Monday 27th November 2017

by hahall
  • Please submit the $14.50 payment and field trip form for our trip to the CSO, scheduled on December 1st. Thanks so much to the families who have contributed extra $ for students in need.
  • Please send a healthy snack in for 25 children. We welcome donations of bananas, cuties, apples and grapes. Please try to send gluten free and peanut free snacks to accommodate our students with allergies.
  • Would you like to come in and share your family’s holiday tradition? Please send me an email if you are interested in sharing artifacts or foods that are unique to your family during the winter season. I would like to schedule families to share at the end of the day (3pm?)

READER’S WORKSHOP/Daily 5

This week we will read The Dot. We will identify story elements such as characters, setting, character development and author’s purpose. We will use the book to make predictions and inferences. Students will continue to identify character traits that support a growth mind set and perseverance.

Sight Words: which, if, their, each, about

Vocabulary Words: swirly, studied, glued, ruler, blank

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

We will continue working on unit 2 in writing. This unit continues to focus on narrative writing with an emphasis on the writing process. Students will finish up their narrative stories with attention on adding feelings and close end endings. At the end of the week, students will publish and submit a piece of writing to turn in as an assessment.

MATH

This week, we will learn the frames and arrows routine. We will start our math message mini-books. These books will provide a warm-up and entry point into the daily lesson. Students will also practice adding using the number grid. Students will also practice skip counting and adding on using the calculators.

SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE

We will discuss family traditions. We will read a Time for Kids: Animal Helpers. In science we will make a table fiddle and book fiddle and learn more about how vibrations create sound. We will make a drop chamber and practice identifying sounds of various objects.

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