November 30 - December 4
Week 15 - Bring Toys for Tots!
News This Week
Scholastic Forms: Please return Scholastic Release Forms so that our class photos can be used. I can send another one if you need it. Thanks to those that have already returned forms!
Toys for Tots: Please send in new toys, unwrapped, for Toys for Tots. We will be collecting all week.
Field Trip: We will take a field trip on December 11 to see the Nutcracker Ballet. We will leave at 10:30 am and return by 12:45 pm. Four parents may go on this trip. I will accept the first four parents that return the field trip and have paid, giving preference to parents that have been unable to go on a different trip first. There is no cost for chaperones.
Announcement: Be on the lookout for a letter from Mr. Ellis this week concerning second semester for 3rd graders.
Send in Toys for Tots - New & Unwrapped
Studies this Week
- Skills: Reading Two Passages on the Same Topic - comparing and contrasting information
- RI 3.9 Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
- Phonics: suffixes -ly, -less, -ful, and -ness
- Vocabulary: Vocabulary Workshop Unit 2
- Practice spelling and writing words. Visit spellingcity.com/meverette for more practice. The story title is "Symphony of Whales".
- Words this week: beautiful, safely, kindness, finally, spotless, worthless, illness, helpful, daily, suddenly, wireless, quietly, fairness, cheerful, painful, anxiously, thoughtfully, cautiously, tardiness, breathless
- Area & Perimeter - area, square units, finding unknown values, and using multiplication to help solve
- Facts - begin memorizing all multiplication facts. We will start division before the holidays!
Vocabulary: aim, aware, defeat, drift, mild, pause, refuse, route, ruin, solid
We will work on information writing with comparing and contrasting.
- Simple, compound, and complex sentences
- Coordinating conjunctions: and, but, for, or, nor, so, yet | make compound sentences
- Subordinating conjunctions: after, although, as, as if, because, before, even if, even though, if, if only, rather than, since, that, though, unless, until, when, where, whereas, wherever, whether, which, and while | make complex sentences
- Volcanoes & Force and Motion
- Students can logon to Studies Weekly at home by going to studiesweekly.com
- Daily Geography
Practice at Home
What is the same about the points presented in these two texts? What is different?
How are the most important points in the two texts about ____ alike and different?
How are the key details in the two texts about _____ alike and different?
30 - Toys for Tots Drive Begins
4 - Permission Slip & Money Due for Field Trip
8 - Snow Wizard $1.00
11 - Field Trip to the Nutcracker Ballet
15 - PTA 6:00, Kindergarten Performs
17 - Christmas Parties / PJ Day
18 - 1/2 Day, Last Day of Q2