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October 13, 2016

Vocabulary Words

  • arrive - “come to a place"
  • admire - “look at something and like it because you think it is nice or pretty”
  • hope - “wish for something or want something to happen"
  • squint - “squeeze your eyelids almost closed while you look at something”

Try these activities to give your child more practice with their newly acquired vocabulary words:

• Invite your child to act out the words.

• Have your child draw pictures about the words or write sentences or stories that use the words.

• Tell each other real or imagined stories that include the words.

• Talk about the words when you hear them used or see them in storybooks, on signs and posters, or elsewhere.

• Use the words to play games such as “I’m Thinking of a Word,” in which you give each other clues about a word and then try to guess the word.

Encourage your child to share other interesting words he or she encounters, and discuss interesting words you hear. Above all, have fun with words!

This week in Spanish...

Weather & Seasons

Key Concepts

  • Describe the weather using the verb estar
    • ¿Cómo está el tiempo?

    • Está lluvioso (rainy), nublado (cloudy), soleado (sunny), ventoso (windy), nevado (snowy)

    • Hace calor (hot), fresco (cool), frío (cold).

  • Identify the four seasons in Wisconsin and two seasons in Honduras
    • En Wisconsin hay cuatro estaciones: el invierno (winter), la primavera (spring), el verano (summer), y el otoño (fall).
    • En Honduras hay dos estaciones: seca (dry), lluviosa (rainy)
  • Identify which months are part of each of the four seasons in Wisconsin
    • el invierno: diciembre, enero, febrero
    • la primavera: marzo, abril, mayo
    • el verano: junio, julio, agosto
    • el otoño: septiembre, octubre, noviembre
    • Remember: month names are NOT capitalized in Spanish.

Social Studies Standards Addressed

E.4.13 Investigate and explain similarities and differences in ways that cultures meet human needs
E.4.14 Describe how differences in cultures may lead to understanding or misunderstanding among people
E.4.3 Describe how families are alike and different, comparing characteristics such as size, hobbies, celebrations, where families live, and how they make a living

A.4.6 Identify and distinguish between predictable environmental changes, such as weather patterns and seasons, and unpredictable changes, such as floods and droughts, and describe the social and economic effects of these changes


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Friday, October 14 - No school for kids & Parent Teacher Conferences

Monday, October 17 - October Birthday Sundae Party

Friday, October 21 - Early Riser Reader

Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28 - No school

Monday, October 31 - Halloween Parade and Party

Wednesday, November 2 - Character Assembly and Arboretum T-Shirt Day

Friday, November 11 - PTO Family Learning Night

Thursday, December 8 - Holiday Music Program and Dress Up Day

Ms. Jorenby

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