We have a busy week ahead of us! In addition to presentations from the Boy and Girl Scouts, Officer Phil, and Too Good For Drugs, we will also be hands-on in science with live earthworms to study their characteristics and behaviors.
This week in reading, students will be introduced to the unit's vocabulary words (coming home on Tuesday) and essential question - "How do my actions affect others?" We will continue to learn about main idea and will make predictions using the features of realistic fiction.
In language arts, we will continue learning about sentences and will begin to identify compound and simple subjects and predicates.
This week in math, students will use their understanding of place value to round numbers through the hundred thousands place. When completing homework, students should be able to use the following four steps to help them round numbers:
1. Underline the PLACE they are rounding to.
2. Identify what that digit could do. The digit will either stay the same or will increase by one.
3. "Go next door!" Students will look at the number next door (to the right) and will ask "Is it bigger than 4?" If yes, the number rounds up. If no, the number stays the same.
4. Write the rounded number. All digits before the rounded place stay the same. All of the digits after the rounded place become zeros.
We will wrap up our science unit this week. Students should be studying their vocabulary words nightly. ALL of the vocabulary words will be on the test. On Wednesday, we will examine earthworms and on Thursday, we will begin our review. The Unit 2/Lesson 1 test will be given online via Google Classroom next Tuesday, September 18th.
Finally, we will continue our introduction to government, and the forms of government, during our social studies lesson on Friday.