April 29 – May 3

**Tuesday, April 30th is an early release day.



This week in reading we will be reading poetry in Old Elm Speaks by Kristine George. We will use this story to focus on analyzing poetry to understand what the author wants to share with us. We will also be learning about different poets and their impact.

We will also be learning about poetic devices. These are tools poets use in their writing. Some examples we will be learning about are:

  • Alliteration: phrases/sentences where most words begin with the same letter/sound. For example: Alex ate apricots all afternoon.
  • Onomatopoeia: sound words. For example: Boom! Pop! Thud!
  • Similes: comparing two things using the words “like” or “as”. For example: She was slow like a turtle.
  • Repetition: repeating sounds, words, or phrases to make an impact. For example: The frog went hop, hop. hop.
  • Personification: giving human qualities to an object. For example: The sun smiled as it peeked out from behind the clouds.

We will be working on the phonics sounds ough/eigh as well.


This week in Math we will continue our unit on money. We will be focusing on different ways to make monetary values. For example: 23 cents could be made up of 23 pennies, 2 dimes and 3 pennies, 4 nickels and 3 pennies, and more! We will practice building and counting different money amounts less than or equal to one dollar. Check out the video below for a couple examples of counting coins!

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