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May, 2009

Dear Parents,

Nine months down, one to go!!!  Let’s finish strong!
Math:
  • Took a fraction test
  • Reviewed multiplication and division facts
  • Started vertical multiplication
  • One digit factor
  • Two digit factors
º   Started long division


Reading:
  • We continue to read chapter books and do activities in ability based reading groups
  • foster book talks
  • Using ability based trade books, we continue to:
  • Learn different reading strategies
  • Work on vocabulary
  • Work on reading comprehension
  • Look at inference questioning
  • Analyze characters
  • Study story elements
  • Write responses and summaries
  • learn use of language
  • D.E.A.R
  • Ability level reading
  • Write summaries and recommendations
  • Mrs. Koulouris
  • Mrs. Koulouris’ mystery unit is continuing.  The students are learning story elements, motives, suspects, etc.
Writing:
  • Journal Writing
  • Response to reading
  • Social Studies essay writing
  • Daily Oral Language – Grammar practice
  • Poetry
Social Studies:
  • American Revolution
  • Loyalists vs. Patriots
  • Reasons for war
  • 13 Colonies
  • Militia
  • Currently reading The Secret Soldier as a shared reading
  • Social Studies vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • Writing activities
  • Class discussions
Science:
  • Continuing electricity unit
  • Circuits (open, closed, series, parallel)
  • Polarity
  • Wiring diagrams
  • Electricity Symbols
Reminders:
        - Field Trip - June 8th
  • 4th grade picnic – TBA
  • Historical Site Project – Due June 19th
Sincerely,
Mr. Trottier



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