Room 203's Weekly Newsletter
What's UP in Room 203?
I hope you all enjoyed the cold, rainy weekend! It's about time we've received some nicer fall weather! This week will be busy and full of fun with Pumpkin Day on Friday!
Super Student: Tucker
Pawsitive Panther for September: Jack Provost
Academic News for the Upcoming Week
We will finish up Topic 2 with a lesson on part-part whole, then we will move into Topic 3. In Topic 3 students will learn various strategies for how to solve addition and subtraction. Your children have done fairly well with Topic 2 content and they are very eager to move on!
Keep in mind, students will continue to have math homework to reinforce skills learned in class as well as Daily 6 Review on Thursday nights. Also, please please please continue to work addition/subtraction facts at home.
Your child has the information sheet for what is expected in their Research folder in the classroom. We have gone over this together. Your child will get time in class to complete the project, but if they need more time, they are more than welcome to meet outside of class.
For grammar, we are working on Angry Verbs! Students each got to pick a angry bird and color it in any way they chose. Then, they were asked to write a description of their Angry Verb or to write a story about it. This is another piece that we plan on taking through the writing process. At the end, students will highlight the action verbs and the linking verbs in two different colors.
We will be taking our Unit 3 spelling test tomorrow. Friday's are no good for us! The day goes by too quick! I think we will start taking our spelling tests on the second Thursday. Let's try it out and see how it works.
Your Unit 4 list will be going home tomorrow as well.
Rule: In a two-syllable base word with one middle consonant sound immediately after a short vowel, the middle consonant is doubled.
Example: rabbit, puddle, tunnel
Non-negotiables: study, however, heard, haven't, second
Dash and Dot Robotics
We are in current need of having some parents help us make more grids on butcher paper. Our classroom is way to small to have a 9 foot by 9 foot grid in, so we have decided to create more grids on butcher paper so we can roll them up when we're finished. If you are interested in helping us out, please let me know! We need at least 6 more and we need them quickly!
Classroom News by Major Roberts
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