11/20-11/24 – Thanksgiving Break
11/27-12/1 – Holiday Shop open from 7:15-7:50 a.m
12/5 – PTA Meeting/3rd Grade Performance
12/19 – Early Release Day
12/19 – 4th Grade Holiday Parties (more info. to come soon)
12/20 – Early Release Day
What are we learning this week?
Reading: Our unit on Animal Defense Mechanisms continues. However, our focus is on only one animal: the millipede. Students will be working independently to close read a text and determine the main idea along with the supporting details related to millipedes.
Homework: no assigned passage this week; however, please make sure you continue to log your minutes on your reading log. I will collect these December 15th.
Writing: Our writing this week is integrated with our reading unit. Students will be summarizing an informational text. This will include answering the following questions: “What big idea is explained in this text?” and “What facts or examples in this text help us understand the big idea?” We will review what makes a good paragraph: topic sentence, details, and a concluding sentence.
Spelling: Students will receive a spelling list on Monday, November 27th. The pattern is suffixes: -ment, -tion, -ly. Students will have a test on these words, however, it will not be until December 8th. This is due to the fact that students will need to apply the pattern of adding a suffix correctly to a root word as part of the assessment. I will be working with students on this concept in class. They will also have homework with their list to help them practice the concept.