September 28 - October 1

Week 7

News This Week

Update: Our new skill sheet will come home this week. Please use it as a reference. We are no longer following the Scott Foresman Reading Street each week.

Book Fair All this week in the library.

Fall Pictures In Uniform Wednesday

Book Fair This Week!

Studies this Week

  • Skills: Explain how specific aspics of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the word in the story (e.g. create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
  • Phonics: ou, ow, oi, oy
  • Vocabulary: prefix un- (means not) and suffix -ly (means in a _____ way)


  • Practice spelling and writing words. Visit for more practice.
  • Words this week: proud, shower hour, amount, voyage, choice, avoid, thousand, prowl, employ, bounce, poison, annoy, appoint, broil, however, mountain, coward, turmoil, chowder


  • Perimeter & Area - we are beginning Unit 4 on perimeter (the distance around) and area (the surface amount).
  • Facts - we are working on basic facts. Students should already know addition and subtraction facts to 20 quickly.


Vocabulary on our reading test will be words with un- and -ly prefix and suffix. They will be used in context and students must determine what the word means. For example: She happily unwrapped the big present. Happily means: _____________________


We are working on opinion papers still. Students are very reluctant to write more than a sentence at a time. We are working on stamina.


  • Nouns, Verbs, and Pronouns (review from last week)
  • Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Adjectives describe a noun (green, large, sparkly)
  • Adverbs describe a verb (slowly, sadly, hurriedly)


  • Weather - tools, types, clouds

Social Studies

  • Studies Weekly - The Amazing Maps of the World & Physical and Political Maps
  • Students can logon to Studies Weekly at home by going to
  • Daily Geography

Practice at Home

When reading with your child and he/she comes to an unknown

word, ask the following:

  • What do the illustrations tell you about the mood of this book? Where in the story is the mood described?
  • How do the illustrations help you understand the mood?
  • Explain how the illustration helps the reader understand the setting of the story. Use examples from the text and illustration.

Important Dates


28 - Book Fair Week


1 - Fall Pictures in Uniform

2 - Duty Free Lunch - Volunteers Needed

6 - Snow Wizard

9 - Open House Breakfast - Student 1/2 Day - End of Q1