This week we will work on identifying the main idea and details of nonfiction texts. Students will be practicing that skill in both guided reading groups and during shared reading. In writing we will be learning about singular possessives and also writing a topic sentence that focuses on the main idea of the story. In math we will work on naming and describing solid (3-d) shapes; learning about points, lines, line segments, angles and rays; and also learning about congruent and non-congruent shapes. In social studies we will learn about four European explorers and the impact that they had on the American Indians–Christopher Columbus, Christopher Newport, Juan Ponce de Leon, and Jacques Cartier. Finally, students will all have the same sort for spelling. They will be focusing on adding -er and -est in comparatives. Have a wonderful week!