News From Mrs. Threatt's Pad

Read on to find out what's happening in Math and ELA!

Important Dates to Remember

Nov. 14 - Red, White, and Blue day! Cards and candy for the troops @ 6:30pm

Nov. 17-21 - Change for Books collection

Nov. 20 - Box Tops due

Nov. 21 - School spirit day!

Nov. 26-28 - Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 1 - November reading logs due (200 minutes)

Dec. 1-12 - Scholastic Book Fair visits SCES

Dec. 5 - Winter Wonderland Social (6-8pm)

Dec. 11 - Annual Holiday Lunch (details and schedule to come soon)

A Thought to Ponder...

"This Thanksgiving season, remember that gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."

~ Melody Beattie

Units of Study

Math: We are moving right along in our division unit. Students are exploring strategies for division (using a number line, division as repeated subtraction, division as equal groups, and division as sharing). We will soon be moving to our division groups. Check out a few of the video clips below to see some of the division strategies we are exploring.

Reading: We are finishing up a unit on Aesop's fables. This week, students will choose a moral and will compose a fable to teach their moral. We will be integrating technology as students use an animation app to bring their fables to life in the version of a cartoon. I can't wait to share the final projects with you all!! Home reading logs will be coming home tomorrow! The required total minutes of reading for November is 200 and logs are due back on Monday, Dec. 1st. There will be NO reading log for December. In January, in lieu of reading logs, I will be introducing a BOOK CHALLENGE! Look for more information to come home in the new year!

Writing: We are in the midst of a brief comma and quotation unit. Students are exploring how to correct integrate commas and quotation marks into their writing through the use of dialogue, etc. We will be publishing our personal narrative stories in the computer lab soon. Our next unit will be on informational writing.

Word Study: December will be our last month of word study. We will be moving on to vocabulary. Students will have weekly vocabulary lists to study and will have quizzes on Fridays. A solid foundation in vocabulary is critical in understanding higher-level literature. Look for more information to come home in the new year. I just wanted to give you a head's up.

Important Reminders!!

  • This Friday is Red, White, and Blue day! Wear red, white, and blue to school and come out at 6:30 to help make cards and candy for the troops.
  • During Nov. 17-21, our Change for Books Collection will be taking place. Students are encouraged to bring in loose change and dollars to donate. Funds raised will be used to allow children in need from Sugar Creek to purchase a book from our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair.
  • The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!! Mark your calendars for Dec. 1-12 and come out to do some holiday shopping at this exciting event!
  • Check out the link to our AWESOME PTO website link below! This is such a great way to keep up with the amazing things going on at our school! Be sure to check out the video of Thing 1 (Mrs. Gritz) and Thing 2 (Mrs. Wagner) from this past Friday. They were a hoot!!