Miss Castro's Class Newsletter
August 29th, 2013
What are we studying?
English Language Arts
Writing- We are working on writing responses to literature that include an introduction, 3 clear reasons for our opinion, a conclusion and transitional words throughout. This is a process, but we have started learning about it this week.
Stems Study- We will begin our stems study next week. Our first week will be the stems re- (again) and sub- (under). To help students learn and use these stems in real world situations, point out the stems whenever you notice them in day to day situations/conversations and talk about how the stem helps you figure out or understand the word.
Our next math study will be on addition!
Science and Social Studies
Social Studies: We are currently learning the basics about South Carolina. We will be studying things like the state's natural resources, industries, where towns are located and where the river systems are located. We are completing a in class map project this week and next week! Our next study will be on the five regions.
Tall Teachers: Each Tuesday a class of USC students will be coming to our ELA classroom for 20 minutes to read with the children. The students are very excited to be reading with these future teachers!
Homework: Starting next week my homework calendar on the classroom website will be updated every Monday with the week's homework. If you need to double check what your child has for homework then just go to the classroom webpage and click the homework tab.
Dates to Remember
September 3rd- MAP Testing
September 11th- MAP Testing
September 18th- Early Release Day
October 7th- Grandparent's Day