Thank you to Ian’s mom for bringing us his memorabilia from Promontory Point so we could learn more about The Wedding of the Rails in social studies today!
This coming Wednesday (10/30) is our next Walton Cluster Night. No Homework–do something fun as a family!
I can’t believe next week is also Halloween and Bananarama! We are looking forward to seeing all of those creative bananas!
Then it’s November–Immigration Day and Thanksgiving! Students are bringing home Immigration Day information today in black folders. On the “bring right back” side is an overview of the entire project. Please sign and return the bottom of the second page by Tuesday. Keep the rest of that packet for reference. On the “left at home” side is some additional information to review with your child. Mr. Williamson went over all of the information this week with our class, and we will continue to discuss (for example, we will show a some clips next week of previous year Immigration Days so students can see costumes, and then we will post this link on the blog so you can see it as well!) I believe the volunteer sign up will go out to parents next week. Please let us know if you have any questions!
Social Studies–Unit 2 test Wednesday. Students should be bringing notebooks home to study each night at this point. They have study guides in their notebooks.
Math–Williamson/Wheeler’s class started order of operations this week (remember PEMDAS, or PPMDAS?!) and next week will be using order of operations to solve simple equations.
Vocabulary–next week we take a break from prefixes, and we will study Idioms, Adages, and Proverbs. Quiz Friday
Grammar–We will practice using commas to separate items in a series. This is a two week lesson so the quiz will be 11/8
ELA–Williamson/Wheeler’s class will wrap up our narrative unit this coming week. Book clubs will finish their books and we will discuss comparing characters and theme. This week I also reviewed the 2nd quarter independent reading goal with students. Students will need to read 3 independent books (one nonfiction, one fiction, and one book of choice) by the end of the quarter. Most students have already begun an independent book for this quarter, and they need to be sure they have an independent book with them each day as there will be some time to read these books in class. Our next unit for writing and reading is the non-fiction unit.
Last note…as the Foundation Patron Drive wraps up, please consider donating so that our class will be ALL IN! The Foundation does so much for Mount Bethel and we SO appreciate of your support. We’d love to have 100% participation from our class!
Students, have a great weekend and work on those bananas! You can bring them in any day next week (on or before Thursday) Great job reading the blog…I am so proud of you!! No blog game this week–your prize is no homework Wednesday for Walton Cluster Night and Thursday for Halloween!