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Week of October 30, 2017

Field Trip- We are going to the Children’s Farm on Tuesday which is also Halloween.  We will be outside all day, so please dress your child warmly.  Students will also need a brown paper bag lunch and drink for the day.  Finally, since we will be spending the day at the farm please do NOT send your students to school with costumes.

 

Math – This week we will start Unit 3, which will focus on more fact strategies. Students will solve open response problems using their own fact strategies, write number subtraction stories, generate fact families using related numbers on Fact Triangles, and lastly play the game Salute! to find missing addends. Students will also continue their individualized learning on Mobymax.  Students may work on their Mobymax at home as well as at school.

 

Language Arts – This week we will continue reading our first novel of the year, Zeely by Virginia Hamilton.  We will take a break from our Journey’s stories as we continue our Native American unit.  This week, we will be reading informational text about the Northwest Coast tribes  Our vocabulary words are: longhouses, generation, thrive, totem poles, potlatch, symbols, carving, and treaties.  This week, students will finish writing a story about something they know how to make or do.  There will NOT be a reading or vocabulary test this week as students will be working on their Northwest Coast Native American packets. In addition students will being an opinion/persuasive writing, which will be taught over the next two weeks. This week I will read the book One Word from Sophia, which models opinion writing, and students will brainstorm topic ideas and complete their graphic organizer.

 

Social StudiesThis week students will continue our Native American unit.  This week we will learn about Northwest Coast Native American tribes.  Students should also begin thinking about their dioramas.  I am sending home directions for this very special project today.

 

Science – This week students will continue working with solids and liquids.  This week students will begin learning about physical change.    

 

 If you have any questions, please e-mail me at mmwebb@cps.edu or call me at 773-535-0970.

 For your convenience the homework chart for the week is below.

 

Sincerely,

Ms. Webb & Ms. Schuch

Homework chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Reading Comprehension Work Homework Sheet #30 Vocabulary and Review Homework Sheet #31 Phonics and Place Value Homework Sheet #32 Comprehension and Fast Facts Homework Sheet #33 Problem Solving and Grammar None
Vocabulary:

longhouses, generation, thrive, totem poles, potlatch, symbols, carving, and treaties

Write a story using as many of the vocabulary words as possible. None
Writing: Write a story using this week’s vocabulary words. None
 Reading Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes

 

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