Weekly Update 9.14.21
Be on the Lookout for…
- Tuesday folders are coming home today. Work samples will make their way home every few weeks.
- There is NO SCHOOL this Thursday, Sept 16th due to Yom Kippur/Teacher Workday.
- Students are bringing home a study guide for their science unit today. They are NOT expected to memorize all muscles and bones, but should be able to explain and connect terms on their study guide which is linked here. By the end of this week, students will have a hub of review sites and activities on their Google Classroom as well. word- humerus
- Our Scholastic Book Orders is due tomorrow, Wed Sept 15th by 4:00pm. This is an awesome way to get your child motivated to read, and ordering online earns free books for our classroom! Please consider looking through the pages with your child. Just click this link here for easy ordering! Our class code is: GPPF6
This week in Literacy:
Students are finished with beginning of year reading benchmarks, yay!
We are continuing our reading about overcoming learning challenges from around the world. So far we have been to Pakistan, Columbia, and Chad and Afghanistan! Our new reading curriculum is a big learning challenge in itself, but students are working hard to seek evidence to prove their thoughts and answers. Students took our first big reading test today. These will come home next week.
This week in Math:
We are continuing to connect repeated addition and patterns to open our minds to multiplication and division concepts. Memorization of facts is not the goal (YET…) rather, I want to ensure students know when and WHY multiplication should be used. There are tons of great resources for this skill- please check some out here in this amazing math review resource organized by skill.
A year long “Scope and Sequence” which lays out our math curriculum pacing for the year can be found here
This quarter in science: In 1st quarter students will focus on Body Systems; specifically The skeletal, muscular and skin systems.
Objectives for this unit are:
3.L.1 Understand human body systems and how they are essential for life: protection, movement and support.
3.L.1.1 Compare the different functions of the skeletal and muscular system.
3.L.1.2 Explain why skin is necessary for protection and for the body to remain healthy.