General

Learning Update

Writing
This week we will begin our final unit as we learn how to write a research report. We will study how informational authors gather facts, keep track of their learning and restate information in their own words.  
Math
We have begun a study of equal parts and fractions… YAY! Children will be dividing shapes into equal parts and using language such as “2 out of 4 shaded parts”. We will also explore arrays (rows and columns of objects) to prepare for repeated addition (the foundation of multiplication!).
Reading
Our readers will be studying nonfiction texts and leaving thinking tracks as they read. Being able to restate learning in their own words has a huge impact on students’ comprehension. We will also discuss how authors teach readers about their topics, using text features and other special text elements. 

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