Noticias de la Semana

April 20 - 24, 2015

Academic Update

Math: We are finishing up tema 20 this week with a test on Wednesday. There is one more pre-test (to check previous knowledge) that will be happening on Thursday and Friday. We'll start our last units for the year next week.

Literacy: I recently introduced a poem called, "I Can't Write A Poem" poem. The best part of it is that students get to make up a list of excuses of why they can't write a poem. A few I've heard include: "my brain hurts, I bit my tongue, my foot fell asleep, my chair is stuck." I'm looking forward to seeing their creative side shine on this poem. :-)

Intercambios: Woo hoo! I'm excited to start Ancient China! So much learning.....and fun.....to be had. A few of the topics this week include: introduction to Ancient China, dynasties, social classes and the types of housing the ancient Chinese lived in.

Spelling: We are back to regular spelling words this week! Spanish words have the -ado/-ada suffixes. English words have the -ed/-ing suffixes.

Camp Invention!!

Please see the message below from one of the Camp Invention directors. Flyers have already been sent home. If you are interested but need another flyer, let me know. I'm happy to help!


Camp Invention is coming to Cottage Grove for the first time and we want to make sure ALL kids have an opportunity to experience a wonderful week of science, technology, engineering and math. Camp Invention will be held June 22-26, 2015 at Armstrong Elementary School from 9-3:30pm. We are focusing our efforts on Innovate 2 which will allow kids to build their own motorized pet, save a virtual world, and become an entrepreneur in the avatar marketplace. They will also discover the beauty of tessellations and fractals and take apart a broken appliance and make it into something new!!! Pleae watch the attached You Tube video for more in depth details about the program. There are forms for financial assistance provided in the office of Crestview Elementary/Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion schools. Hope to see you there.

https://youtu.be/NQLf1EU61Mg

https://youtu.be/Kwgqp_j55hU

https://youtu.be/SLfLDON6rB4

Ortografía/Spelling

palabras terminadas en –ado, -ada


callado - quiet

pasado – past (in the past)

demasiado – too (demasiado

preocupada - worried

estudiado - studied

enojada - angry

ocupada - busy

probado – tried/tested

anunciada - announced

nada - nothing


words ending with –ed and –ing


coming

swimming

dropped

wrapped

taping

invited

saving

grinning

stared

planned

Monday Smile :-)

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