Weekly Newsletter 11~17

Happy chilly Monday!

Our learning plan is:

  • Math –  Fractions.
  • Reading – Reading nonfiction, ways text features support the meaning of text.
  • Language Arts – Spelling, figurative language.
  • Writing – Informational writing – adding details and text features to topics, closure.
  • Social Studies – Susan B. Anthony
  • Science – Weathering and erosion.

 

Vocabulary Words: Test November 20th

abolitionist –a person who wants to end slavery.

civil rights –rights protected by the law.

conductor –a person who helped people escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

prejudice –a strong feeling or opinion formed unfairly or without knowing all the facts.

justice – equal treatment under the law.

weathering –the breaking down of rocks into smaller pieces

erosion –the movement of weathered rock and soil

numerator – tells the number of equal parts being represented.

denominator – tells the total number of equal parts.

fraction – a number that represents an equal part of a whole or equal part of a set.

 

Kindergarten and 5th grade have their special Thanksgiving luncheon on Wednesday. The other grade levels do not have a luncheon. BUT we will have our PAJAMA DAY Friday, and your child may wear pajamas, a robe and slippers! Since Friday is PE, remember to pack shoes for gym.

Happy Thanksgiving to all! I am so grateful for our wonderful classroom of children, their families, and this terrific Kincaid community!

Mrs. Pennington

Newsletter 11~10

Dear Families,

The students had a terrific time at the folktale festival! Thanks to you for all the donations of food, crafts and time! Be on the lookout for pictures. They’ll be uploaded on the blog this week.

Our learning plan is:

  • Math –  Fractions.
  • Reading – Nonfiction biographies.
  • Language Arts – Spelling, figurative language.
  • Writing – Informational writing – adding details and text features to topics.
  • Social Studies – Frederick Douglass.
  • Science – Weathering and erosion.

 

Vocabulary Words: Test November 20th

abolitionist –a person who wants to end slavery.

civil rights –rights protected by the law.

conductor –a person who helped people escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

prejudice –a strong feeling or opinion formed unfairly or without knowing all the facts.

justice – equal treatment under the law.

weathering –the breaking down of rocks into smaller pieces

erosion –the movement of weathered rock and soil

numerator – tells the number of equal parts being represented.

denominator – tells the total number of equal parts.

fraction – a number that represents an equal part of a whole or equal part of a set.

 

Congratulations to Ayshan for winning the Reflections visual arts category!

The “Honoring Our Heroes” essay contest is getting started. I encourage each child to consider writing and entering an essay. We have lots of talented writers!

Happy Monday!

Mrs. Pennington & Ms. Schmidt

Newsletter 11~3

Hope everyone enjoyed an extra hour of sleep! Here’s our plan for the week:

  • Math –  Area and problem solving within 100.
  • Reading – Comprehension, compare/contrast characters in folktales, fairy tales and fables.
  • Language Arts – Spelling, prefixes, suffixes and root words.
  • Writing – Informational writing – organizing information, writing headings and adding text features.
  • Science – Compare/contrast soil characteristics (sand, clay, loam).

 

Spelling Words and Academic Vocabulary- test on Friday

soil –made up of water, air, humus, and tiny bits of rock

humus –the part of soil made up of broken down pieces of dead plants and animals

clay –soil with very, very tiny grains of rock

loam –soil that is a mixture of humus, sand, silt, and clay

sand – soil with grains of rock that you can see with your eyes alone

quotient –the answer to a division problem

dividend –the number that is being divided by another number

divisor – the number by which another number is divided

The third grade Folktale Festival is Friday!  Children should come dressed as a character from a folktale, fable or fairytale.   Remember to send in a small pumpkin to decorate.

Tuesday is election day which is a holiday for the children and a professional development day for teachers.

We’re getting a subscription to Time for Kids! Thanks to generous donors via DonorsChoose.org, they’ll be arriving any day. The Horace Mann Insurance Company and one anonymous donor funded the whole thing! The students will keep up with current events in a kid-friendly way, and apply higher level thinking skills in nonfiction reading. Ms. Studstill has a Donors Choose project you may be interested in, and you can follow this link to give: Students Need STEM

We set a new AR goal for this nine weeks. The children are to read about 50% nonfiction. They may use the book when taking the test as locating information in text is an important skill.

We’re almost out of hand sanitizer and table wipes and greatly appreciate your support in germ fighting!

Thank you for all your amazing support !

Mrs. Pennington & Ms. Schmidt