# The Juliano Journal

## Dear Families,

Hello! It was another exciting week in Room 4! We had a wonderful time visiting the McHenry County Historical Society in Union today. The students were able to experience what school was like for children who lived in McHenry county in the mid 1800's. In addition, they had the opportunity to check out a log cabin that was built in 1843.

Our third grade classes were able to attend this tour at no cost thanks to the city of Crystal Lake who monetarily supports this society. We are so thankful!

I sent blue conference forms home today for those students who do not have siblings at Woods Creek. Please return this form to school by Friday, October 16, indicating whether the assigned day and time will work for you. Thanks!

Have a great three-day weekend! Go Cubs!

Mrs. Juliano

## Math

Our students are having so much fun doing Everyday Math! This week the students delved into the subjects of area and perimeter, They participated in some hands-on activities that helped them to better understand the difference between these two concepts. Hopefully your child told you about the Area and Perimeter game that they played with a partner!

This unit will culminate next week with an assessment on Thursday. Please look for a study guide to come home on Tuesday that will help you and your child prepare for the test.

## language arts

This week the students used their knowledge of paragraph writing to create a paragraph explaining the ways that they contribute to make Woods Creek School a great community. The students realized through this writing activity that it is not only the teachers who make Woods Creek the best, but that students do a lot to contribute to the success of our school also.

We read some poetry together this week and talked about the components that make up certain types of poems. They were introduced to terms such as stanza, lines and rhyming words. They had so much fun! After reading some poetry, students composed their own acrostic poems about Halloween!

## science

This week we continued our study of sound. We discussed the difference between pitch and volume, and the students completed activities that helped them see that fast vibrations produce high-pitched sounds, and slow vibrations produce low-pitched sounds. The students also discovered that a long object has a low pitch and vibrates slowly, and a short object has a high pitch and vibrates quickly. The students were such great scientists as they worked together to make the discoveries!

We will continue with our sound unit next week.

## important dates

October 12 Columbus Day--No school

October 14 OLSAT test 9:15 a.m.

October 15 PTO meeting @7:00 p.m. New progress reports discussed

October 19 Lou Malnati's fundraiser 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

October 20 Fall fundraiser pick-up 3:45-6:00 p.m. cafeteria

October 21 Early Release Day 2:00 p.m. student dismissal

October 21-23 Parent Teacher conferences