Important Upcoming Dates

Week of Sept. 10 – Trimester 1 After School Activities (ASAs) begin
Wednesday, Sept. 19 – Parent Teacher Conferences – No school for students
Wednesday, Sept. 19 – PSA Book Sale
Friday, Sept. 21 – PL day for teachers – No school for students
Monday, Sept. 24 – Mid Autumn Festival – No school for students

This week…

In reading, we are starting book clubs! Students will be mixed with other students from all three classes. They will be applying the mini lessons from the week to their book club books. This week’s mini lessons focus on how one part of the story is related to the whole story. They will be identifying story elements (introduction of characters, introduction of setting, problem, character change, theme development, solution) and explaining how it fits with the rest of the story as a whole.

In writing, students are continuing with their narratives. We are working on constructing exciting leads, using descriptive phrases and vocabulary, and using dialogue correctly.

In social studies, we will be researching how the Incan civilization in modern day Peru developed systems based on their human experiences. Then, students will choose another civilization of their choice to research.

In math we are continuing our decimal numbers unit. We will use number lines to compare and round decimals. We will also be modeling how to add and subtract decimals. So far, we have worked on converting between all three number forms (standard form, word form, and expanded form) yesterday. Make sure to go to Seesaw and check out your student’s new post on these decimal conversions.