Miss Branchick's Newsletter

November 16-20

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This week in room 506


Teacher Pace - Unit 7 Solids and Shapes

10-1 Solid Figures

10-2 Relating Solids and Shapes

10-3 Lines and Line Segments

10-5 Polygons

10-7 Quadrilaterals

Real World Story Problems


3.G.1- Identify and describe the following: cube, sphere, prism, pyramid, cone, cylinder

3.G.2- Understand that shapes may share characteristics and can be in multiple categories (squares can be categorized as a quadrilateral or parallelogram)

3.G.3- Identify, describe, and draw points, lines, and line segments.

Miss Branchick's Math Class- Unit 9 Patterns and Relationships

Monday- Lessons 9-1 Repeating Patterns and 9-2 Number Sequences

Tuesday- Lesson 9-3 Extending Tables

Wednesday- Lessons 9-4 Writing Rules for the Situation and Real World Two Step Story Problems

Thursday- Assessment

Friday November 20 until Thanksgiving Break will be review. We will be starting Unit 10 after break.

Social Studies:

We are reviewing Chapter 2 and taking the chapter 2 assessment on Thursday.


We have started our Informational Writing Unit. Everyone picked an Endangered Animal to research. We have started writing our rough drafts! When we are finished writing, we will be typing them up before publishing them!

We are also teaming up with Miss Sweet in art class. She has graciously allowed us to incorporate our Endangered Animals into their Landscape portraits! I can't wait to see the finished products!

Reading- This might only apply to my reading class - some classes have already finished Unit 2 Week 5 and will be reviewing all of Unit 2 until Thanksgiving Break

We will be starting Unit 2 Week 5 this week (most reading classes are here, too)

  • Literary Elements: Alliteration and Rhyme
  • Skill: Point of View (in literature)
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Vocabulary Skill: Simile
  • Phonics: Digraphs (two letters that make ONE sound, like sh, ch)


1.) pitch

2.) crunch

3.) reach

4.) shadow

5.) thick

6.) teacher

7.) stretch

8.) chuckled

9.) pathway

10.) whales

11.) cheese

12.) search

13.) seashells

14.) weather

15.) what

Unit 2 Week 5 Vocab

1.) bounce- To bounce is to spring back after hitting something

2.) imagine- To imagine something is to picture it in your mind.

3.) inventor- An inventor is a person who creates something for the first time.

4.) observer- An observer is someone who watches something.

5.) alliteration- Alliteration occurs when several words or syllables in a row start with the same sound.

6.) free verse- In a free verse poem, some verses rhyme and some do not.

7.) limerick- A limerick is a funny poem of five lines with a specific rhyme pattern.

8.) rhyme- Kite and sight rhyme because they end with the same sound.

Scholastic Book Orders

Every month I am going to send home Scholastic Book Order forms. You can either write a check or order your books online. Our class code is MC9FK. All orders help our classroom library grow!!

Orders can be submitted any time you or I place an order because I have free shipping this year =)


Below are links to the websites students will have access to at school and at home:

Tumblebooks is registered for grades K-4 so North and South share.