Kohler Cougar News
November 14, 2014
Reading and Writing Focus
What's coming up:
Writing: We will begin researching an assigned colony in order to develop a script for a commercial persuading others to come live there. We will be following the Big 6 Steps of research to locate resources and how to use the efficiently by focusing our research and taking proper notes. The students will be using books here in the classroom but are also expected to locate resources on their own to support their research. There is a link to a list of safe internet links from the Warren Library Learning Commons tab on Warren's homepage that can assist the students in their research. We will be exploring these link in class. However, the student will also have access to them from home to add to their research.
Social Studies and Math Focus
*Again, please have the students practice logging on to their pearsonrealize.com account. Give them an opportunity to explore the site, perhaps having them show you the etext option. There, the students can access the book online, teach you the lesson we did that day, and even do practice problems to help support their learning at home.
Words that end with t, te, or ce: drop e if needed and add ion.
Base word ends in se: drop e and add ion
Base word ends in d or de: change d to s and drop the e then add ion
Word ends with mit, mit becomes "mission"
Base word ends in ss, just add ion
Week 13: Suffixes -ation, -ition
Sometimes you must add a vowel before adding -tion
If you say the word slowly in syllables, you may be able to hear the added vowel (in-spir-a-tion)
We will not have a Spelling test during the week of Thanksgiving and will pick up with Week 13 during the first week of December.
*Please practice spelling with your child every night for just a few minutes. The words are challenging and knowing the strategies to spell them and practicing every night will truly help support your child in understanding the strategy and applying it.
Explaining where he grew up and what led him to join the Air Force.
Describing some of the items he wore serving in the Air Force.
What a great day!
Spelling: Please take some time to study the week's spelling words with your child. The words are challenging and the more practice with them , the better. Even though we do go over the words at school and try to work with in some way throughout the week, they still need to practice them nightly. Using the Spelling City link at the bottom of the newsletter can be a great resource to get your child engaged. There are games as well as practice tests your child can take. The link will also say the words to help with pronunciation.
Leader in Me
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind and Habit 3: Put First Things First
Encouraging Each Other
Reminders and Important Dates
November 21: Week 12 Spelling Test
November 24 or 25: Topic 5 Math Test
November 26-28: Thanksgiving Break (No Spelling Test)
December 5: Week 13 Spelling Test