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August 14-18

BACK TO SCHOOL!!!

Let's Set Sail on a Great Adventure.......


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READING WORKSHOP

Unit 1: The Reading Community (Fiction)  WEEK 2

Mentor Texts-Song and Dance Man

Comprehension Focus-Hear and discuss stories, discuss a character's feelings and thoughts.  Students read independently.

Social Development-Building the reading community.  Students learn and practice "Think, Pair, Share."  Students work in a responsible way and listen respectfully to the thinking of others, plus share their own thoughts.

WRITING WORKSHOP

Unit 1: The Writing Community

Students begin to see themselves as contributing members of a caring writing community in this three-week unit.

Writing Focus-Hear & discuss good writing , generate ideas for writing, write freely about things that interest them, and learn about a professional author's writing practice.

VOCABULARY Words will be given, discussed, and tested every other week.  These words will come from our reading.  Current vocabulary words are the following: bizarre, effective, ineffective, get up and go (idiom), sag, creak.

Students should have word cards with the definitions in ELA folder to study.

Spelling Words are the following and will be tested for homeroom, on Friday, and Wells' homeroom on Thursday.  The words are rolled, fingers, except, speed, couldn't, questions, catch, itself, mark, button, bargain, certain, orphan, fountain, oxen, latitude, longitude, compass, absolute, equator, and compensation (bonus word).  Students have a pink list of these words in their ELA folders to bring home nightly.

A LIST OF THE SPELLING WORDS AND SOME ALTERNATIVE SPELLING OPTIONS ARE ON THE "FORMS" PAGE OF THIS SITE.

 

 

WISH LIST

Gift cards for classroom needs (Knowledge Tree, Target, Walmart, Sam's, Office Depot)

Colored or White copy paper

Avery Labels (any size or color)

Assorted markers

Student scissors

Colored Card Stock

Small individually wrapped bags of Candy

Students who bring items for wish list will receive a pass!

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Wonder how you can be a vital part of your child's school? JOIN PTO!  The membership drive will be starting SOON, and membership/volunteer forms were sent home today.  For the small joining fee, your child/school receives many many benefits. The money raised goes right back into classroom and schoolwide activities. Being a member does not require attendance at meetings or extra time, unless you'd like to volunteer!  The first class to 100% (in each gradelevel)wins a party, so please anticipate this drive and JOIN.  (One person can join per family to count toward the 100%.)  THANKS IN ADVANCE!

 

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