We have been working very hard in the second marking period! Students have switched to nonfiction reading in class and have been doing an awesome job determining main idea and supporting details. We have been using nonfiction text features to help us comprehend what we read in our nonfiction texts. Be sure to ask your child what nonfiction text features they have been learning about and using.
Phonics lessons have focused around R-controlled vowels. Quizzes for AR/OR and UR/IR/ER will be sent home this week. We started a new unit today on DOUBLE VOWEL sounds. Our two new sounds are AI and AY.
In math we are continuing to practice with multiplication strategies. Students are encouraged to use repeat addition, array or area models, and equal groups to help them find the product when multiplying. At this time, memorization of the facts is not necessary. We are working on simply understanding multiplication first. We will work more on fact fluency later on.
We are also begining a new science/magnet unit on natural disasters and weather around the world. Students are very excited about this and it will be incorporated in both reading and writing.
December dates to remember:
Decmeber 7, 11, 13 and 20- No afterschool program
December 6 through 13- Book Fair
December 11- Ziti Dinner
December 14-Rise and Shine and Ms. DeFabio's last day :(
December 20- Polar Express Reading Night
December 21- Early Dismissal
December 24 through January 1st- Winter Holiday Break
Thank you for your continued support. As always, please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.