Happy New Year!
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Week Jan. 9-13
Jan. 11th-Class Pictures (Group)
Jan. 16th-MLK Holiday
Jan. 19th-dinner with Dads (5:30)
Jan. 24th-4th Grade Musical
**A Note is coming home on 1/9 with important info, and the RSVP to send back.
Jan. 31st-PTO General Meeting (8:00AM)
This Week in:
ELA: * Analyzing Test Structure, expository nonfiction.
*Students analyze how articles can inform by highlighting pros and cons and by ionvestigating one side of an issue.
*Functional texts will be examined such as maps and directions. They will also look at textbooks and think about how expository text structures, such as sequence and compare/contrast, are use to organize information in the text.
*During IDR time(independent reading) the student use comprehension strategies and continue to confer with the teacher individually about the texgt they are reading. Socially, they work responsibly during group work and ibnclude one another in and contribute to the group work.
*Students will build on one another's thinking during class discussions.
STUDENTS ARE TO READ FOR 15-20 5 NIGHTS PER WEEK, AND KEEP THIS ON A READING LOG. THIS LOG COUNTS AS A 10% GRADE IN POWERSCHOOL. (I DO NOT MIND IF SOME NIGHTS ARE COMBINED, JUST SO THE STUDENTS ARE READING REGULARLY OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL.:-))
VOCABULARY TEST-Test on the following words on MONDAY for homeroom, Tuesday, for switch class. The words are wise, unwise, greedy, pursue, deceive, crouch, secure, thoroughly, indignantly, sustain, serene, stalk. A crossword puzzle will be given on Thursday for review and homework.
Writing: Expository Nonfiction (Writing a report on a selected country with a partner.) This will be a 6-Week unit.
Wednesday-Spelling Test over words Week 1
We will have a test weekly over 20 words. The grades will average together for 1 Writing/grammar grade for the nine weeks.
To ACCESS the Spelling List for the 3rd NINE WEEKS, go to the FORMS page, and you may print a copy for home.
PARENTS, PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHILD BRINGS HIS/HER SPELLING LIST AND VOCABULARY WORDS BACK AND FORTH FROM HOME TO SCHOOL. WE NEED THESE IN ORDER TO COMPLETE ACTIVITIES AND REVIEW. MANY TIMES, STUDENTS TELL ME THAT THEY HAVE LEFT IT AT HOME TO STUDY. PLEASE MAKE AN ADDITIONAL COPY FOR HOME, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP A LIST THERE AS WELL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP WITH THIS. WE ARE LIMITED IN OUR NUMBER OF COPIES, SO EXTRA COPIES ARE NOT READILY AVAILABLE.
**Students are responsible for showing evidence of their learning in all of their writing (example: Writing should reflect understanding of sentence structure, as in no fragments or run-on sentences.) In grading their essays, writings, paragraphs, etc...these things will be evaluated for grammar grades. Anything that is evaluated for grammar will have a rubric attached so that it is clear where points were given or deducted.
Social Studies: Social studies will be taught through the report/research-writing on our chosen countries. Scholastic News will also be used, along with tie-in activities for Martin Luther King Day and Presidents' Day throughout the 3rd nine weeks.
CVS giftcards for developing pictures
Colorful EXPO Markers
scissors (Though we should have 25 pair, some are missing from our baskets.)
GLUE STICKS (RUNNNING LOW)
Copy paper (white or colored)
Candy (small wrapped)**No peanuts, please.
index cards-smaller size (We are running low.)
gently-used or new books for the library
gift cards for class treats or supplies (Sam's, Walmart, Kroger, Office Depot)