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Monday, March 14, 2016

Month of March


Reading: Unit 3's description is perspective allows students to realize that everyone has their own point of view. Students will begin to understand and empathize with others. Students will begin to understand that people's backgrounds and experiences influence how they view the world. We will have discussions and reflection time on why people have different perspectives, how peoples' experiences influence their point of view, what is the character's point of view and how do you know, what argument is the author presenting, and what evidence can you find to support your thinking.

Writing: We started of March with completing some spring writing. Everyone continues to work on publishing a story or writing a letter/list/poem during Writer's Workshop. Here are the steps of 2K’s Writing Process:

1. Plan or think about writing
2. Rough Draft
3. Revise (add more details, organize, add voice)
4. Edit (check spelling and punctuation)
5. Mrs. Beymer's edits/revises (one-on-one)
6. Final Copy (if it is a book, read it to the class) 

We completed our president research research using the Super 3 Model: Plan, Do, Review. Most children have completed their final copy of two informative paragraphs. You should have received information regarding President speeches. Here are the dates again:
Monday, 3- 21             Gentian, Annie, Erika, Gavin, Ryan, Charles, Eliza
Tuesday, 3- 22             Brendan, Julia, Ava, Chloe, Ayush, Amelie
Wednesday, 3-23        Jonah, Eden, Mason, Emma, Ali, Cooper
Thursday, 3-24             Jaylen, Claire, Michael, Caitlyn, Anthony, Luke

Language: We will be reviewing adjectives, verbs, and nouns.

Word Study: We focused on comparatives (adding -er and -est, and the double oo sounds (book, pool). We will be introduced to prefixes (re, un) and review long vowel patterns (ail, ain, ight). 

  • Daily practice of math fact fluency on Xtra Math on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in school and Tuesdays at home. Also practice through Rocket Math on Tuesdays and Thursdays in school.

  • Daily Number of the Day practice with adding/subtracting on an open number line, more than and less than by random 3 digit numbers, counting by 25s (quarters), and decomposing the number in at least 3 ways. 
  • Students will understand symbolic representations (numbers, algorithms operations) stand for concrete objects and situations.
  • Students will understand addition and subtraction involve composing and decomposing using a variety of strategies.
  • Understand word problems involving money can be solved using similar strategies used to solve other word problems.
  • Understand there are different ways to represent and solve word problems using addition and subtraction.
  • Understand each digit in a three-digit number has a value.
  • 10 tens is the same as 100.
  • Ones must be added to ones, tens need to be added to tens, hundreds need to be added to hundreds.
  • Key vocabulary: operations, value, hundreds, symbols, expanded form, equation, addends, sum, difference, unknown.