I hope you are having a nice weekend, and are able to recharge your batteries for the week ahead.
This week, the kids will begin week 2, of unit 6 in reading. This is our Unit Test week, so we will spend the first part of the week reviewing skills, and end the week taking the test. There will be no spelling words this week.
In math class, the kids will begin their third unit of the year. This unit will focus on addition and subtraction strategies, which will be a nice break from multiplication and division. The kids missed a lot of subtraction instruction during 4th quarter, so I anticipate this unit might be challenging for some kids. We’ll take it slow, if necessary, and make sure they understand the concepts they would have been introduced to last spring. I anticipate homework on the following evenings…
Monday – Homework 3-1
Tuesday – Homework 3-2
Wednesday – No Homework
Thursday – Homework 3-3
Friday – Homework 3-4
This week the kids will begin a new literacy homework assignment. This assignment will come home on Monday, and will be due at the end of the week on Friday. Each weekly assignment has a story to read, a few comprehension questions, and a fluency rate to fill out. On the back, there are a number of repetitive questions that review skills we practice each week in class.
We’ll practice this assignment in class, and ideally they will be able to complete the assignment at home independently. The only thing they will need help with is five 1-minute reads for fluency practice.
Headphones and Water Bottles
Just a reminder that kids are welcome to bring headphones from home to use with their Chromebooks. The ones I offer don’t always fit right, and are quite inexpensive. In other words, they don’t last.
Also, the kids are encouraged to bring water bottles from home for use in class. We still can’t use the drinking fountains due to COVID, so they come in pretty handy when the kids are thirsty.
Thanks for reading and have a great week!
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