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    I look forward to seeing you at our Fall Harvest Party on Tuesday at 1:00. =)

     

    Please Note:

    There will be no spelling words this week.  Have a wonderful holiday! =)

    Please provide your child with TWO SETS of multiplication cards.  Keep one set at home and send the other to school.  Thank you in advance. =)

     

     

     

    Please provide your child with the following materials ASAP:

    1 Yellow Legal Pad

    Expo/Dry Erase Markers

    Expo Marker Eraser (or black washcloth)

    Pencils

    3 Subject Notebook 

    Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils

    1 Folder

     

     

    *Donations of Tissues, Snacks, & Expo Markers would be greatly appreciated*

     

     

     

     

     Secret Phrase:  "Be kind. Be thoughtful. But most of all, be THANKFUL!" Happy Thanksgiving! =)   (write this in your child's planner for extra tickets)

     

        

     

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      Here's What We Are Learning For the Month of November:

     

    Reader's Workshop:

    This month, learners will begin their second unit of study:  Reading to Learn.  During this unit, students will learn how to utilize non-fiction text features to locate information and answer comprehension questions.  Students will also learn how to identify the main idea and details of a text, and how to identify cause and effect relationships.  Students will also learn how to differentiate between facts & opinions.  

     

    Writer's Workshop:

    Learners will publish their Personal Narratives and begin working on their second unit of study:  Opinion Writing.  During this unit, students will learn how to develop an opinion essay by using a thesis statement and reasons to support their opinion.  Students will learn how to conduct research on their topic and how to include this information in their essay.  Students will also learn how to use transitional words and phrases to connect their ideas. 

    Math:

    This month's instructional focus will be on multiplication & division within 100.  Students will begin moving away from visual models, utilizing mental math strategies instead.  Please Note:  It is IMPERATIVE that students are studying their basic multiplication facts DAILY.  The goal is to have all facts memorized by Christmas Break.  Thank you! =)

    The following units will be covered this month:

    • Topic 4:  Use Multiplication to Divide: Division Facts
    • Topic 5:  Fluently Multiply & Divide within 100

     

    Science:

    This month, students will continue their first unit of study in Science:  Force & Motion.  During this unit, students will explore force, motion, magnetism, gravity, & friction by participating in project based inquiry activities.  Students will also apply their new found knowledge when creating a vehicle that can descend down a ramp.  

  • Specials Schedule:

    Monday- World Language

    Tuesday- Music

    Wednesday- Art

    Thursday- Technology/Library

    Friday- Gym