Ms. McSorley's News
January 11 - 15
Important Dates & Friendly Reminders
Monday, January 18: NO SCHOOLTuesday, January 19: Book order due
Please make sure your child is reading at least 15 minutes every night. We have made so much progress in reading this year! Your support at home is greatly appreciated!
In reading, we will continue to work on making sure we understand what we are reading. We will practice the three strategies we have learned to help us with this skill: reread, ask questions, and think about the meaning. We also spend some time reviewing the skills of visualizing while reading and inferring.
Our spelling words this week will follow the -ell and -ill patterns. Our words are as follows:
- +1 personal word to be decided as a class on Monday morning
In writing, we will continue to work on poetry. We will learn how descriptive language help our poems to be more exciting. In addition to continuing our practice with common and proper nouns, we also learn about synonyms and antonyms.
Please help your child at home by having them skip count by 2s, 5s, and 10s. Give them an extra challenge by giving them the start and finish number. For another challenge, have them count backwards by 1s from 120 all the way down to 0!
Science / Engineering
STEM bags will be sent home again starting this week. If you are unable to complete the task, please return the bag, with all of the materials, immediately. Students are to keep the bag for one week only, from Friday to Friday. In keeping the bag and materials at home, other students are denied the opportunity to participate. Thank you for your understanding.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me!