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Nov. 18-22

Math

Unit 3 = Fraction Concepts, Addition, & Subtraction

In this unit, students build on fraction concepts from previous grades to understand fractions as division.  They also use visual models to make estimates, add & subtract fractions & mixed numbers, and check reasonableness of their answers.  Finally, students explore strategies for solving fraction-of problems.

Monday
3-8 = Renaming Fractions as Mixed Numbers

Tuesday
3-9 = Adding & Subtracting Fractions & Mixed Numbers

Wednesday
3-10 = Exploring Fraction Addition with Unlike Denominators

Thursday
3-11 = Fraction Capure game


Friday
ketchup & pickles

 

*Your child will typically have a math assignment each day. This assignment may or may not come home as homework, depending on whether or not your child completed it at school.*
 

Unit 3 Test = TBD
 

Language Arts

Unit 2 = Wild Encounters

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Aside from reading a minimum of 20 minutes daily outside of school, your child will typically have a reading assignment each day. This assignment may or may not come home as homework, depending on whether or not your child completed it at school.  It will be on the back side of the math assignment.*

Unit 2/Lesson 7 Test = Mon., Nov. 18
 

Writing

writing = informative writing (compare/contrast essay)

focus = elaboration

Social Studies

European Explorers

Coming soon!

explorers quiz = TBD
 

Science

Web of Life

This unit on ecology helps students develop the idea that plants, animals, and fungi form a system of interdependent parts, with each part dependent on the other parts for its material nourishment.  By the end of the unit, teachers will be able to guide their students to the conclusion that organic matter is cycling through the living world.

 

Mystery Unit Starter = Ecosystem Design & Modeling
Life Inside a Dome

 

Mystery #1 = Food Chains, Predators, Herbivores, & Carnivores
Why would a hawk move to New York City?

 

Mystery #2 = Matter Cycle, Food Chain
What do plants eat?

 

Mystery #3 = Decomposers & Matter Cycle
Where do fallen leaves go?

 

Mystery #4 = Decomposers, Nutrients, & Matter Cycle
Do worms really eat dirt?

 

Mystery #5 = Ecosystems & Matter Cycle
Why do you have to clean a fish tank but not a pond?

 

Mystery #6 = Flow of Energy
Why did the dinosaurs go extinct?

Performance Task: Ecosystem Argument
How could we grow food on Mars?

Web of Life test = Mon., Nov. 18

 

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