Tuesday, October 12, 2010

ACADEMICS (Oct. 11-15)


Our story this week is "City Green", by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan. It is a wonderful story about a little girl who works with her neighbors to turn a vacant lot into a beautiful community garden. This visit to Marcy's city neighborhood shows that kids can make wonderful things happen if they put their minds to it. Skills include: cause/effect, using a telephone directory, drawing conclusions, and using context clues.

We have finished up compound and run-on sentences, and are now studying time-order words and main idea.

Number patterns, and even/odd numbers have been our topics this week, along with rounding numbers to the tens. We learned an "army type" song to help us with rounding rules. (Rounding numbers is so fun, we will do it till we're done...)

Each student is to design a compass rose for homework this week. This assignment is due on Fri. Oct. 15th. A rubric and explanation of this assignment was sent home on Monday.
We have been looking at landform maps this week and will be working with grid maps next week.

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