The Prugh Crew

Week of November 11th

Learning Targets

Spelling and Grammar

have, new, there, where, bed, red, get, let, upset, wet


Grammar: plural nouns (irregular forms)

Word Family: -et word family


Practice on "Spelling City" http://www.spellingcity.com/MrsPrugh/


Reading and Writing

We will be learning about the important features of non-fiction text. Students are expected to be able to locate and use the table of contents, glossary, index, captions, and pictures in a book and explain the job of each feature. They will also practice making connections to some non-fiction animal books.


In writing, we will identify and write about important facts and details in the book Thanksgiving on Thursday, from the Magic Tree House series. This is a great example of how non-fiction details can be included in a fictionalized story.



I am so happy to see everyone continuing to grow in reading. The November iStation assessment really shows how well they are doing, and I appreciate your continued support in this area. Please continue to have them log into the program at least 30 minutes per week. This is addition to their daily independent reading which should be about 20 minutes each night.


Math

We will be learning how to solve word problems involving joining, separating, and comparing sets within 20 with unknowns as any one of the terms in the problem.


This week will focus on "join start unknown"


For example:

Mrs. Prugh had some cookies. Lylah gave her 13 more. Now she has 25. How many did she start with?

? +13 = 25


Some kids were signed up to play basketball. 7 more signed up today. Now there are 12 kids on the team. How many signed up before today?

? + 7 = 12


We will solve these problems using number lines, part-part-whole mats, counting up/down, and ten frames.


Science/Social Studies

We will learn about why we celebrate Veteran's Day on Monday.

On Tuesday and Wednesday we will finish our soil and earth materials unit.

On Thursday and Friday we will begin our past and present unit focused on the early settlers.

**Look for our class "Moon Book" to be coming home in the next few weeks.


FYI

Calendar

Nov 11 Square 1 Art orders due (EXTENDED DEADLINE) Order online!!

Nov 13 Litterless lunch day

Nov 14 6:30pm PTA General Meeting & Family Night Book Fair Kick Off Preview Night


Nov 19 Thankful Lunches & Chick-fil-A Night (3rd and Specials host)

Nov 20 Litterless lunch day

Nov 21 Book Fair closes

Nov 22 Mav Fan Jam at 8:15am

Nov 23 Crape Myrtle Run

Nov 25-29 Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No School


Volunteers Needed for Lunch Duty 10:15-10:45am

My duty day is Thursday for November and Decemeber

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084BAAAF2E5-lunch


*You must be an approved volunteer, and you must fill out a volunteer app every year.

http://www.mckinneyisd.net/parents/volunteer/


iStation: please have your student login 30 minutes per week

username: s+student ID number

password: student ID number



Bring a water bottle and a dry, healthy snack each day.

We have PE - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Please wear appropriate footwear!



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