What We're Learning: April 2021
Reading & Writing: This month we will read and write poetry. We will begin reading Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. This autobiographical novel-in-verse explores themes we will learn more about in our Civil Rights Unit. Students will learn parts and types of poetry. They will use literary terms to describe the figurative language in the poetry they read. They will apply this to writing and performing their own poetry.
ELA: This month we will explore the context of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s and consider how it impacts our lives today. Students will examine primary sources and consider what actions were taken by different organizations and what struggles they faced.
Math: This month, we are exploring the connection between fractions and decimals. We will learn how to multiply and divide both fractions and decimals. Additionally, we will learn how to apply these skills to real life contexts.
5th graders are beginning a theater residency project on Monday April 12th. The residency will last 6 weeks. Every Monday through May 17th a theater educator will join our lessons on Mondays to help students find their voice :)
Reminder: Students are expected to attend lives sessions for every part of the school day. You can find schedules and assignments in Google Classroom. If you are ever unsure about whether your student should be in an online learning session, please don’t hesitate to reach out to their teacher.
Wednesday, April 7: Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
April 19th-29th (Date To Be Determined): New York State ELA Test
Thursday, April 22: Parent Association Meeting