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Week March 6th-10th
ALL FOR BOOKS IS NOW IN FULL SWING!
Help us stock our classroom library with new books for the students to enjoy. In lieu of wishlists, we are collecting money (ie: any amount) for books each day this week. For each $5 donated, your child gets his or her name put into a raffle for a FitBit. Each gradelevel will win one! Classes are competing, and the class in each grade with the highest money raised will get an additional amount to spend on the books. So, please donate!
YEARBOOKS ARE NOW ON SALE. Orders are taken online only on the DCES site!
Get yours today.
CASE 21 TESTING THIS WEEK!
ELA-Tuesday, the 7th
Math-Wednesday, the 8th
Make-ups-Thursday, the 9th
**PLEASE make every effort to have you child here on time, as we start promptly. Please make sure that your child gets proper rest the night before. These tests are important for showing growth and/or needs for your child academically.
You are welcome to send in small wrapped snacks, such as Little Debbie's, Cheese Crackers, or cereal bars if you'd like for anyone who does not have a snack.
NEW PRACTICE SITE FOR SKILLS! Below, is the link for Moby Max. Mrs. Wells has assigned every student on our team a login and passcode, which they have used for math skills. It's time to add reading and language skills, particularly nonfiction reading. Please have your child practice on this site. It can take the place of the reading log. The site keeps a record of progress. This is a GREAT WAY to BUILD and PRACTICE SKILLS!!!! Be sure to log in as a STUDENT. You will have to click on the appropriate tab above on the site.
ON MARCH CALENDAR
SPRING BREAK-------MARCH 13-17TH
REPORT CARDS-------MARCH 23RD
BOOK FAIR--------MARCH 27-31
TEAM CELEBRATION (3RD NINE WEEKS)--------MARCH 31ST
This Week in:
ELA:Testing Case 21.
* Working on Determining Important Ideas and Summarizing.
*Students make inferences to understand a narrative nonfiction story.
*Students think about important ideas and supporting details in a narrative nonfiction story.
*Students explore elements of narrative text structure, including point of view and plot in a narrative nonfiction story.
*Students read independently.
Social Development Focus:
*Students develop the skill of giving reasons for their opinions.
*Students make decisions and solve problems respectfully.
*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.:-))
***Students need to log their at home reading regularly. I collect this paper periodically throughout the 9 weeks, and it will count as a 10% grade.
VOCABULARY New words will be discussed and explored through our read-aloud, Flight, The Journey of Charles Lindbergh. New words for the week are the following: precarious, dazed, plunge, reputation, vigilant, hazard, raised eyebrows, desperate, uniform, alternative, dense, feat. The test over this vocabulary will be about 10 days after we get back from break. Study nightly. Students should know how to use the word in a sentence to convey its meaning. Such as the following: He had an flawless reputation for always being truthful.
Writing: Expository Nonfiction *I am proud to say that we have finalized our reports, and will be presenting them throughout the week. Case 21 prep will be our focus as well.
SPELLING: We are focusing on grammar skills in lieu of spelling.
Grammar: Basics!! Basics!! Basics!! We are practicing our grammar and writing skills daily in class. HOMEWORK MAY BE ASSIGNED PERIODICALLY.
COMMAS IN LETTERS (ONGOING)
Complete Sentences-avoiding fragments/run-ons
**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.
GRAMMAR IS ASSESSED THROUGH WRITING, AND AN OCCASIONAL QUIZ (CHECK-UP).
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, Inauguration 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 (RUNNING LOW)
Copy paper (white or colored)
Candy (small wrapped)**No peanuts, please.
gently-used or new books for the library
gift cards for class treats or supplies (Sam's, Walmart, Kroger, Office Depot)
MARKERS-Need packs of colorful markers for student use.
**Scented markers-for classroom (Mr. Sketch)