Weekly Update October 7, 2019

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all have had a wonderful week! We had a fun day wearing our Wood Acres shirts- yay school spirit!

Important Notes:
– The first quarter ends Wednesday, October 16th with Report Cards going home Tuesday, October 22nd
– Book Reports were sent home in Blue Binders today and are due Tuesday, November 5th. The format for the book report is a Flipbook.
The class chose their books today and took them home in backpacks. This project, at first glance, looks like a big undertaking, and in a way it is! Time management will be an important component in completing this project. However, we will be working with the class to complete sections in their flipbook throughout the month using their journals as a space to work on what they would like to write down. Everything that the class will need to complete for this book report are areas we have worked on, and continue to work on, in class. Nothing should be a surprise!
Next week, the class will be given the last 20 minutes of school to read their book report books. This 20 minutes can count towards the 20 minutes of reading they need to do each day. Please be sure to read through the guidelines provided for the flipbook. We tried to be as thorough as possible but understand there may be some questions!

This Week:

Reading: We will be reading The Ugly Vegetables, a realistic fiction, with our essential question being what can you learn from planting a garden?
Reading Skills and Strategies: Our target skill this week will focus on conclusions and story structure. Our target strategy will be to analyze and evaluate.
Grammar: In grammar this week we will work on proper nouns.
Phonics: We will be working on double consonants, and ck. The spelling word list is a little on the challenging side this week, so be sure to spend some extra time on spelling!
Vocabulary Strategies: We will begin working on homophones, when words have the same pronunciation but different meanings such as knew and new.

Math: We are moving along in our second chapter, and took a check progress earlier this week. The class did great! Next week, we will be working on ordering numbers, estimating, and rounding to the nearest ten. We will end with a Check Progress.

History: We spent time this week talking about North America, and how the 50 States each have their own special nicknames, trees, flowers, and songs among other things. Earlier this week, the class began creating their own states- and have done a tremendous job! Their creativity is incredible, and I’m very proud of the work they have completed so far. Also, be on the lookout for a study guide that went home in binders yesterday. The class will be studying to identify the 7 continents and four oceans. Their study guide will be their quiz, which will take place on Wednesday, October 9th, and Thursday, October 10th (Leagan). We will continue next week studying Canada and its territories.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions!

This Matters At Wood Acres.

  • High Expectations For Teaching And Learning

  • Strong Instructional Leadership

  • Safe Learning Environment For Everyone

  • Positive And Welcoming School Climate

  • Valuing Time On Task For Mastery

  • Close Home School Partnerships