Mrs. Dickau's Classroom News
News for the week of November 19-30
Conferences: November 13, 15, 19
Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 20 - 23
Return to School November 26
Late Start: Dec. 11
Holiday Program December 14
Winter break: Dec 22 - Jan 5
Thanks for coming to conferences!
The obvious questions of, "What are you reading?" and "What is it about?" don't always get the best response.
Here are a few alternatives:
Who was the main character?
What problem did they have?
What happened? or How was the problem solved?
Is there a connection in your life about anything in the story?
(Remember when we went to the park and something like that happened to us.)
You can have the same kind of conversation over a television program. You are encouraging your child to think. I have told your children that you might be asking questions about their reading. That way they'll be prepared with some answers.
READING, SPELLING & LANGUAGE,
Spelling Core Words Unit 11: matter, stand, box, start, that’s
Unit 2 Week 5
And Review Week (Nov. 26-30)
Reading Theme: Snakes
Reading Vocabulary Words: apologize, genuine, harmless, cardboard, slithered, ambulance, weekdays
Reading Strategy: Generate Questions
Reading Skills: Making Inferences
Grammar Skill: Plurals and Possessives
Writing Lesson: Letters of Persuasion
Math- Unit 4 Decimals
We have begun reading decimals to the tenth, hundredth, and thousandths place.
We are also practicing comparing decimals.
Which is larger? 5.62 or 5.7?
The week we return from Thanksgiving break we will:
4.5 Decimal Addition and Subtraction
4.6 Keeping a Bank Balance
4.7 Writing decimals to the tenth, hundredth, and thousandths place.
4.8 Measuring with centimeters
Ask your child to read any decimal.
· grocery store
· gas station
· bills or receipts
We Have Earned a Reward
Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving break!