Mrs. Melissa Spell « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar
December 15-18th, 2014.
Thank you to everyone who brought in an ornament for our ornament exchange this Friday. Our student holiday party will be held from 1:00-1:55 in our classroom. I look forward to a wonderful week of learning and celebrating the holidays.
Below is a link to the Sunshine State Young Reader Awards for you to view. The students have already enjoyed seeing this presentation in class with Mrs. Lyons.
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 on a daily basis after all homework assignments have been completed and checked.
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 A Glance at Our Week: December 15th-19th
Reading/Language Arts: Unit 4 Week 1 (Essential Question): What choices are good for us?
Shared Read: Nail Soup
Comprehension Strategy: Ask and Answer Questions
Comprehension Skill: Point of View
Vocabulary Strategy: Root Words
Grammar: Future Combining Sentences With Verbs
Literature Anthology (Close Reading)- The Real Story of Stone Soup
Paired Read- Healthful Food Choices
Genre: Expository Text (Informational Text)
Phonics/Fluency- /u/: oo, ew, u_e, ue, u,ui,ou,; /u/: oo, ou, and Roots in Related Words
Vocabulary Words- Can be located in your child's red folder (plastic sleeve) and as a PDF below. We are currently working on Unit 4 Week 1.
Spelling Words- Can be located in your child's agenda planner and as a PDF below. We are currently working on Unit 4 Week 1.
Math- Chapter 8- Understanding Fractions- Our Chapter 8 Mid-Chapter Checkpoint will be taken on Thursday, December 18th.
Math Facts: This week we will focus on multiplication facts (4's). Students will practice 25 multiplication facts in class Monday-Thursday (timed for 1 minute). Friday's fact assessment will be taken as a grade.
Writing: Main Idea & Supporting Details "The Science of Snow"
Social Studies: Unit 1- The Geography of North America and the Caribbean
December 19th: End of the 2nd Nine Weeks (Last day to AR Test)
December 19th: Class Holiday Centers & Ornament Exchange
December 22nd: Winter Break
January 5th: Teacher Workday (No school for students)
January 6th: Teacher Workday (No school for students)
January 7th: Students Return from Winter Break
January 19th: Teacher Workday (No school for students)
We have a lot of learning, new challenges and fun waiting for us this week!
2014-2015 SSYRA List -
Cold Read Parent Nigh -
Cold Read Procedures -
December Newsletter -
Emergency Form (Spanish) -
FSA Parent Night -
School Calendar 2014-2015 -
Spelling Words for all Units -
Think Central Directions -
Vocabulary Words McGraw-Hill All Units -
Volunteer Application page 1 -
Volunteer Application Page 2 -
Writing - Parent Night -