Math - Students are learning how to solve math problems that include multiple operations, following the order of operations. Please refer to the Math Resources tab for videos that can help you with homework/practice! ALL students should be bringing their math journal home each night for homework assistance.
Social Studies - Today we introduced the Civil War by discussing the differences between the North and South in the mid 1800's. We will learn much more about those differences and the reasons for the tension between the North & South this week. Students will have a quiz over the causes of the Civil War on Friday of this week, and we will begin learning about the actual Civil War next week. This is a 2 week unit, and students should be reading/reviewing nightly to ensure they are developing a full understanding of what is covered in class.
Reading & Writing: We will take this week to instill routines and procedures as readers and writers and get student's notebooks set up in order to get the year started effectively and efficiently. In writing, the first genre we will focus on is Narrative writing.
Spelling: Students received their first spelling packet last week, and it is due this Thursday. Week 1 spelling test will also be this Thursday. Spelling Tests are not illegible for 'request to retest', so it is important that students are taking the time throughout the week to complete their weekly spelling packet requirements, study, and be prepared for weekly assessments. Students should know how to spell AND apply (understand the meaning of/context of) their spelling, vocabulary, and content words.