Welcome Back!! I hope that everyone enjoyed some time off spent with family and friends. ONLY 3 WEEKS until our next holiday break, and a busy 3 weeks it will be!
*Please sign and return your child’s behavior sheet.
*Remind your child to bring both his/her agenda and blue folder to school.
*I had an issue accessing the Six Flags reading logs prior to break. I will send information home about this ASAP.
*Giving Bag Collection Begins, Monday, December 2 – MBES is thrilled to continue our community outreach Spirit of Giving Bags tradition again this year. Many families attending our sister schools rely heavily on school provided breakfast and lunch and when schools break for holidays these families lack the food and necessities needed on a daily basis. During the December 10 TPV, each classroom will prepare a Giving Bag, complete with such necessities. Approved items on the class Shutterfly sight along with a sign-up will be coming soon, so be on the look out! Please send in your item(s) on or before 12/10. We have put together a list of what is most important for these families. Please do not send in opened or unwrapped items. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
*Fire Safety Field Trip, Wednesday, December 4- Wear PINK class shirt 😊
*Last day of Fall Fact Clubs, Friday, December 6
*TPV, December 10 (Giving Bag)
*Pope High School Field Trip – Alice in Wonderland December 12
*Class Holiday Party, Monday, December 16 8:50-9:35 *Early Release, December 19 and 20 *Holiday Break, December 23- January 5
Math: We will conclude Chapter 4, Multiply with One-Digit Numbers, this week. We will review and go over the study guide today (Monday) and the test will be tomorrow (Tuesday). We will begin Chapter 5, Multiply with Two-Digit Numbers. Homework each night is to spend AT LEAST 10 minutes practicing multiplication facts. This can be done through MobyMax, XtraMath, or any resource that you might’ve found. I can’t stress enough how important it is for your child to know his/her facts. It’s key to their success throughout the school year and ability to solve more complex problems.
Reading Workshop: Unit 2 “Reading the Weather, Reading the World” – This week, students will be tackling tricky vocabulary and learn to summarize a nonfiction text through a summary boot camp!
Reading homework each night is to read for 20 minutes and log minutes. Please don’t forget to initial your child’s log each Thursday. Vocabulary Unit 8 – Your child may have homework each night to help prepare for his/her test on Friday.
O.G. – We will spend the next few weeks covering syllable types. The acronym CLOVER helps students to remember the 6 types. We will continue reviewing vowel teams as well as continue to review -r controlled syllables, open and closed syllables and consonant + le syllables.
Writing Workshop: Unit 2, Boxes and Bullets, Personal and Persuasive Essays. Students will continue collecting ideas as essayists, write to learn, and use elaborate prompts to grow ideas.
Science: We will continue our unit on the Water Cycle. Students will obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to demonstrate the water cycle. Projects are due this week (Monday for Marsh’s class, Tuesday for O’Neill’s class).
Social Studies: Due to scheduling conflicts, our new plan is to switch with Mrs. Marsh for Social Studies on Monday’s and Friday’s. I recommend subscribing to her blog for curriculum updates.