Galaxy House News

October 14, 2016

Week in Review

There are lots of new and exciting things happening in our community! In Culture, students are diving deep into learning about the rotation/ revolution of the earth and learning to identify moon phases. It would be a great weekend activity to go star gazing with your child. See if they can identify the phase of the moon.


In Reading, the students are finishing up their study of the Mystery genre with the completion of a Mystery Case File based on the books each student read. Later this month, our first round of Literature Circles which will help us work on making connections and questioning as we read with mystery novels. Finally, we started studying the elements of a story along with narrative structure in Reading. We are applying this knowledge to writing personal narratives as well.


Some of you might be wondering why you haven't seen any of your child's completed and corrected work come home. This will change next week as students begin selecting work for their portfolio. This portfolio is used to showcase student learning and growth. Any work not selected will be sent home every other Friday.


Please note that conference confirmation letters were sent home in Friday Folders today. This letter informs you of your child's conference time and date. Please contact us immediately if the date and time do not work for your family.


IMPORTANT DATES:

Thursday, October 20: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Friday, October 21: Workplan #3 due

Tuesday, October 25: Green Bay Packer Assembly- wear green and gold!

Friday, November 4: Workplan #4 due

Wednesday, November 9: Early dismissal at 12:50 pm & Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday, November 10: Veteran's Day Assembly

Anneke Thompson & Michelle Glisch