Weekly Newsletter

Week of 3-11-19 to 3-15-19

Math-We will continue to work with multiplication this week.  Students have learned to use an area model, ratio table, partial product method, and the standard algorithm to solve multiplication problems.  We will begin to relate multiplication to division this week. Students should know their basic multiplication facts through 12. This is a skill that should have been mastered in previous years.

English language arts- We will focus on traditional literature this week.  We will continue to read the novel called, “Number the Stars.” This story is set during World War II and is the story of a family who helps a Jewish family during the Holocaust.    The spelling list focuses on prepositions. Students will be practicing how to make connections as they read. The focus in writing will be writing a text-dependent analysis or TDA. This is the type of writing that students will be required to complete for state testing at the end of the year.  We will read a new article this week for our TDA. Students will answer a question in which they need to use evidence from the three passages to support their answer. Our word study will focus on avi and memor. There will be a test on these root words on Thursday. Students have a worksheet in their ELA notebooks to help them study.  In grammar, we will focus on regular and irregular verbs.

Social studies- We will continue our study of the Cold War.  There will be a chapter 15 lesson 4 quiz on Wednesday and a chapter 15 test on Friday.  Students should use their books to help them study.

Science-We will begin a new unit on ecosystems.  Students will be reading chapter 5.