Spirit Day 12/7- Students may wear Spirit Day shirts
Field Trip 12/14- Students may wear Spirit Day shirts
Early Release and class Winter Parties - 12/20
No School 12/21. Winter Break begins.
Students should be having their homework folder checked nightly to see if there is material that needs to be read and signed by parents/ guardians. Also by signing the planner you are acknowledging that you have seen their completed homework and behavior logs. Please do not sign the planner without looking to see if homework is completed
Spalding - The students will enter List 14 Spelling Words and will be tested on List 13 on Friday.
Language/Writing – Students will continue grammar lessons focused on abbreviations and expanding sentence diagramming. Grammar test is this week.
Reading - We will continue reading strategies identifying elements of stories and recalling main ideas. We are also beginning to practice the proper use of elements of a good book: Setting, Character, Plot, Theme, etc. We will continue reading in our book studies (Tale of Despereaux, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nymn, The BFG and Holes - the study depending on which teacher your child has). We will be assessing reading comprehension with a story about a Japanese family impacted by a tsunami.
November Poem Recitations are due this week
Fancy Folder Book Reports Due 12/7 – students should be completing rough drafts and beginning the process of assembling their folders this week.
Math - The students will continue with math lessons and will have the next test on Thursday 11/29. We will complete through Lesson 45 and practice some additional skills.
Science - The students will begin to study about Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Students should be able to start studying notes this coming weekend. Remember be creative with studying- changing the process and setting a timer can help improve focus and reduce resistance to studying. Test Date will be week of 12/10.
Social Studies - We are reading Unit 2, Lesson 2. We are just beginning to see the impact of western expansion and Arizona’s role in the new country. Lesson 2 Quiz will be this week.