• Week of January 11th

    Posted by Michelle Mooney on 1/10/2021 12:00:00 PM

    Specials

     

    Kindness

     

    ELA

    We will continue to work on skills and strategies from Module 3 Week 2.  The children will be working on rhyming words and syllables.  We will read an informational text and discuss the central idea of the text.  The essential skills are below.

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    Writing

    During our grammar lessons, we will continue to review proper nouns.  Our writing piece for this module is an opinion piece.  The children will learn the elements of an opinion piece.  They will begin to think about and plan their topic.

     

    Math

    We will finish Topic 5 this week.  The children will continue to practice strategies for subtracting 2-digit numbers.  We will work on these strategies and solve 1-step and 2-step word problems.  The children will take their test next week.

     

    SS

    The children will continue with their lessons about Landmarks of Citizenship.  On Friday, they will complete a lesson about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is on Monday, January 18th.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Week of January 4th

    Posted by Michelle Mooney on 1/3/2021 3:30:00 PM

    Specials

    Kindness

     

    ELA

    We will begin Module 3 Week 2 this week in ELA.  The topic of Module 3 is how problems are solved in different ways.  The children will work on rhyming words this week.  They will use double consonants to blend and read words.  The essential skills for the week are posted below.

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    Writing

    Grammar this week will focus on proper and plural nouns.  I am preparing the children to begin writing their next writing piece.  It will be a persuasive piece of writing.

     

    Math

    We are starting Topic 5 in math.  Topic 5 will focus on strategies to subtract two-digit numbers.  Many of the strategies will look similar to the ones that the children learned when adding two-digit numbers.

     

    SS

    The children will complete their final chapter in their Social Studies book this week.  They will read and learn about how communities share with one another.  The remainder of the Social Studies lessons will focus on different places, people and holidays that are landmarks of good citizenship.

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  • Week of December 21st

    Posted by Michelle Mooney on 12/20/2020 12:00:00 PM

    Kind

    ELA

    We will continue to work on the skills in Module 3 Week 1.  You can see the essential skills below.

    Mod 3 Wk 1

     

    Writing

    I am preparing the children for their next writing piece.  The next piece is an opinion piece.  The children will be writing a persuasive piece.  They will be writing about their choice of the best special.

     

    Math

    The children took their Topic 4 test on Friday.  This week we will begin Topic 5.  The next topic will focus on strategies for subtracting 2-digit numbers.  The first strategy will be using the hundreds chart to subtract.

     

    SS

    The children will be finishing Ch. 13 in Social Studies this week.  They will begin Ch. 14 on Wednesday.  Ch. 14 focuses on how communities share with one another.

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  • Week of December 14th

    Posted by Michelle Mooney on 12/13/2020 12:00:00 PM

    Kindness

     

    ELA

    We have begun our third module in ELA.  How people solve problems is the topic of the texts the children will be reading.  We will continue to practice using skills and strategies to read words, sentences and texts.  You can see the essential skills and strategies for the week below.

    Mod 3 Wk 1

     

    Writing

    The children will be writing a persuasive piece in Module 3.  They will be writing about which special they think is the best.

     

     

    Math

    This week we will review Topic 4 for the test on Thursday.  I am amazed by the different strategies the kids are using to add 2-digit numbers.  We will begin Topic 5 at the end of the week.  The focus of Topic 5 is strategies to subtract numbers within 100.

     

    SS

    The children will begin Ch. 12 this week.  Ch. 12 is about how community leaders work together to help the community.

     

     

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  • Week of December 7th

    Posted by Michelle Mooney on 12/6/2020 6:45:00 PM

    Kindness

     

    ELA

    This week the children will take their Module 2 Reading and Writing Assessment online.  At the end of the week, we will begin Module 3.

     

    Writing

    The childern will be finishing up their descriptive essays.  Please take a picture of your child's work and send it to me through my school email or ClassTag.

     

    Math

    We will be completing Topic 4 this week.  The children will continue to learn new strategies to add 2-digit numbers.  The Topic 4 test will be next week.

     

    SS

    The next chapter in Social Studies focuses on different people who made a difference in their communities.  They saw a problem that needed to be fixed and they came up with inventions and ideas to help.

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  • Week of November 30th

    Posted by Michelle Mooney on 11/29/2020 2:00:00 PM

    Specials

    Kindness

     

    ELA

    This week we will be completing Module 2.  Below you will find the essential skills for the week.

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    Writing

    The children will be drafting and editing their descriptive essays this week.

     

    Math

    The class will continue to learn new strategies when adding 2-digit numbers.

     

    SS

    The children will continue to read and learn about how a community changed over time.

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  • Week of November 23rd

    Posted by Michelle Mooney on 11/22/2020 10:45:00 AM

    Kindness

    ELA

    This is a short week, so the children will be doing a lot of work planning and writing their descriptive essays.  They will be introduced to new high frequency words and new spelling patterns.

     

    Math

    We started Topic 4 at the end of last week.  The children will continue to learn different strategies to add 2-digit numbers within 100.

     

    SS

    The children will begin Ch. 10.  This chpater will teach the children about how one specific community changed over time.

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  • Week of November 16th

    Posted by Michelle Mooney on 11/15/2020 11:45:00 AM

    Specials

    Kindness

     

    ELA

    We will continue working on the skills and strategies of Module 2 Week 2.  

    Mod2Wk2

     

    writing

    The children will begin writing their descriptive essays this week.  They will be describing a place that they have visited.

     

    Math

    The children will take their Topic 3 math test on Tuesday.  At the end of the week, we will begin Topic 4.  Topic 4 will continue with new strategies to add numbers within 100.  I have loaded Topic 3 math how-to videos in the folder in Schoology.

     

    SS

    The children will begin Ch. 9 this week.  Ch. 9 focuses on how communities change over time. 

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  • Week of November 9th

    Posted by Michelle Mooney on 11/8/2020 1:30:00 PM

    kindness

     -Mahatma Gandhi

    ELA

    This week we will begin Module 2 Week 2.  You can see the essential skills that the children will be working on in the picture below.

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    writing

    We will begin the first steps in writing our descriptive essays.  The children will be writing about a place they would like to visit.  This week they will be brainstorming ideas.

    math

    We will be finishing up Topic 3 this week.  At the end of the week, I will be reviewing the strategies that the children have learned to add within 100.  I will be making videos explaining each strategy for those families who would like to view them.  The will be in the "How-to" folder in Schoolgy.

     

    SS

    The focus of this week's Social Studies lessons will be on becoming a good shopper.  Please remember to have your child type a comment in the comment box based on the question or prompt from the lesson.

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  • Week of November 2nd

    Posted by Michelle Mooney on 11/3/2020 2:45:00 PM

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    Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy and patience.

    -Evelyn Underhill

     

    ELA

    We will continue to work on the skills and strategies from Module 2 Week 1.  You can see those essential skills below.

    Mod2Wk1

    writing

    I will continue to share the story of Mary Kingsley this week.  This will get the children ready to write descriptive essays for their writing piece this module.

    Math

    The children have been practicing strategies to add numbers within one hundred.  So far they have used a hundred chart, an open number line and learned how to break apart the second addend to find the sums.  On Friday, the children were introduced to compensation to find sums within 100.  Compensation is when you change both addends to make the equation easier to add mentally.  They will continue to practice this skill this week.  They will also practice using all of the skills that they have learned to solve addition problems where the sum is within 100.  Please let me know if you have any questions about any of these strategies.

    SS

    The children will begin Ch. 7 in Social Studies this week.  Ch. 7 is all about the different kinds of servicd jobs that people in the community may have.  Please remember to have your child submit their Social Studies answers when they complete each lesson.

     

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