News from Room 4

November 17, 2018

What will we be learning after the break:

-Review of Language Arts Unit 2


-We will review all spelling words, skills, and vocabulary words from unit 2. I will also give a unit 2 test. Please review the following at home:


- Vocabulary: enjoy, audience, perform, brilliant, entertain, guide, separate, protect, wild, provide, company, collapse, construct, material, entire, amazed, frequently, service, useful, variety, scrumptious, appreciate, responsibility, partner, cooperate


-Spelling: fish, shop, ship, with, thin, thank, thick, sixth, run, bug, want, all, hop, top, log, hog, hot, lot, stop, frog, fast, sing, our, they, run, fun, nut, cut, bug, rug, lunch, skunk, grass, spin, spill, grab, grass, trap, trip, men, let, out, many, leg, beg, men, hen, let, get, top, lot, no, some


Spelling Test will be the following 12 words: fish, thin, bug, stop, sing, they, bug, lunch, spin, men, lot, some


-Grammar: Proper Nouns (capitalizing days of the week, months, holidays, names, places), Nouns, Irregular Plural Nouns (leaf / leaves, woman/women, tooth/ teeth, mouse/mice) Plural Nouns: Add -s or -es to show more than one. Add -es to words that end with -ch, -sh, -x, -ss

Important Notes:

Feast

-Thank your for bringing all the delicious food to the feast. It was very nice talking with everyone! Thanks you to our wonderful room parents who helped make the feast so successful.


Dreambox

-When your child logs onto Dreambox they must work on 2 yellow assignments first then they can explore through the site. The yellow assignments are strategies / skills that are new and could be a bit challenging. DO NOT help your child. The program needs to know if the student knows information or does not. It will then assign appropriate assignments based on answers. Green assignments are already learned and for review. Your child may be more attracted to these assignments because they have mastered them, which makes it easier. 20 minutes is the most optimal amount of time to spend on the program. But if your child gets frustrated and doesn't want to log on please let me know. I will see what's going on and help solve the problem.


Nouns

-We have been talking about Nouns over the past few weeks. The class is getting good at finding them in sentences and deciding what type of noun it is but your child would greatly benefit if you talked about them at home as well. Please point them out or say a noun and have your child tell you what kind it is. (Common Noun: computer, Proper Noun: Mrs. Reist, Plural Noun: desks).


Kindness

-Here is a wonderful article on the importance of teaching kindness. Please take a quick moment to read through. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/teaching-kindness-essential-reduce-bullying-lisa-currie

Hidden Turkeys

Feast

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We sorted food into each family box

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Collected all 40 turkeys!

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Happy Birthday Emily

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Book Club

Thank you Niveta for sponsoring our November Book Club. If your child did not turn their retell in already, please complete over the break and return to school on Monday.
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Working Hard in the Dark!

We signed Paige's Cast

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Making Turkeys

5th Grade Play

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Upcoming Events:

-Thanksgiving Vacation - November 19th - 23rd

-Holiday Show - December 11th at 1pm


Sincerely,

Christy Campbell