News from Room 40
Week of 10/17 - 10/21
News at a Glance
- Our Fall Celebration Party will be Friday, 10/28 from 1:45-2:15.
- Red Ribbon week is next week with a dress-up day each day.
- If you signed up to send a snack in with your child, please send it by Friday
Red Ribbon Week
Week of 10/24 -10/28
During the week of October 24-28, Palmyra Area Elementary Schools will be participating in Red Ribbon Week. The Red Ribbon campaign is a drug prevention program that unites people and communities to take a visible stand against drugs. Our students and staff will be participating in a few activities throughout the week. Please see a list of the activities below:
Monday, October 24th - Wear red, white and blue
“I elect to be drug free” day. Students and staff are invited to wear red, white, and blue and to sign a drug free pledge.
Tuesday, October 25th – Wear animal print
“Wild about being drug free”. Students and staff are invited to wear animal print clothing.
Wednesday, October 26th - Wear tie dye
“Don’t get tied down by drugs”. Students and staff are invited to wear tie dye.
Thursday, October 27th- Wear sports team gear or colors
“Team up against drugs ” day. Students and staff are invited to wear their favorite team’s gear or colors.
Friday, October 28th – Wear jeans
“I’m a ‘Jean’-ius’. I’m Drug Free” Day. Students and staff are invited to wear jeans or dress for any classroom activity.
What we're learning this week
Journey's: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Spelling (vowel sounds, o): bloom, cookbook, tool, shampoo, put, wool, stool, proof, prove, group, brook, foolish, bush, crooked, booth, raccoon, hook, groom, roof, soup
Vocabulary: entertaining, critics, promote, target, focus, thrilling, advertise, angles, jolts, generated
Grammar: Verb tenses
Vocabulary Strategies: Greek and Latin word parts: phon, photo, graph, auto, tele
Journey's: Thursday and Friday
Vocab: glorious, studio, concerned, model, smeared, ruined, yanked, streak, schedule, freast
Vocab strategy: figurative language
comprehension skill: understand characters - use details to tell more about characters
Comprehension strategy: visualize - use text details to form pictures in your mind of what you are reading
Writing focus: Informative writing - book report
Spelling words (ou vs o): aloud, bald, hawk, south, faucet, proud, claw, tower, stalk, couple, howl, false, dawn, allow, drown, pause, fault, cause, amount, cloudier
What can I do at home?
- Give your child a practice spelling test
- Ask your child to use the vocabulary words in a sentence or explain their meaning
- Ask your child to summarize the story we are reading. Who is Romie? What kind of story is it you're reading? What happened in the beginning, middle and end?
Many students were moved to multiplication and division this week on Reflex. Feel free to practice facts at home! You can download the app or use the computer.
Password: Lunch pin
Students receive flashcard facts for the cycle in their take home folder. They are printed on colored paper so they can use them at home for practice. Each week's quiz is cumulative. This cycle, we will have 0-7 multiplication facts. They have 3 minutes to complete 50 questions. Please continue to study your facts at home!
Fall Celebration Party
Friday, Oct. 28th, 2:45pm
600 South Lingle Avenue
RSVPs are enabled for this event.