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Miss Anderson's Weekly Scoop

May 16-20, 2016

Don't Forget...

May 16th - 19th ~
  • Tiger of the Week - Lauren S.
  • REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR SNEAKERS FOR GYM!

May 17th ~

May 19th ~

May 20th ~

  • S.A.C. Walk for a Cause to Support JDRF
May 27th ~
  • FIELD DAY!
May 30th ~
  • Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
May 31st ~
  • 4th Grade Field Trip to Pennsbury Manor

Box Tops... Box Tops... Calling All Box Tops!

We are currently in 2nd place overall for the year... so keep on clippin'! This will be the last month for collection to determine a winner for the Rita's Water Ice Party. Please remember to send in your Box Tops to help our class move back into first place!

Don't forget to send in your Ziploc bag full of Box Tops by May 31, 2016.

End of Year Party - HELP WANTED!

It’s almost that time of the year again… PARTY TIME! Our class is in need of end of year party volunteers to plan, coordinate, and organize our last party of the year for Tuesday, June 14th. In order to provide sufficient time to plan, please sign up ASAP if you are willing to volunteer by using the link below!

Thanks so much!


Please click here for the list of party volunteers.

A few quick things about this week...

Read to Self Entries will be due Friday!

Reading

This week we will begin our literature circle genre study of mysteries. Students will be reading four different mysteries in class, which will count towards their 20 book challenge. Some reading and corresponding literature circle assignments may be assigned to complete for homework.


Ask me about: What are elements of a mystery?

What you can do: Ask your child to summarize and share their mystery book with you.

Writing

Students should be finished their sea creatures essays, and are now finishing their multi-genre projects. This week, students will be creating a table of contents, about the author page, and bibliography using NoodleTools for their published multi-genre project. Multi-Genre projects will be due on Friday!


Students are informing their readers through various genres about their sea creatures, and will include the following items in their final product:

  • Graffiti
  • Instagram
  • National Geographic Explorer Magazine Cover
  • Crossword Puzzle - Students will use this website to generate their puzzle.
  • Comic Strip


Ask me about: How do writers enhance their informational writing? How do you have a productive peer conference?

What you can do: Ask your child to show you their key words about their sea creature for their crossword puzzle in their Writer's Notebook and to explain why they chose those words.

Math

We will be continuing Unit #11 - 3-D Shapes, Weight, Volume, and Capacity this week. Students will be using formulas to calculate the volume of rectangular prisms, reviewing adding and subtracting of positive and negative integers, and will be create a "Gallon Man" in order to review equivalencies of various capacity measurements. A study guide will also be going home this week in preparation for their test on Wednesday, May 25th.


Ask me about: How do you calculate the volume of a rectangular prism? How do you add and subtract integers? What are equivalent units of capacity?

What you can do: Ask your child to show you their "Gallon Man," or model how to add/subtract integers and calculate the volume of various household objects.

Social Studies - Pennsylvania

This week, we are putting on our "historian" hats as we study William Penn and the history of Pennsylvania in preparation for our trip to Pennsbury Manor. We will also be putting on our "geographer" hats as we learn about the five regions of Pennsylvania.

Ask me about: Who is William Penn and why is he important? What are the five regions of Pennsylvania and how is each region unique?

We are... a PEANUT & TREE NUT safe classroom!

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