Curriculum Information

Trimester II-- Areas of Study

Literacy:

Reader's Workshop/Guided Reading Groups; Literature Circles

Reading Skills-- Analyzing Text Structure (Nonfiction),  Determining Main Ideas with Supporting Details, Finding Evidence, Nonfiction Text Features, Making Inferences

Writing Workshop--Informational Writing (Lucy Calkins' Units of  Study) 

Math:

Challenger Math Resources

Place Value & Decimal Fractions, Multi-Digit Whole Number & Decimal Fraction Operations, Addition & Subtraction of Fractions

Social Studies:

(Early American Inhabitants), Early European Explorers

Science: 

Life Science, Structures, Behaviors & Adaptations (Science-to-Go)

Health:

F.L.A.S.H. (state requirement about Family Life & Sexual Health) in February (parents may contact me/Cris Coleman at the District Office to preview F.L.A.S.H. materials prior to this teaching)

Weekly Work at Home*

Math--zearn.org (online Math), corresponding w/daily class lesson (30 min. max) ; 

Practice multiplication/division math facts nightly

Reading--Read 30-40 min./daily, sharing about your book, article, reading with an adult at home; questioning for understanding 

Keyboarding--Practice keyboarding skills 10-15 min./wkly (Using Nitrotype, Kidztype, or typing  ANYTHING)

*--Total Daily Homework time should not exceed 45-50 min. for 5th Issaquah SD grade students!