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Week Nov. 30-Dec. 4
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**Santa's Workshop is in full swing. Our shopping day is Thursday during activity time, 9:30-10:15. You are welcome to come and shop with your child.
**If your child is participating in the Reading Fair, boards are due on Dec. 9th.
This week in ELA (English Language Arts)..................................
SKILL-Main Idea and details will be discussed along with previous skills (cause and effect, and predicting).
Thursday-Grammar Review Quiz (Review of previous skills.)
The following list is how ELA grades are averaged in PowerSchool.
GRADING PERCENTAGES FOR ELA:
BOOK BINGO is in full swing, with several students ready to "BINGO". This is an incentive for reading where students read across different genres to achieve a "BINGO". A treasure-box prize will be selected once this is earned. (PARENTS, IN BOTH CLASSES, I could use some prizes for the treasure box, though it is currently stocked. Full-size candy bars, little trinkets that they might like, special pens, pads, cutzie things that kids like, etc.....Any help is greatly appreciated!!)
WRITING- We're constantly writing in our writers' notebooks and on our Neos. Regular writing over a period of time is important in becoming proficient writers. I will take a grade on the writers' notebook as well as a few creative writing pieces during the nine weeks. The current event will count as a writing grade this week.
GRAMMAR-Compound Sentences, plural nouns, possessive nouns and review of previous skills. **Students are fully responsible for past skills such as capitalizing proper nouns and sentence beginnings, as well as placing proper punctuation at the end of sentences. Points are deducted for neglecting these rules that were reviewed this year, and taught in previous grades. A comprehensive grammar test will be administered this week, on Thursday. Homework will be review for this.
Social Studies-Students are working on Christmas Around the World projects, due on Dec. 7th.
We will be using our Scholastic News and a cold read for daily/quiz grades until Christmas. There will be no current events until after the Christmas break.
Class Wish List
Fun Designs of Computer copy paper for our publishing
AA and AAA battteries for Neos and HOT DOT pens
Colored Copy Paper
Small prizes/SMALL WRAPPED CANDY (GETTING LOW IN THE TREAT BUCKET)
Gently used books for library
**STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ARRIVING AND MAINTAINING THEIR SUPPLIES SUCH AS GLUE STICKS AND SCISSORS. WHILE WE MAY NOT USE THESE EVERY DAY, WE OFTEN NEED TO HAVE QUICK ACCESS TO THESE SUPPLIES IN ORDER TO COMPLETE A LEARNING TASK.
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