October 2, 2015
Jared Coones Pumpkin Run-Saturday, October 3rd
Marble Jar Party Cardboard Arcade- Thursday, October 8th.
Student Council Information
Don't Forget to Schedule Your Parent-Teacher Conferences
A link was sent out last week for Sign-Up Genius. Parents are asked to go in and schedule their children's conferences. If you need me to resend the link, just let me know.
Conferences will be held:
- October 14 from 4:30 -8:30 PM for 1st Grade-5th Grade
- October 15 from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM for Early Childhood- 5th Grade, with a dinner break provided for teachers from 4-5PM on Thursday.
- Early Childhood/ Pre School and Kindergarten will not have school on October 14 and their conferences are from 8:00 AM- 8:30 PM.
Coming up this Week
Native American test on Monday. Study guides were completed in class this week.
We will be studying the human body, focusing on these three systems: circulatory system, digestive system, and respiratory system.
Math-Starting Topic 4
Writing-We will continue to work on our Native American tribe informational pieces. This week students will wrap up their research and start drafting their piece. We have been learning how to write a strong lead. Last week, we learned how to write a snapshot lead. This week students will be introduced to the sound effect lead, action lead, and question lead. First drafts are due Thursday, October 8.
Reading-Author Study-Kate DI Camillo
Students will be reading one of her books. (Tiger Rising or the Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane ( two of my all time favorites). We will be meeting in both whole group and daily small groups to discuss her writing and the books.
Skills-Inferencing, characterization, cause and effect, and context clues
Reading Strategy-Close Reading/Notice and Note signposts/ "huh?" And fix-up strategies
Spelling-List 7-Post Test on Thursday ( There is no school on Friday.)
Help Wanted For Our Human Body Unit
Word of the Week-Magnanimous
Important Dates to Remember
Saturday, October 3-Jared Coones pumpkin Run 8:00
Thursday, October 8-Math Wings 3:40-4:40
Thursday, October 8-End of First Quarter
Friday, October 9- No School
October 14 & 15-conferences
Friday, October 16-No School