Dynamic Broncos Weekly Update
November 3rd - 7th
At the end of last week we began our new chapter book read aloud, Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. This week we will discuss ways that readers put themselves in a character's shoes.
Ask your Dynamic Bronco about their reading companion. Last week, each child had a chance to interview their new reading partner about their reading histories, reading interests and reading goals. At the end of each Reading Workshop we have been chatting with our partners about the books we are reading.
We will be taking these seed stories and growing them into incredible books over the next weeks. Today we started working on the strategy of rehearsing our stories by story telling them to our writing partner, over and over, adding more detail each time we tell the story.
Tomorrow is our vocabulary assessment for Unit 3. Please help your child study their words for homework tonight. Here is the website, in case you haven't bookmarked it yet - http://www.sadlierconnect.com/@1057018
This Thursday, November 6th, will be our song quiz. Students can choose between the chorus of Los caminos de la vidaand Ropa de colores. Please check our website for lyrics to both songs and the video for Los caminos de la vida.
Hands for Hope
Monday, Nov. 3rd, 8am to Tuesday, Nov. 18th, 4pm
1112 W 31st St
Hands for Hope, is El Buen Samaritano’s largest annual community event raising
awareness of a serious issue in our own city: hunger. The event gathers donations of
the traditional foods served during Thanksgiving and distributes them to underserved
families in Austin for Thanksgiving celebrations in their own homes.
Third grade families are asked to donate canned corn or green beans (low sodium preferred)
23rd Annual Austin Powwow & American Indian Heritage Festival
Saturday, Nov. 8th, 9am-10pm
Toney Burger Center 3200 Jones Road, Sunset Valley, Texas
Read more about this event by following this link: http://www.austinpowwow.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2014-Austin-Powwow-Flyer.pdf