A Glimpse into Merriman's Menagerie
A Writing We Will Go...
We also worked on verb tenses this week. We went back to our trusty pointer practice and realized the importance of verb tense consistency. We worked on recognizing when verbs are in the past, present and future. We also revisited helping verbs and main verbs. We touched briefly on irregular verbs which is what our grammar focus will be next week.
Thank you for all you do! It was great to see you celebrate Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday!
Up and Coming Info
Progress reports went out on Wednesday.
CES Skate Night: November 19 6-8pm
Food Drive for CES Families in need will end on November 17.
Thanksgiving break: November 25-27
We have been reading the novel Frindle after lunch before content mastery. It's about a boy named Nick who decides to challenge his English teacher by making up a new word for the word 'pen.' He calls it a 'Frindle,' and the word takes off in his school. SO if you hear your child asking to write with a Frindle, now you know the reason as to why:)
Our Class Compare/Contrast Paragraph
We worked through a very tricky writing prompt that was the third grade social studies prompt. We had to write about how historical events affected what people eat in the U.S. We made it through the text, organized our ideas through TIDE, and wrote a class paragraph. This was tricky because they not only had to choose an event, but also include evidence from the text AND explain how it changed what we eat. They worked hard to better understand how to tackle this tough type of prompt.