This week, the kids will “march” on with week 3 of Unit 5 in reading. We’ll practice answering and asking questions, discuss point of view and work on context clues to understand the vocabulary in our expository text stories this week. We will have a spelling list this week, as well as the last Literacy Homework assignment.
Arnold will also celebrate Dr. Seuss this week by reading a different book each day, and with the following fun themes each day.
Monday-Hat Day (Cat in the Hat)
Tuesday-Bring a small item to share that can fit in your pocket (Wocket in Your Pocket)
Wednesday-Dress wacky with crazy, mismatched and backwards colors (Wacky Wednesday)
Thursday-Wear crazy socks (Fox in Socks)
Friday-Wear Red or Blue (One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish)
The kids will also take their final MAP Reading Test on Monday and Tuesday. This will serve as our last formative check of skills before the state reading tests at the end of March and early April.
In math class, the kids will continue to practice perimeter and area. We’ll also continue to practice our math facts and review old concepts in our daily review. In my math class, I anticipate homework on Monday and Wednesday evenings, as well as a possible assignment Thursday.
To end the week on Friday afternoon, the kids will excavate a fossil out of a plaster of Paris mold. It’s always a fun activity, and wraps up their study of fossils by getting messy! I would encourage casual dress Friday afternoon, just in case the plaster gets on the kids’ clothes.
Thanks for reading and have a great week!