News from Room 4
November 17, 2017
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
-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.
-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.
-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).
- Order holiday books for friends and family at: https://orders.scholastic.com/GXVGL
The due date is December 5th to guarantee the books will arrive before the winter break. I'll submit the order on December 5th.
-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
We sorted food into each family box
Collecting all 50 turkeys!
Happy Birthday to ME
November 20- 24th Enjoy Thanksgiving Vacation!
Holiday Show - December 18th at 8:45