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                   WELCOME TO MCKENZIE'S KIDS!!!
Thanksgiving Holiday,  November 20-24
SANTA'S WORKSHOP November 27-December 1
Case 21 Testing, December 4-5
Class Christmas Party, Thursday, December 14th @12:45
Christmas Holiday, December 18-January 4

Reading: Our curriculum is Making Meaning. We are reading narrative texts at this time. Our reading strategies that we are focusing on are reading comprehension strategies, specifically recognizing story elements ( characters, setting, plot, problem, conclusion, point of view). Our vocabulary always coincides with the book we are reading. Students are also given independent reading time almost daily, this is monitored by Letters to the Queen (reader's journal).  If your child is or is not reading-this shows in their reader's journal.

*Vocabulary- a new set of words is given every 2 weeks. Students study antonyms, synonyms, parts of speech, and root words. (prefixes and suffixes,too) Students are taught how to use each word in sentences.

List tested on 11/17: circulate, compromise, enraged, inspire, intimidate, jittery, launch, mysterious, neglect, offer, rejoice, rickety

no December list

Spelling: A spelling list is in their ELA folder.  It is pink, in a protected cover sheet, and the date of the test is written above the list. (next test is 12/8)

Grammar: Grammar is studied almost daily. We do this using mentor sentences and also practice in their writer's journal.There is a grammar section in their ELA folder.

Being a Writer: We use our Writer's Journals almost daily. Students write based on texts we are studying in class. Students have completed their personal narratives. We are focusing on different points of view writing.

Social Studies: We have been studying the Native American tribes of Missisissippi. Students have worked independently and in small groups to complete their Native American booklet. We also use Scholastic News in our classroom.

Current Event: please look at the 'assignment' section    Due 11/17