• ELA- Growing Up Unit 1 
    Writing- We will be working through the writing process on creating Personal Narratives which focus on "small moments" that "freeze" time. Our focus besides punctuation and complete sentences, we will be on including sensory details, dialogue, and a strong hook.  
    Reading- Treasures fiction and nonfiction pieces as well as leveled readers and independent reading passages. These stories include The Adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein, The Astronaut and the Onion, and Because of Winn Dixie. Achieve 3000, Time for Kids, Discovery Education, and Scholastic news will be used as supplemental articles.
    Grammar, vocabulary, and spelling are also tied into our ELA instruction.   
     
    MATH-   
    Hurray! We finished our first unit on multiplication and division strategies. PLEASE continue to study these basic facts from 0-12. This will only help down the road. Contact me if you need flash cards otherwise there are great websites (see link) to reinforce these skills. 
     
    We will be starting Unit 2: Generate and Analyze Patterns.
     "The ability to identify, describe, extend, and create patterns is fundamental to mastering most skills in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics, probability, and advanced mathematics."