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As you review your child’s report card, please note the topics covered over the third marking period. Thanks!

April 3, 2020

Dear Families,

Below are lists of concepts we have covered over the third marking period. Remember that if your child’s grade has changed, it may be in part due to the curriculum covering different topics and becoming more challenging. As always, please do not hesitate to email with any questions or concerns.


Cristen Appel

Reading/ Phonics Topics

Retelling using beginning, middle, and end

Finding the main idea and details

Reading words with long vowels (ex: sleep, mean, tide, came…)

Finding the Problem and Solution of a story

Discussing the Author’s purpose – Informative, entertainment, or persuasion

Writing Topics

Students are working to create multi sentence stories on the following topics with a main idea and several supporting details: narrative writing and informational writing

We are working on the editing process and checking for spelling, correct use of (. , ! , ? ).

Checking for neat handwriting.

Our biggest challenge in writing longer stories and informational pieces has been to use periods and capital letters correctly. Many students use capitals and punctuation appropriately when writing one or two sentences, but often forget as the writing gets longer.


Hundreds, tens, and ones place value

Greater than and less than

Adding groups of ten

Identifying numbers to 120

Adding double and single digit numbers.


Force and Motion

Light/ Heat/ the Sun


Solids, Liquids, Gases

Solutions and Mixtures

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