Weekly Update from Mrs. Pumphrey

Save the Date:
September 21st: Constitution Day

September 24 & 25: Parent Teacher Conferences

October 3rd: Picture Day

Important Notes:
Book Report: Due Sept. 28th

What’s Going on in our Classroom:
Reading: We are reading Frindle, by Andrew Clements and paying particular attention to answering comprehension questions, and providing a proof page for our answers. Our read aloud book is, City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau.

Spelling: The words are: fancy, absorb, serious, major, blurt, purpose, according, emphasize, involve, opinion, beaker, flask, weight, density, float, sink, materials, displace, estimate, and accurate. Homework is due Friday. Test Friday.

Vocabulary: Unit 3 (pages 26-33) The words include: active, bargain, grasp, loyal, resource, sensitive, struggle, value, vary, and wander. Don’t forget to have your child use www.vocabularyworkshop.com to study for the test on Friday.

Math: We are working on addition and subtraction with regrouping. We will also tackle more word problems.

Grammar: We will begin our unit on nouns and a unit on dictionary skills.

Writing: We are responding to journal questions about Frindle. Students are expected to indent their starting paragraph and write a minimum of 8-10 sentences for each response.

History: Students are learning about our neighbor to the north, Canada.

Science: We are wrapping up our investigation on volume, and will begin our exploration on density.

As always, call, text, or email me with questions. Have a great weekend!