Salamu Alaykum Parents! In March our class wrapped up our study of Ancient
China, one of the world’s longest standing civilizations. This month we’ll
begin a unit on the Native Americans, studying how the Pueblo, Sioux, and
Iroquois peoples were perfectly adapted to their distinct habitats. The
students will also begin to explore animal classification this month, learning
first the distinction between vertebrates and invertebrates, and then further
classifying animals by defining characteristics and life cycles.
This Month’s Learning Units:
We will examine how our habitats have affected the development of human and
Throughout the month of April our class will classify animals by defining
characteristics such as body covering, metabolism, and life cycle. We will
examine and dissect animals as well as explore various life cycles by hatching
chicken eggs, and watching the incredible metamorphosis of butterflies and
frogs. We will also begin a unit on Native Americans, comparing their homes,
food, and clothing.
Following the chapter on money our class will be learning how to add and
subtract two-digit numbers with regrouping. The critical concept that students
will come to understand in chapters 5 and 6 is that tens and ones values in a
two-digit number can be regrouped to make addition and subtraction possible.
We will be working with manipulatives to help cement this important concept.
Our class will continue to learn about traditional literature through the
stories and fables of Native Americans. We will write poetry this month, and
learn about prefixes, suffixes, homophones, and homonyms.
All ancient civilizations have a creation story. This month we will learn how
the creation stories of the Native Americans compare to our story of Adam and
Thursday 4/4: Science Fair
Wednesday 4/10: Picture Day
Monday 4/15: Teacher Work Day - No School
Tuesday 4/16: Math Test - Money
Monday 4/22: Earth Day
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