News from Mrs. Drudy 01/18/2016
"We exist so children can excel."
What We're Learning in Language Arts
This week's story, Black Frontiers, is another expository text. We've learned that, after the Civil War, many African Americans moved out to the open land of the West. Land was free and plentiful there, and people truly lived off it. During this time period, the first all-African American communities were established. African American soldiers, nicknamed Buffalo Soldiers, protected frontier outposts for the U.S. Army.
This story addresses the following Indiana Academic Standards:
- "Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what a text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
- Determine how a central idea of a text is conveyed through particular details; provide an objective summary of the text.
- Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes)."
Spelling: Words with ci and ti
Generalization The sounds /sh/ and /ch/ can be spelled ci and ti: especially, ancient, friction.
As always, I'd encourage those students with Internet access to visit www.spellingcity.com/tdrudy for additional practice with the weekly phonics/challenge words.
MCS H.E.R.O. Trait: Integrity
Integrity is to act according to what's right or wrong.
Don't Forget the Book Fair
Through Thursday in the MCS library
Partner reading builds fluency...and we're becoming more fluent every day!
Notes from the Teacher
Monday, January 18th-21st Scholastic Book Fair
Tuesday, January 19th A.P.P.L.E.S. meeting CANCELLED
Thursday, January 28th: Club/Activities Picture Day