This week in language arts, we will read a realistic fiction story called "The Art Lesson". This story is about a little boy named Tommy who wants to be an artist when he grows up. He can't wait to get to school and have real art lessons. Unfortunately when Tommy gets to school, he finds out that the art lessons are full of "rules". Luckily his teacher finds a way to give Tommy the freedom to create and stay within the guidelines. This story will help our students learn more about an "author's viewpoint". Sometimes an author lets the reader know how they feel about something by things their story characters do or say. The spelling this week will feature words with -oo sounds as in "book" and "moon".
In math, we will continue to review telling time to the nearest minute. Please have your child practice their basic math facts nightly using Mathzor.com
Our students will also work on the endangered animals reports. In addition, we will practice for our upcoming classroom play.