REMINDERS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
This week we will be catching up on things from our missed day on Friday! We will continue to stay inside each day. The students have been doing a great job playing inside each day. We will not have new spelling words this week and the students will be taking their assessment on Tuesday from the words last week.
Math - We are now on topic 4. We are now working on math addition facts and subtraction facts in this unit. It is a good time to practice these facts with your child. This week we will finish up 4.7 and will finish the rest of the chapter next week.
Spelling words this week - We will continue to practice the spelling words from last week: brim, crab, drip, frog, grass, trip, prop, trim, now, went
In Reading, we are continuing to work in our unit "Plants and Animals Grow and Change." The focus will be in non-fiction which will connect nicely to our writing unit and our current science unit. We will be working in this unit for the next 3 weeks.
Library is today. They will keep their books until next Monday. They may return their books tomorrow if you do not want to keep them at home over the long weekend.
In science we "mowed" our lawns and got to see how much they have grown in just a couple of days! We also began to grow wheat seeds in straws. It will be fun to watch it grow and see the process through the straw!
The Wee Care collection this time will be new, unwrapped toys. If you would like to donate, please bring to school by December 7th.
Oldies But Goodies (previous announcements left for your reference)
Spelling City is is great website that helps your child work with his or her spelling words at home. It is a free site that offers games, and interactive activities. After you create a login, you can type in your child's spelling words and they can practice for the week. My own children used this site for years and loved it! I will keep a link to this site in our right margin. You can find it at www.spellingcity.com
-Raz Kids - This next week we will begin Raz-Kids in the computer lab. This is a subscription reading site that the students will use on a weekly basis as a reading center. They will also have access to this at home. The parent letter in the home folder discusses this information and allows you parent access as well. Students will be able to read leveled books and answer questions about each book. They will need to read and listen to the book before answering the questions and will have to get all 5 questions correct before moving onto the next book in their group. There is a fun rocket building portion that they may do at home. I recommend that if the students do this at home, they only read 1-2 books at a sitting at most.
Snacks - A couple of reminders: Please remember to place your child's snack in a separate area from their lunch. It can make getting it out difficult at recess. However, please make sure the snack is in a zipped up area in your child's backpack. Birds have been known to steal snacks in open backpacks outside! Please note: Our classroom this year is nut free.
8:30 Warm up, attendance
8:45 Reading Workshop
11:20 Social Studies/Science
2:00 Finish Math
Extras: Mondays Library 10:55, Tuesdays Music 9:55, Every other Wednesday buddies 12:00, Fridays Computers 10:45