Writing concepts will include:
- Procedures for Writing Workshop
- Small moments writing
- Basic grammar and sentence structure (noun, verb, adjective)
- Writing strategies and skills
- Literary techniques (voice, descriptive words, strong beginnings, etc.)
- Editing and Revising
Students will be expected to form letters and numbers correctly and legibly with spaces between words and letters. Focus is on manuscript instead of cursive. Cursive will not be allowed on school work. Please encourage your child to use capitals and lower case letters where appropriate. We use the Zaner-Bloser program.
Students will be given differentiated word sorts and will be
assessed by the teacher once every two weeks. The students' spelling schedule
is as follows:
Week 1: On Mondays, students will create personal spelling cards
using differentiated words provided by the teacher. Teachers will demonstrate
how students sort their words based on the "rule". Students will also
be given 3 differentiated sight words to practice sorting for the remainder of
Week 2: Students will choose from several different strategies to
practice their sight words and spelling words throughout week two. On Friday,
students will be assessed using sentence dictation.
Students will take a picture of their words in order to practice at home.
Engaging Ideas for Spelling Practice:
Math includes both concepts and basic computation. Students will use hands on activities to gain a deeper understanding of these concepts:
- Number Sense to 120
- Place Value
- Basic Addition and Subtraction
- Geometry and Fractions
- Problem Solving
* Please practice basic addition & subtraction facts with your child daily. We encourage you to make flash cards or use the online program, XtraMath.
We use the Texas Go Math math program in addition to other resources.
Students will predict, observe, and record data. They will be able to compare facts, formulate ideas and apply concepts to solve problems.