Agenda for week of November 6
Reading: We will continue reading the novel Charlotte's Web. This week we will read chapters 10 to 13. Students are creating a lapbook in response to comprehension strategies we are applying to the novel. We are also using a mentor sentence from the novel each week to apply grammar and writing skills. Students are also expected to study, learn and apply vocabulary words taken from the story. These are words I expect them to encounter in other readings.
Math: Students are learning a strategy to add and subtract using place value. They all have a good grasp of writing numbers in expanded form. The idea of the strategy is to add each group of hundreds, tens, and ones. Most seem to prefer the more traditional method of addition. The purpose of these lessons is just to introduce an alternative and build on their understanding of the value of each of the digits in whole numbers. We will move on to lesson 11 after the assessment on Wednesday. Lesson 11 is a focus on solving Word Problems. Students should continue to work on learning their multiplication facts: they should have mastered 2, 5, 10, and 11 facts by now. This week we will begin 3.
Social Studies: We will focus on learning the 50 states. Students will work on learning one region of the states at a time. They will learn about culture, climate, geography, and some historical facts of each area.
Our field trip is this week, as well. The students will be able to learn some of the unique history of Oak Ridge and the Manhattan Project. In addition, they will participate in a magnet exploration class while we are there.