September 8, 2015
Diamond Dell Field Trip Information
Media Center Update
Check out the Media Center Website for more information about the Nominee Books and a link to report on the books.
There is also a link on the Media Center Website which can help you and your child get ideas about books to read from different genres. This will be a great resource for us this year as we plan to read books from different genres.
English/Language Arts Update
Our class is also learning about the different genres of books. We have even been labeling the books that our class has read together. Here is the list of genres which we will be focusing on this year:
RF Realistic Fiction A story that is made up, but could happen in real life.
M MYSTERY A suspenseful story about a mysterious event. The mysterious event is usually solved at the end of the story.
F FANTASY A story including elements that are impossible, such as talking animals or magical powers. Think of them as IMAGINARY.
HF Historical Fiction A story that takes place in a particular period in the past. Often, the setting is real, but the characters are made up from the author’s imagination.
TL Traditional Literature Stories that are passed down from one group to another in history. This includes folk tales, legends, fairy tales, tall tales and myths from all different cultures.
SF SCIENCE FICTION A type of fantasy that uses technology, such as computers, robots, time machines, etc.
AB Autobiography A true story about a person’s life that they write themselves.
B Biography A true story about a person’s life that is written by someone else.
I Informational Text that provides real facts about a particular subject. There are informational books on just about anything you can think of (sports, space, history, animals, careers, weather, etc.)
P Poetry Poetry is a written explanation of feelings or expression by the use of a certain style or rhythm.
If you and your child would like to go online to review any skills, then you can go to the My Math Website with your password information. The password information is located at the front of your child's agenda.
Social Studies Update
Later in the week, we will move onto Chapter 2 which will introduce us to using map skills and the five diverse regions of South Carolina.
Thursday, September 24 at 11:40 - Early Release Day
Friday, September 25 at 8:00 - Diamond Dell
Thursday, October 1 - Picture Day