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Esta carta viene de la página web
*Please note that this is NOT yet fully updated, and will ALWAYS be a work in progress. Para que sepas, este sitio NO ESTA totalmente listo todavía y siempre será un trabajo en progreso.
Please talk with your child every night about what they are learning in school. Ask lots of questions, and don't let them give you simple answers. If they can't tell you what they did in school, we have a problem!!!
ELA (English Language Arts): Students are constantly learning new strategies to help them become better readers. The students have learned that there are 4 main skills we need to focus on as readers: Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary. We are always learning new strategies to help us get better in each of these areas. Please ask your child what strategies they are working on and what new vocabulary they're learning.
SLA (Spanish Language Arts): Most of the students' literacy instruction is in English. Their Spanish Language Arts instruction is integrated into their Science studies.
Spelling & Vocabulary / deletreo y vocabulario: Students work on their spelling through their writing. They do not get weekly spelling words or have spelling tests. We do however have weekly vocabulary words. Ask them about the new words they're learning!
Writing / escribiendo: Students have learned how to write personal narratives, persuasive essays and they have now learned how to write poems. During our next unit we will be learning how to write informational text.
Math / matemáticas: Help your child in every way you can to improve their number sense. Have them help you cook, do grocery shopping, budgeting, etc.
Social Studies / estudios sociales: We are studying the 5 regions of the United States. Right now, we are studying the Northeast region.
Science / ciencias: Students have learned about the sun, earth and moon. They are now learning about energy transfer, electricity and magnetism.
· Pencils ~ lápices · Hand sanitizer
· Dry erase markers ~ borradores “dry erase” · Packs of lined paper ~ papel con líneas
· Zip lock baggies (any size)
· Dry snacks (bag of pretzels, grahm crackers, etc.) ~ bocadillos
ELA (English Language Arts): Student grades will be based on an average of their work in the following areas:
- Their mastery of reading related strategies
- Their performance on weekly vocabulary and comprehension tests.
- Their effort and accuracy on classwork.
SLA (Spanish Language Arts): Thank you for your patience, we are still working out the details in this area.
Writing / escribiendo: Student grades will be based on an average of their work in the following areas:
- Journals & quick writes
- Process pieces
Math / matemáticas: Student grades will be based on an average of their work in the following areas:
- Classroom work
Social Studies / estudios sociales: Grades are based on their effort and accuracy on class work and assessments.
Science / ciencias: Thank you for your patience, we are still working out the details here, but students will be graded based on their participation, classroom work, and end of unit tests.