In reading this week we will be on the last week of unit 4. We will be looking back and comparing our two stories from this unit: Discovering the Story of Earth and Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs. We will be reviewing the skills of visualizing, using our dictionary, making analogies, similes, and contractions. The kids will continue working on their inquiry projects for this unit, they have been doing a wonderful job researching. Their project for this unit is a play. They are working on coming up with their scripts, but during their play they have to answer their inquiry question. They seem very excited to do a play again!
In writing this week we will be working on a descriptive essay. We didn't really get too far into this last week, so we will be choosing our place on Monday and thinking about how we can write about that place using our senses. We will also be looking at the grammar skills of adjectives and adverbs.
In math we are working on estimation. We will be learning about over and under estimates and estimating differences. We will also be looking at story problems and deciding if an exact answer is needed or if we can just make an estimate.
Make sure your kiddo is still practicing their multiplication facts at home even though we are done with our 6 weeks of memorization.
In social studies we will be learning about how people can improve their communities. In science we are using an app on the i-pads to design our gliders. We will also have a guest speaker in science on Wednesday talking to us about the science fair.
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
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