Woods Weekly

Week of February 22nd-26th

Classroom Happenings

Dear Parents/Guardians,


A note from Mr. Meyer was sent home on Wednesday regarding Central's Music Program taking place on Tuesday, April 12th at 7pm.


Scholastic Book Orders

The February book orders were sent home last Friday. Attached to each is a coupon for a free book worth up to $5 when you spend $10 or more. If you order online, please go to scholastic.com/readingclub and use our class activation code: NG6FZ. If you would prefer, you can fill out the paper order form and send in a check made out to Scholastic Reading Club. All orders are due by Friday, February 26th. Happy ordering! :)

Reminders

Student Council: Cookies and Coffee for Soldiers

What is more relaxing than a nice cup of coffee and a sweet treat of cookies?

Our Student Council is sponsoring a coffee and cookie drive for our troops through Friday, March 18th.

How can you help?

Please donate commercially packaged cookies and 1-pound bags of ground coffee. They can be placed on the table across from the Lost and Found. The donations will be packaged and sent to soldiers all around the world by The Military Support Group in Indianapolis in late March. Thanks for brightening a soldier's day!


Accelerated Reader:

Just like last grading period, Accelerated Reader will count as two reading grades. One grade will be for reading comprehension accuracy--the goal is for students to earn at least 85% accuracy. The other grade will be based on whether your child achieves his/her reading goal. All students have gotten their new goal for the grading period. It can be found in the front cover of their assignment notebook. Please take a look.

Science

Students took the Chapter 5 test on-line through Canvas. After completing the test, they saw how many questions they got correct out of 17. They also had a chance to look over any questions that they missed. I will be putting the grade into Skyward shortly.


We are starting Chapter 6 which has us exploring sound. We will be discussing the following topics:


  • chapter vocabulary
  • sound's ability to travel
  • volume
  • pitch

Social Studies

We are taking a break from social studies. We will pick it up again in March.

Reading

Lights, camera, action! It's time for Reader's Theater. We have been working hard on cause and effect with the help of Pourquoi Tales and other Folktales, so it makes sense that our Reader's Theater will also involve these types of stories. During Reader's Theater, students will be working on putting stress on certain words and inflecting their voices. We do this as readers for several reasons:
  • to make more sense of what is happening
  • to make the story more interesting/exciting
  • to showcase the importance of some information

Math

We are finishing our geometry and measurement unit. On Monday, we will be working on volume. Students will be receiving a study guide on Tuesday. They will have class time to work on it. If students finish it before math is over, we will go over the answers that day and test on Wednesday. If students need all of math on Tuesday to work, then we will go over the answers on Wednesday and test on Thursday.

Writing

We are scoring student practice writing together based on the ISTEP writing rubrics.

Spelling (Unit 6, Week 3)

The Core Words are guaranteed to be on Friday's spelling test. I will also choose 10 of the Test Words to include on the spelling test. Students can practice this week's words by going onto spellingcity.com.


Core Words

  1. wicket

  2. bandit

  3. climate

  4. private

  5. merit

  6. bonnet

  7. bullet

  8. digit

  9. pirate

  10. faucet


Test Words

  1. anklet

  2. permit

  3. senate

  4. blanket

  5. bracelet

  6. carpet

  7. quiet

  8. magnet

  9. orbit

  10. planet

  11. locket

  12. prohibit

  13. plummet

  14. deposit

  15. debit

Important Dates to Remember:

February 29th-11th: ISTEP Part 1 Testing Window

March 18th: end of the 3rd grading period

March 21st-25th: Spring Break/ No School

March 28th: No School


April 22nd: No School or Make-up Snow Day

Specials and Lunch/Recess Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Music and Gym

Wednesday: Music and Gym

Thursday: Computers

Friday: Art


Lunch: 12:20-12:50

Recess: 12:50-1:20

Conferences

If you would like to set up a conference with me to discuss your child's progress, please email or call me. I am available 3:30-4:00 pm on Tuesdays and 8:00-8:30 am on Thursdays. If those days and times do not work for you, please let me know and we will find another time to meet.