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...your child will learn this year!

* Visualizing
* Wondering/Questioning
* Making inferences
* Understanding text structure
* Determining important ideas
* Making connections
* Summarizing
*  Read medium level chapter books
*  Read and finish a variety of materials with guidance
*  Read and understand most new words
*  Use reference materials to locate information with guidance
*  Increase knowledge of literary elements and genres
*  Silent read for extended periods
*  Demonstrate literal and inferential comprehension
*  Effectively make connections between reading, writing, and life experiences
*  Begin to participate in guided literacy discussions
*  Read fluently with expression

*  Begin to write for various purposes
*  Organize ideas in logical sequence
*  Begin to develop paragraphs
*  Use a variety of sentences in written pieces
*  Begin to revise by adding literacy devices
*  Develop editing and proof reading skills
*  Employ strategies to spell different words correctly
*  Write fluently and legibly in cursive


In this year, your child should change from a greater reliance on auditory memory of letter sounds to a greater reliance on visual memory of spelling patterns such as:

*  vowel, consonant, e (bake)
*  r-controlled vowels (hurt)
*  other common long vowels (boat)
*  complex consonants (bridge)
*  ambiguous vowels (yawn)

Your child must also apply this knowledge of spelling patterns in their writing assignments.

Learning Goals for 1st Marking Period
*  Draws coins to show money amounts
* Calculates and compares money amounts
* Draws minute and hour hand to show times
* Finds equivalent name for numbers
* Uses < > or = to make a number sentence true
* Completes a bar graph
* Knows basic addition facts
* Knows basic subtraction facts
* Uses basic facts to computer extended facts
* Applies addition and subtraction to patterns in charts
* Writes equivalent names for whole numbers
* Solves number stories and writes number models
* Shows time on an analog clock
* Identifies place value in 4-digit numbers
* Estimates a difference and sum
* Measures line segments to the nearest 1/2 inch and 1/2 cm
* Finds perimeter
* Uses basic probability terms
* Solves number stories involving money

Learning Goals for 2nd Marking Period
* Completes fact families
* Writes a number that is 100 more/less
* Compares multiplication number models using < > and =
* Finds the area of rectangles
* Applies multiplication patterns to "What's My Rule" boxes
* Recognizes and extends number patterns (number grids)
* Solves a multiplication number story
* Writes 5-digit numbers
* Uses basic facts to compute extended facts
* Finds the sum of 4 addends
* Makes ballpark estimates for multi-digit addition and subtraction problems
* Finds perimeter and area of a rectangle
* Draws line segments to form a quadrangle
* Uses letters to name a quadrangle
* Identifies a right angle
* Draws a line of symmetry
* Solves a division number story
* Identifies and describes 3D solid figures
* Fills in missing products
* Draws parallel and intersecting line segments and rays
* Makes ballpark estimates
* Solves multi-digit addition and subtraction problems

Learning Goals for 3rd Marking Period
* Finds fractional parts of a set
* Uses equal sharing to demonstrate the meaning of division
* Solves problems involving parentheses
* Describes and uses strategies for calculating perimeter and area
* Estimates to answer a number story involving money
* Measures in cm.
* Calculates the perimeter of an irregular polygon
* Labels points on a ruler
* Measures a line segment to the nearest 1/2 inch
* Finds the median and mode of a data set
* Writes and identifies the value of digits in whole numbers
* Shows and tells time on an analog clock
* Calculates elapsed time


Students will be able to understand:
*  life cycles of a plant from germination to seed production
*  characteristics of plants as living things
*  that magnets attract and repel each other and certain other kinds of materials
*  that some forces act at a distance (static electricity, magnetism)
*  that electrical circuits require a complete loop through which an electrical circuit can pass
*  the relationship between magnetism and electricity
*  that most Earth materials are made of several substances or minerals
*  that some of the Earth's surface changes due to rapid processes (volcanoes, earthquakes)

*  Ask simple questions that can be investigated through observations combined with scientific information
*  Use simple equipment appropriately in scientific investigations
*  Use math (graphing, measuring) in scientific investigations
*  Use evidence (observations, data) from simple investigations to develop reasonable explanations
*  Conducts simple scientific investigations
*  Communicates procedures, observations, and results of scientific investigations
*  Maintains an organized record of investigations
*  Reviews and asks questions about scientific investigations

Social Studies

*  Understands that people's culture and way of life is affected by the environment
*  Understands how a local community develops and changes over time
*  Appreciates the historical landmarks and individuals of the community
*  Can utilize map skills and symbols when reading a map

Social Skills

*  Demonstrates effort
*  Demonstrates self-control
*  Complies with school and classroom rules
*  Makes responsible choices
*  Takes responsibility for actions
*  Words cooperatively
*  Participates in group activities
*  Seeks help when appropriate
*  Is prepared for class
*  Is organized
*  Demonstrates listening habits
*  Focuses on the task at hand
*  Respects the feelings of others
*  Finishes required tasks
*  Follows directions



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