April 1 – 5

**Tuesday, April 2nd is an early release day.

WEEK A

READING:

This week in reading we will be reading the biography Catching the Moon by Crystal Hubbard. We will use this story to focus on retelling the story from beginning, middle, to end as well as asking an answering questions using the 5 Ws (who, what, when, where, and why). We are also learning about similes. Similes compare two things using the words “like” or “as”. Similes help to paint a picture about what is happening in the story. For example, instead of saying “the boy was fast” we could use a simile and say “the boy was as fast as a cheetah”. This paints a better picture to show how that boy was very, very fast! Check out the poster below for more examples.

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

We will also be learning about literal and non-literal language. Literal language is when the text means exactly what is says. For example: “He broke his foot” literally means his foot is broken. However with non-literal language (which we also call idioms), we don’t always mean exactly what we say. For example: “she said to zip your lips” does not mean to put a zipper on your mouth, it means to be quiet. Check out the posters below for extra examples.

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

We will be working on the phonics sounds oo (as in moon and book) as well.

MATH:

This week in Math we will continue working on multiplication by learning a variety of strategies to solve and represent equations. Check out the examples below.

**Poster credit goes to Guided Math**

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