What We Are Learning

 This page will be updated regularly to reflect the current units that we are studying in each subject!

 Language Arts


Spelling Focus: Long I


Grammar Focus: Complex Sentences and Subordinating Conjunctions

Comprehension and Vocab

Comprehension Focus: Genre

Vocab Words: burst, dread, fantastic, purpose, welling

Read Aloud: Flying Solo


The Trimester 1 writing focus is narrative writing.

Current writing assignment: Write a nonfiction narrative about the day in the life of a California Indian.


Chapter 1/2 Math Project is due: Wed. Sep. 18

Chapter 1 and 2 in math is: Place Value, Addition, and Subtraction

Students will be working with:

  • decomposing numbers
  • place value
  • expanded form
  • word form
  • comparing and ordering numbers
  • rounding numbers and estimating sums and differences
  • addition properties and subtraction rules
  • adding using the standard algorithm
  • subtracting using the standard algorithm
  • subtracting across zeros

Key Vocabulary in this chapter:
  • digit
  • place value
  • period
  • standard form
  • expanded form
  • word form
  • Commutative Property of Addition
  • Associative Property of Addition
  • Identity Property of Addition
  • unknown
  • minuend
  • subtrahend
  • equation
  • variable

Social Studies


We will be learning about:

  • The 7 continents and the 5 Oceans
  • Landforms
  • Regions of California


The Birth of Rocks

We will be learning about:

  • Where are volcanoes located?
  • Why do some volcanoes explode?
  • Will a mountain last forever?
  • How could you survive a landslide?


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