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Mr. Whalen

Eureka Math module 1

Week of December 11, 2017

Eureka Math

Module 2

Topic A

Counting On or Making Ten to Solve

Result Unknown and Total Unknown


1.OA.1, 1.OA.2, 1.OA.3, 1.OA.6

Focus Standards: 1.OA.1 Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of

adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in

all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the

unknown number to represent the problem.

1.OA.2 Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less

than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the

unknown number to represent the problem.

1.OA.3 Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract. (Students need not use

formal terms for these properties.) Examples: If 8 + 3 = 11 is known, then 3 + 8 = 11 is

also known. (Commutative property of addition.) To add 2 + 6 + 4, the second two

numbers can be added to make a ten, so 2 + 6 + 4 = 2 + 10 = 12. (Associative property of


1.OA.6 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within

10. Use mental strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4

= 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 – 4 = 13 – 3 – 1 = 10 – 1 = 9);

using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12,

one knows 12 – 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6

+ 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).

Instructional Days: 11

Coherence -Links from: GK–M4 Number Pairs, Addition and Subtraction to 10

 -Links to: G2–M3 Place Value, Counting, and Comparison of Numbers to 1,000

G2–M5 Addition and Subtraction Within 1,000 with Word Problems to 100

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Unit 4

Week 3

Days 1-5

Big Idea:  How Stories are created

Objective: Students will be learning about narrators in literature

  • Students will be reading literature and discussing how an author creates literature!  They will learn about the components of literature! (narrator, dialogue, characters, plot, types of literature, ...)
  • Consonant Digraphs 

    Three-Letter Blends scr, spl, spr, squ, str

  • Common Core Standards: RF.1.2b, RF.1.2c, RF.1.3b, RF.1.3g, L.1.1a, L.1.2d

  • Phonological Awareness: Phoneme Isolation
  • High-Frequency Words: because, from, their, when
  • Weekly Spelling Words: because, scratch, scrub, split, sprint, squid, squish, strap, stretch, when
  • Read-Aloud 1: “Chicken Little”
  • Build Language: Use Adjectives


Focus: Writing: Informational Writing


Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.







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Mr. Whalen




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2. Select Melrose Elementary

3. Select Dreambox Math

4. School Code: laun/j9tx

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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


2017/2018 Class room supply/wish list

Costco/Kirkland Baby Wipes

(I provide the student with a wipe each time they enter the classroom to cut down on germs and dirt on the iPads)

We will need baby wipes all year!




Cleaning supplies

-Lysol wipes

Thank you for the supply of cleaning supplies



Library Set up!

by section...

1. Science

2. Social Studies

3. leveled books






Classroom 12 assessments

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


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Today: 12/16/17

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







This is where you are able to view your child's digital writing, videos, and more.

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Videos posted on KID BLOG



Students have read the story Little Red Hen and will be making their own movies to retell the story.


These will be posted on KID BLOG! (due date: Friday, September 30, 2016)


Mininum grade


  • 8 photos
  • Voice over for each photo
  • Title/written explanation of the "retell!"
  • 1 spelling per title
  • must have proper capitalization at beginning of sentence and punctuation at end of sentence.
  • photo must be without carpet, table, etc. in background.