Mrs. Green's Class Newsletter

Room 203

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HI PARENTS,

Can you believe Thanksgiving break is almost here? We've been busy in the classroom with new learning and some fun projects. I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful weather.


Have a great weekend!


Mrs. Green and Ms. Ruiz

MATH

Chapter 2 Tests should have come home in the Friday Folder. Students have already corrected them, but I hope you get a chance to look over it and look at the growth your child made from the pre to the post test.


This week we continued to practice adding and subtracting fractions. We learned a couple new games to practice these skills. There are also some online games on my website if you would like your student to practice at home!

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READER'S WORKSHOP

This week in Reader's Workshop, we continued looking at non-fiction. We learned that there are five basic text structures author's use when writing non-fiction. We can identify which structure is being used by looking for cues and key words. The students looked at a cause/effect structure this week in the book The Wolves are Back. Did you know that at one time all the wolves in the US had been killed? In this book, we learned what happened when the wolves were brought back to the Yellowstone National Park ecosystem. They then wrote a response on the book in class.

Writing

This week the students continued writing their turkey creative writing piece. I am enjoying reading all of their different stories - they all have great ideas!

Science

This week in science we learned that all food chains begin with the sun. The students made vocabulary booklets to learn some new words associated with ecosystems and food chains. They continued working on their group projects as well. The projects are due Wednesday, Nov. 18.


In Science lab, the students found the source of pollution in Fruitvale. They also did some mining with cookies! Ask your child about what they learned.

ASK YOUR CHILD ABOUT:

  • Science Lab
  • Our new read aloud, Wonder
  • The Wolves are Back
  • Science project

THINGS TO COME:


  • Friday, November 20
  • End of 1st Trimester
  • School Spirit Wear Day


  • Monday, November 23 - Friday November 27
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break


  • Friday, December 4
  • Report Cards distributed
  • School Spirit Wear Day