Extraordinary Eagle: Cade!


In writing, we continued with our information writing unit. Students planned their books by creating a rough draft of a table of contents. They also learned all of the different types of structures they could use for a chapter, such as a pros and cons chapter, a cause and effect chapter, or compare and contrast chapter. Students have been fast drafting ideas for chapters and will now move onto planning and writing chapters that they will take through the publishing process. Ask your student what chapters they plan to include in their writing and if they are going to use any unique chapter structures!


 In reading, students continued to practice identifying the main idea and supporting details in a text. Students practiced using a text with subheadings and without. When reading a text without headings and subheadings, students learned how to locate “pop-out” sentences, or topic sentences, that help show the main idea and supporting details of a text. Students have been keeping track of the main idea and supporting details in their box and bullets organizers. Finally, this week they also learned how to take the information in their boxes and bullets and turn that into a paragraph summary. Ask your student to summarize the Gorilla chapter we read as a class!


         In math, students continued in Module 3 on multiplication and division. Students used the distributive and commutative properties to help them solve 6 and 7 facts. Students worked on breaking up both multiplication and division facts using number bonds. Students also tackled a variety of word problems using both multiplication and division and solved problems using parentheses and the associative property. We will have our mid-module assessment next week, so this is a great time to be practicing multiplication facts at home to build fluency. Ask your student to demonstrate the associative property of multiplication for you!        

Social Studies   

           In social studies, students continued to learn about all of the cultural universals that link different cultures together. They learned about the cultural universals of government, transportation, family life, shelter, arts & recreation, and education. Students also read more about one cultural universal with their partner and created a poster to inform people about what they read about. Ask your student to tell you more about the cultural universal they researched!



Karissa Bachman