Week of April 18th

Curriculum Matters
Reading – This week we will read Year of the Panda by Miriam Schlein. As this is a short book, it is likely we will finish the book this week and the book project will be assigned over the vacation. I will give a few days after break to complete the project at home as well.

Writing – Our class will work on our Opinion writing unit this month. Students will continue drafting, revising and editing their opinion pieces this week. As we have gone through the writing process several times this year, the class is able to create more than one draft for this unit.

Math – This week we will continue learning about Pictographs and Bar Graphs. For pictographs it is important to pay close attention to the key that is used. Students will learn to survey others, collect data and display this data in various ways.

Social Studies – We will continue Unit 2: New York City Over Time focusing on Working and Living in New York City. Important vocabulary: factory, performer, tourism.

Science – Students will work on chapter 4: Living and Nonliving things. We will focus on what animals and plants need. Important vocabulary for this unit: living, nonliving, oxygen, survive, shelter, nutrients.

Spelling Words
No Spelling this week.

Important Dates!

· Tuesday April 19th and Wednesday April 20th – Scholastic Book Fair in Performing Arts Space ·Wednesday April 20th- TADA performance in Performing Arts Space at 9am
**(Our class should wear a combination of dressy black and white clothing. Please no heels and/or short skirts as the students will be dancing and sitting.)

· Monday April 25-Friday April 29th- Spring Break: No School

Reminders/Miscellaneous

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