Mountaineer Monthly

November 2014

We want to wish you each a very Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time with your family and loved ones. For those of you who are traveling, we wish you safe journeys. This month, we conclude the first marking period. We all look forward to discussing your child’s progress with you during conferences.


We are currently working on theme two, “Common Goals”. In this theme we are exploring stories such as, “The Night of San Juan” and “When the Circus Came to Town.” These two stories have the important themes of helping others and not judging others. Other skills we are working on are identifying themes, literary criticism, and point of view. We will be continuing our work with the narrative writing mode and various techniques how to "show" a story with descriptive writing and not just "tell" it. Our grammar lessons will focus on compound subjects and predicates and compound and simple sentences.