Students work independently at their reading level on computer based assignments on Raz-Kids and iStation. They also are encouraged to choose books to read on their own level from our school library, school lending library, and classroom library. During Guided Reading, students extend their decoding, comprehension and fluency practice with on grade level texts to help prepare them for the SOLs in the Spring. Students need to read daily at home and are strongly encouraged to use the Raz-Kids computer program at home.
Students write daily across the curriculum. Emphasis is put on writing in complete sentences with correct spelling and usage. Paragraph writing is also being practiced. Students are encouraged to keep a journal or diary to practice writing skills.
Students experience daily practice of Math objectives on their level through lessons delivered by the online program DREAMBOX. Students are strongly encouraged to use this program at home. Computation in all operations is practiced through Daily Reviews. Students will be studying Geometry, Measurement, Data and Analysis, and Fractions to round out the Curriculum before the SOLs in the Spring. Please continue to have your student practice Math Facts at home.
The remaining Units of Study include Simple Machines, Natural Resources, Sun, Earth, and Moon, and Soil.
The remaining Units of Study include Ancient Civilizations, Economics, Famous Americans, and Explorers.
Students are required to read at least 20 minutes every evening. Students will receive a weekly math sheet on Monday and it is due on Friday. Students should also study for their Word Study (spelling) test on Fridays.
Students have a black 3 ring binder that contains study guides for every subject. Students will bring these binders home to study for upcoming tests.
Students will periodically be given Scholastic Book Flyers. Students will have the opportunity to purchase books for themselves. Please send cash in an envelope with the books wanting to be purchased marked. If you would like to place an online order, the class code is GXW7T.