October 8

Welcome back! I hope you all had a restful break.

This week in math we are starting our unit 2 on multiplying decimal numbers. The big thing is to understand the concept of what multiplying decimals means, not just being able to follow some steps. Please read over the newsletter for tips on what you can do to help at home. Unit 2 Newsletter

In reading we are working on finding the THEME of a book. The theme should be a statement that shows what lesson or message the author wants us to learn. Some examples of themes are: “Don’t judge people on their outward appearances.” “Stay loyal to your friends.” “Hard times can make you strong.”

Students will be asked to state the theme, and then give EVIDENCE from the book from MULTIPLE places. As your child reads at home, please ask them what they think the theme is and HOW THEY KNOW. Make them quote from the book.

In writing we are finishing up our narratives. We will work on adding advanced transitions and clear endings.

This week we will also be starting our unit in science. We are delving deep into what it means to be investigators. We’ll be investigating matter to begin with.

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