October 30-November 3

What happened to fall!!! Bring your coats because we will go outside tomorrow.

Our learning focus:          

Reading- This week we will continue focus on Author’s Point of View and Details.  In guided reading we will read about the Creek and Cherokee Indians. Please help your children remember to read their AR books and take their test. They have to have a 70% comprehension or higher to pass.  Many children are quickly reading a book and taking a test without comprehending it.  They end up making a low comprehension grade which effects their total comprehension score.

Social Studies- We will read about the Creek and Cherokee Indians and compare their lives to Georgians today. They will be tested on Friday.

Spelling/Phonics: Contractions. The words and homework will come home on Monday.

Grammar: Contractions

Math– This week we will learn 2 digit subtraction with regrouping.  We will also start working on word problems this 2 digit addition and subtraction with and without regrouping.

 

What else is going on?

  • Blast Off was sent home on Friday and is due this Friday. Don’t forget to use MobyMax-Fact Fluency as a way of practice.
  • The STEM Lab is looking for empty cereal boxes (please remove the bag and any crumbs inside). There will be a basket outside the STEM Lab for the boxes. We will be using them later this year for some designing challenges. Thank you ~ Ms. Marchelle.
  • Science lab on Thursday.
  • Library on Wednesday.

October 23-27

I enjoyed meeting with all of you last week. Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns you have.

The Fun Run was wonderful!! I loved seeing our class runners Brayden, Ela, Eva-Rose, Tyler, Prisha, Milo, and Ari.

Our learning focus:          

Reading- This week we will focus on Author’s Point of View and Details.  We will have many lessons this week and also work on this skill in guided reading. The children need to continue taking their AR test.  We go to the library as a class on Wednesdays but they are welcome to go in the mornings before school if needed.

Science- We will learn about the Changes that can occur on Earth by animals, people, weather, and plants.  This will also be our first informational writing.

Spelling/Phonics: oi words is our focus this week. The words and homework will come home on Monday.

Grammar: Contractions

Math: Adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers with regrouping. Homework will come home on Tuesday and Thursday.

 

What else is going on?

  • Blast Off was sent home on Friday and is due this Friday. Don’t forget to use MobyMax-Fact Fluency as a way of practice.
  • The STEM Lab is looking for empty cereal boxes (please remove the bag and any crumbs inside). There will be a basket outside the STEM Lab for the boxes. We will be using them later this year for some designing challenges. Thank you ~ Ms. Marchelle.
  • On Friday, the children can wear their costumes to school if they pay a fee to The Foundation. More information will be sent home this week.
  • Foundation Halloween Dance Friday from 4-6.

October 16-20

I look forward to seeing you this week!! The children will be dismissed at 12:20.  There will be no clubs but there will be ASP.  Please send a note for any transportation changes.  Thank You!

Our learning focus:          

Reading/Science-Informational stories and books will be our focus this 9 weeks. During reading, we will read about Energy-Motion/Pushes and Pulls.  There will be a test on Friday with a study guide coming home on Tuesday.  The children are required to take their 2 AR test by Friday.

Spelling/Phonics: There will be no spelling list this week.  Phonics homework on Monday.

Grammar: Possessive Nouns

Math: Adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers with regrouping. Blast off will be completed in school this week.  Continue to have your children practice their facts on MobyMax.

Happy Birthday to Zakaiya!!!

Thank you so much for the class books from the book fair.  We can’t wait to read them!!!

What else is going on?

  • Blast Off will be completed in class.
  • Science Test on Friday over Energy.
  • Fun Run is Saturday!!
  • Book Fair is this week.
  • Science lab this week.

October 9-13

Thank you for sending your conference notes back in!! I look forward to seeing you next week.

Our learning focus: 

Reading- This week we will complete our study on character problems and how they solved their problems.  The children did a better job on taking their AR test. Keep it up!!!!

Spelling/Phonics: Long i diagraphs.  Homework and words will come home on Monday.

Grammar: Possessive Nouns

Written Expression– Our Vacation or Staycation narratives will be completed.  We will learn about informational writing using our science topic Matter.

Math: Adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers.

Science-We will finish our matter unit and have a test on Friday.  A study guide will come home on Wednesday so help your child study for their test.

What else is going on?

  • Blast Off came home on Friday. Please return it next Friday.
  • I will give a government retest on Wednesday for those students who want to retake their test.
  • Thank you to those parents and children that helped on Saturday.
  • Book Fair preview is this week. The book fair will be open on Friday during Donuts for Dad.
  • Early Release Day on Thursday. Kids will be dismissed at 12:20.

October 2-6

I hope everyone enjoyed their fall break!!!

Our learning focus: 

Reading- This week we will work on character problems and how they solved their problems. Remind your child to read and take their AR test during the week.  As a class, we go to the library every Wednesday but they are welcome to go any morning before the 7:50 bell.

Spelling/Phonics: Long e diagraphs:  ee, ey, ea.  Homework and words will come home on Monday.

Grammar: We will review nouns, common and proper, plural, irregular plural nouns, and collective nouns.

Written Expression– Narrative writing about our staycation or vacation over fall break.

Math: We will wrap up our money unit and review what we have discussed this 9 weeks.  Homework on Tuesday and Thursday night.

Science-What is matter? How can matter change? Homework on Wednesday night.

What else is going on?

  • Blast Off will be completed in class this week.
  • Thank you Tyler for the birthday treats! We are celebrating Emma’s birthday this week.
  • Science lab on Thursday.
  • Come to the school on Saturday morning and help clean the grounds. We can use your help!!!!
  • Bring in your box tops this week.