I cannot believe we are saying goodbye to February this week. This school year is flying by!
Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s classroom this week…
In Math…we are starting Chapter 9 this week and will be learning how to round fractions, add and subtract like fractions and add unlike fractions. On Friday, we will have a quiz on the objectives we have learned so far in Chapter 9.
In Social Studies…we will be switching classes starting this week so I will begin The Revolutionary War with Mrs. Purzycki’s homeroom students. This week we will be learning the reasons why the colonist started to become upset with British rule, discuss the reasoning and outcomes of the Boston Tea Party, and learn what happened at the First Continental Congress. My homeroom students will begin learning about circuits in their Science curriculum.
In Spelling…we will be covering lesson 20 in spelling this week, which is a review of lessons 16-19! The spelling list is activated on spelling city so please encourage your children to study their words through this website (if they have access to a computer at home) This is a fun and interactive way to learn their spelling words. I have included a definition/sentence list in the spelling packets. Packets are due on 3/3, spelling test is on 3/3.
Our spelling words this week are…irreplaceable, immature, indefinite, illiterate, independent, applicant, accountant, insistent, pioneer, technician, cellist, porous, glorious, spontaneous, fictitious, mountainous, weak, week, dual, duel
In Reading…we will be finishing up our text dependent analysis at the beginning of this week for lesson 19. We will be moving on to lesson 20 in our Story town curriculum, which is a Reader’s Theater entitled “Invention Convention”. The students will be split into three groups and have the opportunity to perform this story to the class. Reader’s Theaters are great stories to practice expression and fluency (and also creativity!) Students will be introduced to ten new vocabulary words with week. We will also be reviewing antonyms and synonyms this week.
- February 28- Spring Pictures
March 10 and 13- Weather Make-Up Day (if we do not have any snow days, we will not have school these days)
March 15-CM Science Expo (Gr. 2-6) After-School 3:45-4:15 PM
March 28- End of the 3rd Marking Period