Weekly Letter

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Upcoming Dates/ Reminders

School:

10/5-10/9 Bully Prevention Week

10/8 All Pro Dad's Meeting-8am

10/7-5th Grade Celebration Parent Meeting


Classroom Due Dates:

Wednesday: Social Studies Brochures and Book Recommendation paragraphs are due.

Thursday: Nonfiction Thursday is due.

Standards Based Grading and Reporting

Everyone should have received an email stating their child's beginning of the year Fountas and Pinnell level. Our team will continue to send informational emails leading up to Fall Conferences. We want to make sure everyone is informed of the new changes. Please email me with any question or comments!

What are we learning in class?

Reading

Our class has continued to focus on main idea and details, questioning, and the genre of nonfiction. We will be utilizing reader's theaters this week to practice fluency. Next week, we will wrap up Unit 1 by completing an end of unit assessment. We will complete the first part of the test together and discuss test taking strategies. The class will complete the second part and the writing portion on their own. The test structure is two nonfiction articles and the questions will focus on skills practiced in class.


Last week, we began Nonfiction Thursday. This will be assigned each week that we do not have book club. I have sheets copied in my class and time is given during guided reading time throughout the week to complete this assignment.


Writing

We are wrapping up our paragraphs this week. The topic was to recommend a book to a friend citing at least 3 reasons why it was a great book to read. The kids practiced using the paragraph structure practiced in class. This will be due on Wednesday, September 30th. We will begin memoirs on Thursday.


Social Studies

We are finishing up our social studies brochures this Wednesday. The outline has been shared on GoogleDrive and all of the kids have been given a rubric. Please ask your child about their progress on this assignment. On Thursday, we will begin our unit on Exploration.


Math

Unit 2 focuses on place value concepts, multiplying, and dividing. Continue to save any graded homework as a way to review for the Unit 2 test.