Peek at the Week-May 5th

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Spelling words of the week-line, set, own, under, read. The skill for the week are surprise words-words that are not spelled the way they sound and do not follow the regular spelling patterns. These words you have to memorize.

We are beginning unit 9 on measurement. We will concentrate on measuring to the nearest 1/2 in., perimeter, area, and comparing units of measurement.

In science we are observing our seed garden grow. We are experimenting how plants grow as we change some of the things they need. One group put their plant in the closet, another is feeding it diet coke and a final group planted theirs in sand.

We are finishing up our writing unit on being an expert. Students have added text features such as how-to’s, diagrams, fun facts page and a sheet on many of the same thing.

Music concert is on Thursday night! The kids have been practicing very hard and I can’t wait to see it all come together.

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Book Treasure-Stone Soup

This week we read the story Stone Soup. Three strangers, hungry and tired, pass through a war-torn village. Embittered and suspicious from the war, the people hide their food and close their windows tight. That is, until the clever strangers suggest making a soup from stones. Intrigued by the idea, everyone brings what they have until– together, they have made a feast fit for a king!