Here's a look at our learning this week:
We will continue learning about early explorers in social studies. This week, we will learn about Vasco Nunez de Balboa and Jacques Cartier. As we continue learning about explorers, we will compare their reasons for exploration, their obstacles, and their accomplishments. Ask your child about these things.
In reading, we will learn how authors use cause and effect to help tell stories. We will learn about specific clue words that signal cause and effect as well.
In math, we will finish our unit on finding the area of rectangles. Then we will review what we've previously learned about solving word problems. We will focus first on 1-step word problems which use multiplication or division.
In writing, we will continue our explorer informational writing. We are writing a paragraph about each explorer and then creating a powerpoint as a final draft to show what we've learned about explorers.
As always, please let me or Mrs. Keith know if you have any questions or concerns. Let's have a GREAT week!