can’t believe that the end of the third term is this week! The students have been hard at work since
have finished our Opinion writing unit.
Next, we will take the skills that we learned from that unit to practice
writing book recommendations about the books that we have read. We are also soon going to begin our
informational writing unit in which students will be writing their own
informational booklet about a tourist attraction or important landmark in the
United States. To prepare for this, the students just finished a nonfiction
study in reading. In which they studied the features and formats
of both expository and narrative texts. In
addition to this we have be studying the works of Chris Van Allsburg. His books often have a hidden message that
the students need to use their inferencing skills to understand. Some of the titles that we have read are The
Stranger, The Wretched Stone and Jumanji. The next unit we will be studying is historical
fiction. It is really important that
students continue to read every night at home so that they can continue to
practice the skills and strategies learned in class.
math, the students finished up their unit on fractions. They are now studying measurement. The students have had fun using different
units of measurement to measure objects.
The next unit the students will
be studying decimals. It is really
important that students continue to practice their multiplication and division
facts. There will be another fact
fluency benchmark the week of April 13th. .
students have begun their study Earth Systems (weather) in science. On June 9th, Danielle Niles, the
meteorologist from WBZ Weather will be here to share with the students
information about her job and local weather systems.
have begun our study of the Southwest.
The students are learning about how the geographical location and the
climate affects the lives of people living in that region.
April 13th: Field Trip to Burrell for Abraham Lincoln
20th-24th: No School April Vacation
12th : Math PARCC
14th : Math PARCC
19th: ELA PARCC
25th: No School Memorial Day
May 28th: Ahern Visit
5th: Ahern Field Day
10th : Dedham Field Trip
The students are participating in March Madness Poetry. We are looking at several of the poem match-ups in school and voting as a class for our favorite poem. The students are welcome to check out this website on their own and vote for their favorite poem.
I can’t believe how much snow we have gotten in the last
The students have been writing an opinion piece in which the
students form their own thesis and use details to support their claim. They will be writing a strong introduction that hooks the reader and
states their thesis this week.
In reading, we have begun our study of nonfiction texts. We have been working on “revving” our minds
up for reading by looking at the nonfiction features and
thinking about what we expect the text to be about before we read it. Some of these nonfiction features are
headings, captions, bolded words, table of contents, glossary, charts,
diagrams, etc. The students have also
been working on understanding the theme (author’s message) of the fiction work
that they are reading.
In math, the students are finishing up the unit on long
division. It is good practice for the
students to continue practicing solving these types of problems. Next the students will begin the unit on
fractions. Some key vocabulary words for
this unit are fraction, denominator, numerator and equivalent.
The students have put a lot of hard work into their animal
projects and the presentations so far have been great! Next, the students will study Earth Systems
(weather) in science.
We have finished our tours of the Southeast and the Midwest. The
students have enjoyed virtually visiting the different sites that these regions
have to offer and learning about the climate, economy and geography in these
regions. Next, we will begin our study
of the Southwest.
February 13th : Valentine’s Day Party (The students are
welcome to make valentines for everyone in the class if they wish to).
February 14th-February 22nd : February
March 3rd: Book Project Due
March 23rd, 25th, 27th : ELA
March 30th & April 1st: Math PARCC
Tissues, tissues, tissues!