In literacy we have started small groups. This way I can target exactly what your child needs to work on in order to improve in their weak areas. It's also an opportunity to celebrate their strong areas! We are reading about Houdini, writing descriptive essays about animals at a zoo, and we are reading The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.
Please remember to record reading minutes in your student's planner every night! 20 minutes of reading is required Monday-Friday.
In math we are learning how to divide a two- or three-digit number by a one-digit number. We had a lot of kids who really struggled with multiplying two double-digit numbers, such as 74 X 93. Please work on this at home! I will be sending homework to practice this concept.
We are still working on rocks. We took a Sage benchmark test and realized that a lot of the questions are about specific rocks, such as, "How would you classify schist?" and it gave the options of metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary. (It's metamorphic.) We will be working on memorizing common rocks and Utah-native rocks. The students in my class have been working on making rock books, which will be sent home so they can study.
We are working on our website and doing a great job on it! It's not finished, but you're welcome to take a peek: theanimalhelpclass.weebly.com
Students ARE allowed to work on it at home.