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Welcome to the new year!!!

Students are getting adjusted to being back to school after our long break! I’m getting readjusted to things as well!

Daily Schedule:

8:00-8:30 Writing

8:30-9:00 PE/Music

9:00-9:30 Computer Lab

9:30-9:50 Word Work

9:50-10:00 Recess

10:00-11:30 Reading

11:30-12:10 Writing/Art/Library/Writing/Counselor

12:15-12:45 Lunch

12:50-1:20 Tier

1:20-1:30 Recess

1:30-3:00 Math

3:00-3:15 Read Aloud

3:15 Dismiss

Writing: We are beginning Opinion Writing

Day 1

What is Opinion writing?

Day 2

Looking at Different Formats

Day 3

Writing Advertisements

Day 4

Analyzing Book Reviews

Day 5

Writing Book Reviews

6

Generating Topics

7

Writing a Friendly Letter

8
Point of View

9

Thinking About Audience

10

Creating a Pro/Con List

11

Using a Graphic Organizer

12

Writing an Introduction

13

Organizing Paragraphs

14

Fact vs. Opinion

15

Writing a Conclusion

16

Adding Examples

17

Adding Anecdotes

18

Adding Statistics

19

Counter Arguments

20

Using Precise Words

21

Removing Unnecessary Words

22

Adding Transition Words

23

Sentence Variety

24

Revision Checklist

25

Consistent Verb Tense

26

Punctuation Takes a Vacation

27

Editing Checklist

28

Publishing Your Writing

29

Prepare to Share

30 Sharing Day

 

 

Reading:

Unit 3 Each week students will have new vocabulary words and a quiz at the end of the week.

Day 1

Fairy Tales Story Map and Summary

Day 2

Fairy Tale Illustrations

Day 3

Fairy Tale Questions

Day 4

Comparing & Contrasting Fairy Tales

Day 5

Hans Christian Anderson

Day 6

Fables Finding the Central Message

Day 7

Identifying the Speaker

Day 8

Point of View

Day 9

Compare & Contrast Point of View

Day 10

Wolves Fables vs. Facts

Day 11

Summarizing Myths

Day 12

Cause and Effect in Myths

Day 13

Sequence of Events in Myths

Day 14

Cause and Effect in Ancient Greece

Day 15

Explain Events in Ancient Greece

Day 16

What are Tall Tales

Day 17

Tall Tales Characters

Day 18

Tall Tales Inferences

Day 19

Figurative vs. Literal Language

Day 20

Supporting Details in Nonfiction

Day 21

Who is Davy Crockett

Day 22

What are Legends

Day 23

Who is John Chapman

Day 24

Comparing & Contrasting Johnny Appleseed

Day 25

Writing a Legend

Day 26

Revisiting Point of View

Day 27

First Person Point of View

Day 28

Third Person Point of View

Day 29

Point of View Scavenger Hunt

Day 30 Writing in First and Third Person Point of View

 

I try to send out book orders about once a month. Parents and students can order online at http://www.scholastic.com our classroom order code is: NJTMW

Math:

We have been using an online program as well as in-class work for math. The website can be found at 

http://www.zearn.org 

Students should know their logins and passwords!