January 28 – February 1

**Tuesday, January 29th is an early release day.

**Friday, February 1st is our class field trip to see the play Wonderland: Alice’s Rock and Roll Adventure. Due to the time of the play, we will be eating lunch prior to our normal time. Students are asked to bring a lunch from home this day. Since we will still be eating it at school, lunch items can be brought in either disposable or reusable containers.

**Friday, February 1st is also our Family Science Night from 5:30pm – 8:00pm in the GLC! The WVPTO has partnered with Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose to bring 10 new scientific activity stations. This year projects are focused on air and include CD-balloon hovercraft, self-made musical instrument, propelled vehicles, air resistance projects, pneumatic pressure projects, air pollution experiment, air vortex shapes and more. The FSN Committee also prepared two chemistry projects to compliment the CDM projects. Students and parents explore interactive stations, where volunteers assist with individual activities. In addition, Mrs. Wendy Chew will have the C-Lab open from 6:30-7:30 pm for our families to tour inside. Come check it out!

WEEK A

READING:

This week in reading we will be reading the fictional story Snow Day by Lester Laminack. Through this story we focus on summarizing what happened in the story using the format: Somebody Wanted But So Then.

For example if we were to summarize the 3 little pigs we could use the SWBST format below:

We will also continue working on identifying the lesson in the story.

We will also be learning about singular and plural nouns. We know that singular means just one of something. We also know that plural means more than one.

We will be focusing on the different rules for making nouns plural. For example:

  • Most nouns end in an -s when we make them plural (dogs, plants, cars)
  • If a noun ends in the letters s, x, sh, or ch, we make them plural by adding an -es (buses, boxes, dishes, benches)
  • If a noun ends in a -y, we typically change the -y to and -i and add es (baby – babies, berry – berries)

**Poster credit goes to Rooted in Reading by Amy Lemons and Katie King**

We will finish reviewing digraphs as well this week.

MATH:

This week in Math we will continue working on measurement. This week we will look at both Metric Units (centimeters and meters) and Imperial Units (inches and feet). Students will practice measuring different objects using these units as well as estimating the length and height of objects.

We will also be reviewing and testing over telling time and measurement. Students will be tested over the following skills:

  • Telling time to 5 minutes on an analog clock
  • Making time to 5 minutes on an analog clock
  • Solving story problems using elapsed time
  • Using nonstandard, metric, and imperial units to measure different objects

Thanks for stopping by! Check back next week for more updates on our learning!