Friday, September 25

Dates to Remember

Sept. 30- ASPIRE T-Shirt Orders Due
Oct. 2- Spirit Day, Wear Glenhope t-shirt, turn in Box Tops; Dad's Club Sock Hop- 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm
Oct. 7-8- Early Dismissal at 11:45
Oct. 12- No School

Ask Your Child About...

As we finished introducing the Depth & Complexity Icons (you can read more about them here if you are interested) we used them to think about the book Tops and Bottoms. Ask your child to tell you about the book and whether they think Bear or Hare should have gotten the crops.

Also, in studying what a good citizen looks like, we added depth by looking at good citizens through the careers they used for the at-home project. Ask your student how their chosen career views a good citizen. Here are their finished projects, currently hanging in the hallway. It's amazing to see how so many combine creativity with depth in thinking!
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Mystery Skype

Next week we will be participating in two different "Mystery Skypes." I've connected with two different classes that are willing to participate with us. Throughout next week, the students will be given different clues about the locations of our "Mystery Skype" classes. The clues will require them apply the map skills we have been learning. Once we Skype with the classes, they will find out their locations. Be sure to ask your child on Wednesday and Thursday of next week about the locations!

Class Objectives for Next Week

Math- Solving Multi-Step Word Problems, Telling Time to the Nearest 5 Minutes (Many students will likely learn to the nearest minute as long as they are ready)

Writing- Focusing On One Idea in Writing, How to Best Plan a Story

Reading- Supporting Answers to Questions with Text Evidence, Practice Using Depth and Complexity Icons

Science- Changes from Heat

Social Studies- Geography, Focus on Map Skills- Compass, Legend, Title, The Difference Between Continents, Oceans, Countries, Etc.; Mystery Skype

ASPIRE Academy T-Shirts

This week, you received an order form for ASPIRE Academy t-shirts. We will keep the same color as this group did last year. If your child already has an ASPIRE Academy t-shirt, it is in good shape, and it still fits, then you don't need to order one.

We wear these shirts on ASPIRE Academy field trips to identify us as a group (just like special groups such as choir do). They also help to get the word out to the public about our academy.

Classroom Wishlist

If you'd like to purchase items for our classroom, you can check out our Amazon Wishlist. After talking with students, I've added books they'd like to see in our classroom library as well as other items I know we will need throughout the year.

Class Blog and Shutterfly Page

If you haven't already, be sure you bookmark our class blog and join our class Shutterfly page. These are two great ways to see what we are doing in our classroom.

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