Kindergarten – 5th Grade

 

Kindergarten

Language Arts

This week in English Language Arts, we are continuing to read and spell 4-5 sound words and focusing on reading words as a whole, rather than sounding each part out. This practice will help us as we start another chapter in our Big Book “Kit,” and ask discussion questions based on the story. Our sight words this week are: the, this, our, eat and get.

Mathematics

This week in math, we are learning numbers to 20 by counting and identifying them. For this process, we’ll use counters and pictures to help us. 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 are continuing to read about Christopher Columbus’ journey to America. We’ll listen to stories, look at maps, hear about history while asking discussion question on what we’ve learned. Each day, we work on reading comprehension and sentence structure 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 working on vowel spellings, past, present, and future verb tenses, contractions, and two-syllable words. We will also continue reading nonfiction text.  There will be a reading quiz on Friday.

Mathematics

This week we will be working with numbers made with tens, groups of tens and leftovers, and tens and ones. We will end the week with a test on Friday.

Social Studies

This week students will pretend to travel around the world and learn about different holidays that are celebrated. We will visit Sweden, Mexico, Kenya, Israel, Germany, and the USA.

Spelling Words

Spelling tests are given every Friday.

  1. how
  2. now
  3. brow
  4. plow
  5. chow
  6. allow
  7. give
  8. live
  9. word
  10. down

Homework/Announcements

  • One page math and one page ELA will be given as homework Tuesday-Thursday.
  • Study spelling words as needed.
  • Our birthday celebration is on Friday, December 15.
  • Winter Break December 18- January 2. School resumes January 3.

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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 will read a collection of Holiday texts such as: “Tis the Season,” “Winter Holidays!,” “World Holidays,” “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” “Happy Holidays!,” and “New Year Celebrations.” As we read students will focus on facts and will use facts from the text to compare and contrast different winter holidays. Students will also read holiday stories of their choice and write one fact and one opinion about these holiday stories. Students will use these skills about facts and opinions to complete a book review. Good writers write a final draft using their best handwriting making sure it is legible, clear, and concise.

Mathematics

Students will continue to practice place value concepts. They will look at comparing numbers using a number line as well as comparing numbers using place values. In addition, students will learn to count by 5’s, 10’s, and 100’s up to 1,000. We will conclude the week by reviewing Topic 9 and having our end of the unit assessment.

Math through Science/ ELA through Social Studies

This week in science students will lay out the blueprints of basic engineering. They will learn about different styles of architecture, design processes, and problem-solving strategies. We will then apply these engineering concepts by constructing a gingerbread house.

Spelling Words

Spelling tests are given every Friday.

  1. story
  2. talk
  3. happy
  4. next
  5. sunny
  6. group
  7. funny
  8. often
  9. always
  10. begin

Vocabulary

  1. abroad
  2. blast
  3. career
  4. cautious
  5. girder
  6. invent
  7. rotate
  8. story
  9. strand
  10. tower

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 Thursday and will be due on Friday.

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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

This week in reading, we will be reviewing skills previously taught. We will spend a day going over cause and effect, main idea and key details, drawing conclusions, and sequencing and summarizing. As we go into winter break, it is essential that students are able to use a grade level text to find and understand answers.

In writing we will take a close look at several writing prompts. Students will need to determine what the prompt is asking them to do. Is it asking them to write a narrative story? A persuasive essay? An informative essay? Students will have to plan out an essay to properly respond to each writing prompt.

In conventions, we will continue our unit on verbs. Last week we worked on distinguishing between past, present, and future tense verbs. This week we will focus on irregular past tense verbs, or past tense verbs that don’t follow the regular “add an –ed” rule. These are words like find, that turn into found, or teach, which turns into taught.

Mathematics

This week we will start Chapter 10, which focuses on multiplying by multiples of 10. This means we will learn how to multiply by numbers like 40, 60, 100, 20, etc. Students will understand the pattern – when you multiply 40 x 6, for instance, you can first ask yourself, “what is 4 x 6?” then, find the product. Your product is 24. When you multiply 40 x 6, it’s like multiplying 10 x 4 x 6. Since you know 4 x 6 is 24, you now have 10 x 24 is 240. Therefore, 40 x 6 = 240. The neat pattern is that a product of a multiple of 10 will always have a 0 in the ones column.

We will be testing our multiplication skills with speed tests throughout the upcoming weeks. Your student must be practicing their facts at home so they can memorize them. Use flash cards, or log onto websites like IXL or aaamath.com to practice.

ELA through Social Studies

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

This week, our spelling words will focus on suffixes. Suffixes are groups of letters that are added to the END of a word to change its meaning. For instance, if you add “less” to a word, it means “to not have.” So, if you are “hopeless,” it means you do not have hope. Another suffix, “ful” means “to have” or “to be full of.” So, “beautiful” means “full of beauty” or “having beauty.” If you add “ly” to the end, then it talks about the way something is happening. For example, the word “quickly” means you are doing something in a quick way. The suffix “ness” means “the state of being _____.” So, the word “illness” means “the state of being ill.” Here are the words:

  1. beautiful
  2. painful
  3. helpful
  4. wireless
  5. ppotless
  6. worthless
  7. kindness
  8. fairness
  9. illness
  10. finally
  11. safely
  12. suddenly

Homework/Announcements

  • One page of math homework Monday-Thursday night
  • Read each night! (book of your choice, or see teacher for extra work)
  • Study spelling words as needed
  • Study multiplication facts
  • Over Winter Break, practice skills on IXL as often as possible.  Ask your child’s teacher for more individualized work.

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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 generalization. We will be studying how generalizations impact what we read. We will learn about this element to help us to better understand our story.  In writing, we will write a narrative story.

Mathematics

This week we will finish adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators. We will  begin multiplying fractions.

Math through Science/ ELA through Social Studies

We will continue our novel, Caddie Woodlawn.

Spelling Words

Spelling tests are given every Friday.

  1. its
  2. ours
  3. mine
  4. yours
  5. family’s
  6. families’
  7. man’s
  8. men’s
  9. girl’s
  10. girls’
  11. hers
  12. theirs
  13. brother’s
  14. brothers’
  15. teacher’s

Challenge words:

  1. country’s
  2. countries’
  3. witness’s
  4. witnesses’
  5. laboratory’s
  6. laboratories

Announcements

  • Winter Break will take place from Dec. 16-Jan2nd. See you next year on Jan. 3rd!
  • Friday will be December birthday celebrations
  • Mclass testing will be continuing this week.
  • One page of math homework each night Monday-Thursday
  • 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 how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fit together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, play, or poem.  Our text is “The Stormi Giovanni Club”.  This is a drama about a new student at school who misses her old friends but learns to make new ones.  In grammar, we will be reviewing the parts of speech.  Our class will be continue to work on expository writing with a focus on style.    lgebraic problems using order of operations?

Mathematics

This week in math, we will be studying order of operations.  We will be learning the specific order used in solving algebraic problems, and the importance in following that order.  We will also be using variables to both evaluate and write expressions.  Finally, we will be analyzing numerical expressions using up to two variables.

ELA through Social Studies

We will use the skills we learn in math this week to solve problems related to thermal energy.  We will revisit our study of text features to increase our knowledge of how energy is created and used.

Spelling Words

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

  1. autobiography
  2. calligraphy
  3. cartography
  4. epigram
  5. graphic
  6. graphology
  7. monogram
  8. telegram
  9. lithography*
  10. cryptography*

* Challenge Word

Homework/Announcements

  • One page of math homework Monday-Thursday night
  • Vocabulary homework Thursday night
  • Spelling words as needed
  • Field Trip: JA BizTown on Wednesday, December 13th
  • Winter Musical: Thursday, December 14th

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Mrs. Bouckley: mbouckley@paramountindy.org

Mr. Greene: mgreene@paramountindy.org

Mrs. Wehmeier: nwehmeier@paramountindy.org

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