This quarter, we are reading folktales and myths, many of which contain a trickster and a gullible character. Later, we will read articles with a sequential text structure. We’ll complete the year by reading about historical events from different perspectives.
Ask your child: “What makes someone gullible?”
We are currently writing opinion essays. Then we will review all the writing genres we’ve studied this year.
Ask your child: “How is an opinion essay similar to an informative essay? How is it different?”
We’re beginning the quarter studying perimeter and area. Next, we will create and interpret line plots. Our last unit of the year will be on converting different units of measurement.
Ask your child: “What is the formula for finding the perimeter of a rectangle? What is the formula for finding the area of a rectangle?”
Our first social studies unit is on missions and ranchos. Later in the quarter, we will study the California Gold Rush.
Our final science unit will be on fast and slow changes to Earth’s surface, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and weathering.
We are currently reading and analyzing news articles and letters to the editor. There is a focus on finding evidence to support points the author is making. Later this quarter, we will switch to fictional texts. We will be reading folktales, fables, and myths. The focus will be on making inferences and determining the theme.
We have spent a couple of months learning about fractions. Our next unit is on the relationship between fractions and decimals. Have your child look for examples of decimals the next time you go shopping! After decimals, we will study geometry, including measuring angles with a protractor.
Students are currently finishing up a research report. After that, we will begin opinion writing.
We are completing a unit on European explorers who came to California. At the end of the quarter, we will learn about missions.
Our science unit this quarter will be all about energy. Students will study potential and kinetic energy, and they will learn how energy can change from one form into another, such as mechanical energy becoming heat energy.
The yearbook is available for preorder for $50 until February 18. The yearbook will go up to $60 after that date.
The yearbook can be purchased at Buy the Yearbook (pictavo.com)
Families will be prompted to create an account to purchase the yearbook. Our yearbook job is #702762 for quick access.
Dear Families – Our KHC Road Trip journey is coming to an end this week, and our students have done an amazing job learning how to keep their hearts healthy, while helping others! If your student has not joined our online team and taken the Challenge to Be Active or Be Kind, this is the last chance to earn a FREE Road Warrior Wristband! Join your child’s class team and register today at http://www2.heart.org/goto/camarena or download the FREE Kids Heart Challenge App for Apple or Android
Donations are due: Friday 2/4
Double your donation! Find out if your employer offers matching gifts at www.heart.org/matchinggifts
There will be a Disney spirit day tomorrow, January 21, so we are encouraging students to wear Disney gear. (Star Wars and Marvel are also Disney!)