Announcements

 
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Reading and Writing Unit of Study
Last week, we familiarized ourselves with some of Tomie DePaola's books.  This week we are beginning an author study on Cynthia Rylant.  The children will bring home books this week to learn about how and why she gets her ideas for writing. We will also be discussing the author's purpose for writing using the acronym "PIE." This stands for to persuade, to inform or to entertain.  The class will also practice writing an opinion using the words "because" and "also." Our author study will carry over into our writing and we we learn how she crafts her stories.  For example, use of parentheses, repeating lines, ands or commas, to name a few.

Writing Unit of Study
The children are very excited about their published book of poems which should arrive some time in the beginning of June.

Math

We are going to continue to use Eureka Math, Module 7 to learn about tally marks and graphing.
 

Social Studies
The class will delve into goods and services and producers and consumers.

Science

Houghton Mifflin Science program will focus on three areas of science: Plants, Animals and Living Things, The Earth's Surface and Matter and Energy.  Our next focus will be on rocks and minerals and using and saving our natural resources.