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Week of November 16, 2015


Math- This week will learn to multiply one digit by four digit numbers (i.e. 7 x 4,467) using methods. We will also spend time on word problems involving multiplication. I plan to send a review home on Friday and give the Unit 2 test before Thanksgiving Break.

Writing - Each student now has an idea of what they want to teach in their non-fiction story, as well as a way to present the material to make it engaging and interesting to the reader. This week we will use the outlines that we created for each of our chapters to form our drafts. I will also show students how to use text features such as chronology, cause and effect, pros and cons, and compare and contrast. We will also use the Chromebooks to research our topics so that we can teach the reader a little more.

Science - Thank you for sending in pop bottles for our Land and Water unit. This week we will be creating models of land and water in class to look at the water cycle.

Social Studies - We are beginning our second unit in Social Studies this week. We will study the United States in spacial terms and look at physical and human characteristics of each region in the United States. Our first lesson will look at where the United States in located, we will then look at physical characteristics of the United States. If you have photographs of trips that you have taken in the U.S. that show landforms or water, I would love it if you send them in (or e-mail them to me) to share with the class.

Reading- This week we will finish our "Open Mind Profiles" for a main character. I will show these to you at conferences. We will also look for the turning point in our character books and discuss reoccurring themes in our stories.

Teacher Notes

Report Cards go home TODAY!

We are sending report cards home today. Also included will be information on your child's performance on the NWEA testing they did this fall.

Fall Conference Sign-Up

Here is the link to the sign-up genius. Everyone is signed up, but I'm keeping the link open in case you need to make changes.

Math Homework and Remembering Pages

Save this Link! This is a PDF of all of the "Homework and Remembering" Pages. If Fido eats your child's homework, just print off a new page!

Shhhhh... don't tell the students kids, here is a link to the answer key too. This is a great resource to help you check their work each night.