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Miss Niedringhaus September 28, 2015

Reminders and Important Dates

Math Topic 3 Test: 9/29/15

Independence Spirit Day: 9/29/15

Talent Show: 9/29/15

Skate Night: 10/1/15

Spelling Test: 10/2/15

Half Day!!!: 10/2/15

Blood Drive: 10/5/15

Parent Teacher Conferences: 10/6/15 and 10/8/15

Don't forget that you can start sending in items for our Mexican Fiesta basket!

Please send in used books for our book drive.

Don't forget to return your conference confirmation form!

If homework is not turned in on Monday, students will owe recess!

Objectives

Reader’s Workshop

Students will:

· Compare and contrast parents and their offspring.

· Compare and contrast the life cycles of different animals.

· Compare and contrast fiction stories.

Writer’s Workshop

Students will:

Complete a graphic organizer of the butterfly life cycle.

Revise and edit their butterfly life cycle writing.

Spelling/Phonics: Ending Consonants (-ge) (-dge)

wage, page, rage, cage, sage, stage, range, plunge, sponge,

badge, wedge, ridge, lodge, judge, nudge, smudge

Vocabulary: compare, metamorphosis, pupa

Texts: Tadpole to Frog, Lady Bug Larva Grows Up, Egg to Chicken, Butterfly Life Cycle, The Three Little Pigs, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, The Three Javelinas

Read Aloud: James and the Giant Peach

Math: Topic 4: Subtraction Strategies

Lessons Include:

Repeated Addition

Building Arrays

Practicing Repeated Addition

Problem Solving: Draw a Picture and Write a Number Sentence