Thursday, April 28, 2016
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 words 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.
Science: We are continuing our exploration of solids, liquids and gases. The students will continue to engage in various hands-on experiments exploring these properties and distinguishing between them.