# Current Topics

What we are studying this week 3/6:

Reading: This semester we are focused on literature!! Yay! The main focus of this semester will be inferencing (using background knowledge and text to answer questions) and theme. We will be reading a lot of stories where students will need identify the  theme and provide details to prove that they are correct. They will also learn to write a summary with literature and we will use the format Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then.

Writing: Informational Writing/Narrative writing

Math: Fractions (What fractions are, how to represent them, equivalent fractions, adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions).

This week, we will be learning how to multiply a whole number by a fraction. Students will need to be able to solve it in isolation and a word problem.

This semester we will be studying fractions, decimals, geometry and measurement.

We are focusing on one number a week for math facts. If the students get 100% on Monday, they will not need to take the test Friday. They get 3 minutes to do 36 problems. If the don't pass, they stay on that number until they reach 100%.

Social Studies: Missions

We will be studying missions and the purpose for them.

Science: Magnetism

Spelling/Vocab: Week of 3/6/17

Spelling:

yourself

seem

thus

square

moment

teacher

happy

bright

sent

present

plan

rather

length

speed

machine

information

except

figure

you're

free

Vocabulary: The best way to study vocabulary is to learn the definitions and have students give examples of what that vocabulary word might look like. For example: Have students give you an example of someone or something that is thriving.

ricochet- When something ricochets, it hits a surface and bounces back from it.

fragment- A fragment of something is a small piece or part of it.