Our blog is to inform parents of what happens in the classroom. It’s a glimpse into the everyday actions of our students. Below you will find an overview of each academic content area.
Math this week will be geared towards numbers and operations in base 10. Students are enjoying their math time with our juniors and are challenged everyday. Below we have included the standard each grade will focus on:
-Kindergarten: Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones.
-First Grade: Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones.
-Second Grade: Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones.
-Forth Grade: Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.
-Fifth Grade: Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.
We will be focusing on how to revise our writing by strengthening the voice in our stories. Voice in a piece of writing is the personality behind the writer’s words. It’s the heart, eyes, ears, tongue, and hands of the writer. It’s a way of telling a story or poem. Voice can also include the voices of the different people we are inside and outside, the characters that speak to us in our heads, the purpose and audience for which we are writing, and the point of view we have chosen to write in.
We will also be wrapping up our story mountain in describing how to end our stories. So often in writing we get caught up in the action and have trouble finishing our stories. These focus lessons will narrow their writing to creatively end their stories.
Each of the students have chosen a topic to focus on throughout their inquiry. Our focus lesson next week will support children to note take to synthesize information. After children gather their information they will begin creating a visual to represent their knowledge.