Knodel's Keynote

What's up in our classroom

Week of November 16th

Reading and Writing

Reading--Our study of informational text, or nonfiction, resumes with a continued focus on text features. We'll be using our Interactive Notebooks (INBs) to study text structures authors use in writing informational text, such as compare and contrast, cause and effect, and order and sequence.

Writing--This is the last week for personal narrative stories to be worked on in class. I may be sending home unfinished work with your child that will need to be completed by Friday the 20th.

Fiction is our next writing genre, with persuasive writing close behind.


Reading Log--Thank you so much for taking the time to sign your child's reading log. Hopefully you are having discussions about the reading and your child's responses. I would also recommend an opportunity for fluency practice. Once a week have your child read aloud to you and discuss the part that was read. Here is a link to the new Reading Log.

Vocabulary--This week our study is quad meaning four. Here is a link to the vocabulary slide show.

Book Fair

Don't forget students will have opportunities to shop our Book Fair beginning Tuesday. Remember to send enough money for taxes!

Spelling Bee

Our Cox Spelling Bee is Friday at in the MPR beginning at 8:40 am.

Good luck to our splendid spellers!

Thanksgiving Lunch

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 12:45-1:45pm

1001 Brushy Creek Road

Cedar Park, TX

Come join us for our school Thanksgiving feast! We will pick up our food in the cafeteria and head to the MPR to enjoy our meal. If you choose to take your child out of school after the feast, please make sure you sign out with your child's homeroom teacher. Crowd control gets a little crazy since we don't sit as a class, and every year someone forgets this important step of signing out. Please know this request is to ensure students' safety! And maybe teacher sanity plays a small role, too. ;)

RSVPs are enabled for this event.