- Parent/Teacher conferences Thursday, November 16th 12:00-8:00 P.M. and Friday, November 17th 8:00 a.m -12:00 P.M.
- No school for students November 16th-17th and November 20th-24th
- Please check your child's planner for daily homework
- We have library on Mondays this year. Please be sure that your child returns their book weekly on Monday.
- Please send a nut free healthy snack with your child daily because we do have a late lunch.
- Be sure your son/daughter has a water bottle with them each day.
- Please be sure your child has a coat for recess since the cooler weather has arrived.
We have begun our next Core Novel which is King Arthur. We will continue to focus on building comprehension skills by summarizing as well our vocabulary by using context clues.
Due to the short week there is no spelling homework this week.
Last week we finished up chapter 6 and will begin chapter 7 of Shurley Grammar this week. Students continue to do an excellent job applying all the new skills to they learn to their grammar lessons.
We are finishing up cause and effect writing this week. Students will apply the skills they learned and take their piece of writing through the writing process. We will be focusing on the how to effectively revise and edit a rough draft before publishing it.
We have spent the past week creating tally charts and tables. This week we will finish up our chapter by analzying line graphs. On Tuesday we will review for our test, and take the chapter test on Wednesday.
Please be sure to check your child's planner each night for math homework. As part of your child's homework, they will also need to be studying their multiplication facts Monday-Thursday for 5 minutes. They will receive a fact calendar on Monday that will need to be signed off each day that they study. This calendar will then be turned in on Friday for a grade. Once your child passes 2's, they will then begin to start studying to take their 3's test.
For better understanding of our math program, Singapore Math in Focus sets the mastery level at 80% for all assessments. On the assessments, students will see what the curriculum calls “novel questions.” These questions take the concepts that the students have learned in class and presents them in a new and unique way. This is to encourage higher-order thinking and problem solving skills. If a student scores an 80% on an assessment, they have fully mastered the unit and have met the expectations.
Please check Mrs. Winter's website to see what your child is studying in history.
We are continuing to explore electricity and will be focusing specifically on the different types of circuits and begin to identify the differences between conductors and insulators.