• Chromebook Drop Off

    On Monday, May 24th and Tuesday, May 25th you will be able to drop off your students Chromebook at their homeschool or school most convenient to you. 

    On both Monday and Tuesday you may drop off between the hours of 9am - 3pm. 

    Please contact me with any questions you may have:

    dalopez@westminsterpublicschools.org

  • May 10 - May 14

  • May 4 - May 7

    Tuesday 

  • April 26 - April 30

    Monday 

    • Discussion: Students will recall the big idea from last weeks lesson.   
    • Oral Grammar: Continued practice with Singular Possessive Nouns.  
    • Vocabulary: conserve, careless, pollute, energy. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will complete comprehension questions.    
    • Read: Close read: Saving Energy.  

  • April 19 - April 23

    Monday  

    • Discussion: Students will be able to discuss how the text is correlated to the Big Question.  
    • Oral Grammar: Singular Possessive Nouns.  
    • Vocabulary: conserve, careless, pollute, energy. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will complete writing worksheet from On Our Way To English related to the text.    
    • Read: All Things Are Linked. 

    Tuesday  

    • Discussion: Students will make real world connections to text.   
    • Oral Grammar: Continued practice with Singular Possessive Nouns.  
    • Vocabulary: conserve, careless, pollute, energy. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will complete comprehension questions.    
    • Read: Close read: All Things Are Linked. 

  • April 12 - April 16

    Monday 

    On Our Way to English: Students will discuss natural resources and the importance of them. 

    • Discussion: Why is it important to conserve natural resources and not be careless
    • Oral Grammar: Contined practice with: Past progressive tense. 
    • Vocabulary: conserve, careless, pollute, energy. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will continue their writing about what happens if humans are careless with natural resources.   
    • Read: The Importance of Our Natural Resources.  

    Tuesday  

    • Discussion: Students will continue discussion: Why is it important to conserve natural resources and not be careless
    • Vocabulary: conserve, careless, pollute, energy. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will be finalizing their writing about what happens if humans are careless with natural resources.   
    • Read: Conserving Natural Resources.

    Thursday

    On Our Way to English: Students will do an activity with the academic builder.  

    • Vocabulary: conserve, careless, pollute, energy. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will complete their writing. 
    • Discussion: Students will be sharing their writing and disucss differences and similarities.   

     

  • April 5 - April 9

    Team 3 - Unit 6 week 1

    Monday 

    On Our Way to English: Students will be introduced to the new unit: Our Valuable Earth 

    • Discussion: Students will discuss the "Big Question": What can we do to help our planet? 
    • Oral Grammar: Third person -es. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will practice writing the new vocabulary for the unit.   
    • Read: Natural Resources. 

     

    Tuesday 

    On Our Way to English: Students will continue discussion related to the unit theme: Our Valuable Earth. 

    • Discussion: Students will collaborate on discussing: What are natural resources? 
    • Oral Grammar: Continue practice with third person -es. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will write about why they think natural resources are important to the Earth.   
    • Read: Continue reading, Natural Resources. 

     

    Thursday 

    On Our Way to English: Students will work on identifying natural resources. 

    • Discussion: Discussion continued about natural resources and comprehension questions related to the reading. 
    • Oral Grammar: Past progressive tense. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will write about what happens if humans are careless with natural resources.   
    • Read: Hurt No Living Thing. 

     

     

  • March 29 - April 2

    Team 3 - Unit 5 week 4

    This weeks objectives: 

    • Practice adding final -ing to verbs. 
    • Analyze informational article text features. 
    • Apply comprehension skills and strategies. 
    • Produce rhyming words. 
    • Convey emotion and meaning in oral reading. 

    Monday 

    On Our Way to English: Students will continue working on identifying text features.

    • Take 5: Rhyming words. 
    • Discussion: Students will use their background knowledge from previous lessons to discuss key features from the text. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will begin their draft for their class report.  
    • Read: Traveling Through Space.  

    Tuesday  

    On Our Way to English: Students will continue working on identifying text features.

    • Take 5: Rhyming words continued. 
    • Discussion: Students will use their background knowledge from previous lessons to discuss key features from the text. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will continue working on their draft for their class report.  
    • Read: Close read: Traveling Through Space.  

    Thursday

    On Our Way to English: Students will continue working on identifying text features.

    • Take 5: Rhyming words continued. 
    • Discussion: Students will discuss the comprehension questions related to the text. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will work on Unit 5 Writing Worksheet.  
    • Read: Earth and Beyond!  

    Friday

    **Teacher Exchange Day - No School 

  • SPRING BREAK

  • March 15-19

    Team 3 - Unit 5 week 3

    This weeks objectives: 

    • Collaborate on a class story.
    • Learn the present progressive form of the verb to be. 
    • Use content vocabulary to interpret images. 
    • Analyze the features of an informational article. 
    • Apply comprehension skills and strategies. 

    Monday

    Phonics: Vowel pair ea. 

    On Our Way to English: Students will work in activity book to practice this weeks vocabulary words; crew, experience, and space shuttle

    • Discussion: Students will continue to discuss solar system exploration based on background knowledge from previous lessons. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will develop sentences using the vocabulary words practiced in the activity book
    • Read: Students will read, Traveling Through Space. 

    Tuesday

    Phonics: Continued practice with vowel pair ea. 

    On Our Way to English: Students will work in activity book to practice vowel pairs, ea. 

    • Discussion: Students will do a pair-share about the text comprehension questions. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will respond to comprehension questions related to the text. 
    • Read: Students will continue with, Traveling Through Space.

    Thursday

    On Our Way to English: Students will work on identifying text features. 

    • Discussion: Students will be able to discuss some of the key features in the text during whole group reading. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will respond to vocabulary questions related to the reading. 
    • Read: The Sun and the Stars. 

    Friday

    On Our Way to English: Students will work on identifying text features. 

    • Discussion: Students will continue to discuss some of the key features in the text during whole group reading. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will continue to respond to vocabulary questions related to the reading and complete their K-W-L chart (Learned section). 
    • Read: The Sun and the Stars. 

    ENJOY YOUR SPRING BREAK! 

  • March 8-12

    Team 3 - Unit 5 week 2

    This weeks objectives: 

    • Practice action verbs.
    • Learn to read words with prefix re-.
    • Use comprehension skills and strategies.
    • Use content vocabulary in response to prompts. 
    • Read fiction selections. 

    Monday

    Oral Grammar: Prefix re- 

    On Our Way to English: Students will work in activity book to practice this weeks vocabulary words; gravity, train, and weightless

    • Discussion: Students will continue to discuss solar system exploration based on background knowledge from previous lessons. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will develop sentences using the vocabulary words practiced in the activity book
    • Read: Students will do a close reading, Grace Blasts Off. 

    Tuesday

    Phonics: Vowel pairs  

    On Our Way to English: Students will work in activity book to practice vowel pairs, ou. 

    • Discussion: Students will do a pair-share about the text comprehension questions. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will work on filling in their K-W-L. 
    • Read: Students will continue with, Grace Blasts Off. 

    Thursday 

    Phonics: Continued work with vowel pairs.  

    • Discussion: Students will have a discussion about the sun and the stars.  
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will continue to work on filling in their K-W-L. 
    • Read: Students will read, The Sun and the Stars. 

    Friday

    Phonics: Continued work with vowel pairs.  

    • Discussion: Students will compare and contrast both texts from this week.   
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will continue complete their K-W-L and comprehension questions related to the text. 
    • Read: Students will close read, The Sun and the Stars. 

  • March 1-5

    Team 3 - Unit 5 week 1

    This weeks objectives: 

    • Practice asking and answering questions. 
    • Review vowel pairs oi and oy. 
    • Use theme related vocabulary in reponse to prompts. 
    • Ask for evidence. 


    Monday

    Oral Grammar: VCe Syllables. 

    On Our Way to English: Students will work in activity book to practice this weeks vocabulary words; outer space, phase, and astronaut

    • Discussion: Students will discuss solar system exploration based on background knowledge from previous lessons. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will develop sentences using the vocabulary words practiced in the activity book
    • Read: Students will begin to read, The Planets. 

    Tuesday 

    Oral Grammar: Continued VCe Syllables. 

    On Our Way to English: Students will re-read, The Planets.  

    • Discussion: Students will discuss key details from the text.  
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will respond to the reading in Nearpod. 
    • Read: Students will do a second reading of, The Planets. 

    Thursday  

    Oral Grammar: Singular Subject Pronoun, he. 

    On Our Way to English: Students will interact with the Academic Language Builder related to the unit/theme. 

    • Discussion: Students will discuss, What are the phases of the moon?  
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will respond to the reading in Nearpod. 
    • Read: Students will do a second reading of, The Moons. 

    Friday  

    Oral Grammar: Continued practice with Singular Subject Pronoun, he. 

    On Our Way to English: Students will interact with Chant Poster 1. 

    • Discussion: Students will discuss, characters and story structure.  
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will respond to the reading in Nearpod. 
    • Read: Students will do a second reading of, Grace Blasts Off. 

  • February 22-26

    Team 3 - Unit 4 week 4

    This weeks objectives: 

    • Identify beginning and ending sounds in words. 
    • Ask questions with Who?
    • Read words with the vowel pair oi.
    • Use content specific vocabulary in discussion. 
    • Apply comprehension skills and strategies. 

    Monday

    Oral Grammar: Continued practice with am and was

    On Our Way to English: Students will work in activity book to practice this weeks vocabulary words; outer space, orbit, and planet. 

    • Discussion: Students will discuss the Big Question: Why is it important to learn about the universe? How do we explore it?
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will develop sentences using the vocabulary words practiced in the activity book

    Tuesday

    Oral Grammar: Ask questions using What? 

    On Our Way to English: Students will work on student edition pages 194-195: Theme Vocabulary. 

    • Discussion: Students will continue discussion related to the Big Question: Why is it important to learn about the universe? How do we explore it?
    • *Movement*
    • Read: Students will read, The Solar System. 
    • Writing: Students will create a K-W-L related to the theme in this unit. 

    Thursday

    Oral Grammar: Ask questions using What and Who? 

    On Our Way to English: Students will work on student edition pages 196-197. 

    • Discussion: Students will read different sections of the article Space Rocks. in break out rooms. Students will return to whole group and discuss the section assigned to their group (Jigsaw strategy). 
    • *Movement*
    • Read: Students will read, Space Rocks 
    • Writing: Students will add on to their K-W-L chart. 

    Friday

    Oral Grammar: Ask questions using What happened? 

    On Our Way to English: Students will work on academic language development (Chant Poster 1 and Concept Poster 1). 

    • Discussion: Students will explore and discuss the theme concepts related to Chant Poster 1 and Concepte Poster 1. 
    • *Movement*
    • Read: Students will read, Chant and Concept Poster: The Sun & Phases of the Moon. 
    • Writing: Students will add on to their K-W-L chart. 

  • February 16-19

    Team 3 - Unit 4 week 3

    This weeks objectives: 

    • Use am and was
    • Three letter blends 
    • Apply comprehension skills and strategies to demonstrate reading comprehension. 
    • Identify, discuss and apply vocabulary words to assess and build familiarity with concepts and ideas related to the theme. 

    Tuesday

    Oral Grammar: Use am and was

    On Our Way to English: Students will work in activity book to practice this weeks vocabulary words. 

    • Read: Students will read, Learn the Words. 
    • Discussion: Academic discussion strategy, Agree and Disagree. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will develop sentences using the vocabulary words practiced in the activity book

    Thursday 

    Oral Grammar: Use is and was

    • Read: Students will read, Keeping in Touch
    • Discussion: Students will participate in discussion related to the text.  
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will work on idependent writing pg. 347.

    Friday 

    Oral Grammar: Continued practice using, is and was

    • Read: Students will read an article of choice about famous inventors in history.  
    • Discussion: Students will participate in discussion related to their article of choice.  
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will fill out their graphic organizer, Industrial Revolution. 

  • February 8-12

    Team 3 - Unit 4 week 2

    This weeks objectives: 

    • Name singular and plural pronouns.
    • Use not with am and is. 
    • Initial consonant blends. 
    • Demonstrate understanding of content specific words. 
    • Apply comprehension skills and strategies. 
    • Analyze the features of an informational article. 

    Monday

    Oral Grammar: Use not with am and is. 

    On Our Way to English: Read text, "Six Simple Machines". 

    • Reading
    • Discussion: Students will interact with the text; talk about language, unfamiliar words and genre. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Choose a topic for a class procedural text. 

    Tuesday

    Oral Grammar: Use not with are

    On Our Way to English: Read text, "Robert the Robot". 

    • Discussion: Students will interact with the text; talk about language, unfamiliar words and genre. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will create a procedural text organizer. 

    Thursday

    Oral Grammar: Use not with contractions of are

    On Our Way to English: Reading continued, "Robert the Robot". 

    • Discussion: Students will continue to interact with the text; talk about language, unfamiliar words and genre. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will write their first draft of their procedural text. 

    Friday

    Oral Grammar: Use not with contractions of am and is 

    On Our Way to English: Read, "How We Got To Now". 

    • Discussion: Students will discuss the reading, "How We Got To Now" and how it correlates to the unit. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will make revisions to their first draft of their procedural text.