Week of November 27th

This week in:

Language Arts–  Identifying key details in text.

             Questions to ask your child: “What is Onomatopoeia?”  (The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named. e.g., cuckoosizzle, honk, boom.

Spelling- VCe syllable pattern (Vowel Consonant silent “e”)

Writing– Review how to use dialogue in our writing. Revise our writing of a personal narrative using information from 2 articles.

Math– Chapter 1: Continue review of Estimating and Place Value.  Chapter test on Thursday.

Students may practice Math skills at Dreambox.com

Science- Finish unit on Heredity and Genetic Traits.       

Social Studies- Begin unit on historical figures in our local community.

 

 Upcoming Events

  • November 27th– School resumes. Regular day schedule
  • December 14th – Winter Musical at 6:30pm
  • December 18th – January 5th Winter Break
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Week of November 13th

 

This week in:

Language Arts–  Continue our review of locating text evidence to support the author’s Point of View.  Incorporate supporting quotations into our writing.

             Questions to ask your child: #1 “What is a Hyperbole?”  (An expression/ word phrase that is an exaggeration.  Ie. I’m so hungry, I could eat a horse!)

#2  “How do we determine character traits in a story?”  (By a characters actions, words and feelings.)

Spelling- No spelling words this week.

Writing– Finish writing a personal narrative using information from the 2 articles; Write a story from Izzy’s (dog) point of view. Ie, Tell about your day on the job at the airport.  Review how to use dialogue in our writing.

Math– Chapter 1: Continue review of Estimating and Place Value.

Students may practice Math skills at Dreambox.com

Science- Continue unit on Heredity and Genetic Traits.  

           Questions to ask your child:  “Compare and Contrast animals that live in the desert with those that live in a forest?” (Answers will vary and should include details about how many animals share the need to blend into their surroundings and how desert animals stay cool.)

 

 Upcoming Events

  • November 15th – Ident-A-Kid
  • November 20th– 24th Thanksgiving Break, No School
  • December 14th – Winter Musical at 6:30pm

Week of November 6th

Big Smiles In-School Dental program will be here December 8th.

    They will be providing preventative dental care to students whose parents sign the permission slips. These will be going home with your students on October 30th. Please make sure to turn in the signed permission slips to the office by November 9th! Thank you!

This week in:

Language Arts–  Continue our review of locating text evidence to support the author’s Point of View.  Incorporate supporting quotations into our writing.

             Questions to ask your child: “What is a Idiom?”  (An expression/ word phrase that has a different meaning.  Ie. “Piece of cake” means something is easy.)

Spelling- Vowel Teams; “ee”, “ou”, “ea”

Writing– Continue writing a personal narrative using information from the 2 articles; Write a story from Izzy’s (dog) point of view. Ie, Tell about your day on the job at the airport.

Math– Chapter 7: Division Strategies Assessment Tuesday. Begin review of Estimating and Place Value.

Students may practice Math skills at Dreambox.com

Science- Continue unit on Heredity and Genetic Traits.  

           Questions to ask your child:  “What characteristics help animals and plants survive?”  (Think about fur coats to keep warm, large ears to evade predators, skin or fur coloring to blend into the environment, etc.)

 

 Upcoming Events

  • November 7thWolf Canyon 10th Anniversary Celebration, 9am
  • November 10thNo School, Veteran’s Day
  • November 20th– 24th Thanksgiving Break, No School