Our Fantastic Fifth Week

Plus Information About Week Six

Birthday Bananza!!!

Several birthday were celebrated this week. We want to thank you for bringing birthday treats for your child to share. They love a sweet treat after lunch. Needless to say, Mrs. Cooper and Mrs. McGregor don't mind it either. ;)

What's happening in class? Week of September 28-October 2

Read Aloud: The Books of Elsewhere (We should finish on Friday!)

Writing: continue discussing personal narratives...making sure students practice "magnifying" and "telescoping" down to a moment in time; paragraph writing - linear vs. starred...Parents, make sure to ask your students about this!

Reading: continue practicing inferring...learning how to collect clues from a story that helps us understand characters

Grammar: sentence fragments

Math: We will complete Bundle 2 material and review for the next test on Monday. The students will take Bundle 2 test on TUESDAY. We've been working hard with models, money, number lines, place value charts, and pictures to learn about decimal numbers. The end of the week will be filled with "Fraction Fringe" (you'll see that soon) and computer time with First in Math. Our next bundle will be on Fractions!

Social Studies: We have a new adoption this year called Texas Studies Weekly. They are newspaper type pages with colorful pictures and engaging articles. I'm looking forward to using these this year! This week we are comparing ways of life of American Indian groups in Texas. Students will describe and identify ways these groups modified their environment and used the natural resources of the regions to survive.

Science: none

Math Stations are rolling....

Students are enjoying learning in a fun way with games, smartboard races, multiplicatin practice, Quizmo, and being a PIG! Well, not really, but we have a fun math game called Pig and they are loving it! It's easy and only requires two dice. Ask your child to play you at home.

Parent Conferences

We LOVE meeting with all of our parents. It's so nice to share a few moments together and get to know each other better. Thank you for coming and meeting with us. Please see your child's planner for a reminder of your conference time. We don't want to miss this special opportunity with you.

Upcoming events at GP


Thursday, 10/1 - BRAVE (3:15-4:15)

Friday, 10/2 - End of 1st Six Weeks

Monday, 10/5 - Friday, 10/9 - Book Fair

Thursday, 10/8 - Picture Day

Thursday, 10/8 - STEM Day and Night

Monday, 10/12 - Staff Development / Student Holiday

Thursday, 10/15 - Brave (3:15-4:15)

Thursday, 10/22 - Reach (3:15-4:15)

Monday, 10/26 - Friday, 10/30 - Red Ribbon Week

Friday, 10/30 - Book Character Dress up Day

Thank you for sharing your child with us!

Please share the pictures below with your child. Although I am having a blast with my family, I miss the kiddos terribly! Have a wonderful weekend, and I'll see their sweet faces on Monday! :) Love, Mrs. Cooper
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