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Weekly News 



**August 20-24**








**Thanks to all that attended our Open House.  We had a terrific turnout!!

**This week's ELA Homework came home in the green folder.  Our focus is Point of View this week.  It is due on Thursday.  Please remember to sign:)

**Spotlight begins this week.

**Spin Day-Friday



**Labor Day Holiday...September 3

**Team Spirit Leader Elections...September 7

**Progress Reports...September 17

**Fall Pictures...September 19

**Book Fair...September 24-28

**Math/Literacy Night...September 25 






Monday...Compare/Contrast Graphic Organizer




Friday...Cold Read




This week, we are studying…





Read Alouds:

The Lotus Seed

Something to Remember Me By

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

The Frog Prince Continued

Comprehension Focus:

*make text to self connections

*make text to text connections

*compare/contrast two stories of the same genre

*begin Independent Daily Reading (IDR)


Social Development Focus: 

*Teachers and students build the reading community by sharing their reading lives

*Students learn and practice the procedure for gathering for a read aloud

*Students learn/practice the procedures for "Turn to Your Partner" and IDR

*Students work in a responsible way

*Students listen respectfully to the thinking of others and share their own.


(Materials Needed: Making Meaning Workbook, Response Folders)




Writing Focus:

Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer

Social Development Focus:

*Building a writing community 


(Materials needed:  Journal, thesaurus, dictionary, graphic organizers)




 altar, ao dai, Ba', unfurling, dormant, paring knife, cedar chest, rummaged





  *Mountain Language (Week 2)

*Combining Sentences (Compound Subjects)





***All objectives and test dates are subject to change.