Blue Bird News

November 2, 2013

This Weeks Events

Monday-Picture Retake Day

Tuesday-Science Test on Sound-A review sheet went home on Thursday.

Wednesday-Early Dismissal-11:55 am-End of the Marking Period

Thursday-Field Trip to Churchville Nature Center-8:45 AM-2:00 PM-Dress for the weather as we are outdoors all day. Also, pack a disposable bag lunch and a drink. If your child needs emergency medications (epi pens, inhalers, Benadryl, etc.) please send that in also.

Thursday-Spotlight on the Arts Assembly-2:00 PM

Halloween

Building Instrument Day

Curriculum for the Week

Social Studies

We will be beginning our Native American Unit this week. Our field trip this week to the Churchville Nature Center is a great "kick off" to the unit. At the nature center we will be learning about how the Lenape tribe lived. The children will learn how they farmed, cooked, hunted and played. They will also get to go in a replica wigwam and long house.

Reading

This week the chidlren will be taking several Core assessments. They will take both a fiction and nonfiction test. I will give one on Wednesday and another on Friday.

We will be also be reading Native American Stories. We will be focusing on the skills of main idea and details.




Math

This skill for this week will be the following:

  • explorations with base ten blocks, time and geoboards
  • gathering data
  • frames-and-arrows

Writing

On Tuesday the children will take a test on grammar skills that we have been reviewing.

They will need to know the following:

  • common and proper nouns
  • using a uppercase letter to begin a sentence
  • using punctuation marks to end a sentence.



Spelling

We will be working on Sort 14 which is short and long o. Please remember to have your child practice their spelling words using the Spelling City website https://www.spellingcity.com/gayman/. Please look for Sort 14 for this week's words.