Week of January 4th

Curriculum Matters
Reading – This week our class will start reading Who Was John F. Kennedy? by Yona Zeldis McDonough to kick off our Biography unit.

Writing – Our class will begin our Biography writing unit this week. Please be sure your child has some of their research for this topic by Wednesday January 6th at the latest. Students can continue to bring in additional research as needed for the next two weeks. Research should be on the child’s appropriate reading level in the form of a book as well as printed Internet research.

Math – This week students will review and learn about Money early in the week and end the week with Chapter 12: Fractions.

Social Studies – We will continue Unit 2: New York City Over Time focusing on lesson two: Dutch and English in New York.

Science – Students will begin Unit 2: Forces and Motion. We will focus on Chapter 3: Motion.

Habits of Mind- Thinking and communicating with clarity
and precision: Be clear! Striving for accurate communication in both written and oral form; avoiding over generalizations, distortions, deletions and exaggeration

Spelling Words
1. capable
2. acceptable
3. adorable
4. excitable
5. agreeable
6. comfortable
7. disposable
8. valuable
9. tusk
10. events
11. equal
12. prefix
13. suffix
14. biography
15. January

Important Dates!

· Thursday January 7th- Quality Review for PS 132 [Trip to Hall of Science has been canceled due to this] · Monday January 18th- No School Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

· This week you will receive a progress report for your child in their take home folder. Please review this and send a signed copy back to school when you are finished looking it over.

· If your child is absent please email me or call the school to let us know.