Week of February 22nd

Curriculum Matters
Reading – This week our class will share the Who Was John F. Kennedy? book projects. To wrap up our biography writing unit, we will begin reading Take A Stand, Rosa Parks by Peter and Connie Roop.
We will also continue working on Reader’s Theater plays in class based on several historical figures. Students will work in groups to practice these plays. This work focuses on fluency, expression and allows students an opportunity to practice really projecting their voice so the audience can hear them.

Writing – Our class will work on our Biography writing unit this month. This week students will wrap up our work on this piece. Students will meet with partners to edit and reflect on the work that has been done. Students will also begin to publish their writing piece this week.

Math – This week we will continue working on chapter 14: Time. This chapter focuses on telling time using an analog clock and differentiating between AM and PM. This is an important unit as many students struggle with telling time. At home you can help by asking your child to tell you the current time. It would be great to especially focus on telling time when the hour hand is “confusing” (for example, 10:55am since the hour hand looks like it is closer to the 11. Many students think it is 11:55).

Social Studies – We will continue Unit 2: New York City Over Time focusing on lesson four: Technology and Change. Important vocabulary: technology, elevator and skyscraper.

Science – Students will continue Unit 2: Forces and Motion. This week we will learn about magnets and how they relate to force.

Spelling Words
1. president
2. interrupt
3. admire
4. honor
5. pride
6. sudden
7. unfriendly
8. guests
9. wealthy
10. photographer
11. unusual
12. influence
13. treatment
14. skilled
15. swallow

Important Dates!

· Friday February 26th- 100th Day of School
· Wednesday March 2nd- Read Across America / Pajama Day
· Thursday March 3rd- Parent Teacher Conference / Half Day of School 11:30am dismissal
[Conference sign up slips will be sent home shortly. Keep in mind appointments are approximately 5 minutes in length.]


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

· Please be sure your child has a crazy hat with 100 items for Friday, February 26th.