Pirate Weekly News
December 7-11, 2015
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
Triangular trade routes, indentured servants and slavery Test on Wednesday
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,
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.