April 22 – 26

**Tuesday, April 23rd is an early release day.



This week in reading we will be reading the fictional story Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney. We will use this story to focus on identifying the motivation of the characters. What goals do they have or what drives them to act the way they do? We will also look at how the author structures the story’s timeline using flashbacks, or looking back into the past.

We will also be learning about prefixes. Prefixes are added to the beginning of words and change their meaning. For example, the prefix -un means not. So the word unhappy means not happy. This week we will be focusing on the prefixes un-, re-, pre-, dis-, and mis-. Check out the poster below for their meaning and some examples.

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

We will be working on the phonics sounds sion/tion (at the end of words) as well.


This week in Math we will begin our unit on money. If you are following along at home, this unit matches with the first half of Chapter 7 of Go! Math. We will start off by reviewing pennies (1 cent) and dimes (10 cents) and representing different money amounts using these coins. This will help make the connection to the base ten place value system our numbers follow. We will also begin adding in other coins such as nickels (5 cents) and quarters (25 cents). Check out the video below for some catchy information about each coin!

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