Mrs. Nigro's News

December 3, 2015

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Literacy Update

We spent the week reviewing the skills and concepts that were covered throughout Unit 2 in reading. The students did an exceptional job on their assessments this week. Areas that were covered were phonics, grammar, and reading comprehension. They should all be very proud of all of their hard work. It is definitely moving their learning in the right direction.

In writing we wrapped up our nonfiction unit by completing our ebooks about animals. Ask your child to share their book with you on their iPad. Later in the week we started working on How To writing. After completing a shared writing activity on How To Carve a Pumpkin the students started working on individual and/or partner writing pieces on How To Build a Snowman. They are extremely busy authors!

Operation Shoebox: We are accepting donations until December 14th

Geometry Unit

Our focus in geometry was the difference between 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes. Make sure you ask your child to tell you about how they are different. In the middle of the week we turned our attention to the metric system to measure lengths. The students created their own paper meter stick that enabled them to measure by centimeters, decimeters, and meters. Once we collected all the data on the height of the students in our class we created a Line Plot. We wrapped up the week continuing to work on Line Plots and other types of graphs.


We will continue to explore our earth throughout our Earth Materials science unit for the next couple of weeks before winter break. First we will be sorting river rocks by size. Then we will move our attention to Erosion, where we will be investigating rock and soil erosion. Other topics that we will study are Volcanoes, Water, and the use of Physical maps to understand landforms and bodies of water. It is going to be an exciting two weeks!

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, Dec. 5th, 8am-12pm

7650 Clarendon Hills Road

Willowbrook, IL

$5 per person at the door

Gower West Movie Night and Holiday Bazaar

Friday, Dec. 11th, 5:30-9pm

7650 Clarendon Hills Road

Willowbrook, IL