Ross / Ellis Weekly Newsletter
November 20, 2015
"I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual."
Students at Work:
Current Electricity: Creating Circuits
Congratulations to our Classroom Spelling Bee Winners! (Ellis - Ethan S. / Ross - Giselle H.)
Ruby Hollar Websites Created By Two of Our Reading Groups:
What Will We Be Learning This Week?
Students are continuing to practice long division. They are learning to use the inverse operation (multiplication) to check their quotients. Next week we will begin problems involving remainders and talk about what those remainders mean.
We will take a break from Accelerated Math for the two day week next week. The next day I will check for mastered objectives it Thursday, December 3rd.
We are continuing our unit on Electricity. I have included photos of students creating circuits in Block 2. We will be discussing conductors and insulators next week. They are enjoying this unit very much.
After Thanksgiving Break we will be starting up our guided reading groups again where students will be reading books on their own reading levels with a focus on various ELA standards. The first focus will be inferencing and referring back to the text for textual evidence.
We will not have spelling lists the week of Thanksgiving. They will resume the week after break.
Odds & Ends
Nov. 24 – Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night 5-9pm
Nov. 25-27 Holiday – Happy Thanksgiving
Dec. 1 – Progress Reports
Dec. 4 – School Spelling Bee
Dec. 8 – PDQ Spirit Night 5-9pm
Dec. 11 – School Dance
Dec.14-17 - Holiday Shop (During Lunch)
Dec. 15 – 6th Grade Play
Dec. 17 - PTO Meeting for Community (6:30pm)
Dec. 21 – No School – Teacher Workday
Dec. 22 – Jan. 3 NO SCHOOL – Holiday
Jan. 4 – Return to School 2016
Jan 12 – PDQ Spirit Night 5-9pm
Jan. 15 – Class Picture Day
Jan. 18 – No School – Teacher Workday
Jan. 19 – No School – Teacher Workday
Jan 22. – Field Trip to Science Center Planetarium
Jan. 25 – Report Cards
Jan. 26 – Jump Rope For Heart 1:30 pm in Gym