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Miss Anderson's Weekly Scoop
December 8-12, 2014
- Happy Birthday Amelia Y.! - Wear Blue for Amelia's Birthday!
- Tiger of the Week - Maya T.
- Toys for Tabor Collection Ends
- Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night @ 5:00-8:00 pm
- Happy Birthday Miss Anderson!
- Secret Shop @ 9:10-9:40
- My Heritage Presentations - Sign up below if you plan on attending!
Roxy Readers Has Officially Started!
Secret Shop Note...
Please sign up below if you plan on attending our Heritage Presentations December 15-18th!
Box Tops... Box Tops... Calling All Box Tops!
It is that time of the year when cookie exchanges occur, so bakers be sure to check ingredients for Box Tops! Every Box Top counts!
Don't forget to send in your Ziploc bag full of Box Tops by WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17th!
Whooo hoooo! We Earned Our Classroom Reward!
A few quick things about this week...
Reading Journal Response #4 will be due December 9-12.
*A great website to visit to practice inferring skills is "Into the Book." Students can create their own usernames (I recommend they write them down!), and practice their reading strategies and skills with various games to play.
Writing & Spelling
We will be putting the final touches on our How-To writing pieces, and begin discussing elements of a good presentation - eye contact, voice quality, use of their PowerPoint, etc. If you haven't already signed up to let me know if you or a family member is attending presentation, please do so on our Sign-Up Genius!
*My Heritage PowerPoints - Please be sure your child has their most recent saved file on their flash drive for computer lab on THURSDAY. Also be sure to check out a list of PowerPoint Dos and Don'ts on our class website, as well as an "example" of mine! A rubric for their presentation will also be going home, and will be posted on our class site.
Students should be writing at home 2+ times per week in their Writer's Notebooks. All "at home" entries should be dated and marked with an (H) to clearly identify an "at home" entry. Remember... the more they write, the better writers they will become!
Spelling Homework - NONE!
*Each week's spelling list will be posted on our class website!
We will be finishing Unit #4 - Decimals & Their Uses. Students should be prepared for a Unit #4 test on Tuesday, December 9th. A study guide and review sheet was sent home, and is also posted our class website. Answers to the review sheet are also posted for your reference!
We will be starting Unit #5 - Big Numbers, Estimation, and Computation on Wednesday. This unit includes the multiplication of multi-digit numbers, so I encourage your child to practice their math facts in order to build on their knowledge of their basic facts!
Students should be reviewing their math facts through the use of xtraMath (www.xtramath.org) in order to reach mastery of all functions! I would expect all students to have passed addition AND subtraction at this point in the year!