March 19th is the feast day of St. Joseph,
the foster father of Jesus.Since March 19th
falls on a Sunday this year,we celebrate
St. Joseph on Monday, the 20th.
In E.L.A. this week we will explore Unit 4 Lesson 18. Our whole group anchor text this week will be the social studies-themed informational text: "Where Does Food Come From?". Students will discover where various foods are grown or made. We will revisit the skill of "author's purpose".
Our phonics lessons this week will focus on long a patterns (ai, ay). We will remember the rule: "When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking." Our spelling words will follow these patterns. In writing this week students will continue to write narrative sentences about themselves. In grammar we will learn the correct way to write Days, Months, and Holidays.
There will be a Spelling and ELA test this Friday.
In Math this week students will continue Chapter 8-"Two-digit Addition and Subtraction". Students will learn a variety of strategies to add and subtract two-digit numbers. This week will also use a hundred chart to find sums. We will also use models to add ones and tens to two-digit numbers. We will also revisit the "make a ten" strategy to add two-digit numbers.
Science and Social Studies
In the coming weeks we will begin our
"Astronomy"unit of study. Students will be
introduced to new vocabulary this week.
Throughout this unit we will
explore the day and night sky. We will also
learn about the sun and the planets in our
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