Weekly Update 2/25-3/1


*  2/27 – Group Pictures (rescheduled)
*  2/28  Animal Habitat Project Due
*  March 8 – Icee Day
*  March 12 – McTeacher Night 5-8 pm (Forest City (74 Bypass) Location)
*  March 15 – Noon Release
*  March – No School; Teacher Workday
*  Due to school cancellations and delays, April 12 will now be a full school day


This week we will wrap up our “Numbers to 40” chapter and begin Chapter 13 “Addition and Subtraction Within 40”

Students will:

Add a one-digit number to a two-digit number by adding ones to ones
Subtract a one-digit number from a two-digit number by subtracting ones
Add a one-digit number to a two-digit number by composing a 10
Use known facts to add a two-digit number and a one-digit number
Practice adding a one-digit number to a two-digit number using different strategies within 40
Subtract a one-digit number from a two-digit number by subtracting from a 10
Practice subtracting a one-digit number using different strategies within 40
Add 3 one-digit numbers

Spelling Words:  after, without, raked, brushed, coiled, drawing, blended, here
Unit 5:

The Reader for this unit is called Kate’s Book. It follows a girl named Kate who has various adventures during her summer vacation and eventually writes a book about them. The premise is that students are reading the book that Kate wrote, which her grandmother also illustrated.
The following are the sounds and spellings that are either reviewed or introduced in this unit:

• /ch/ spelled ‘ch’ (review) and ‘tch’ (new)

• /j/ spelled ‘j’ (review), ‘g’, ‘ge’ (new)

• /v/ spelled ‘v’ (review) and ‘ve’ (new)

• /r/ spelled ‘r’ (review) and ‘wr’ (new)
• /p/ spelled ‘p’ and ‘pp’ (review)

• /b/ spelled ‘b’ and ‘bb’ (review)

• /k/ spelled ‘c’, ‘k’, ‘cc’, and ‘ck’ (review)

• /g/ spelled ‘g’ and ‘gg’ (review)

• /t/ spelled ‘t’, ‘tt’, ‘ed’ (review)

• /d/ spelled ‘d’, ‘dd’, ‘ed’ (review)

• /f/ spelled ‘f’ and ‘ff’ (review)

• /l/ spelled ‘l’ and ‘ll’ (review)
During Unit 5, students will:

recognize the spelling pattern for regular plural nouns — if a word ends in ‘sh’, ‘ch’, ‘s’, or ‘x’, they will add ‘es’ to make the word plural.
review nouns and verbs, including the identification and formation of present, past, and future tense.
practice identifying and creating statements, questions, and exclamations, both orally and in writing
learn that some root words change when adding the suffixes –ing and –ed
learn the rule for doubling consonant spellings:   if there is a short vowel word that ends in a single consonant, it will change to a double letter spelling. For example, chip changes to chipping and chipped, hug turns to hugging and hugged, rub turns to rubbing and rubbed, and mop turns to mopping and mopped.

Unit 5 Tricky Words:  how, picture, stagecoach
Listening and Learning:  Animals and Habitats

This domain will introduce students to the wonder of the natural world, focusing on the interconnectedness of all living things with their physical environment and with one another. Students will learn what a habitat is and will also learn to identify specific types of habitats and their related characteristics. They will learn to recognize different plants and animals as being indigenous to specific habitats and will begin to develop an understanding of several fundamental principles of nature. They will learn, for example, that animals and plants typically live in those habitats to which they are best suited, often developing unique characteristics or features that enable them to specifically adapt to the climate and conditions of a given environment. They will also be introduced to simple classifications of animals according to the types of food they eat and will begin to understand the notion of a food chain. In later grades, students will build upon the knowledge of habitats and animals that they will have gained from listening to and discussing the read-alouds in this domain. The concepts and factual information that they learn now will serve as the basis for later, in-depth understanding of increasingly detailed and sophisticated biological taxonomies, the interdependence of all of nature and its fragile balance, and an appreciation of the role that human beings must assume to protect the world in which they live.

Students will:

Identify the characteristics of the freshwater habitat
Explain that salt water covers most of Earth and is found in oceans
Identify and locate the oceans of the world on a globe: Arctic, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern
Describe the landscape of the ocean floor
Describe ocean life as very diverse
Match saltwater plants and animals to the saltwater habitat
Identify the characteristics of the bald eagles’ habitat
Explain why and how habitat destruction can cause extinction
Tested Vocabulary:  habitat, living, shelter, survive, adapted, burrow, exposed, tundra, camouflage, carnivore, herbivores, nocturnal, omnivore, scavengers, coexist, hardy, predators, prey, prickly, climate, hibernate, species, store, temperate, canopy, colonies, dense

habitat, n. The place where an animal or plant normally lives and grows

living, adj. Being alive; having life

shelter, n. Something that protects from weather or danger

survive, v. To remain alive

adapted, v. Changed to suit a special purpose or situation; adjusted

burrow, v. To dig a hole or tunnel

exposed, v. Left unprotected; put out in the open with no covering

tundra, n. A treeless area in a specific part of the Arctic

camouflage, v. To blend in or hide in the natural surroundings

carnivore, n. An animal that consumes other animals

herbivores, n. Animals that eat only plants or plant products

nocturnal, adj. Active at night

omnivore, n. An animal that eats both plants and other animals

scavengers, n. Animals that eat meat and waste left by other animals

coexist, v. To live peacefully together at the same time or in the same place

hardy, adj. Able to survive in unfavorable or harsh conditions

predators, n. Animals that hunt and eat other animals

prey, n. An animal that is hunted by other animals

prickly, adj. Small and sharp

climate, n. The type of weather that a place has over a long period of time

hibernate, v. To sleep during the winter season for periods of time that are longer than just one night

species, n. A group of animals or plants that are alike in specific ways and have similar characteristics or features

store, v. To save and put something away to be used later