Mrs. Waterstredt's weekly newsletter
Week of January 19, 2015
Social Studies - Today we will celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr., we will watch a short video on his life and discuss his important contributions to our society. This Wednesday we will take the Human Characteristic Quiz. Notes and study guides went home last week. We recently finished reading "Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World" by Jennifer Armstrong and we will be participating in a live video chat through Time for Kids which has a scientist stationed on Antarctica!
Reading - We are going to look at recognizing different text features this week. We will start with descriptive text features, then structures that show chronology, and finally structures that show comparison.
Writing - This week we will work on creating text features to show chronology and comparison in our non-fiction writing. This ties in well with our reading unit!
Spelling - The spelling test will be on Tuesday since we didn't have school on Monday.
Still looking for empty 2-liter bottles... Our next unit in science will begin in a few weeks. We will be making terrariums and aquariums out of 2-liter soda bottles. If you have any empty 2-liter bottles, please consider sending them in with your son/daughter. I will let you know when we have enough!
Thank you to our wonderful volunteer drivers who made our library field trip possible! You are the best group of parents out there and I'm lucky to work with you!