Weekly Overview April 23, 2018

Welcome to Earth Week!!  We will be cleaning up the front garden of Ray School tomorrow morning!!  We will also be planting again all week!!

Science:  Along with celebrating Earth Week, we will continue to learn about, observe, and write and read about the life cycles of our insects!!  We are all so excited!  Most of the Painted-Ladies have hatched and we will probably release them on Friday.

Our meal worms are starting their metamorphosis process and our praying mantis egg sacs should hatch in a week or two.

Homework:  Your child should be working on their “Bug” project (brochure) for the next two weeks.  It is due May 4th!  Coming up!!

Math:  We will have another cumulative Unit 8 Assessment today.  Tomorrow we will start Unit 9!!  Our last unit of the year.  I have been incorporating many other math skills into our lessons, and we will continue to do so.

Unit 9 is all about Equal Shares and Whole Number Operations.  Lessons 9.1-9.3 will be completed this week.We will be working with fractions, using shapes all week.  Practice this extra at home-many students will need the extra practice.

Homework:  No homework tonight.  Unit 9 starts tomorrow and homelinks Tuesday through Thursday, 9.1-9.3, due the following day.  Thanks

Language Arts:  We are working on Poetry all week.  We are reading and writing poetry.  We will also be writing Haiku’s

this week! We spending time each day reading our leveled books.

Homework:  Work on the “Bug” project and your child should be reading at least 30 minutes each night.

Social Studies:  We are well into working on our Passports!  This is so exciting and your children are learning much about the world.  If you are able to do a presentation to the second grade class, please let me know!!  It should be about 10-15 minutes and the second graders are loving these presentations and filling up their “passports”-so fun!

Have a great week!!

Sincerely, Jean Clement

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