There are many planned lessons this week. Students advance through the lessons as they show understanding for the concept being taught. Planned lessons include the following: identifying not enough information or unnecessary information in word problems; identifying missing addends for a sum of 100; how to make change for a dollar; how to make a bar graph; how to compare and order large numbers; subtracting two-digit numbers using mental computation; identifying and solving larger and smaller difference story problems; multiplying or dividing to solve word problems; learning about square feet and square inches and how to find the number of square inches or square feet in a shape; and using the guess and check method to solve word problems. A study guide will be given on Wednesday for a test on Friday.
There will be additional oral review of the selection “The U.S.Constitution and You” using the study guide already given and an additional information sheet. Final test will be on Thursday. Other concepts planned to be taught include homonyms, writing a summary, drawing conclusions, comprehension strategies of adjusting reading speed or rereading, discussing a biography, starting a new reading selection, new vocabulary words, and new spelling words. The new vocabulary words are astronomy, positions, skill, colonies, site, and capital. The new spelling words are pitcher, spring, treat, swallow, bark, train, hamper, change, uniform, beat, vault, yard, light, stalk, splinter, second, stick, current, taxes, plain. Bonus words are concentrate, principal, reservation. The spelling test will be on Friday.
Students will make complex sentences by combining two related sentences, joined by conjunctions other than the words and, but, or or. Students will also study adjectives, articles (considered special adjectives), and proper adjectives.
This week students will be learning about how the Israelites gave sacrifices in the Old Testament, and how Jesus gave Himself as the ultimate sacrifice for all people. Students will also learn about the two main parts to Mass.
Students will be finishing review of the chapter on fossils, with a test on the chapter on Friday. Along with oral review, students are to use workbook pages 142, 157, and 158 and chapter review questions at the end of the chapter as a study guide.
New topics students will learn this week (schedule subject to change) include learning about The Bill of Rights as being an example for human rights. If time allows, students will also learn about The Mayflower Compact. They will also complete work with timelines and special purpose maps.
Spelling is discussed in Reading.