Week at a Glance

Week of Feb. 26th-Mar. 1st, 2024

Language Arts
As students read the final chapters of Peter Pan, they simultaneously
read and compare the book with another story about Peter Pan, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. Reading and comparing the stories allows students to deepen their understanding of narrative structure and how literary classics are told differently over time, and this comparison work plants important seeds for writing a revised scene from Peter Pan in Unit 3. 
Students participate in two text-based discussions, during which they discuss whether they would recommend Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens and Peter Pan to a friend. Students complete a series of note-catchers to help them prepare for these discussions. This format is ideal for language development, as it invites students to orally negotiate with classmates about the meaning of what they are trying to say, pushing them to change their language to be more comprehensible. Additionally, students can celebrate their successful attempts at communication and their ability to extend and enhance the discussions.

Important Vocabulary Words to Know
literary classics, illustration, recount, contribute, gist, analyze, brief, historical context, capitalize, certainly, character traits, connection, conveyed, criteria, fantasy, figurative language, irregular verbs, dialogue, infer, key points, possessives, generate.
In Unit 11, your child will learn how to find the perimeter of a figure using addition and multiplication equations. Also how to determine an unknown side length of a figure when the perimeter and some side lengths are given. 

Important Vocabulary Words to Know

Perimeter-the distance around the outside of a 2-dimensional figure.
Area- the amount of surface inside a 2-dimensional shape.
Unknown- a missing number, or the number to be solved for.

Students will be able to construct an explanation to describe the relationship between the types of pollution and the impact of the humans on the environment.

Important Vocabulary Words to Know

1.Pollution-harmful things in the air, land, or water. 2. Acid Rain-rainwater containing chemicals that can break down rock. Household combustion devices, motor vehicles, industrial facilities and forest fires are the common sources of air pollution. 
Science Experiments!
 1. Acid rain with plants. 2. Celery with food coloring. Students will observe and record how pollution creates change to the environment.

Social Studies
In Chapter 9 the students will be learning about the establishment of the English colonies.  The following colonies will be discussed:

1.  Roanoke Colony
2.  Virginia Colony
3.  Jamestown Colony
4.  Plymouth Colony
5.  Massachusetts Colony
6.  Pennsylvania Colony
7.  Georgia Colony

Also be aware of the economic and religious reasons why colonies were established.

Important Vocabulary Words to Know

economic motivations             profit            Virginia Company           Puritans
religious motivations              charter          Pilgrims