Mrs. Lally's Weekly Newsletter

September 19 - September 23, 2016

A Note From Mrs. Lally

I have a few important reminders this week regarding class and school-wide activities:


- This week I set your students up on Reflex Math - this is a great, FUN way to practice math fluency. There is a letter regarding this in your child's Friday Folder.


- Science Fair - Be on the lookout in the next few weeks for information about the science fair. This is an optional at home project. A packet will be sent home and all projects will need to be approved by the school.


- Jump Rope Club will now be on MONDAYS!


- Good News Club starts on October 17th and is in the afternoons. If interested - Please see the paper about this in the Friday Folder.


Relay for Life t-shirts are for sale (orange flyer). I am also attaching a link to the flyer in an email and on eClass if you would like to order multiple shirts. (One shirt per form)


- Conferences start this week. If you haven't already don't forget to sign up for a time with me.

Math

We will continue working on multiplication. There will be a quiz on Friday. Students did a great job with arrays this week. We will continue to practice multiplication using arrays and partial product.


If you would like to see how this is done I have included some links here:


Arrays


Partial Product

Reader's Workshop

We will be using Greek Myths to learn about theme this week. We will begin reading The Golden Touch. We will also start reading groups this week!

Writer's Workshop

Students will finish their first writing piece. We will also practice writing good paragraphs using the "hamburger" method.

Spelling

Vocabulary words this week are "Small to Large" words. Other words will be Frequently Misspelled Words.


Here is the LINK to Spelling City this week.

Science

Students are doing a great job on the weather unit! This week we will continue studying tools a meteorologist uses and take a look at Air Pressure and Air Masses.

Social Studies

Last week we learned about the 7 reasons for exploration, the Vikings and Marco Polo as an introduction. This week, we will learn about more explorers in greater detail.

Specials

Monday: STEM

Tuesday: Entrepreneurship

Wednesday: Math

Thursday: P.E.

Friday: Art

eClass Reminders

- As homework, a math question will be posted on my eClass page weekly. That homework is due by Thursday each week and can be found on the right of the website.


- There will also be a link to Spelling City with our weekly words to practice in the news section.


- If you do not have computer access at home: your child will be responsible for doing this work in the morning at school.

Test/Quiz Reminders

Spelling Tests are on Friday


Multiplication Quiz on Friday