This coming week….


We have our first Benchmark this week on Wed/Thur.
Here is what is coming up on the classroom agenda for Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies 🙂

This week in Math we will be focusing on determining the greatest common factor(GCF) and least common multiple (LCM) of two whole numbers. Then, we will use the GCF to construct an equivalent expression using distributive property. For example, 35 + 50 can be constructed as an equivalent expression using distributive property as 5(7+10). Here are some helpful videos….

GCF Video

LCM Video

Using GCF to construct equivalent expression Video

In Reading, we will be spending the next 2 weeks reading Non-fiction text in order to evaluate and summarize the theme without stating an opinion. Also, we will be using Non-fiction text to analyze how individuals, events, and ideas are introduced. Including how these are elaborated on, and how they relate to each other. Students will be given their AR range, and our AR class contest will begin. Make sure your student is doing their 20 min nightly reading, and that it is getting signed each night!

Summarizing Non-fiction Video

For the next 20 school days in Science we will be studying the interaction between Earth’s atmosphere and its bodies of water. We will analyze the impact of large-scale weather systems on the local weather. Each student will create a weather system model that includes the sun, the atmosphere, and bodies of water.


In Social Studies, we will be describing the difference between primary and secondary sources. Students will be able to describe how archaeological research adds to our understanding of the past. We will learn how limited resources and unlimited wants cause people to choose some things and give up others. Finally, students will determine how scarcity, opportunity costs, and trade-offs influence decision making.


We will wrap up our Writing unit this week on using pronouns correctly in a variety of contexts. Also, using commas, parentheses, and dashes to show additional information in a sentence.


-Mrs Wirth

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