Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Week of October 17th

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RELIGION
*Begin Reconciliation Preparation
*Define "sacrament" in the church
*Create a sacraments brochure to support student learning
*Identify symbols and key words for each of the seven sacraments

MATH
*Name collection boxes: identify multiple ways to "name" a number
*Review how to solve "frame and arrow" problems
*Practice "What's my Rule?" boxes - manipulating operations (+/-)

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini Lesson: Opinion writing

SCIENCE
*Human Body Unit
*Identify the smallest living part of the human body: cells
*Yeast experiment
*Germs experiment
*Students will practice steps of the scientific method during experiments

WRITING
*Silly sentences based on the book Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers
*Choose a silly sentence to turn into a story

Monday, October 2, 2017

Feast of St. Francis

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Week of October 2nd

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RELIGION
*Chapter Three: God's Word
*Introduce and discuss The Beatitudes
*Rosary on Tuesday, October 3rd
*Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with Mass
*Create images on how to be "instruments of peace"

MATH
*Review doubles facts = doubles answers will always be even
*Doubles + or - one answers will always be even
*Introduce the nines trick to solve +9 facts
*Review how to use addition facts to solve subtraction facts = fact families

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini Lesson: Identifying challenges characters face and their responses

SOCIAL STUDIES
*Community Unit
*Use PebbleGo on iPads to support student learning
*Identify how we use characteristics of citizens in our community, school and home

WRITING
*Add sight and sound words to personal stories
*Halloween writing activity "Who's behind the mask?"

Monday, September 25, 2017

Week of September 25th

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RELIGION
*Chapter Three: God's Word
*Guided Meditation ~ Who Knows Best?
*Identify the Bible as a holy book
*Name the two parts of the Bible: Old and New Testament
*Bible Scavenger Hunt

MATH
*Unit One Assessment Tuesday
*Begin Unit Two ~ Look for a new family letter
*Solve number stories (word problems)
*Review easy addition facts and strategies

DAILY 5
*Begin rotations in small groups
-Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini Lesson: Irregular Verbs (sat, knew, ran, sang, threw, etc..)

SOCIAL STUDIES
*Each student will make his/her own "Barefoot Island"
*Apply map skills using a state map of Iowa
*Begin Community Unit
*Use PebbleGo on iPads to support student learning

WRITING
*Book: Shortcut by Donald Crews
*Create lists to develop ideas for writing
*Write an "It Happened to Me" story
*Practice how to reread writing to add details

Monday, September 18, 2017

Week of September 18th

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RELIGION
*Chapter Two: God's Promise
*Understand our unique ability as humans to make choices
*Identify our responsibility to obey God
*What do good choices look like?
*What consequences can come from poor choices?

MATH
*Continue "Engage" program to strengthen number sense
*Using a calculator - how to find patterns
*Broken calculator key activity
*Unit One Review
*Unit One Assessment

DAILY 5
*Begin rotations in small groups
-Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Finish bench-marking students one:one

SOCIAL STUDIES
*Maps Unit
*Identify a compass rose and four cardinal directions
*Learn how to use a map/state map with a compass rose
*Discuss map keys and their purpose
*Create a simple map with a key

WRITING
*Book: Big Mama's House
*Using sketches to create writing
*Tour the school to make observations & sketches
*Write a story about family

Monday, September 11, 2017

REMEMBER

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Week of September 11th

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RELIGION
*Chapter One in Call to Faith text
*Focus on God's creation
*What is God's creation? Who is God's creation?
*Identify members of the Holy Family
*Design a square for a class creation quilt

MATH

*Count $1, $10 and $100 bills
*Introduce math boxes routine
*Begin "Engage" number sense program
*Review and practice using a number grid
*Game Day Friday!

DAILY 5

*Practice "stamina"
*Read to Self - what does it look and sound like?
*Read to Someone - what does it look and sound like?
*Listen to Reading - what does it look and sound like?

SOCIAL STUDIES
*Finish Growth Mindset lessons
*Write a growth mindset goal for the year
*Begin Maps Unit
*Identify a compass rose and four cardinal directions

WRITING
*Tribute to 9/11 writing activity
*Begin Unit one in Being a Writer curriculum
*Focus on writing community and routine