Monday, April 16, 2018

Week of April 16th

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RELIGION
*Final First Communion preparation :)
*Identify parts of the Communion Rite and Sending Rite
*Label Mass timeline
*Visit from Father Ray, Father Andrew and Deacon Bill
*Continue to practice a procession and how to receive the Eucharist

MATH
*Weekly time tests continue
*Unit 9 continues
*Measurement practice using different instruments
*Conversions
*Comparing measurements

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini-Lesson: "Start with Hello" Week Lessons

SCIENCE
*Weather Unit
*Identify how the seasons change
*Change in seasons causes changes in weather
*Review the water cycle
*Identify types of tools to measure weather and their purpose

WRITING
*Iowa Hall of Pride Field Trip
*List important qualities of a biography
*Choose biography books
*Begin research!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Week of April 9th

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RELIGION
*First Communion Preparation
*Discuss new learnings and favorites from the weekend retreat
*Identify parts of the Liturgy of the Eucharist & Communion Rite
*Label Mass timeline
*Continue to practice a procession and how to receive the Eucharist

MATH
*Weekly time tests continue
*Fraction story problems
*Unit 8 Review
*Unit 8 Assessment
*Unit 9 begins ~ look for a new family letter

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini-Lesson: Glossary practice and skills

SCIENCE
*Forces and Motion Review
*Forces and Motion Assessment
*Weather Presentation from Polk County Conservation
*Weather Unit begins

WRITING
*Wrap-up Poetry Week


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Week of April 3rd

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RELIGION
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MATH
*Weekly time tests continue
*Unit 8 continues
*Identify fractions as part over a whole
*Recognize equivalent fractions
*Compare fractions and decide which is greater
*Identifying collections of things as fractions

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini-Lesson: DICTIONARY SKILLS Assessment

SCIENCE
*Forces and Motion
*Identify a push and pull
*Name the four major forces: wind, water, gravity, magnetism
*Friction Experiment

WRITING
*National Poetry Month
*Students will learn and write different types of poems
-Couplets
-Cinquains
-Acrostic
-Hink Pinks
-Haikus


Monday, March 26, 2018

Holy Week 2018

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Week of March 26th

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RELIGION
*First Communion Preparation
*Chapter 4: We Listen
*Add to Mass Timeline
*Liturgy of the Word sequencing activity *Easter Egg Story preparation - visit 1st Grade Friday
*Stations of the Cross study - Stations Friday 2:30 p.m.

MATH
*Weekly time tests continue
*Unit 8 Begins
*Identify fractions as part over a whole
*Draw fractions
*Recognize equivalent fractions

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini-Lesson: DICTIONARY SKILLS continued

SCIENCE
*Forces and Motion
*Identify a push and pull
*Name the four major forces: wind, water, gravity, magnetism
*Friction Experiment

WRITING
*Fiction Writing
*Final Drafts of Toy Stories

Monday, March 19, 2018

Week of March 19th

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RELIGION
*First Communion Preparation
*Chapter 4: We Listen
*Introduce the Liturgy of the Word
*Identify the Gospel as "good news"
*Listen to the parable of The Sower
*Write and illustrate to show understanding of the parable

MATH
*Weekly time tests continue
*Finish Unit 7
*Unit Review and Assessment

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini-Lesson: DICTIONARY SKILLS

SCIENCE
*Matter Unit
*Understand and label parts of the water cycle
*Define reversible and irreversible changes
*Give examples of each type of change
*Unit Review and Assessment

WRITING
*Fiction Writing
*Tradebook: Ducky
*Chart ways toys could come to life
*Organize a story about a toy coming to life
*Rough drafts

Monday, February 26, 2018

Week of February 26th

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RELIGION
*First Communion Preparation
*Chapter 2: We Gather
*Discuss the Introductory Rites at Mass
*Vocabulary word: procession
*Model and reenact a procession as seen at Mass

MATH
*Weekly time tests continue
*Unit 7 begins
*Look for patterns in counting
*Using compliments of 10 to make addition easier
*Mentally adding one and two digit numbers

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini-Lesson: BLACK HISTORY MONTH

SCIENCE
*Habitat Review and Assessment

WRITING
*Return to fiction writing
*Tradebooks: Dogzilla, Brave Charlotte, Honk!
*Create an animal character and write about something interesting that happens to it
*Create a unique character