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DCES bookfair- Sept. 24-28th

Math and Literacy Night- Sept. 25th 5:30-6:30

Columbus Day- Oct. 8th

End of 1st 9 weeks- Oct. 9th

Zoo Field Trip- Oct. 26th

 

ELA

Focus Skills:

  • hear and discuss a story
  • make inferences about the main character in the story
  • discuss the main character's problem in the story
  • read independently for 20 minutes

 

Text Structures:

  • making inferences
  • summarizing
  • problem/solution
  • text to self

 

Vocabulary

September 24-28

1. literal- following the usual meaning of words

s.-precise, exact a.-figurative, idiom

2. dialogue- a conversation between two or more people

s.- conversation, talk, a.- silence, quiet

3. rival- someone who is competing to earn or win something

s.- competitor, opponent, a.- teammate, partner

4. passion- a strong liking for something

s.- love, affection, a.- dislike, hate

5. claim- to state as a fact

s.- state, insist, a.- question, doubt

 

October 1-5

1. acquire- to earn or obtain something

s.- earn, obtain a.- give, donate

2. thesis- a sentence written to persuade or prove an idea

s.- statement, argument, a.- question, guess

3. loathe- to feel extreme dislike

s.- dislike, detest, a.- love, like

4. rapidly- in a way that is very fast

s.- fast, quickly, a.- slowly, leisurely

5. convey- to make it known

s.- communicate, tell, a.- refrain, hide

 

 

Writing-

Personal Narrative

Openings/closing

Making longer sentences by adding details

Transitions

Dialogue

Spelling/punctuation

 

 

Math

 addition/ subtraction word problems

time to the minute

elapsed time

 

 

 

 

multiplication Fact Fluency Test Information

For the 1st 9 weeks we will be working on mastering 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10's. Your child will be given 25 problems and will be expected to complete the 25 problems within a 5 minute time frame. For the moment we will only be giving the multiplication portion of the tests on Fridays. Your child will be allotted minutes to complete the multiplication section of the test. 

*If your child has mastered 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10's, begin working on 3's and 6's for the 2nd 9 weeks. 

*3rd 9 weeks we will add 4's and 8's with 75 problems to complete in 5 minutes.

*4th 9 weeks we will add 7's and 9's with 100 problems to complete in 5 minutes. 

 

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