Woods Weekly

Week of November 23rd-24th

Classroom Happenings

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It was great seeing so many Central faces at Chipotle on Wednesday night! I hope everyone had a great dinner! :)

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.

Our Student Council is having a supply drive called "The Holiday Food and Household Supply Drive of Awesomeness." It will begin Tuesday, December 1st and run through Wednesday, December 16th. It will benefit the Valparaiso Schools Back Pack Project and Hilltop Food Pantry. The Valpo Back Pack Project is a mini food pantry housed in all the elementary schools so that the social worker can send home food and household supplies to families in need when necessary.

Items that we will collect are: toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, toothpaste, detergent, body soap and shampoo. These are all items that food stamps cannot be used to purchase. Also canned and boxed food will be collected. Thank you for your support!


We will go over the chapter 5 test.

Social Studies

We are going to be refreshing our memories about Indiana's regions before starting unit 2. Students will be reading from the Indiana Studies Weekly which is a little newspaper that offers additional information about many topics that we cover in our social studies curriculum.


We are working on egg carton fractions and Thanksgiving multiplication story problems.


We are continuing our novel study of Fish in a Tree. This week, we will be reading and discussing chapters 31-35. We will be working on:

  • cause and effect
  • inferences
  • word parts and definitions
  • predictions
Please save all worksheets from the novel study. These will be great study tools for the test at the end of our novel.

Students will also be working on Thanksgiving activities during their literacy stations.


This week we will cover:
  • the spelling of present and past tense verbs

We will review:

  • action verbs
  • verb tenses
  • subject-verb agreement

Spelling: None

Important Dates to Remember:

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.