Mrs. Baker's Newsletter
September 28, 2017
What is going on?
Writing: Students will learn to write expository text-write to inform. Students will be researching an animal, learning how to take notes, and creating an All About book.
Spelling and Grammar: been, come, other, than, their, which, would, house
We will review common/proper and singular/plural nouns this week, focusing on changing -f to -ves.
Reading: In Reader’s Workshop, we will be looking at strategies that help us to have strong comprehension. Our focal point will be inferring. The focus will be working on making sense of new information with non-fiction text. We are going to be using texts that create mind pictures and inferences which help students better understand information.
Math: Students will continue learning addition solving strategies. From those strategies, students will choose the few that fit them best to complete word problems. Continue practicing math facts at home, they really help during this 2 digit addition unit!
Science: The focus we will be studying is technology then and now. We will be learning how communication, recreation, and transportation has changed over time. We will also be looking at how new technology can change our lives.
This and that
Our kids will be taking a standardized IQ test October 4th and 5th. It used to be called the Olsat, but it is now called the Cosat test. If you could send in head phones before this date. The ear buds that came in their school supplies do not fit in the kids ears well. I don't want them missing directions or fiddling with the ear buds. I would like them focused on the test. I know this is another expense, but we will put them to good use this year. Thank you for considering.
Friday, September 29 7:00pm RRHS Homecoming Game and Picture Day
Wednesday and Thursday Oct 4th and 5th the Cogat test. These are the days we will need the ear phones. It is a computer test.
Thursday, October 5 7:15am Green Apple Deposit Day
Monday, October 9 Parent Conferences -Student Holiday/Staff Development
Tuesday, October 10 Student Holiday/Staff Development
Supplies Needed for the classroom: