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Thank you for all of your donations for our Buffalo Basket!  We will be putting the basket together this week.  Remember, you can attend the Buffalo Basket Auction Saturday, November 8th.

This Friday is our annual Book-O-Ween parade.  Come see our parade at the IC at 8:30am.  Students are to dress up as a book character and must have their book with them for the parade.

This week in English Language Arts we are reviewing Unit 2.  Our Unit 2 test for comprehension (cold reads) will be given Monday through Wednesday.  On Thursday students will take the grammar test for Unit 2.  No spelling or selection tests will be given this week!

In math we are beginning our study of Division for Chapter 6.  We will also do our multiplication facts for 4s (25 problems in 1 minute).

We are doing a unit study on bats this week.  Students will read nonfiction text and work to find the main idea and details given in the text.

I hope everyone creates many wonderful memories this week with your family!  Enjoy your festivities and stay safe!

 Kindest regards,

Mrs. Phillips

Upcoming Events

10/31 Book-O-Ween

11/7- Sea World 

PI PI PI PI!!! 

I have some great opportunities for PI in the classroom!  Please contact me if you are interested in coming in and volunteering!

Box Tops:

Our school collects Box Tops for Education throughout the school year.  Please look for Box Top logos on grocery and household products, clip the label, and send in with your child.  This is a great way for our school to earn "free" money! Thank you for helping us with this great opportunity!

Agendas

Please make sure you are checking your child's agenda and take home folder on a daily basis.  Also, remember after you check your child's homework for accuracy to please sign it at the bottom of each day.  Thank you for all your support!

Going Green

To be better stewards with our resources, the students and parents can access A.R. resources online.  A detailed letter will go home soon giving you both user instructions as well as your child's password for "AR Home Connect." Please make sure to sign up!  It only takes a few minutes! It will alert you through your personal email every time your child has taken an AR test, and tells you what they scored on that test.  Your personal account also lets you know what books your child has read since they've been involved with AR.  The tool is really great!  Check it out!

https://www.tvcsar.org/RenaissanceServer/HomeConnect/Login.aspx 

Weekly Cold Reads

A Fresh Read is an article, story, or passage that has not been read.  Your child will be unfamiliar with this text.  Each Wednesday your child will receive a weekly cold read.  Please review this cold read with your child each week and return the following Wednesday.  Here are the strategies that I teach to your child when completing a cold read.

Step 1: Look at the title and pictures.  Predict what you think the passage will be about.

Step 2: Read the questions only (not the answers) for this passage.

Step 3: Read the WHOLE story.  Ask yourself questions while reading the passage.  Who or what is the passage about? What is happening in the passage?  At the end of every paragraph check for understanding.  If you are unsure what happened, go back and reread.

Step 4: Complete this step for each question: Read the question and all of the answers.  Go back in the passage and UNDERLINE the part that PROVES the answer.  Write the question # next to the underlined part.  Bubble in your answer completely.

Step 5: Check your work.  Reread each question.  Go back in the passage and find where you underlined the answer.  Check to see if your answer makes sense.  If it does, go to the next question.  If it does not, find the correct answer and repeat step 4. Check all answers.

Contact: hope.phillips@tvcs.org

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