Please, please turn in your emergency cards and disaster forms asap
Turn in your conference sign ups asap.
Signups for the Fall Festival were sent home last week. Our class is in charge of the garden booth.
Volunteers – Right now I am looking for volunteers to come in first thing in the morning on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday to monitor the class as they settle in and work on their mathboard. During this time I will also ask the volunteer to do a visual check on completed homework. During this time I would like to pull a small group of English language learners.
I also would like one person to come into class once a week to help with copying and things like that.
Behavior – We did it! We got a 5- in Art this past week! However we had some problems in PE. Ms. Tronvig reported that “the same” small group of students brought our class down to a 4-. I was very upset to see a 3 from music when we had received a 5+ last week. Please talk to your child about this. Remind them that the purpose of school is to learn, not socialize in class, and that it is their job to listen and follow directions. Otherwise they are wasting precious instructional time for themselves as well as the class.
Math - We are working on multiplying and dividing a whole number and a fraction by a fraction.
English Language Arts - Theme 1 is Nature’s Fury
This week we are continuing to read Eye of the Storm and beginning Volcanoes.
Strategy focus; monitor/clarify
Comprehension skill: categorize and classify
Word work: word roots struct and rupt, reading dictionary definitions, singular and plural nouns, and long vowels
Writing: details, organization, writing a strong lead, placing information in the best order.