Reading: We will be reading different fables and identifying the central lesson, message, or moral of each fable. We also have mini-lessons planned that incorporate many of the other skills that are being taught or reviewed. The skills include correctly using apostrophes in contractions, learning new vocabulary words related to our Social Studies curriculum, and reading informational books to learn more about our current units in other subject areas.
Writing: We will continue learning about shades of meaning and synonyms. For example, chilly, cool, freezing, and frigid are all synonyms with different degrees of meaning. We will also focus on using apostrophes correctly in contractions.
Spelling: Our spelling test for the week of March 2nd will take place on Wednesday. The same r-controlled vowel words that were sent home on the Monday prior to the snow days will be assessed. The following week will be a different list of r-controlled vowel words.
Math: We will continue to strengthen problem solving skills as well as focus on counting coins and dollar bills. We will begin by reviewing the coin names and values. We will quickly move to counting mixed groups of coins and/or dollar bills. Over the next two weeks, we will work on both counting coins and dollar bills and solving word problems involving money.
Social Studies: We will continue rotating through the different Jackie Robinson stations. The stations include a computer station where students use a resource called PebbleGO to learn more about his life and contributions, a reading station where students read a book and answer comprehension questions, a baseball card station where they create a Jackie Robinson baseball card, a timeline station where they learn more about his life and sequence important events on a timeline, and a vocabulary station where they learn about related vocabulary and complete a crossword puzzle. The following week will focus on how rules and laws have changed since Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jackie Robinson's time period.