Weekly Update from Mrs. Pumphrey

Dear Parents,

Thank you for attending conferences. I enjoyed speaking with all of you.

One of the highlights of our short week was the Cereal Box Book Report presentations today. Your children are very poised and articulate, and they all did a wonderful job of presenting. I love the fact that speaking in front of others is second nature to them.

Please read on for details about the days ahead.

Save the Date:
Oct. 3rd- Picture Day

Oct. 15th-19th-Book Fair

Oct.17th: End of 1st Quarter Grading Period

Oct. 23rd: Report Cards go home

Important Notes:
We have kicked off our campus wide Pop Tab collection for the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House. Remove the pop tabs from every aluminum can and bring them to Wood Acres. Collection houses are in every cottage, in Turner Hall, and in the office. We will be collecting the tabs through Valentine’s Day.

What’s Going on in our Classroom:
Reading: We are beginning Mr. Popper’s Penguins next week, and will work on summarizing all twenty chapters. We are also working on comprehension questions.

Spelling: Words include: aloud, allowed, grate, great, there, their, they’re, weather, whether, your, you’re, rode, rowed, road, cent, scent, sent, right, write, and which. Homework due Friday.Test on Friday.

Vocabulary: Unit #4 words include: capture, coward, exclaim, gloomy, insist, passage, restless, shallow, shatter, and talent. Test on Friday. (Don’t forget to have your child use www.vocabularyworkshop.com to help with the study of Unit 4 words.)

Math: We are working on subtraction with regrouping.

Grammar: We are working on nouns.

Writing: We are beginning to write fall inspired stories, and creating a Halloween Guide Book.

History: Canada Project information went home. Project is due Oct. 26th. We will be researching in the lab next week, but it is helpful if your child knows where they want to visit before heading into the computer lab, so we can make good use of our time. This project will be completed at home.

Canada Test on Thursday, Oct. 11th. Information comes from our book and blue folders. Students will have to label the territories and provinces, although we will have a word bank

Science: We are working on Investigation #3 and learning about density.

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Have a wonderful weekend!