The Silver Scoop

November 17-21

Our Students Show PRIDE!

There have been many students who have "clipped up" in the past two weeks. Congratulations to Aiden, Sawyer, Andy, Zoey, Elyse, Madison, Ella C, Mia, Joey, Tyler Constans, Kaydence, Tyler Cochran, Alexis, Brayden, Xavier, Logan, Ella S, and Brady for following our PRIDE expectations.

The Desk Fairy visited our classroom this weekend and left PRIDE credits for students who had exceptionally clean desks. Congratulations to Joey, Aiden, Elyse, Madison, Xavier, Tyler Constans, Alexis, Zoey, and Andy for keeping both the inside and the top of your desks clean!

Students who have been exceptionally neat in their written work will also be reward with a PRIDE credit on Monday. Congratulations to Andy, Xavier, Ella C, Sawyer, Rylea, Brayden, Kaydence, Elyse, Ella S, Alexis, Avery S, Joey, and Mia for using neat handwriting on your work from last week!

This month some students have struggled to listen and follow directions, show respect to classmates and teachers, be responsible with their homework and other materials, and do their personal best. I've made some adjustments in our seating arrangement and plan to review our PRIDE expectations with all students on Monday. Please reinforce the importance of these expectations with your child.

P=Put Safety First

R=Respect Everyone

I = Insist on Your Personal Best

D=Demonstrate Responsibility

E=Empathize with Others

Celebrating Success!

Upcoming Events

This week our class will see the 3rd Grade Music Program on Tuesday afternoon. On Thursday morning, we are excited to welcome a representative from Hendricks Power Cooperative who has an exciting presentation to share about electricity and safety.

This week's special schedule:

Monday--Computer Lab, Tuesday--Library, Wednesday--Music, Thursday--Art, Friday--Gym

What We Are Studying This Week

DOL/Journal -- We will do DOL Week #14 each morning this week. On Friday students will take a quiz over the DOL sentences we corrected. Students will also use the prompts for Week #14 to write at least one page in their journals this week.

STARS Club -- Be sure to ask your child about the book he/she is reading in STARS Club.

Math -- It was exciting to pass back the Topic 5-6 Tests because everyone in our class earned an A or B on the test! Now we are moving on to Topics 7 and 8 to learn how to multiply two double-digit numbers. This week we will do Lessons 7-3, 7-5, and 8-3 on rounding to estimate double-digit multiplication answers, how to multiply two-digit numbers by multiples of 10, and multiple step word problems. There will be homework on Monday and Wednesday. We won't learn the algorithm for double-digit multiplication until the following week.

Science -- We are going to read about magnetism from our old science books this week, and we will also review electricity and magnetism by reading several paperback science readers. There will probably be science homework on Tuesday.

Word Work -- We are on List #14 this week on irregular plural nouns. There will be a test on Friday. This Week's Words: videos, teeth, potatoes, themselves, lives, leaves, cliffs, roofs, halves, moose, radios, sheep, cuffs, beliefs, patios, banjos, tornadoes, tomatoes, hoofs, and loaves.

Reading & Language -- We are not reading a story from the reading book this week. Instead, we will continue to study national parks by reading two different Reading A-Z readers: "National Parks" and "Yosemite and the Badge." The first reader is a nonfiction piece about national parks that are found all over the world. The second reader is a fictional story of a boy who visits Yosemite with his grandmother and tries to earn a Young Ranger's badge. Our reading skills are main idea and sequence of events. There will be reading homework on Monday over the "National Parks" reader and a story quiz on Thursday over the "Yosemite and the Badge" reader. Our writing lessons will focus on adding specific details to our writing, and the students will revise some boring paragraphs using all of the techniques we've been studying. They will also begin a national park writing project. Each student will select a nonfiction picture book about a specific national park. They will read these books and use the information to write organized paragraphs with main ideas and supporting details.

Social Studies -- We will begin reading Lesson 2 on the Eastern Woodland Native American tribes that lived in Indiana. The students will learn some characteristics that these tribes had in common as well as the features that made them different. We will study the Miami, Shawnee, Delaware (or Lenape), and Potawatomi tribes. There might be homework over Lesson 2 on Thursday.

Happy Birthday Wishes

Happy (belated) birthday this past Saturday to Abbott!

I hope you had a special day!

This Week's Funny

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Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. We're going to have an AMAZING week!

Mrs. Kara Silver

4th Grade Teacher

Clarks Creek Elementary

Plainfield Community Schools