Homework Sheet and Newsletter

Homework Sheet for the Week of December 5th

Hi Parents,
Here is the homework for the upcoming week. I hope all the children were excited about our field trip on Friday! I had a wonderful time and felt it was very educational for the children. Thank you to my wonderful chaperones who helped keep everyone safe and having a great time!

I’m assigning Mathletics this week for homework. I had your children tape their Username and Password in their homework notebooks. Please contact me if you need a new one. I understand some children get home late from after school and they can’t use a computer during their time in after school. I don’t want the children coming home late and then having to get on the computer instead of having family time. So if this situation pertains to you or you don’t have a home computer, please let me know and I will print out a worksheet for your child to do instead.

As previously informed, we have an assessment in Reading tomorrow on the Dinosaurs book. Children should have been bringing home the text for you to go over this past week and weekend.

Please make sure you review your child’s homework each evening and sign it.

Monday

Reading

Read For 30 minutes and log it in your Reading Log.

Word Work

Words of the week, pulled from out new Read Aloud Magic Tree House, Pilgrims:

pilgrim, undertake, native, tubs, kernels, tub, grind,cures, pumpkin and native

Refer to the Speller’s Choice board and complete one of the assignments in your homework notebook.

Math

Worksheet

Friendly Reminders

The children are still in need of practicing their addition and subtraction facts. During homework each evening, please spend about 10 minutes going over this. It is essential that during Math, they have perfected this skill. This unit is division and multiplication. Math facts need to be practiced each evening.

Tuesday

Reading

Read For 30 minutes and log it in your Reading Log.

Writing

Write long and strong for 10 minutes about the toys you played with or observed for the field trip and how children from the past benefitted with playing with those toys. What was interesting about them? What did the toys help them to learn?

Math

Worksheet

Wednesday

Reading

Read For 30 minutes and log it in your Reading Log.

Word Work

Words of the week, pulled from out new Read Aloud: Magic Tree House, Pilgrims.

pilgrim, undertake, native, tubs, kernels, tub, grind,cures, pumpkin and native

Refer to the Speller’s Choice board and complete one of the assignments in your homework notebook.

Math

Mathletics: 15 minutes

Thursday

Reading- Nonfiction Only this evening

Read For 30 minutes and log it in your Reading Log.

Writing

Nonfiction Writing:

From your reading of nonfiction tonight, make two subtopics and take some notes, being sure not to plagiarize.

Math

Worksheet

Friday

Spelling Test today!

News for the Week of December 5th

Hi Parents,

Here is our classroom 2-213 news for the week of December 5th. I have 1 volunteer for the holiday craft, but if someone else would like to conduct one, please let me know.

This week our class is learning about……..

Reading-

For our nonfiction unit, our class will begin reading Magic Tree House: Pilgrims. During this week, the reading skill we will be working on is author’s purpose. I will teach the children, that in nonfiction, the author’s purpose is to inform and that in fiction is it to entertain. One exception, however, is narrative nonfiction texts. Narrative nonfiction tells a true story in an informational way. It differs from nonficiton because it has a beginning, middle and end, whereas nonfiction you can "dip in" and "dip out." This is where I will infuse our Social Studies unit about New York, reading to the the children narratives about New York City in the past, reinforcing the skill that while reading narrative nonfiction, students will be entertained also while being informed.

Writing-

This week we will continue drafting our nonfiction All About piece. Your children have done some research, created their subtopics, took notes and learned about plagiarism. Students will begin constructing their introduction and move through the piece throughout the week. I will be meeting with small groups to reinforce important concepts of nonfiction writing. I understand some materials for research may be time sensitive, such as a library book. Please check up with your children about their research and if they feel like they have a sufficient amount or if there is anything further they are wondering about or want to know, help to research with them further at home or take them to the library. Feel free to reach out if you need any help with supporting your children in writing at home.

Math-

This week we will continue the topic of Metric Measurement of Length. They will delve into the topic of Measuring in Meters and Comparing Length in Meters. We are opening each lesson of the day with a word problems in which your children are given a role and expected to work in groups. I have seen wonderful progress from your children working together and supporting each other to solve difficult word problems. Have a conversation with your child about it at home!

Social Studies-

Children will now be delving into the topic of NYC long ago in which we will access multiple resources to write an informational brochure in their own words.

Science-

This week we will begin work on balance and motion. A new experiment is being planned and I will be sharing the details with you shortly!

Sincerely,

Ms. Kender