Fundations: We will continue to review the previously covered topics and begin our unit on multi-syllabic words. We will then move onto our unit on adding suffixes (-s, -ing, -ed) to multi-syllabic words. We will be adding to our growing list of “trick words” which the children are expected to know how to spell and read automatically, as these are words that cannot be sounded out. Please remember to study the spelling patterns and trick words being sent home with your child each week.
ELA: This month we will continue working on our non-fiction unit. We will study the features and components that make up this genre. Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of non-fiction texts to identify these features in their own reading. We will also explore animal habitats, where students will be able to listen to non-fiction texts and research an animal of their choice.
Math: We have completed our unit on addition with sums to 40 and will be moving into subtracting numbers with differences within 40. We will compare numbers using greater than, less than, and equal to, and review relating addition and subtraction facts through fact families. Please continue to review the math vocabulary, as well as all other previously taught concepts with your child.
Social Studies: During this month, we will incorporate what we are working on during our ELA block. Students will be learning about the Arctic, Antarctic, rainforest, and ocean regions. We will explore the animals in each region along with the characteristics of these locations.
Science: We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our hermit crabs! The children will learn how to set up the creature’s habitat and how to provide for its needs. The children will participate in a variety of inquiry-based lessons relating to the needs and care of the hermit crab.