Pirate Weekly News

December 7-11, 2015

Dear Parents,

The next two weeks will be very busy here at school. This newsletter should help keep you up to date with what's going on in our classroom.

Students will begin taking weekly spelling tests on their word sorts. The homework schedule is in the newsletter below.

What we are learning this week


Fractions: equivalent fractions and comparing and ordering fractions Test on Friday


Environments: swamps, rivers, deserts, polar, rainforest Test on Tuesday

Social Studies:

Triangular trade routes, indentured servants and slavery Test on Wednesday

Language Arts:

Spelling tests will be given on Fridays!

Spelling Homework: All homework is to be done in the Word Study Folder

Mon. sort words and write the sort in folder.

Tues. Ladder words

Wed. sort words and write two times each

Thurs. Practice test

Reading: Guided Reading Groups, Shared reading: Wonder, Point of View, non-fiction text features, Fountas and Pinnel Assessments begin

Writing: Informational Writing (research report), cursive handwriting,

Language Usage: subjects/predicates,

Upcoming Events:

Toy Drive Dec. 1-11

Dec. 17 Christmas Lunch (grades 3-5)

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Flu Shot Campaign

As you are aware, we have several children at India Hook School who have compromised immune systems due to illness or treatments. I would love to show how much our pirate community cares by having 100 % of our staff and students get their flu shots by November 24. If your students would like to make posters, that would be great! I will reward the class with the highest percentage of students AND teacher receiving flu shots with a pizza party.