Weekly Update November 5, 2018
With Halloween behind us we now look forward to Thanksgiving! Please be sure to take a look at our newest bulletin board outside the classroom for some laughs. The class worked so hard on their Letters to the Turkey and they came up with some great reasons to convince pilgrims not to eat them for Thanksgiving dinner. I’m very proud of their work, as I’m sure you will be too! We have a lot packed into the next couple of weeks so please read on for some valuable information.
-Our Thanksgiving Performance and Feast will be Thursday, November 15th. Our play takes place in the Multipurpose Room. It is set to begin at 10:30AM and should wrap up around 11:00. We will take pictures and then head back to the classroom for our feast. I have costumes for most parts in the play, however, I am always happy to have you dress your child in their own costumes should you wish. After our performance we have our annual feast. There will be a sign up genius for the items we need for our feast that will be sent out next week.
-Halloween Candy for the Troops- This is our 4th year collecting leftover Halloween candy to be sent overseas for the troops. We are joining in with first grade for candy donations. Any of the candy we collect will either go to Must Ministries or an Overseas Troop donation. Every bit helps!!
If you have leftover Halloween candy you would like to donate, please send it in by the end of next week (November 9th).
-November/December Book Reports: Guidelines went home on Thursday. National Geographic Books for Kids are a good resource AND if you have Amazon Prime, some titles are available for free in the Kindle Reader app. Please keep in mind that students ARE allowed to use more than one resource should they need it. Students need to check in with a book and their topic by Friday, November 9th. This requirement
is part of their grade so be sure to have them thinking about what they want to research before then. Book reports are due Monday, December 10th.
Language Arts: Reading We will begin this week with a humorous fiction story called Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type. Farmer Brown’s cows have found a typewriter, and they are using it to demand better working conditions.
Grammar: We will begin working on compound sentences.
Vocabulary Strategies: We will be working more of prefixes (pre means “before”) and mis (means “not” or “badly”)
Comprehension Skills and Strategies: Conclusions- use details to figure out more about the text. Infer/Predict-use clues to figure out more about the story or parts or important ideas.
Phonics: Base words with endings -s and -es (including pronunciation and syllables)
Math: We will be having a Chapter 3 Test on Tuesday, November 6th. We will be moving on to Chapter 4 on Wednesday which will be working on addition with two numbers.
History: We will begin our next unit, which is The War of 1812.
Science: We will be launching into our third investigation which is the study of rocks soil, and sand. We will be learning about the process of weathering, and understanding the relationship between rocks, soil and sand.