Swenson's Weekly Scoop

Highlights from November 3rd - November 7th

What have we been up to?

I apologize that I never sent out the weekly newsletter for Halloween week. With the end of the quarter and Halloween that week, I completely forgot! I will to do my best to update you from both that week and last week.

We have been busy learning about problem/solution and author's purpose (persuade, inform, or entertain) in reading. We created story boards showing a conflict and how it was solved, watched different commercials and video clips to determine the purpose, and worked on a learning sort where we had to determine the purpose of each written passage. Next week, we will be doing a project on all of the reading skills we've learned up to this point.

In math, we have been busy learning about graphs and tables. We have done several graphing activities, including graphing with Smarties. We also did some switching of math classrooms at the beginning of last week. It is possible that your child switched math classrooms.

We have also been learning about busy prepositions in grammar by creating preposition treasure maps and working with our preposition stuffed bunny named Josie. Ask your child about her.

Student Blogs

Thank you to those who have left comments on our Kidblogs! We enjoy reading what people have to say about our blogs. We will continue to do this throughout the year, so if you haven't had a chance to look at your student's blog you still have time. :-)

You can click on the following link to access our blogs. Thank you!


Food Shelf

Food Shelf collection is this week. If you can help out in any way, we greatly appreciate it. Each day has a suggested theme, but students can bring any non-perishable item(s) on any day during the the week. The different days are as follows: Monday: Good Morning Monday, Tuesday: Toilet Paper Tuesday, Wednesday: Wash Up Wednesday, Thursday: Dinnertime Thursday, and Friday: Kid-Friendly Friday. Click the link below to bring you to the letter that was sent home with students explaining the different days.


Thank you for donations!


Conferences will take place next week on Tuesday, November 18th; Thursday, November 20th; and Friday, November 21st. If you haven't signed up yet and would like to, please check the picture to see what I have open, and click on the link to sign up for a conference.


I'm looking forward to visiting with everyone!

Dragon Lunch Bunch

We are in need of a few more Dragon Lunch Bunch leaders. Dragon Lunch Bunch is a book club that meets with a group of students over the lunch hour. You meet every other week to read and discuss a variety of books. If you or someone you know would be willing to volunteer your time for this, please let me know. Thank you!