We are very lucky to have great 5th grade book buddies! They came down to visit last week and we had a chance to do an M&M graphing activity together!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful break and enjoying their time off! Take a peek at the video of our Polar Express party!
Spelling Words-no spelling for the week: long, little, very, after, word. The skill for the week is adding suffixes on the end of root words -ing, -ed, -er, -est.
Reading: we are continuing to work on comprehension strategies. In grammar we are working on verbs, compound words, and capitals.
Math: we will continue working on unit 4. This week we will begin double digit addition with re-grouping or as we knew it borrowing.
Social Studies: we are finishing the mapping unit. Test is planned for Friday. Look for a review sheet to come home Tuesday.
Wednesday afternoon December 17th is our Polar Express party. Students will move through 3 stations-listening to the book, hot chocolate and a cookie and finally a craft. Make sure you student wears their PJs and brings to school their most precious item.
Thursday December 18th is our holiday party. We will enjoy a pancake breakfast, play a game and make a craft. Students will also exchange a book- make sure to send in a wrapped book for either a boy or girl with their name on it. I order to participate your student will need to bring in a book.
This week our book treasure was a legend retold by Tomie DePaola. It is a sweet story of how the poinsettia got its beautiful red leaves.
Take a peek as the author reads the story
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Spelling Words-no spelling for the week: way, find, use, may, water. The skill of the week is the long a pattern-/ai/,/ay/,a silent e.
Reading: we are continuing our genre unit “doing the right thing” and discussing themes in stories.
Math: we will continue working on unit 4. This week we will talk about ball park estimates (rounding) and introduce double digit addition. Please continue practicing math facts it really helps with double digit addition.
Social Studies: we have started a new on mapping. We will explore different types of maps, learn about natural and human characteristics that can be identified on a map, create our own map and learn how communities are set up-where people live, work, shop and play
Early release day Wednesday December 10th students will be released at 1:30
This week we are participating in “An hour of code”. This program focuses on introducing student to computer science. We will watch tutorials and try our hand at programming a game. If you would like to read more about the program:
This week we read a cute story about an old lady who swallowed a bell and many other crazy things too!