Math: Multiplication and Division (VA SOL 3.)
In this unit, we will learn multiple strategies for the students to investigate and solve problems. They will learn basic multiplication and division facts. They will also learn several ways to solve two-digit by one-digit multiplication problems. Please make sure to be helping your child study their multiplication facts every night. This makes division so much easier as well :) I gave each student a set of flash cards, or there are flash cards available at the Dollar Store if you do not have any at home!
Science: Soil (VA SOL 3.7)
We are learning all about soil! Students will explore the 3 layers of soil and learn why soil is so important to our earth.
Social Studies: Geography and Map Skills (VA SOL 3.5)
The next social studies unit we will be starting is geography and map skills. Students will learn about the continents and oceans. They will also learn how to read and use a map.
Reading: Comprehension of Fiction and Word Skills (VA SOL 3.)
During reading groups, we are
focusing on understanding and answering questions after reading fiction stories. It is important to ask children questions about what they are reading afterwards so that the students are comprehending what they are reading. Students are also reviewing word analysis skills: prefixes, suffixes, homophones, synonyms, antonyms, vowel sounds, etc.