ELA (English Language Arts): The students will begin Unit 6 in Wonders - How on Earth? The unit focuses on what keeps our world working. Concepts include myths about nature, types of energy, exploration and teamwork, how we use money, and where your imagination can take you. In writing, students will continue to learn about the features of informational text. Students will utilize the writing process to develop their own informational writing piece.
Math: Module 7 - Problem-solving using graphs, money and measurement; Module 8 -Shapes, Time and Measurement
Social Studies: The students will research a person or symbol and create a project based on their research.
Science: Students will learn about the building blocks of matter and the changes that occur from heat. We will utilize some STEMscope activities as a tool to help guide us through this unit as well as a few exciting hands-on experiments.
Family Connections: Please make sure that your child is prepared for school each day. Also, please check your child’s backpack each day when they return home from school. Thank you!
ELA (English Language Arts): Students will begin Unit 5. The focus of this unit is how people can make a difference. Some skills for Unit 5 include summarizing texts, point of view, pronouns, idioms and problem and solution. In writing, students will learn about the features of informational text. We will continue to explore the different steps in the writing process.
Math. Continue and complete Module 5. Module 6 will focus on the foundations of multiplication and division. Students will utilize manipulatives to create equal groups and build arrays.
Social Studies: Students will begin to explore early American history by learning about how our country expanded and about the people who helped shape our country. Towards the end of the month, students will begin a unit on famous American symbols.
Science: Students will begin to learn about the properties and states of matter. We will utilize some STEMscope activities as a tool to help guide us through this unit as well as a few exciting hands-on experiments.
Family Connections/Special Activities: Continue to check folders/planners daily.
ELA (English Language Arts): We will be wrapping up Unit 4, which focused on different aspects of nature. Students will be learning about opinion writing. We will review the writing process, and students will write an opinion piece stating whether they would prefer to visit a Rainforest or African Savannah. Towards the end of the month, we will begin Unit 5, which will focus on how people can make a difference. Some skills for Unit 5 include summarizing texts, the point of view, pronouns, idioms and problem and solution.
Math: We started Module 5, Addition and Subtraction within 1000 and Word Problems to 100. Students will continue to utilize different strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems. We will also incorporate cooperative groups during math time where students will have an opportunity to explore math through different modalities.
Social Studies: Students will learning about early American history. They will explore how our country began and famous Americans that helped to shape our country.
Science: The students will be wrapping up the weathering and erosion unit. We will begin learning about the properties and states of matter.
Family Connections: Please remember to check backpacks and folders daily.
Monthly Themes: Women's History Month; Youth Art
ELA (English Language Arts): Fundations has taken us into multisyllabic words and focusing on r controlled syllables. In Wonders we are finishing Unit 3 LIVE AND LEARN and will begin Unit 4 with the new theme OUR LIFE, OUR WORLD. We will also be reviewing the author's purpose as well as recognizing the genre of the text.
Math: We are finishing Module 4 and will begin Module 5. In this module we will be adding and subtracting multiples of 100 within 1,000. We will learn several strategies in order to solve these problems correctly.
Social Studies: We will be continuing to learn about the world around us. We will be focusing on interesting places and national landmarks. The students will also be working on an in-school project in a small group demonstrating their understanding of different types of communities.
Science: We will be continuing to learn about our changing Earth. We will be learning about weathering and erosion, and be able to tell them apart. We will also learn what causes weathering and erosion and what we can do to help prevent it.
Family Connections: Please remember to check students' backpacks and folders daily.
Special Activities - Black History and Lunar New Year: We will be reading stories as a group and having whole group discussions about famous Black Americans. We will be talking about different celebrations around the world and focusing on the Chinese New Year.
DECEMBER 2021/JANUARY 2022:
ELA (English Language Arts): Our next units in Fundations are focusing on suffixes. Unit 3 in our Wonders program has us thinking about objects in the sky. We will also be learning about author’s purpose. Grammar lessons have us thinking about verbs and using the proper verb tenses.
Math: We will begin Module 4. We will be building fluency with two-digit addition and subtraction within 100. We will also be learning how to solve two-step word problems.
Social Studies: We will be learning about communities - the different types of communities as well as similarities and differences. We will also be looking at maps and landforms.
Science: We will be learning about how our Earth changes, and the effects of wind and water on our Earth. We also will be learning about the many landforms that are found here on Earth.
Family Connections: Happy Holidays and Best Wishes For a Happy New Year!!!!
Monthly Themes: December/January Holidays Around the World
Special Activities: Continue Ralph S. Mouse Series
ELA (English Language Arts): Friends and family are the focus of Unit 1 in our Wonders Reading Program. We will continue to work on comprehension strategies such as stop and jot, visualizing and stopping to ask and answer questions about what has been read. We will begin Unit 2 in Fundations and develop an understanding of bonus letters ff, ll, ss and zz. This unit also reviews r controlled vowels and introduces glued sounds all, am, an, ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk and unk.
Math: We will be continuing Module 1 working with decomposing numbers to add and subtract within 100. We will then begin Module 2 where we apply what we learned about addition and subtraction in relation to length. We will learn about the ruler and other measurement tools.
Social Studies: We will be learning about citizenship and what characteristics make a good citizen. We will be learning about our community, our government, jobs as well as goods and services.
Science: We will be studying life science, how plants and animals depend on one another. We will also be discussing the diversity of all living things.
Family Connections: Nightly reading and practice spelling. Please be sure to check folders each night and make sure they come back to school each day.
Special Activities: Read aloud The Trumpet of the Swan
ELA (English Language Arts): We will be finishing Unit 4 in Fundations. We learned closed syllable exceptions. We also learned vowel teams. Unit 4 is going to teach us about suffixes and more about vowel teams. In Wonders, Unit 2 is “Animal Discoveries”. We will learn about animal survival, animal stories, habitats, babies and read many poems. We will be learning about nouns and possessive nouns. The read aloud is Beverly Cleary’s mouse trilogy.
Math: We have wrapped up Module 2 and the students did great with measuring and understanding different units of measurement. Module 3 has us expanding our skills to understand place value and comparing numbers to 1,000. We will now be bundling units in hundreds, understanding 10 groups of ten are equal to a group of 100. We will also be practicing our counting quite a bit, counting by ones, tens and hundreds.
Social Studies: We will be discussing rules and laws and how they affect our community.
Science: In science, we are continuing to study the interactions of living things. We have learned about many different animal habitats and the behaviors of animals as well as plants that help them to survive in their environment.
Family Connections: Please be sure to check your child’s folder each day.
Monthly Themes: Rhodes students made Veterans Day cards for our appreciated Veterans! Students each thanked Veterans for what they so bravely do for our freedoms. We thank Veterans for serving our beautiful nation!
Special Activities: We will be working on our writing piece for Trimester 1. The children will be writing narratives. The children will write their own stories with a clear beginning, middle and end, as well as with a clear problem and solution.