The Kersey Chronicles

Rockstars Choosing to Matter in Room 25

Fall Break

Happy Fall Break! I hope you enjoy a restful and relaxing break together as a family. Students have put in a lot of hard work these first 10 weeks of school, and have certainly earned a few days off. Be sure to check out some learning experiences in the Indianapolis area if you're staying in town! I like www.indywithkids.com to find ideas.

Try This At Home ...

Read a blog post together (we have been working on blogging in class), and write a comment to the writer about his/her post. Be sure to give helpful and specific comments to the author. Discuss with your child how blogging and commenting is like a conversation that takes place in a digital space.

A Note from Ms. Homan...

Noble Crossing will be offering a Digital Citizenship Parent Night "Understanding Your Digital Native" on Tuesday, October 27 from 6:00-7:00 PM. We will begin in the Noble Crossing LGI room and move to classrooms for student led sessions about blogging, ePortfolios, creation tech tools, and digital citizenship. We hope to see you here! If you have any questions contact jessica_homan@nobl.k12.in.us.

Next Week's Set List (October 26-30)

Week at a Glance/Skills for the Week:


LITERACY – We will turn our attention to learning how to discuss and talk about our reading in a justifiable way by providing evidence for our thinking. We will begin another set of book clubs as soon as we return and use this format to engage in deeper, richer, more meaningful conversations.

WRITING
– We will begin our unit on persuasive and opinion writing.


MATH – We will begin Unit 4 when we return from Fall Break, which focuses on division and measurement. This is a short unit, so plan on a test Friday, November 6th.


SPELLING – We resume spelling the week we return from fall break. Students who averaged above a 90% on 4th grade words will move on to 5th grade spelling words this quarter.


SCIENCE – We begin our unit on Force and Motion when we return from Fall Break.


SOCIAL STUDIES – We wrapped up unit 2 in Social Studies, which investigates Indiana's early natives. Students will create an informational brochure that answers the essential questions: How did the Native Americans adapt and use land features? How do people handle conflict? How do different groups influence others? We will pause our learning in Social Studies to focus on our Science standards.

** Please see the link below about visiting Connor Prairie's interactive Lenape Camp **


TIPS - We will continue to use Time for Kids magazines to explore nonfiction text features, and small groups will meet to practice skills identified as areas of need from NWEA testing.

Fall Break Learning: Connor Prairie Lenape Camp

Friday, Oct. 2nd, 12:15am to Sunday, Oct. 25th, 11:45pm

13400 Allisonville Road

Fishers, IN

Looking to enrich your child's learning? Take them to Connor Prairie's Lenape Indian Camp! We have learned about the Lenape in our Social Studies text. What better way to enrich your student's understanding, than to let him/her see an authentic-style camp?


Visit http://www.connerprairie.org/Places-To-Explore/Lenape-Indian-Camp for more information!

Upcoming Events

October 10th-25th: Fall Break

October 26th: Genius Hour Presentations

October 27th: Digital Citizenship Parent Night, 6pm

October 28th: Early Release Day, 2:55pm Dismissal