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October 20-24, 2014
Our Buffalo Basket Auction is quickly approaching. The explanation letter went home this week with idea suggestions for donations for our basket. Our class, along with Mrs. Chase and Mrs. Klima's class, is creating a Family Night Basket. Please send in donations by October 23, 2014.
Usernames and Passwords for Connected and ThinkCentral have been placed on labels and can be found in the front of your child's agenda! You now can access to our Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies books and online materials. I will attach directions below for each as a PDF. If you are having any difficulty accessing these materials online at home, please let me know.
Please initial all of your child's homework after you have reviewed each assignment for completeness, accuracy and neatness. Agenda planners need to be initialed each night.
Our lunch is every day from 11:12-11:37 in Cafeteria 1.
PI Opportunities: If anyone is interested in PI opportunities, please send me an email or give me a call! Thank you for all of your help and support. I have PI projects that can be done in school or at home!
A Glance at Our Week: October 20th-24th
Reading/Language Arts: UNIT 2 Week 5
Shared Read: "Empanada Day"
Comprehension Strategy: Limerick and Free Verse; Literary Elements: Alliteration and Free Verse
Comprehension Skill: Point of View
Vocabulary Strategy: Similies
Grammar: Review singular possessives nouns; mechanics and usage; apostrophes in possessive nouns
Literature Anthology (Close Reading)- "The Inventor Thinks Up Helicopters and Ornithopter"
Paired Read- "Montgolfier Brothers' Hot Air Balloon"
Phonics/Fluency- Open Syllables
Vocabulary Words- (We are currently on Unit 2 Week 5) Can be found as a PDF document below.
Spelling Words- (We are currently on Unit 2 Week 5.) Spelling words are glued each week in your child's agenda and are located as a PDF below.
Math- Chapter 5 (Use Multiplication Facts) Our Chapter 5 Math Test will be taken on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
Math Facts: This week we will focus on multiplication facts (11's). Students will practice 25 multiplication facts in class Monday-Thursday (timed for 1.5 minutes). Friday's fact assessment will be taken as a grade.
Writing: Main Idea & Supporting Details
Science: Classifying Plants and Animals
Science: Classifying Animals
Mrs. Melissa Spell
2014-2015 SSYRA List -
Cold Read Procedures -
Emergency Form (Spanish) -
School Calendar 2014-2015 -
Spelling Words for all Units -
Think Central Directions -
Vocabulary Unit 1 Words -
Volunteer Application page 1 -
Volunteer Application Page 2 -