# The Marvel Star

## What's Going On and What's Coming Up

Reading - Comprehension practice; using evidence from the text to support our thinking
Writing - Creating personal narratives (planning, drafting, revising, editing, publishing)
Math - Measuring length using standard and non-standard units; problem-solving steps
PBL - (Sci/SS) Finishing our unit on Matter and beginning an animal life cycle unit

11/5 - Teacher Workday (conference day) & Election Day

11/11 - Veteran's Day Holiday - no school

11/18 - MES Book Fair week begins; 11/20 - PTA mtg and Milk and Cookies

11/27-11/29 - Thanksgiving Holiday

## Ask your child these questions at the dinner table or in the car:

1) What is your personal narrative topic?
2) How many drops of water fit on the face of a penny? Was your prediction close? What did you observe as you performed this experiment?
3) What customary units of measurement are used to measure length? Metric units?
4) Analyze the word, take. How many letters? How many sounds? How many syllables?

## A Kilo of Rice a Day - Helping Families in the Philippines

iDream of being connected to the global community...

iBelieve we can make a difference!

iThink we have an opportunity right now!

McDougle Dolphins are Doing something to help families in the Philippines after the recent earthquake there! The McDougle community includes teachers and students with family members in the Philippines. One of them, Jarmie Bateson (System-Level Teacher at MES), has initiated a collection called “A Kilo Of Rice A Day”. Donations to Ms. Bateson’s project will be used for daily purchases of a kilo of rice, canned goods, and water for families who have lost their livelihood and farm lands due to the earthquake. Members of the MES community are invited to make cash donations to this project through November 15. Donations may be put in the collection box at Ms. Lin’s desk where they will be kept safe and then distributed to Filipino families in need.

McDougle Dolphins Dream, Believe, Think, Do!

## Contact Info

Don't forget that changes in transportation must be in writing. If you need to make a sudden change, call our office before 1:00. After 1:00, call Ms. Lin at the front office.

Our office extension is x65400.

## Wish List

We need ...
Large and small Expo Dry Erase markers