Kindergarten – 5th Grade

 

Kindergarten

Language Arts

This week in English Language Arts, we are transitioning from reading 3-letter words to 3-word phrases. This practice will help us as we start reading a book in class this week, furthering our learning of sight words and blending sounds. We are also learning to differentiate consonants from vowels and to recognize vowels a, e, o and i in words. Our sight words for this week are: at, boy, eat, give and old.

Mathematics

In math, we are learning to solve addition through word problems by “telling a story” about two categories joining each other and writing that equation in sentence form. We will learn to show more than one way to form our answer, using pictures, counters, fingers and numbers. Furthermore, each day we continue to practice counting to 100, number identification and sequencing.

ELA through Social Studies

During our Listening and Learning time, we will dive deeper into learning about Native American culture through discussing their resourcefulness of water, land and the animals around them. We will read about a young Native American boy and examine his home, hobbies and traditions. Each day, we work on reading comprehension, sentence structure and letter formations, as we compose a sentence based on the story’s content.

Homework/Announcements

Practice sight words, letter identification, letter sounds, number identification and number sequencing.

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Ms. Ann Lawton: alawton@paramountindy.org

Mrs. Ferree: sferree@paramountindy.org

Mrs. Starnes: cstarnes@paramountindy.org


First Grade

Language Arts

We will continue to blend and segment words to further our reading and writing skills. In grammar, we will be working on classifying nouns and expanding to proper nouns.  We will also continue working on comprehension of stories, including answering constructive response questions over a text. Students will work with Magic ‘e’ and see how it can transform a short vowel to a long vowel. There will be a reading quiz on Friday.

Mathematics

This week we will begin working on subtraction facts to 20, making 10 to subtract, and fact families. This will follow with a math quiz on Friday.

Science

Students will continue their unit on astronomy this week. We will cover Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, the moon, and the exploration of the moon. We will conclude the week with a quiz on Friday.

Spelling Words

Spelling tests are given every Friday.

  1. thing
  2. swing
  3. bring
  4. string
  5. fling
  6. sing
  7. their
  8. no
  9. so
  10. some

Homework/Announcements

  • One page math and one page ELA Tuesday-Thursday
  • Spelling words as needed
  • Parent teacher conferences are Wednesday, October 11, and Thursday, October 12. Parent teacher conference sign-up sheet is located outside your teacher’s door.
  • 2PM dismissal on Friday, October 13.
  • No School October 16 – October 20 due to Fall Break. School will resume October 23
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Mrs. Brittany Lawton: blawton@paramountindy.org

Ms. Campbell: ccampbell@paramountindy.org

Ms. Hancock: khancock@paramountindy.org

Ms. Evoy: aevoy@parmaountindy.org


Second Grade

Language Arts

This week we are reading a story called, “One Good Turn Deserves Another.”  As we are reading, we are learning about compare and contrast. When we tell how things are alike, we compare.  When we tell how they are different, we contrast. We are going to specifically learn how to compare and contrast characters in a fictional story.  In writing we are learning how to write a friendly letter.

Mathematics

We are learning how to subtract two digit numbers by regrouping.  We begin by subtracting a 2-digit and 1-digit number, and move to subtracting a 2-digit number minus a 2-digit number.  We want to increase our math fluency so that we can solve math problems quickly!

Math through Science/ ELA through Social Studies

As we are learning about civil rights, students should be able to compare and contrast the different people we learn about. Students are going to learn about Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, Malcom X, George Washington Carver, and Frederick Douglas.

Spelling Words

Spelling tests are given every Friday.

  1. coat
  2. road
  3. poke
  4. hope
  5. floating
  6. provide
  7. over
  8. robot
  9. explode
  10. notebook

Homework/Announcements

  • Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe homework will be sent home on Monday and will be due Friday.
  • Math homework will be sent home on Wednesday and will be due on Thursday.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences will be Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00-7:00.

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Ms. Sauley: ksauley@paramountindy.org

Mrs. Kirk: akirk@paramountindy.org

Ms. Bolek: dbolek@paramountindy.org

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Third Grade

Language Arts

In reading this week, we will focus on main idea and key details. When we find the main idea of a text, we figure out what it is mostly about. Our key details tell us more information about the main idea. We will apply our main idea skills to our weekly story, “Amazing Bird Nests.”

In conventions, we will be learning about plural possessive nouns. We use these nouns when we talk about people or things that have something. There are two ways to make a plural noun into a plural possessive. First, if a plural noun already ends in s, just add an apostrophe to the end. Next, if a plural noun does not end in s, then add an apostrophe with an s.

In writing we will continue writing persuasive essays. When we write to persuade, we try to convince our reader to do something, or we try to change their opinion. Persuasive essays share the author’s opinion, and then provide reasons and evidence from the text to support those opinions.

Mathematics

This week we will be continuing our chapter on division. We will be discussing how division and multiplication are related. Students will learn that we have division and multiplication fact families. For instance, if 3 x 10 = 30, then 30 ÷ 10 = 3. If 10 x 3 = 30, then 30 ÷ 3 = 10. Just like in addition and subtraction fact families, the same three numbers are used. Unlike multiplication, when we divide, we start with the total. This is called the dividend. We then divide it by the divisor. Our answer is our quotient. In third grade math, for division we will start with the largest number. We can use our multiplication facts to help us learn to divide. This Friday we will have our test on Chapter 4.

ELA through Science

In ELA through Science we will be learning new vocabulary words in context.  We will be using our knowledge of these new words to read and learn about hot air balloons.

We will continue to work on our Text Response articles about various science and social studies topics each day. These short readings help students develop their reading fluency, accuracy, and ability to respond to questions using the text to find their answers.

Spelling Words

Spelling tests are given each Friday.

Core list:        

  1. father
  2. chapter
  3. other
  4. alphabet
  5. watch
  6. catch
  7. fashion
  8. shrink
  9. pitcher
  10. flash
  11. athlete
  12. trophy
  13. nephew
  14. English
  15. weather

Challenge Words

  1. northern
  2. establish
  3. emphasis
  4. hyphen
  5. challenge

Homework/Announcements

  • One page of math homework will be given Monday-Thursday nights.
  • Read each night! (book of your choice, or see teacher for extra work)
  • Study spelling words as needed.
  • Study multiplication facts.

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Ms. Armington: jarmington@paramountindy.org

Ms. Bishop: ebishop@paramountindy.org

Ms. Gage: cgage@paramountindy.org


Fourth Grade

Language Arts

In reading, we will focus on drawing conclusions. We will be studying how to draw conclusions based on what we read.  We will learn these elements to help us to better understand our story.  In writing, we will be working on expository writing.

Mathematics

This week we will be using operations with whole numbers to solve problems.

Math through Science/ ELA through Social Studies

We will continue reading our novel Toliver’s Secret.

Spelling Words

Spelling tests are given every Friday.

  1. morning
  2. forest
  3. garbage
  4. form
  5. alarm
  6. corner
  7. story
  8. argue
  9. backyard
  10. start
  11. partner
  12. storm
  13. Florida
  14. apartment
  15. sport

Challenge words

  1. departure
  2. margarine
  3. informative
  4. snorkel
  5. carnation

 Announcements

  • Parent-teacher conferences will be October 11th and 12th.
  • Engrade continues.
  • Book fair will be taking place during parent-teacher conferences.
  • One page of math homework each night, Monday-Thursday.
  • Study spelling words as needed.
  • We will be having our weekly reading and writing tests on Friday.

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Ms. Cassidy: mcassidy@paramountindy.org
Ms. Duvall: pduvall@paramountindy.org
Ms. Friedeman: hfriedeman@paramountindy.org


Fifth Grade

Language Arts

In reading, we will focus on sequence and plot.  Our text is “The Perpetual Motion Machine”.  This is a drama about a group of children who work to create a machine that runs continuously forever.  In grammar, we will begin working on identifying different parts of speech.  Our class will continue our narrative unit in writing, and we will focus this week on voice.

Mathematics

This week in math, we will finish our unit on adding and subtracting fractions before moving to multiplication of fractions. By the end of the week, we will have compared fractions and mixed numbers, used models to multiply whole numbers by fractions, and multiplied fractions by whole numbers.

Math through Science

We will be studying the different states of water in science this week.  We will learn the difference between evaporation, condensation, and precipitation.  Using graphic organizers, we will record the information we are learning.

Spelling Words

Spelling tests are given every Friday.  Students must spell and use each word in a sentence correctly.

  1. construction
  2. contraction
  3. destructive
  4. extract
  5. protractor
  6. reconstruct
  7. retract
  8. structure
  9. traction
  10. distraction*

* Challenge Words

Homework

  • One page of math homework will be given Monday-Thursday nights.
  • Vocabulary homework will be given Thursday night.
  • Study spelling words as needed.

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Mrs. Bouckley: mbouckley@paramountindy.org

Mr. Greene: mgreene@paramountindy.org

Mrs. Wehmeier: nwehmeier@paramountindy.org

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