We have adjusted nicely to our familiar school routine! It was wonderful to hear all about the exciting adventures that the students had during the holiday break! I hope that you enjoyed your time together. There was nothing better than seeing the joy in my children’s eyes when they opened their presents and spending time with our family.
In reading we started a new informational unit. Students are going to be working on non-fiction reading skills to help them better understand text. We have talked about the importance of previewing before we read, looking at the headings, subheadings and text features. Students were taught to summarize as they read to help build meaning. Also, we have been working on note-taking strategies. We used the information from our previewing as a guide to structure our notes. These are great skills to practice at home with your child to continue to build their non-fiction reading abilities.
In writing we are learning about expository essays. Students are working on understanding the structure of these essays. The students are taking home their graded literary comparison essays. We completed these essays at school in December. I am very proud of the thinking they did while writing these essays.
We are working on decimals during math. Students are understanding how to interpret and compare decimals. We have been talking about how place value helps us to better understand decimals. We have been focusing on tenths and hundredths. We will have a math assessment, Friday, January 15th. This assessment will include equivalent fractions and decimals.
Have a great weekend.