Updated: March 2019
Language and Literacy Development:
- Recites nursery rhymes, poems, and chants using expression
- Demonstrates phonological awareness(rhyming, alliteration, letter-sound knowledge)
Cognition and General Knowledge:
- Collects data to answer simple questions
- Demonstrates knowledge of the characteristics of living things and the physical properties of objects and materials
Physical Well-Being and Motor Development
- Takes care of physical needs and engages in discussions about health and safety.
- Rote counting to 70
- Comparing, contrasting, and describing attributes of 2-dimensional shapes (circle, triangle, square, rectangle, rhombus, hexagon, and trapezoid) and 3-dimensional shapes (sphere, cube, cylinder, and cone)
- Composing combinations of five and representing them with equations
- Identifying and writing numbers 0-20
- Identify story details
- Describe information obtained from illustrations and the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear
- Describe how the illustrations and story are related as they appear.
- Identify the topic of a text and details (e.g., person, place, thing, idea)
- Identify a topic sentence or title of a book
- Draw a picture, retell, or write about a book or topic
- State an opinion about a topic or book
- Choose a topic to write about
- Provide details about a topic
The big ideas in this unit are 1) an author’s purpose affects the choice of words and pictures presented to the reader 2) readers understand that the words and pictures in a text both convey ideas or information.
Word Study – Students will continue to work with long vowels and contractions.
Writing – They will Work with peers to complete a writing project.
Unit 6 is tightly focused on addition and subtraction to 20. During this unit, first graders continue to develop fluency with addition and subtraction facts to 10 and strategies for working with facts to 20. Students make extensive use of the number rack to model and solve number combinations and story problems of all types. In the process, they learn how to write and solve equations that involve unknowns in all positions and determine whether addition and subtraction equations are true or false.
Math: Investigate two dimensional shapes, fractions and lines of symmetry by describing their attributes and functions.
Writing: As a group work on a shared research project to produce an informational piece of writing including an opening, headings, definitions, facts, closing, captions, bold words and glossary.
Reading: Analyze and make connections to describe characters, setting and plot.
Math: In Unit 6, students develop increasingly precise ways to describe, classify, and make generalizations about two-dimensional shapes, particularly quadrilaterals. In Module 1, students explore polygons in a variety of creative ways. In Module 2, they form polygons and special quadrilaterals to build understanding that shared attributes can define a larger category. Module 3 combines geometry and measurement as students measure the perimeters and areas of polygons. Module 4 offers students opportunities to apply what they’ve learned about quadrilaterals and area in the context of fractions.
Reading: Continue with compare and contrast between two different text about Character, setting, and plots. Letters to the teacher have been restructured hitting upon a brief summary, the mini lesson, and a choice from the “Reader’s Response” anchor chart for the 3rd paragraph..
Writing: We will be working on expository writing pieces starting with a text they will be introduced to “Creature Features” , during a read aloud. The students will go through the writing process (pre, RD, Edit, Conference, revise, and publish).
Social/Emotional Learning: Students will be working on understanding the importance of being responsible for their actions. No matter the consequence they have to realize they are accountable. They will practice ways to reaffirm each other during tough times and positive ones.
Reading: During the month of March fourth graders will be reading traditional literature and nonfiction. Students will be writing book reviews stating their opinion. We will be reading informational texts and learning about Ohio inventors. We also will be working on informational pieces, and using evidence from the reading for their essay. Students will be working on writing prompts using all of their strategies to write their best essay.
Math: We will be completing unit 6, reviewing multiplication and division strategies. Next our focus will be on geometry. Students will be learning about angles and how to use a protractor to measure angles. We will also be reviewing geometric shapes and their characteristics.
Social Studies: we will learn about Ohio inventors and their contribution to our lives. Next we will be learning about the Westward Movement in the United States and how it affected settlers and Native Americans.
In English/Languae Arts: In the month of March the fifth grade will compare and contrast literature in with in the same genre. The genre of focus is traditional Literature and Historical fiction. In math, the students will multiply fractions and decimals with in real world problems using a variety of strategies.
The fifth grade will also be writing to compare and contrast key evidence while searching for evidence and forming elaborations. This will also be done with opinion writing pieces. In science fifth grade will review the solar system and dig deeper into friction, heat, and light. Finally in social studies the students will explore the early colonies in the New World and what led to colonization.