News From Ms. Iles' Room

September 19 - September 27, 2013

Curriculum Update

Reading - I currently have 4 different reading groups. Two of them are one on one to accommodate their reading levels. All reading groups work on phonic skills, fluency, and comprehension. All groups are reading short stories at their reading levels and completing a written assignment for each lesson.

Math - There are 2 different math groups. All groups are working on place value, adding, subtracting, skip counting, measuring to the nearest inch, word problems, and adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers without regrouping.

Writing - There are also 2 writing groups. We are working on identifying the main idea, using the pronouns he, she , and it, regular and irregular past tense verbs, and identifying the subject and predicate in sentences.

3rd grade Social Studies - Third graders are learning about the geography of South Carolina.

4th grade Social Studies - Fourth graders are learning all about the early Native Americans that settled in North America.

4th grade Science - Fourth graders are learning about magnets and magnetism.

Science Lab - Third graders go to science lab on Wednesdays, and they are learning about sound and motion. Fourth graders go to science lab on Tuesdays, and they are learning about gravity.

No Pictures This Week

I apologize for not including pictures this week. I haven't been able to remember to take any pictures of the students working.

Reflections Contest - Believe, Dream, Inspire

Students are encouraged to enter the reflections contest. There is a special education category for our students. Our very own Ethan Dill entered one of his masterpieces last year and received awards at the local and state level! I know we have some really great artists in the class this year. The PTA would love to have more than one entry from us! This year's theme is "Believe, Dream, Inspire." Early entries received by October 1st will be eligible for a special prize drawing.

All entries are due by October 28, 2013.

General Rules

Special Artist Rules

Fall For Stone

Friday, Sep. 20th, 6:30-9:30pm

214 North Pleasantburg Drive

Greenville, SC

Fall for Stone Parents Night Out Party at The Irish Pub, Adults Only, 6:30-9:30. $25 per person.

Interim Progress Reports

Monday, Sep. 23rd, 9pm

Stone Academy of Communication Arts, Greenville, SC

Greenville, SC

Picture Day

Tuesday, Sep. 24th, 8am

Stone Academy of Communication Arts, Greenville, SC

Greenville, SC