Pleasant Valley School

November Newsletter

News from Miss Sheets

November is a time for thankfulness...

Thank you to our Veterans for the sacrifices you made for our country.

Thank you to our students for coming to school ready to learn and always trying their best.

Thank you to the parents for all the support and encouragement that you provide.


Seesaw: Parents, please connect to the app. I still only have a few parents connected. If you need help or need the code again, please let me know.


Winter Gear: Thank you for sending winter gear! Our students had lots of fun enjoying our first snow storm of the season. Sledding, snow angles, and a few snow balls was a fun change for a few days. I know there will be more snow to come.


Parent Helper: Thank you Mrs. Clark for volunteering to help our students practice some of their reading and math skills.

A Thanksgiving Thank You from our Students

Jr. Kindergarten:

I'm thankful for my cat, Marco.


Kindergarten:

I'm thankful for my cat, Sassy.

I'm thankful for cake and food to eat.


1st Grade:

I'm thankful for my horse, Tashi.


4th Grade:

I'm thankful for my new dog.

I'm thankful for having family and friends. I'm also thankful for a roof over my head to protect me from rain drops on my head with no shelter.


6th Grade:

I'm thankful for having a roof over my head, having a nice mom and dad, and a wonderful teacher.

Looking Back at October

Our First Snow - Oct. 21

Our First Field Trip to Sweet Pickin's Pumpkin Patch - Oct. 22

Happy Halloween

School Events

No School Days

Thanksgiving Break:

Jr. Kindergarten No School - November 23-27

K-6 No School - November 25-27

What Are We Learning?

Jr. Kindergarten

Weekly Theme

Nov. 3-5: Farm Animals

Nov. 10-12: Fall

Nov. 17-19: Thanksgiving


Reading

Nov. 3-5: They are learning letters C and D

Nov. 10-12: They are learning letters E and F

Nov. 17-19: They are learning letters G and H

Please practice the sounds that these letters make and find things that begin with these letters at home.


Math

Nov. 3-5: They are learning number 4

Nov. 10-12: They are learning number 5

Nov. 17-19: They are learning number 6

Please have them practice counting objects to show each of these numbers. If you see some of these numbers in their environment, have them tell you the number.


Science

Nov. 3-5: Colors All Around

Nov. 10-12: Shapes All Around

Nov. 17-19: Different Sizes

Kindergarten

AM Courses:


Math

Unit 2 - Numbers 6-10

Counting, Writing, Comparing, and Sorting


Reading

  • UNIT 2 THEME: Living Together

Talk with others about living things.


  • Essential Question

What do living things need?


  • READING WORKSHOP

Read informational text and understand its elements.


  • READING-WRITING WORKSHOP BRIDGE

Use language to make connections between reading and writing.


  • WRITING WORKSHOP

Use elements of informational text to write informational list books.



PM Courses:


Science

Finishing: Unit 2 - Matter

Essential Question: How can you classify different objects?


Starting: Unit 3 - Sunlight

Essential Question: What does sunlight do on Earth?


Social Studies

Finishing: Topic 3 - How do I get along with others?

Students will learn why taking turns is important for getting along.


Starting: Topic 4 - How do I make friends?

Students will learn four skills for making new friends.


Arts

This quarter we are focusing on our theater arts standard and working on our holiday program.

1st Grade

Math

Unit 1 - Numbers Within 10

Addition and Subtraction


Reading

  • UNIT 2 THEME: I Spy

Talk with others about how living things grow and change.


  • Essential Question

How do living thinks change?


  • READING WORKSHOP

Read informational text and understand its elements.


  • READING-WRITING WORKSHOP BRIDGE

Use language to make connections between reading and writing.


  • WRITING WORKSHOP

Write informational texts using elements of informational text.


Science

Topic 2 - Light

How can I use light?


Social Studies

Finishing: Topic 2 - Why is it important to learn from each other?

Students will practice appropriate ways to talk and listen.


Starting: Topic 3 - Why do schools have rules?

Students will experiment to see why rules are needed and then talk about consequences of not following the rules.


Arts

This quarter we are focusing on our theater arts standard and working on our holiday program.

4th Grade

Math

Finishing: Unit 1 - Whole Numbers

Place Value, Comparison, Addition, and Subtraction


Starting: Unit 2 - Operations

Multiplication, Division, and Algebraic Thinking


Reading


  • UNIT 2 THEME: Adaptations
Collaborate with others to determine how living things adapt to the world around them.

  • Essential Question
How do living things adapt to the world around them?

  • READING WORKSHOP
Know about different types of informational text and understand their structures and features.

Book Club Book: Animal Camouflage

  • READING-WRITING WORKSHOP BRIDGE
Use language to make connections between reading and writing.

  • WRITING WORKSHOP
Use elements of informational text to write an article.


Science

Topic 2 - Human Uses of Energy

Essential Question: Ho do we convert energy to meet our needs?


Social Studies

Finishing: Topic 2 - Exploring Regions of the United States

Essential Question: How do geographers study the regions of the United States?


Starting: Topic 3 - The Peopling of the United States

Essential Question: How have different groups contributed to the United States?


Arts

This quarter we are focusing on our theater arts standard and working on our holiday program.

6th Grade

Math

Unit 1 - Expressions and Equations

Area, Algebraic Expressions, and Exponents


Reading

UNIT 1 THEME: Childhood


Essential Question

What are some of the challenges and triumphs of growing up?


READING WORKSHOP

Read nonfiction narrative mentor texts to answer the essential question.

Trade Book: Bud, Not Buddy


WRITING WORKSHOP

Nonfiction Narrative: When did a challenge lead to a triumph?


Science

Topic 2 - Weather in the Atmosphere

Essential Question: What determines weather on Earth?


Social Studies

Topic 2 - European Exploration and Settlement

Essential Question: How did Europeans explore and establish settlements in the Americas?


Topic 3 - The English Colonies in North America

Essential Question: What were the similarities and differences among the colonies in North America?


Arts

This quarter we are focusing on our theater arts standard and working on our holiday program.