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Update 4/12/21


Hi Families!

Quick notes to know:

  • 4/12 Phase 4C begins
  • Week of April 12th- Spirit Week hosted by the 5th grade Spirit Action Group
    • Sports Day
    • Pajama Day
    • Color Day
    • Costume Day
    • Kind Day
  • 4/16 Material Pick Up/Drop off Remote students 


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  • Materials Pick Up/Drop off is for remote students only. 



Next week is Earth Week and we will be doing earth week activities and related learning.


In Writing, 

In writing, we are working on a unit on parts of speech. Students have been learning about common and proper nouns. We will continue this unit and learn about plural nouns, irregular plural nouns, verbs and other parts of speech.


In Reading, 

We will be working on a genre unit. Students are learning about different types of literary genres and the characteristics that define these. Then we will play genre jeopardy. Students will also be reading a book in a genre that isn’t their normal reading genre preference to help expand their horizons and become more familiar with other styles of writing. They will complete an assignment related to the book’s genre. We are also going to be working on poetry during our ELA times throughout April. 


In Math,  

We are continuing on unit 5 which delves deeper into multiplication and division. This week we are completing Module 3 and starting Module 4. There will also be a  division checkpoint this week, most likely on Wednesday. Our unit assessment will follow the completion of module 4, later on in April. 



Module 3 Division Practice Students again investigate two different interpretations of division—sharing and grouping—by solving story problems that elicit one interpretation or the other, and then sharing and discussing their work as a class. The teacher also introduces two new division Work Places, Line ‘Em Up and Division Capture. The first of these is designed to deepen students’ understandings of the operation, while the second provides practice with basic division facts.


Module 4

Module 4 Introducing Area This module introduces the concept of area, an attribute of plane figures such as rectangles and squares that is measured in square units. After measuring paper rectangles and surfaces around the classroom in nonstandard units, students move into estimating and measuring area in customary units: square inches, square feet, and square yards. In Sessions 4 and 5, students begin to investigate the link between area and multiplication, discovering that the area of a rectangle can be efficiently calculated by multiplying its side lengths. Students take the Unit 5 Post-Assessment in Session 6.


We have started the April number corner which focuses on fractions represented in different ways.


For Science/Social Studies, 

We just finished chapter 4 of the Illinois book, which focused on early Illinois history. We are now starting chapter 5, which focuses on westward expansion. Students will learn about the reasons western expansion took place and what the journey was like. This chapter will span several weeks.  


Ms. Naomi is continuing to meet with students for special EE lessons. Please make sure your student is prepared to be outside daily. 


We will continue participating in phenology and solo spots, alternating each week and now this will usually be on Mondays (sometimes other days as our schedule dictates). Remote always at home students may complete these by going outside in their own yard, or, if this is not possible, by looking out a window at nature. 


I hope you have a wonderful week!