November Newsletter

Mrs. Moilan and Mrs. Locke

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Important Dates to Remember...

11/19 - McTeacher Night - 5 - 8 p.m.

11/20 - Hope to see you at Hackberry's Annual Thanksgiving Feast where you can join your child for a delicious lunch at 11:20 a.m. You can preorder your tickets or just pay when you arrive.

11/24 - 11/28 - Fall Break

12/1 - SEE YOU BRIGHT AND EARLY!!

Reading/Writing

Current Reading Unit - Informational Text - Structure and Purpose - to conclude week of 11/17


Upcoming New Reading Unit - Literary Non-Fiction - Summary, Main Idea and Research -

to be continued after Thanksgiving.


In Writing - Students will move on from the focus on writing a Personal Essay to Bringing History Alive in their writing.

Spelling

Students are given a spelling list every Monday with the expectation of completing homework and preparing for Friday's spelling test.

www.spellingcity.com/alocke

Math

We are finish up our Unit on Geometry and Measurement this week and take the summative test on Friday, 11/21. Ask your child to share with you all the work he/she has been doing!


Next Unit - begins on 12/1 - Addition, Subtraction and the Number System - to be continued in the New Year.

Science

We have just ended and tested on the unit Energy, Force and Motion and will review that assessment before moving on to the new unit.


Next unit - begins week of 11/17- Geology

Students will study the properties of soil and its ability to support the growth of plants, weathering and erosion, renewable and nonrenewable resources, and the importance of conservation.

Social Studies

We have just finished the unit - Exploration and Mission Life


Next unit begins wek of 11/17 - the Colonization and Settlement of Texas.

Things To Do Over the Fall Break:

thinkthroughmath.com

sumdog.com

http://goo.gl/J0JaQ6 - puzzle pics multiplication

http://goo.gl/hbmpli- puzzle pics division

http://goo.gl/eoBx9A - word problems

PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE MULTIPLICATION FACTS!!!

Advice from Common Sense Media...