Writing: We will be working on writing in all genres this nine weeks. This week we are finishing up our persuasive writing pieces that we worked on last week. The students really seemed to enjoy stating their opinions and giving reasons to support them. We also we begin our review on narrative writing from the beginning of the year. A good narrative writer will "show" us their emotions, rather than state the emotion. For example, instead of saying someone was "sad", a good narrative writer might say something like, "The water pooled up in her eyes and began to create a puddle on the floor."
Spelling: We will be continuing our study of "r" controlled vowels when the vowel is an "o".
Math: We will be using strategies to solve three-digit subtraction problems. The three strategies we will be continuing to use are "open number line", "partial sums" or "place value", and "base ten blocks". The students will have to perform these strategies using regrouping. Continue to encourage them at home to look at examples in their math notebooks, to help them complete their homework assignments. Lastly, the students will continue to compare three digit numbers by using >,<,=.
Social Studies: The final important Georgian figure that the students will learn about is President Jimmy Carter. They will be learning all about his life and based on that they will determine some good character traits that best describe him.