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Mr. Whalen

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Week of May 21, 2018

Afternoon Room 12 Families:


Exploring Sound and Light

Essential Question

How would our lives be different without sound and light?

In this unit, students will read and compare selections about light and sound and analyze how these types of energy affect everyday life.


Phonics' Objective for Students:

  • Student Objectives
  • I will be able to:
  • Silent Letters

  • RF.1.2b, RF.1.2c, RF.1.3b, RF.1.3g, L.1.1a, L.1.2d

  • Phonological Awareness: Phoneme Categorization
  • High-Frequency Words: better, carry, learn, very
  • Weekly Spelling Words: gnat, knight, knob, know, sign, wrap, wrist, wrong

In Math,

Module 5


Grade 1 • Module 5 Identifying, Composing, and Partitioning Shapes OVERVIEW Throughout the year, students have explored part–whole relationships in many ways, such as their work with number bonds, tape diagrams, and the relationship between addition and subtraction. In Module 5, students consider part–whole relationships through a geometric lens. 


Have a great week!
Mr. Whalen

Eureka Math

In Topic A, students identify the defining parts, or attributes, of two- and three-dimensional shapes, building on their kindergarten experiences of sorting, analyzing, comparing, and creating various two- and three-dimensional shapes and objects (1.G.1). Using straws, students begin the exploration by creating and describing two-dimensional shapes without naming them. This encourages students to attend to and clarify a shape’s defining attributes. In the following lessons, students name twoand three-dimensional shapes and find them in pictures and in their environment. New shape names are added to the students’ repertoire, including trapezoid, rhombus, cone, and rectangular prism.


In Topic B, students combine shapes to create a new whole: a composite shape (1.G.2). Students identify the name of the composite shape as well as the names of each shape that forms it. Students see that another shape can be added to a composite shape so that the composite shape becomes part of an even larger whole.


In Topic C, students relate geometric figures to equal parts and name the parts as halves and fourths (or quarters) (1.G.3). For example, students now see that a rectangle can be partitioned into two equal triangles (whole to part) and that the same triangles can be recomposed to form the original rectangle (part to whole). Students see that as they create more parts, decomposing the shares from halves to fourths, the parts get smaller.


The module closes with Topic D, in which students apply their understanding of halves (1.G.3) to tell time to the hour and half-hour (1.MD.3). Students construct simple clocks and begin to understand the hour hand, then the minute hand, and then both together. Throughout each lesson, students read both digital and analog clocks to tell time. Throughout Module 5, students continue daily fluency with addition and subtraction, preparing for Module 6, where they will add within 100 and ensure their mastery of the grade-level fluency goal of sums and differences within 10.

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I have sent all email addresses home.  The passwords are on the back of the email.  I asked the children to place them in the back cover of their homework folders so we always have access to their emails.  Let  me know if they have been lost.


Mr. Whalen




1. Go to

2. Select Melrose Elementary

3. Select Dreambox Math

4. School Code: laun/j9tx

5. Whalen

6. Students Name


Have fun!

It is intuitive

Each keystroke is assessing one's math skills

It will soon be aligned to our EUREKA MATH program.

It is not drill and kill math work, it will move on once it determines a child has mastered a skill or standard



Fridays/1:30-215pm/come and make art!



Classroom 12 assessments

All classroom assessments will be conducted and recorded with our SMART Response system.  


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Today: 5/20/18

Class Schedule

Daily Schedule

08:00 am-08:30am BIC/Morning Busines
08:30 am - 09:50 am | Language Arts Treasures
09:50 am - 10:10 am | Recess
10:10 am - 11:00 am | Lang. Arts / Writer's Workshop

11:00 am - 11:50 am Eureka Math
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm | Lunch

12:35pm-1:30pm complete Eureka Math
1:30 pm - 02:25 pm | /Science / Engineering/ Social Studies / Health / Computer Lab / P.E. / Art / PBL
02:25 pm - 02:30 pm | Closing

Fitness/PE - Wednesday  TBA (please have your children wear sneakers!)

Music - Thursday TBA


Science Lab - Thursday PM

ART-Friday Art Afternoons