The Jungle Book
Mrs. Knueven's Classroom Newsletter
Our first writing unit of study will cover narrative writing. We will discuss character traits and plot this week and I will finish the week by doing some modeled writing with the class. Students will begin drafting their narratives next week.
This week, we will continue reading The Tiger Rising. While we read, we focus not only on character traits, but looking deeper into characters to understand their feelings and actions.
We will continue working on Unit 1 in Reach for Reading as well. We will continue reviewing the concepts of main idea & details and author's purpose as we read Shaped by Tradition.
Wordly Wise: We will begin Unit 3 this week. 3A & 3B will be due on Thursday. The Unit 3 test will be on Friday, 9/30.
Words Their Way: We will begin splitting into our small groups for spelling this week. Tic-Tac-Toe activities will be due on Friday, which will also be their quiz day.
Grammar: We will also be starting some grammar this week. We will begin with a review of nouns.
This week in math, students will be working on some geometry skills by reviewing points, line segments, lines, rays, angles, triangles, and finding the area and perimeter of rectangles. I've decided to move the test date back to Tuesday, September 27. I will pass out study guides this week and they will be due on Monday, September 26.
We will be switching gears from Indiana History to Science for the next few weeks. We will spend this week studying the scientific method before kicking off our science fair projects next week. These will be done completely in class, although students may need some additional materials from home once they decide on their topics.
Also, if you are able to help, our class still needs donations of apples & bananas and parents to help the day of the event. You can sign up here:
Parent Teacher Conferences
I will be placing our next order on Friday, 9/30. You can either send in the paper orders or visit https://clubs.scholastic.com/ and enter class code L67HL. There is a wider selection available online and you are able to pay with a credit card if you would like to.