ESL News--1st, 3rd, & 5th Graders

Weekly Newsletter from Mrs. Dianne Anderson

A Message from the Teacher

Dear Parents,

It is a privilege to serve your child in ESL. Please read below for some ESL updates.

  • If you cannot find your child's paper copy of the weekly newsletter, it is also digitally available on the ESL webpage. Just click on the link that's titled "1st/3rd/5th grades". This is updated each time a newsletter is sent home.

  • is up and running again. Please let me know if you need login information. It really is a great place for your child to develop his/her reading skills. All you need is a computer and access to the internet.

If you ever have any questions about ESL or about how your child is doing, please let me know.

Thank You,
Mrs. Dianne Anderson

What are we learning this week? December 8-12, 2014

Expanding English 12:25-1:15

Continue Unit 3: Water, Water Everywhere

Extend reading with the nonfiction texts and vocabulary below.


  • Earth's Water: clouds, Earth, evaporation, freezes, gas, invisible, liquid, melts, polluted, rain, solid, water

  • The Force of Water: deltas, floodplain, groundwater, irrigate, pollute, nutrients, recedes, sediment, tributaries, watershed, water vapor, massive, transport

Content Objectives

I can...

  • read and spell a variety of words.
  • identify features of a science text.
  • read, talk, and write about the science topic of water.
  • use context clues to understand new words.
  • write complete sentences.
  • write in response to a daily prompt.
  • ask and answer questions as I read.
  • reread to understand information better.
  • use text features when I read nonfiction.

Language Objectives

I can...

  • use subject/verb agreement when I speak and write.
  • talk about science topics with complete sentences.
  • listen to what my classmates say and respond to them.

Dates & Reminders

ESL Parties- Wed. 12/17 or Thurs. 12/18 during our regular ESL class times. I will update the time for each grade level in next week's newsletter.

December 19th- 2 hour day for students and teachers

December 22nd-January 2nd No School-Winter Holiday

January 5th- First Day back to school for both students and teachers