St. Augustine letters with permission slips have gone out! Please look for these in your child's binder. We will be going on Wednesday, December 2nd at 5:45 am here at the 4/5 center. We will be coming back around 6:30 pm. If you would like to be a chaperone, please make sure you have completed and turned in a 2015-2016 Volunteer Application Form, along with a COPY of your Driver's License in order to be in the drawing. The chaperone slips are due Tuesday, September 15th. I will then notify you if you have been chosen or not. The deposit for the trip, $40, is due on Friday, October 2nd and the balance will be due on Friday, October 23rd. Please make sure, if you are chosen for chaperone, that all payments are turned in for chaperoning as well by the dates listed above. NO LATE PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. I have attached a copy of the parent letter on my website, as well, so you can refer back to it as you need. Permission slips, NOTARIZED, are due with the deposit. We are going to have a great trip!
Our class is collecting box tops and soup can labels. Please send any you may have in with your child anytime.
To continue in our second nine weeks in English Language Arts, we are going to continue to use the curriculum McGraw-Hill to reinforce our skills and strategies each week. The website is www.connected.mcgraw-hill.com and your child has a user name and password to access this site. We will start with the comprehension strategy point of view along with the vocabulary strategy context clues. We will also discuss how to visualize as we are reading. Our comprehension skill is reread. Our weekly Anthology story is called, "A New Kind of Corn," which is nonfiction persuasive. Our phonics skill (spelling words) focuses on words that have inflectional endings, (y,i) such as merrier and applied. Our Language Arts and spelling tests are on Fridays, unless otherwise noted in the agenda and website. In writing we are continuing with what is a main idea and supporting detail? We will use various published articles, such as Highlights for Children and National Geographic, to show how authors organize their writing with strong main ideas that can be proved with details that support the main idea. Look for these writings outside our classroom wall in the hallway!
In Math we are going to continue fractions! We find equivalent fractions and comparing fractions. We will also list fractions from least to greatest. We will also get into adding and subtracting fractions. Our Chapter 7 Math Test will be in December. The website for math is www.thinkcentral.com.
In Science we are going to continue learning all about animals and plants. We will touch upon life cycles, food webs, and food chains. We will also start a plant journal.
In Social Studies we will learn all about Florida's early explorers. Our second unit assessment will be in November. We will also use www.connected.mcgraw-hill.com for social studies.