Davis/Martin Weekly Update

October 12 - October 16

Dear Parents,

This marks the last week of the first nine weeks. We can't believe how quickly they have gone by. With that being said, this is a reminder that students are responsible for reading 5 chapter books this quarter. Books and AR quizzes must be logged by Friday October 16th for them to count.


Parent-teacher conferences will be held Thursday October 22nd from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Please return your forms as soon as possible, so that conference times can be scheduled.


Scholastic book orders for October will be due this Friday, October 16th.


Mrs. Davis & Mrs. Martin

wendy.davis@nettletonschools.net

katrina.martin@nettletonschools.net

THIS WEEK

In LITERACY & SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • Writing: Students will publish their personal narratives.
  • Reading: Students will work on identifying and describing character traits of a variety of characters they read about. They will also compare and contrast characters and their traits.
  • Daily Language Week 8
  • Weekly Vocabulary: gratify, impartial, knoll, tolerate
  • Read Aloud: Maniac Magee written by Jerry Spinelli
  • Social Studies: Chapter 4: The Age of Exploration - Building the First Colonies: The Spanish Colonies, the Virginia Colony, The Plymouth Colony, the French and the Dutch

In MATH & SCIENCE:

  • We are studying Rocks and Minerals Unit; this week's focus will be minerals.
  • In math, we are working on decimals (place value, adding, subtracting, rounding, and estimating).
  • We will continue to work on our individualized math program on Khan Academy. Students are allowed to work on it at home.
  • The students are improving their multiplication fluency by working on Math Facts Pro. Practicing Math Facts Pro is now part of the students' homework,multiplication logs are due on Monday.

HOMEWORK:

  • Weekly Reading Log: 20 minutes of reading, 5 nights per week, DUE MONDAYS (this is averaged into your child's reading grade)
  • Weekly Vocabulary Page: This will go home every Tuesday, and needs to be completed and returned every Wednesday
  • Study for language/vocabulary quiz on Friday
  • Weekly Multiplication Log: Math Facts Pro two times each night, 5 nights per week. These logs are also DUE MONDAY (this is averaged into your child's math grade)
  • Students will most always have math homework every night through the week, Fridays and weekends off.

REMINDERS

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Wed. 10/14: Author Visit: Michael Finklea
  • Fri. 10/16: End of 1st Quarter
  • Fri. 10/16: Pep Rally and Student Council Speeches
  • Thurs. 10/22: Cookie Dough Pick Up 2-6 p.m.
  • Thurs. 10/22: Parent-Teacher Conferences 2-8 p.m.
  • Fri. 10/23: NO SCHOOL-Professional Development