# Mrs. Stocks' Weekly News

## Upcoming Annoucements and Events

9/15- Early release at 2:10

9/16- No school

9/16- Book orders are due. I am placing the order on Monday, so you can still order online over the weekend or send the paper order form and money in on Monday.

We are collecting box tops until October. Please have your student bring them in. The class that brings the most will when a game pack.

New Specials Schedule
Mon. P.E.

Tues. Art (Please have your student bring in a sketchbook. Sketchbooks can just be an extra notebook).

Wed. LMC

Thurs. P.E.

Fri. Music

## Big Learning Ideas this week

Math- In math we worked on multiplication comparison problems. We also worked on multiplying with tens, hundreds, and thousands. We ended the week talking about the distributive property.

Distributive Property Example

5 X 12=? 12 can be split into 10 and 2. So... (5 X 10) + (5 X 2) will get you the same answer as 5 X 12.

Science- In science we have been talking about food chains. We discussed how components of tacos are part of a food chain.

For example: tomatoes: Sun --- tomato---human

We finished by talking about the difference between predators and prey.

Spelling- We have been working on the spelling pattern of long e. This pattern shows up in the form of a group of letters, such as "ee" as in seek, "ie" in piece, and ea in peach. Our spelling test will be on Monday, September, 19.

Writing- This week in writing we have been using graphic organizers to plan for our narrative writing. We have identified characters, setting, and a sequence of events.

## Class Websites

If you are going to place a book order online, you will need to connect with our class. Here's how

1. Go to the scholastic reading club website by clicking the link below.

2. Select the yellow box that says "first time here parents"

3. Select "connect to your teacher"

4. Type in the code LY4TK