Tuesday, November 1, 2016

October 28

Religion:   We will continue to work on our Saints project next week.  The students should have enough time to complete this in school, but if they haven't finished it by the end of the day on Friday it becomes homework.  They have access to their project with their gmail account on their google drive.  They can turn in their work via computer at home as well.
Writing: The kids will be finishing up author's chair next week. We will be starting our unit on personal narratives after Iowa Assessments.
Math:  Unit Three continues next week.  We will only have two days with homework due to the Iowa Assessments.  They will focus on measuring to the nearest 1/4 inch, 1/2 cm and nearest mm.  We will also focus on the metric system and U.S. Customary units of measurement.
Spelling:  Week Seven focuses on the long i (Cie, Cy, CCy, igh) and final consonant digraphs (ck, ng, nk).    The students will not get their new words until Friday. The test over Week Seven will be on Thursday, November 10 due to Iowa Assessments next week and no school on the 11th.  The spelling section contains all of the weekly lists and the choice words in case your child misplaces their words.  You can also find a copy of LSCW if you need it.
Science/SS:    The test was delayed one day, so that put our last experiment for matter into next week. The kids will get to create and experiment with Oobleck. It is an interesting material because it displays the properties of both a solid and a liquid at different points.

Comprehension:  Making connections with the text will continue to be our focus during reading.  We have introduced text-to-self, text-to-text and text-to-world connections.  We will be doing more with groups and continue to do individual conferences.