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Unit 3 - Live and Learn


Big Idea: What have you learned about the world that surprises 

                you?


Week 1
(1/6 - 1/10)

Essential Question: How do earth's forces affect us?




Resources:
Week 1 Overview
Word Workout
Comprehension Check


Extra Practice:

Vocabulary

Grammar

Mechanics

Vocabulary Strategy



Dear Family Member:

This week our class will be focusing on how the Earth’s forces affect us. We will be talking about forces that we can observe.

Here are some activities that you can do with your child to help reinforce the skills we’ll be practicing.

Word Workout

  • Words to Know: similes You will make up a sentence using one of the words on the list. Then your child will make up a different sentence using the same word. Continue until all the list words have been used.

Comprehension: author’s purpose

Your child will look at illustrations of book titles and circle the sentence that tells why the author wrote the book.

Week 2
(1/13 - 1/17)

Essential Question: What can we see in the sky?



Resources:
Week 2 Overview
Word Workout
Comprehension Check


Extra Practice:

Vocabulary

Grammar

Mechanics

Vocabulary Strategy



Dear Family Member:

This week our class will be focusing on what we can see when we look in the sky. We will discuss the Earth, the sun, the moon, and the stars.

Here are some activities that you can do with your child to help reinforce the skills we’ll be practicing.

Word Workout

  • Words to Know: compound words You will write each list word on a card. Your child will pick a card and make up a sentence using the word on the card. You’ll take turns picking the cards until all the words have been used.

Comprehension: sequence

Your child will look at groups of pictures and put them in sequential order to tell a story.

Week 3
(1/21 - 1/24)

Essential Question: How can people help out their community?



Resources:
Week 3 Overview
Word Workout
Comprehension Check


Extra Practice:

Vocabulary

Grammar

Mechanics

Vocabulary Strategy



Dear Family Member:

This week our class will focus on the ways people can help their community. We will also talk about how people solve common problems in their communities.

Here are some activities that you can do with your child to help reinforce the skills we’ll be practicing.

Word Workout

  • Words to Know: synonyms You and your child will make up a story about someone who solves a problem in a town. You will develop the story by taking turns using the list words in sentences.

Comprehension: author’s purpose

Your child will look at each set of illustrations to be used in a book. Then he or she will think about what the author’s purpose is for writing the book. Your child can suggest a variety of author’s purposes based on the pictures.


Week 4
(1/27 - 1/31)

Essential Question: How does weather affect us?




Resources:
Week 4 Overview
Word Workout
Comprehension Check


Extra Practice:

Vocabulary

Grammar

Mechanics

Vocabulary Strategy


 

Dear Family Member:

This week our class will focus on weather and how it affects us. We will talk about the different kinds of weather and how we keep ourselves safe.

Here are some activities that you can do with your child to help reinforce the skills we’ll be practicing.

Word Workout

  • Words to Know: antonyms You and your child will make up headlines for a news story about a big storm using the list words in each headline.

Comprehension: main idea and key details

Your child will read a story title and circle the picture that shows the main idea. He or she will then put an on the details in the picture that match the title.

Week 5
(2/3 - 2/7)

Essential Question: How do you express yourself?




Resources:
Week 5 Overview
Word Workout
Comprehension Check


Extra Practice:

Vocabulary

Grammar

Mechanics

Vocabulary Strategy



Dear Family Member:

This week our class will be focusing on how people express themselves. We will be talking about how we communicate through music and sound.

Here are some activities that you can do with your child to help reinforce the skills we’ll be practicing.

Word Workout

  • Words to Know: prefixes You and your child will make up sentences using the words on the list. Each sentence will be related to a musical event. When you’ve used all the words, your child will draw a picture of the event.

Comprehension: main idea and key details

Your child will read a short paragraph and think about the main idea and details. He or she will circle the picture that shows the main idea and draw a line under the picture that shows a detail.



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