listening Skill Text: Natural Habits
  • Article: Watch Them Grow
  • Ask Questions
  • Compare/Contrast
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Persuasive writing
  • Fact VS opinions
  • Possessive nouns
  • Grammar police
Social Studies Skills:
  • Community helpers: tools and responsibilities
  • What to do in an emergency
  • Leadership interviews
Science Skills:
  • Food pyramid
  • Food groups
  • Muscles
Song of the Week: Earth Day!


Week #31: April 10-14, 2017

Spelling: oi/oy, au/aw & suffixes



Facts Skill: Subtracting 8 and 9

Math Skills:
  • Multiplying by 1
  • Multiplying by 100
  • Finding the perimeter of an object
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Narrative
  • Anchor Text: The Surprise Family
  • Listening Skill Text: Natural Habits
  • Article: Watch Them Grow
  • Ask Questions
  • Compare/Contrast
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Expository Writing
  • Verbs: Was/Were
  • Possessive Nouns
Social Studies Skills:
  • Community helpers
  • Community helper tools
Science Skills:
  • The food pyramid
  • Balanced meals
Song of the Week: 3-D Shapes




Week #29: April 3-7, 2017

STANDARDIZED TESTING

Spelling: Review Week (vowel pairs)

Week #28: March 27-31, 2017

Spelling: Plurals (es, ies) & Prefixes (un, re)

Facts Skill: Subtracting 8

Math Skills:
  • Measuring using feet & inches
  • Problem Solving
    • Making a Table
    • Looking for a Pattern
  • Identifying, describing, and comparing geometric solids
  • Measuring & drawing line segments using centimeters
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Narrative
  • Anchor Text: When I Am Old With You
  • Listening Skill Text: Animal Helpers
  • Article: Life Cycle of an Apple
  • Monitor & Clarify
  • Noting Details
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Narrative Writing
  • Verbs: Was/Were
  • Synonyms
Social Studies Skills:
  • Map Skills: water and land forms
  • State & Country studies
Science Skills:
  • What is matter?
  • Evaporation
  • Precipitation
Song of the Week: Synonym Twins

Week #27: February 29-March 4. 2016

Spelling: Review Week (vowel pairs)


Facts Skill: Subtracting 7

Math Skills:
  • Estimating & counting large collections
  • Finding one half of a set with even numbers
  • Finding one half of a set with odd numbers
  • Estimating a sum
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Narrative
  • Anchor Text: When I Am Old With You
  • Listening Skill Text: Animal Helpers
  • Article: Life Cycle of an Apple
  • Monitor & Clarify
  • Noting Details
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Narrative Writing
  • Verbs: Is/Are
  • Expressive Writing
Social Studies Skills:
  • Map Skills: near/far, left/right, 4 directions
  • Using addresses
  • Project: Designing an amusement park map
Science Skills:
  • What is matter?
  • Evaporation
  • Precipitation
Song of the Week: Just Use a Map!

Week #28: March 6-10, 2017

Spelling: Ending sounds for y (long i, long e)

Facts Skill: Subtracting 6

Math Skills:
  • Writing number sentences to show equal groups
  • Counting quarters
  • Rounding to the nearest 10
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Expository Writing
  • Conjunctions
  • Action Words
Social Studies Skills:
  • Holiday: Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss)
  • Map Skills: map symbols
Science Skills:
  • What is matter?
  • Evaporation
  • Preciptation
  • Experiment: Root Beer Float Matter
Song of the Week: So Many Homes to See


Week #26: February 22-26. 2016

Spelling: suffixes




Facts Skill: Subtracting 6

Math Skills:

  • Subtracting 2-digit numbers using dimes and pennies
  • Subtracting 2-digit numbers with regrouping
  • Solving by guessing and checking
Reading Skills:

  • Genre: Biography
  • Anchor Text: Johnny Appleseed
  • Listening Skill Text: Paul Bunyan
  • Article: Life Cycle of an Apple
  • Making Inferences
  • Drawing Conclusions
Writing & Grammar Skills:

  • Expository Writing
  • Conjunctions
  • Action Words
Social Studies Skills:

  • Map skills
  • Families around the world
Science Skills:

  • The water cycle
  • Using and saving water
Song of the Week: Readers' Oath




Week #25: February 20-24, 2016

Spelling: ou/ow

Facts Skill: Subtracting 5

Math Skills:
  • Writing money amounts using dollar signs & cents symbols
  • Subtracting 2-digit numbers using dimes and pennies
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Expository Text
  • Anchor Text: Butterfly
  • Listening Skill Text: The Ant & The Chrysalis
  • Article: Earth
  • Evaluate
  • Main Idea/Details
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Expository Writing
  • Present Tense
Social Studies Skills:
  • Holiday: Presidents' Day
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • George Washington
  • Families around the world
Science Skills:
  • The water cycle
Song of the Week: Pronouns


Week #24: February 13-17, 2017

Spelling: Review Week (vowel pairs)


Facts Skill: Subtracting 4 & 5

Math Skills:
  • Naming fractional part of a set
  • Writing a number in expanded form
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Expository Writing
  • Compound Words
  • Action Words
Social Studies Skills:
  • Holiday: Presidents' Day
  • American Symbols
  • The American Flag
Science Skills:
  • What is matter?
  • Evaporation
  • Preciptation
  • Experiment: Making it Rain
Song of the Week: Old Abe Lincoln

Week #23: February 6-10, 2017

Spelling: suffixes (s, ing, ed)


High Frequency Words: about, because, draw, happy, teacher, part, tiny

Facts Skill: Subtracting 4 & 5

Math Skills:
  • Using comparison symbols (<, >, =)
  • Reading & drawing a pictograph with a scale
  • Writing a fraction to show a part of a set
  • Picturing a fractional part of a set
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Informational Text
  • Anchor Text: The Forest
  • Listening Skill Text: Eight Years Old & Going Strong
  • Article: Saving the Earth
  • Summarizing
  • Classify/Categorize
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Expository Writing
  • Compound Words
  • Action Words
Social Studies Skills:
  • Holiday: Groundhog Day
  • American Symbols
  • The American Flag
  • Presidents' Day
Science Skills:
  • What is matter?
  • Evaporation
  • Preciptation
  • Experiment: Making it Rain
Song of the Week: Today on Groundhog Day


Week #22: January 30-February 3, 3017

Spelling: oo (oo, ew, ue, ou, u, u_e)

High Frequency Words: old, piece, shoe, smart, under, very, build, wear

Facts Skill: Subtracting 4

Math Skills:
  • Telling & showing time to five minute intervals
  • Adding three 2-digit numbers with a sum greater than 100
  • Problem Solving: Drawing a Picture
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Anchor Text: If You Give a Pig a Pancake
  • Listening Skill Text: The Grasshopper & The Ant
  • Recipe: Blueberry Pancakes
  • Asking Questions
  • Compare/Contrast
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Expository Writing
  • Pronouns
  • Syllabication
Social Studies Skills:
  • Biography: MLK
  • American Symbols
Science Skills:
  • What is matter?
  • Solids Change to Liquids
  • Experiment: Melting Mystery
Song of the Week: 100th Day of School

Week #21: January 23-27, 2017

Spelling: oo (as in "good")



High Frequency Words: afraid, any, bear, most, tall, follow, water, idea

Facts Skill: Subtracting 3

Math Skills:
  • Identifying place value with a 3-digit number
  • Writing 3-digit number place value
  • Representing 3-digit numbers pictorially 
  • Writing a 3-digit number for a model or picture
  • Ordering 3-digit numbers
  • Identifying the median of a set of numbers
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Anchor Text: Lost
  • Listening Skill Text: The Crow & The Pitcher
  • Information Article: On the Move
  • Monitor & Clarify
  • Sequence
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Expository Writing
  • Proper Nouns
  • Homophones
Social Studies Skills:
  • Biography: MLK
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. & Civil Rights
Science Skills:
  • What is matter?
  • Gases
  • How is matter alike?
  • Experiment: What Happened to the Water?
Song of the Week: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Weeks #20: January 16-20, 2017

Spelling: Long o (long a with vowel teams oa/ow)





High Frequency Words: again, both, gone, or, want, turn, hard

Facts Skill: Subtracting 2

Math Skills:
  • Using mental math to subtract 10 from a 2-digit number
  • Measuring and drawing line segments to the nearest half inch
  • Adding 2-digit numbers with a sum greater than 100
  • Representing numbers using base 10 blocks
  • Ordering numbers using base 10 blocks
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Narrative Text
  • Anchor Text: That Toad is Mine! 
  • Listening Skill Text: Tops & Bottoms
  • Poetry: Hug of War
  • Summarizing Text
  • Making Judgements
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Expository Writing
  • Proper Nouns
Social Studies Skills:
  • Biography: Rosa Parks
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. & Civil Rights
Science Skills:
  • What is matter?
  • Solids
  • Liquids
  • Experiment: What Happened to the Water?
Song of the Week: Song of Solids


Weeks #18 & 19: December 19-22 & January 9-13

Spelling: Long a (long a with vowel teams ai/ay)



High Frequency Words: been, far, forest, goes, hungry, soon, near, evening

Facts Skill: Subtracting 1 & 2

Math Skills:
  • Creating and reading a venn diagram
  • Identifying am/pm, noon, and midnight
  • Identifying dozen and half-dozen
  • Adding three two-digit numbers
  • Reading a thermometer to the nearest 2 degrees Farenheit
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Expository Text
  • Anchor Text: Red-Eyed Tree Frog
  • Listening Skill Text: Life in A Rainforest
  • Poetry: The Snake & The Toucan
  • Making inferences
  • Drawing conclusions
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Descriptive writing: 5 sense writing
  • Expository writing
  • Action words
Social Studies Skills:
  • The past and present
  • Transportation through history
  • FIELD TRIP: Transportation Past & Present at Knott's Berry Farm
  • Biography: Ruby Bridges
Science Skills:
  • What is matter?
  • Solids
Song of the Week: An Apple Tree Year


Week #17: December 12-16, 2016

Spelling: Long e (CVEe, ee/ea)
High Frequency Words: cow, table, door, there, now, horse, through, wall

Facts Skill: Subtracting 0, Subtracting 1

Math Skills:
  • Adding two-digit numbers with regrouping using dimes and pennies
  • The addition algorithm
  • Identifying and creating shapes with similar designs
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Anchor Text: EEK! There's a Mouse in the house
  • Listening Skill Text: Tiger & Anansi
  • Non-Fiction Text: Animals Big and Small
  • Asking text-based questions
  • Noting details in text
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Descriptive writing
  • 5 sense writing
  • Naming words for people and animals
Social Studies Skills:
  • The past and present
  • Transportation through history
Science Skills:
  • Weather & seasons
  • How the seasons affect animals
  • How are plants affected by the seasons?
Song of the Week: Migration! Migration!


Week #16: December 5-9, 2016

Spelling: Long o and u (CVEe)


High Frequency Words: climb, show, by, morning, found, out, shout

Facts Skill: Sums of 16, 17, & 18: Subtracting 0

Math Skills:
  • Making polygons on a geoboard
  • Identifying angles on a polygon
  • Adding three or more single-digit numbers
  • Associative property of addition
  • Naming the fractional part of a set
  • Identifying and creating congruent shapes
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Anchor Text: The Sleeping Pig
  • Listening Skill Text: The Mouse's House
  • Science Link: What Is a Dessert?
  • Summarizing
  • Story Structure
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Descriptive writing
  • 5 sense writing
  • Naming words for people and animals
Social Studies Skills:
  • The past and present
  • Transportation through history
Science Skills:
  • Weather & seasons
  • How the seasons affect animals
  • Experiment: How do animals stay warm in the winter?
Song of the Week: Migration! 


Week #15: November 21-December 2, 2016

Spelling: Long i, CVCe


High Frequency Words: give, good, her, little, try, was, our, fly

Facts Skill: Sums of 16, 17, & 18

Math Skills:
  • Adding two-digit numbers using dimes and pennies
  • Measuring to the nearest foot
  • Drawing a number line
  • Locating points on a number line
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Narrative
  • Anchor Text: The Kite
  • Listening Skill Text: The Mouse's House
  • Science Article: What is a Desert?
  • Monitor & Clarify
  • Cause & Effect
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Descriptive writing
  • 5 sense writing
  • I or Me
Social Studies Skills:
  • The past and present
  • Transportation through history
  • Thanksgiving
Science Skills:
  • Weather & seasons
  • Effects of weather on people
Song of the Week: We Celebrate Thanksgiving! 


Week #14: November 14-November 18, 2016

Spelling: Long a, CVCe


High Frequency Words: could, how, house, over, so own, world

Facts Skill: Sums of 13 and 14

Math Skills:
  • Make an organized list to solve a problem
  • Counting mixed coins (dimes, nickels, and pennies)
  • Identifying lines of symmetry
  • Adding two-digit numbers using dimes and pennies
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Informational Texts
  • Anchor Text: Me on the Map
  • Listening Skill Text: The Country & City House
  • Social Studies Article: Children of the World
  • Summarizing
  • Making judgement
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Thank you letters
  • Exclamatory sentences sentences
  • Writing using complete sentences
Social Studies Skills:
  • The past and present
  • Thanksgiving
  • Veteran's Day
Science Skills:
  • Weather & seasons
  • Experiment: How does the weather change with the seasons?
Song of the Week: We Celebrate Thanksgiving! 


Week #13: November 7-November 11, 2016

Spelling: digraphs (sh, th, wh, ch, tch)




High Frequency Words: grow, light, room, more, long, other, right, small, these

Facts Skill: Sums of 13 and 14

Math Skills:
  • Creating and reading a bar graph
  • Creating and reading a venn diagram
  • Ordering two-digit numbers
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Narrative
  • Anchor Text: Moving Day
  • Listening Skill Text: The Two Japanese Frogs
  • Science Article Link: Hermit Crabs
  • Asking questions
  • Compare & contrast
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Thank you letters
  • Antonyms
  • Exclamatory sentences sentences
  • Writing using complete sentences
Social Studies Skills:

  • The past and present
  • Veteran's Day
Science Skills:
  • Weather & seasons
  • Wind
  • Precipitation
  • Experiment: What makes it rain? 
Song of the Week: The Antonym Song


Week #13: October 31-November 4, 2016

Spelling: silent letters (triple clusters with "s")


High Frequency Words: car, down, hear, hold, would, learn, their, walk,hurt

Facts Skill: Sums of 12

Math Skills:
  • Adding 10 to a 2-digit number
  • Identifying similarities and differences among coins
  • Counting nickels
  • Writing the date using digits
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Narrative
  • Anchor Text: Bud's Day Out
  • Listening Skill Text: Caribbean Dream
  • Music Link: Where, Oh Where, Has My Little Dog Gone?
  • Monitoring & clarifying
  • Sequence of events
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Narrative writing
  • Questioning sentences
  • Topic sentences
Social Studies Skills:
  • The past and present
  • Veteran's Day
Science Skills:
  • Weather & seasons
  • The Sun
Song of the Week: Sunny Day Safety


Week #11: October 24-28, 2016

Spelling: silent letters (wr, kn, gn)


High Frequency Words: friend, girl, know, play, read, she, sing, today, write

Facts Skill: Sums of 11

Math Skills:
  • Measuring with inches
  • Naming fractional parts of a whole
  • Comparing fractional parts of a whole
  • Writing with fraction notation
  • Trading dimes for pennies
  • Adding 10 to a 2-digit number
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Realistic Fiction
  • Anchor Text: The Best Pet
  • Listening Skill Text: The Secret Code
  • Poetry: Knock, Knock
  • Evaluating text
  • Comparing & contrasting textual details
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Narrative writing
  • Telling (declarative) sentences
  • Topic sentences
Social Studies Skills:
  • Christopher Columbus
Science Skills:
  • Weather & seasons
  • The sun
Song of the Week: Sunny Day Safety


Week #10: October 17-21, 2016

Spelling: l clusters
High Frequency Words: picture, father, people, children, love, mother, your, come, family

Facts Skill: Sums of 10 (10 teams)

Math Skills:
  • Adding 10 to a multiple of 10
  • Finding missing numbers on a 100s chart
  • Identifying pairs
  • Dividing a set of objects into two groups
  • Identifying tens and ones
  • Identifying halves, quarters, eights of a whole
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Informational Text
  • Anchor Text: Who's In A Family?
  • Listening Skill Text: An Egg is An Egg
  • Poetry: Good Night
  • Making predictions
  • Summarizing
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Narrative writing
  • Exclamatory words
Social Studies Skills:
  • Christopher Columbus
Science Skills:
  • How animals grow and change 
  • Life cycles
Song of the Week: Capitalization


Week #9: October 10-14

Spelling: r-blends




High Frequency Words: color, many, green, some, brown, also,blue, funny, like

Facts Skill: Sums of 8, 9, and 10

Math Skills:
  • Creating & reading bar graps
  • Tally marks
  • Counting by 5s
  • Identifying horizontal, vertical, and oblique lines
  • Comparing 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8; writing using fraction notations
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Narrative
  • Anchor Text: What A Trip! 
  • Listening Skill Text: Hilda Hen's Scary Night
  • Poetry: One, Two, Three, Four, Five
  • Questioning text
  • Categorizing & classifying
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Narrative writing
  • Capitalization
  • Action words
Social Studies Skills:
  • Christopher Columbus
Science Skills:
  • How animals grow and change 
  • Life cycles
Song of the Week: Capitalization


Week #8: October 3-7

Spelling: suffixes
High Frequency Words: shall, why, call, never, first, paper, all, eat, every

Facts Skill: Sums of 8 & 9

Math Skills:
  • Counting dimes & pennies
  • Writing addition and subtraction fact families
  • Identifying geometric shape pieces
Reading Skills:
  • Making predictions
  • Inferencing (drawing conclusions)
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Anchor Text: Mr. C's Dinner
  • Listening Skill Text: Pearl's First Prize Plant
  • Reading Riddles
  • Narrative writing
  • Possessives
Social Studies Skills:
  • Christopher Columbus
Science Skills:

  • How animals grow and change 
  • Life cycles
Song of the Week: In 1492


Week #7: September 26-30

Spelling: double final consonants


High Frequency Words: see, look, cold, flower, bird, animal, of, fall, full

Facts Skill: Doubles  +1 (1+2, 2+3, 3+4, 4+5...9+10)

Math Skills:
  • Identifying differences in geometric shape attributes
  • Telling & showing time to the half hour
  • Reading a thermometer to the nearest 10 degrees
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Expository Text
  • Anchor Text: Seasons
  • Listening Skill Text: Counting on the Woods
  • Poem: Way Down South
  • Evaluating text
  • Main idea & details
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Narrative writing
  • Homographs
  • Action Verbs
Social Studies Skills:
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Johnny Appleseed
Science Skills:
  • Animal Kingdoms
Song of the Week: Math Terms


Week #6: September 19-23

Spelling: short u


Sight Words: does, they, where, pull, he, away, live, are

Facts Skill: Adding 9; Adding 10

Math Skills:
  • Problem Solving Skill: Logical reasoning & acting out 
  • Identifying & sorting common geometric shapes by attribute
  • Drawing pictures & number sentences by "some, some more" and "some, some went away" problems
  • Dividing a shape in half
  • Shading half a shape
  • Dividing a shape in half two different ways
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Anchor Text: A Hut for Zig Bug
  • Listening Skill Text: Jasper's Beanstalk
  • Poem: Way Down South
  • Summarize
  • Story Structure
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Narrative Writing
  • Action Words
  • Homographs
Social Studies Skills:
  • Bucket Fillers
Science Skills:
  • Animal mouth parts
  • Animal Kingdom
Song of the Week: Verbs

Week #5: September 12-16

Spelling: short e


Sight Words: do, me, I, my, you, for, said, is

Facts Skill: Adding 2


Math Skills:
  • Identifying weekdays and weekends
  • Creating and reading a pictograph
  • Drawing a pictograph
  • Identifying polygons
  • Identifying fractional parts of a whole
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Anchor Text: Hot Fox Soup
  • Listening Skill Text: Minerva Louise at School
  • Poem: Polly Put the Kettle On
  • Monitoring & Clarifying
  • Compare & Contrast
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Narrative Writing
  • Using capitals
  • Nouns
Social Studies Skills:
  • Who is in a community?
  • Being a good citizen
  • Who are leaders?
  • The voting process
  • Vocabulary: community, citizen, leader, voting, ballot, voting booth
Science Skills:
  • Animal body coverings
  • Animal homes
  • Animal mouth parts
Song of the Week: Civics & Government


Week #4: September 5-9

Spelling: short o

Sight Words: what, upon, three, five, once, four, in, two

Facts Skill: Adding 1, Adding 2

Math Skills:
  • Odds VS evens
  • Identifying ordinal position to twelfth
  • Creating & reading a repeating pattern
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Narrative
  • Anchor Text: Wigs in A Box
  • Listening Skill Text: To Be a Kid
  • Poem: Here is the Beehive
  • Questioning
  • Noting Details
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Narrative Writing
  • Using capitals
  • Alliteration
Social Studies Skills:
  • Who is in a community?
  • Being a good citizen
  • The voting process
  • Vocabulary: community, citizen, leader, voting, ballot, voting booth
Science Skills:
  • Animal body coverings
  • Animal homes
Song of the Week: Feathers, Scales, & Fur

Holiday: Labor Day






2015-2016


Week #36: May 9-13. 2016

Spelling: Unit 10 Review


Facts Skill: Multiply by 3s

Math Skills:
  • Identifying intersecting lines
  • Identifying perpendicular lines
  • Subtracting 3-digit numbers and money amounts
  • Dividing in equal groups
  • Making & labeling an array
  • Problem Solving Skill: Making a table
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Persuasive writing
  • Grammar police
Social Studies Skills:
  • Economics
  • Spending money
  • Goods VS services
Science Skills:
  • Human Body
  • Good health habits
  • Teeth & cavities
Song of the Week: Healthy Habits

Week #35: May 2-6. 2016

Spelling: Suffixes (-er, -est)


High Frequency Words: able, eye, present, thoughts

Facts Skill: Multiply by 2s

Math Skills:
  • Estimating area
  • Acting out & drawing pictures for "equal group" story problems
  • Writing number sentences for "equal group" story problems
Reading Skills:
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Anchor Text: Days with Frog and Toad
  • Listening Skill Text: Frog Tricks Loud Rabit
  • Article: Frogs VS Toads
  • Monitoring & clarifying understanding 
  • Cause & effect
Writing & Grammar Skills:
  • Persuasive writing
  • Descriptive words
  • Prefixes
  • Pronouns
  • Grammar police
Social Studies Skills:
  • Economics
  • Spending money
  • Goods VS services
Science Skills:
  • Human Body
  • Good health habits
  • Teeth & cavities
Song of the Week: Healthy Habits

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