Welcome back! I hope everyone had fun and relaxing fall break. We had an awesome first day back to school!

This week, we are:

Reading: determining main idea and supporting details with informational texts as well as using information from illustrations and words to demonstrate understanding of an informational text. The students will apply these skills as they write an opinion writing piece about a business/product they would want to invest in.

Writing: editing narratives and practicing presentation skills.

Grammar: using prefixes and suffixes.

Spelling: Sort 6 words. Tonight, students will add prefixes or suffixes to spelling words. Tomorrow night, students will write words in ABC order.

Math: interpreting whole number quotients with division equations. The strategies for division are very similar to the multiplication strategies the students learned a few weeks ago. Please refer to the Math Road Map or check out learnzillion.com if you need a refresher on those strategies! Students are always welcome to bring home math journals as a resource for both themselves and PARENTS!

Social Studies: explaining how Ancient Greece influenced U.S. architecture and the Olympics. Students have the opportunity to research these topics in the computer lab this week! Today, we wrapped up our study of democracy in the U.S. with the branches of government!

Important Information:

Fall Testing: Students will take the Cogat October 7-9 and the IOWA October 10-17. I have spoken to Kelly Long about arranging snacks/brain food for students to enjoy during those weeks. Please let her know if and when you want to send in snacks for testing!

Bullying workshop: Workshop Bullying at Campbell Middle School on Thursday.

Science Opportunity: GYSTC Saturday Science_September thru December 2014 flyer Great Saturday Science opportunities!

Movie Night: Come watch the Lego Movie this Friday at the Primary Campus! Everything IS awesome!

Picture Day: This Thursday! Our class gets to go first thing in the morning. Please wear STANDARD ATTIRE (uniforms) because these pictures will be in the yearbook.

Career day: Contact Mrs. Oliver if you would like to participate! A form was sent home a few weeks ago as well.

STEM donations: small paintbrushes and toothbrushes for fossil activities next week in the STEM lab.

STEM volunteer: Ms. Sumners needs someone to return fossils to Tellus next Thursday, October 2nd after school.

Class Wish List: 4 in x 4 in post its and indoor recess activities (puzzles, board games, card games, etc.)

Have a terrific evening!

Miss Nichols