Monday, January 3, 2011

ACADEMICS (Jan. 3 - 7)


Our story this week is A New Coat for Anna, by Harriet Zeifert, and is based on a true story. It takes place in Europe and centers around a mother acquiring a coat for her daughter during hard times in post - World War II. Anna's mother trades the few valuable possessions she has left for for a farmer's wool and the services of a spinner, weaver, and tailor in order to make the new coat.

Skills this week include: making inferences, main idea, and multiple meaning words.
We studied singular posssessive nouns before Christmas, and will now be moving on to plural possessive nouns. Wish us luck---this is when things get a little tricky!
Double and triple digit addition with and without regrouping is next on our agenda. We'll then work on adding three addends using these skills.
Our work on urban, suburban, and rural communities continues. There will be a test on Friday on this topic, and a study guide will be coming home on Tuesday, Jan. 4th. Vocabulary words were reviewed and their definitions were sent home on Monday.

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