Reading: Our literacy mini-lessons will be focused on asking and answering questions to demonstrate an understanding of the key details of text (such as who, what, where, when, why, and how), compound words, and integrating our Social Studies unit on the Cherokee and Creek cultures.
Writing: We will continue to work on writing interesting and engaging personal narratives. We will be focusing on the concept of "show, don't tell." "Show, don't tell" means to describe something for your readers instead of telling them something too obvious. We will be using descriptive words, figurative language, and more to create thrilling descriptions that make the reader want to continue reading the full story. Varying word choice is another way that a writer can improve a piece of writing, so we will be focused on using vivid word choices.
Spelling: We will continue to work on spelling number words. A spelling test will be given on Thursday this week.
Math: After reviewing the basic addition strategies last week, we will be transitioning to new or different strategies that can be especially helpful when adding larger numbers. We will work on using a number line, partial sums/place value, and the 100's chart to help solve addition problems. We will also be applying those strategies when solving word problems.
Social Studies: We will continue to learn about the Creek and Cherokee culture. We will be comparing and contrasting the Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past to the culture of Georgians today. Throughout the year, we will focus on the contributions of various historic figures. We will begin looking at Sequoyah's contributions and how he demonstrates positive citizenship traits.