November 12, 2015
Nov. 16 (Mon) - Native American project outline due; SS Notebooks Due; Begin Weather Journal for Science
Nov. 18 (Wed) - Book Fair...we will go for a preview on Monday, then they can shop on Wednesday.
Nov. 20 (Fri) - All Pro Dads; Fall Festival
Nov. 23 (Mon) - Native American project due
Nov. 24 (Tues) - Carolina/Clemson Day
Nov. 25-27 (Wed-Fri) - Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 30 (Mon) - Weather Journal due
Dec. 2 (Wed) - Winter MAP testing - Reading
Dec. 4 (Fri) - Interims go home
Dec. 9 (Wed) - Winter MAP testing - Math
Dec. 16 (Wed) - PTO Spirit Night @ Bellacino's 5:30-8:00 Yum!
Dec. 18 (Fri) - PBIS Party Rock; Holiday Sing-a-long 1:30
Dec. 21-Jan.1 - Winter Break
Don't forget the Carolina - Clemson coin drive!! All money goes to the Harbison West: Building Reading Heroes Initiative! It's a great cause! Go Carolina!! ;-)
Social Studies: SS Notebooks are due on Monday. The students will have some time to work on them in class tomorrow (Friday) - especially the Totem Pole assignment.
The outline does not need to be sentences. I am looking for brief words or phrases that will be the bones of their research paper.
Reading: I've reconsidered when to begin the Edmodo requirement. With the Native American Project, the Weather Journal, and very soon, the Science Fair Project, it doesn't seem like a fair time to add something to your list of things to think about... yes, I said your...I know that you will be the person having to remember it for a bit until it becomes a part of their habit. We will begin Edmodo after the new year.
In Writing, the children are finishing the typing process of their Information books. As the children finish, I will allow them to do a bit of research for their Native American research project. It would be a good idea if they housed their research papers in the travel folder.
In Science, we are setting up the Weather chapter in the notebooks tomorrow and will begin instruction on Monday. The children will be completing a 2-week Weather Journal beginning Monday. This will be a quick daily assignment that will be completed at home. I will go over the packet with the children and give them the half-notebook that they will use on Monday.
In Math, I am working with a small group that need to master the standard algorithm while the rest of the class are working on various projects. The next step will be the long division small groups. :-)