Sunday, January 8, 2017

Learning Objectives Jan. 9 - 13, 2017


In math we are currently determining the area of rectangles with whole number side lengths in problems using multiplication related to the number of rows times the number of unit squares in each row; decomposing composite figures formed by rectangles into non-overlapping rectangles to determine the area of the original figure using the additive property of area, and decomposing two congruent two-dimensional figures into parts with equal areas and express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole and recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.


In science we are currently exploring and recording how soils are formed by weathering of rock and the decomposition of plant and animal remains.


In social studies we are currently identifying ways of earning, spending, saving, and donating money, and explaining how supply and demand affect the price of a good or service.


In reading we are currently analyzing, making inferences and drawing conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. Students are expected to paraphrase the themes and supporting details of fables, legends, myths, or stories; comparing and contrasting the settings in myths and traditional folktales, and understanding, making inferences and drawing conclusions about the structure and elements of fiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to describe the interaction of characters including their relationships and the changes they undergo [as relates to comprehending folktales].


In writing we are currently writing literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas. Students are expected to write imaginative stories that build the plot to a climax and contain details about the characters and setting.

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