This week is going to be spectacular, I just know it! We are going to have good weather (fingers crossed), work hard, and great attitudes. I am so excited to start our next unit in Language Arts- Fables, Folktales, Tall Tales, and Mythology. It is definitely one of my favorite each year because we can get VERY creative. We will be writing our own fables, acting out fables we read, and looking for common threads among all of the stories in this unit. We will also be starting a new weekly assignment for Language Arts homework. Instead of a worksheet assignment each night, students will be assigned a short story, play, or article to read all week and given a packet of worksheets on Monday that are do back to me completed by Friday. Don’t fret however if your child loses his or her magazine or packet, I will post a link that will allow you to print out the article to read (or in some cases you will be able to listen to it on line) as well as the worksheets he or she will need to complete. This week we are reading “Yeh Shen.” The link to the Play and the worksheets is here: Yeh Shen Homework Due Friday! Below are our learning objectives and video links for this week.
We will be completing our unit on Patterns this week. We are working with patterns in tables as well as geometric patterns. We will be having a test on Friday covering all of Topic 2. Your child can review for this test by logging into the PearsonSuccessNet website and reviewing the week’s lessons as well as play some review games. Click on the link below for another review site.
As mentioned above we will be beginning our study of fables this week. One of the most famous author of fables was Aesop. Below is a link to help you identify key elements of fables.
This week we will be wrapping up our unit on matter. We will be writing our own non fiction books about matter to help us review prior to our test on Friday. Here is a video to help reinforce the three states of matter.