Weekly Overview

Knowledge Overview

Weekly Topics

 The focus of this week’s instruction is to

  • understand the body is a network of systems 
  • describe the main body systems and their functions
  • Explain that good health is achieved through proper diet, exercise, and care of body systems
  • learn that germs cause disease and infection but prevention is possible

Materials Needed

  • Student Packet for Independent Work
  • pencil
  • crayons/markers
  • scissors
  • glue stick/tape

Lesson Overviews

  • LESSON 1: In this lesson, students will explain that the human body is a network of systems.
  • LESSON 2: In this lesson, students will identify the skeletal system and recall basic facts about the skeletal system.
  • LESSON 3: In this lesson, students will Identify the muscular system, recall basic facts about the muscular system, and define the heart as a muscle that never stops working.
  • LESSON 4: In this lesson, students will identify the digestive system and recall basic facts about the digestive system.
  • LESSON 5: In this lesson students will identify the circulatory system, recall basic facts about the circulatory system, and explain the importance of exercise and a balanced diet for bodily health.

Skills Overview

Weekly Topics

The focus of this week's instruction is to review foundational reading skills by:

  • Reviewing basic code spellings for long vowels (Magic E)
  • Reviewing the Tricky Words: they and their

Materials Needed

  • Student Print Packets for each day
  • Paper and Pencil
  • Vowel Code Flip Book
  • Individual Code Charts
  • Spelling Cards ‘ee’>/ee/ (bee), ‘a_e’>/ae/ (cake), ‘i_e’>/ie/ (bite), ‘o_e’>/oe/ (home), and ‘u_e’>/ue/ (cute)
  • Large Cards for ‘m’, ‘n’, ‘t’, ‘d’, ‘k’, ‘f’, ‘p’, ‘b’, ‘r’, ‘h’, ‘i’, ‘e’

Lesson Overviews

  • LESSON 1: In this lesson, students will complete a vowel code review, a review of the sound /ee/, a spelling activity, and watch the teacher demonstrate reading “Gran’s Trips”.
  • LESSON 2: In this lesson, students will complete a vowel code review, a review of the sound /ae/, a spelling activity, and participate in a small group reading of “Gran’s Trips” or “The Pet”.
  • LESSON 3: In this lesson, students will complete a vowel code review, a review of the sound /ie/, a spelling activity, and participate in a partner reading of “The Swim Meet”.
  • LESSON 4:  In this lesson, students will complete a chaining and vowel code review, a review of the sound /oe/, and a spelling activity.
  • LESSON 5: In this lesson, students will complete a vowel code review, a review of the sound /ue/,  a spelling activity, and watch the teacher demonstrate reading “Fuzz and Mel”.

Materials List

The following materials list will be used for the entire four weeks: 

Knowledge Alternative Video Links

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