Woods Weekly

Week of November 16th-20th

Classroom Happenings

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please continue to check your child's planner every day. Your child is expected to write down the daily assignments. At the end of the day, I check each student's planner. If your child did not turn in an assignment that day, a note will have been written at the bottom.

Wednesday, November 18th is our PTA restaurant fundraiser at Chipotle from 5 PM-9 PM. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to our PTA. A flyer is coming home today. I hope to see you there!


We will be discussing why volcanoes and landslides occur and the ways that they change the Earth's surface. We will be wrapping up chapter 5 on Wednesday. Students will receive a study guide on Wednesday. It will be due on Thursday; we will go over it together and play a review game. The test will be on Friday.

Social Studies

We will resume social studies at the beginning of December.


We are starting unit 3. The first half of the unit focuses on fractions while the second half focuses on division.

This week we will begin tackling fractions. We will discuss halves, fractions of a foot, and fractions using egg cartons. Students will take a pre-test, which will allow me to see what they already know about fractions and division.


We are continuing our novel study of Fish in a Tree. This week, we will be reading and discussing chapters 19-30. We will be working on making:

  • inferences
  • comparisons
  • summaries
  • connections

Please save all worksheets from the novel study. These will be great study tools for the test at the end of our novel.


The class did a wonderful job on their Turkey Disguise stories! They are so creative! If you stop by the school, please check them out; they will be displayed outside our classroom.

We are beginning a unit on verbs. This week we will cover:

  • action verbs
  • verb tenses
  • subject-verb agreement

Spelling: Ambiguous Vowels au, aw, al

Students will be tested over all 10 Core Words. Then, I will choose 10 of the Test Words to give them on Friday. For the last word, students have to write the sentence that I say using the spelling word. I take a writing score for their sentence based on spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.

***It is very important that students spend some time each night practicing their spelling words.***

Core Words

  1. gaudy

  2. always

  3. pauper

  4. flawless

  5. gnawed

  6. also

  7. already

  8. almost

  9. cautious

  10. autumn

Test Words

  1. awfully

  2. alter

  3. drawing

  4. although

  5. jaunty

  6. haunches

  7. yawning

  8. awful

  9. almond

  10. faucet

  11. awkward

  12. withdraw

  13. haunted

  14. gawking

  15. cauldron

Important Dates to Remember:

November 18th: PTA Fundraiser at Chipotle

November 25th, 26th, 27th: Thanksgiving Break/ No School

December 21st-31st: Holiday Break/ No School

January 1st: Holiday Break/ No School

January 14th: End of 2nd grading period

January 15th: No School (Snow Make-Up Day)

January 18th: Martin Luther King Day/ No School

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


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.