We are crazy busy at this time of the year and will be finishing up the end of our second quarter.
Reading- We continue to work on reading fluently and reading with expression. An important area in reading that we are focusing on is the main idea. The main idea is the BIG idea, or point that the author is trying to tell the reader. Also, your child is working on being able to tell 4 details about the story. The details need to sequential order and the details need to back up the main idea. We have worked hard on non-fiction text features (table of contents, heading, caption, bold print, photographs, index and glossary)
Language Arts- We will learn about common nouns (dog, school, store, butterfly) and proper nouns (Keheley, Publix, December, Tuesday). We will learn about adjectives. Adjectives are words that describe a noun (big, blue, fuzzy, soft).
Other concepts we continue to practice and build on:
Math- Reviewing all nine week standards and taking assessments.
Science- We will be learn about light sources and how and why shadows are made.
Social Studies- We will be learning about Thomas Jefferson. Students will identify the contributions made. Students will understand the importance of the Declaration of Independence, the Louisiana Purchase, etc…
Have a fantastic month!