Progress Reports will be distributed on Wednesday. Please make sure to look over these with your students, and pay attention to any missing assignments that I have attached to the report. Have your child complete missing assignments over break. Thank you to the parents that have been sending supplies to the classroom. We could still use Kleenex. Finally, we will be watching Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events movie on Friday for our “Holiday Movie and a Snack Break”. I will provide cookies and juice boxes for each student. If you would like to contribute popcorn for the movie, it would be appreciated. Thank you.
Reading: This week, students will be responsible for completing their letters to me about the book they are reading in their Reader’s journal. Students should be reading books to accomplish their AR goal for the quarter. We will review the rubric for Extended-Responses this week and students will work on one in class for our shared reading book, Maniac Magee. This is in preparation for ISAT testing this Spring.
Writing: Secret Place Expository essays are due on Wednesday this week. We will discuss how to write a strong closing paragraph in class on Monday, and students will have time to type essays in class. Students should refer to the Rubric to help guide their writing. We will continue working on our writing project: “Make A Menu”. Homework this week: Work on revising Rough Drafts and completing Final Draft at throughout the week, write six food descriptions for items you will include in your group menu, and complete any other group assignments for Menu groups throughout the week.
Math: Students will learn how to measure angles in polygons on Monday. We will review for the Unit 3 test on Tuesday. Students will take the Unit 3 test on Wednesday. Students will be introduced to the student-friendly extended response rubric for ISAT on Thursday. Homework: Study Links 3.9, Math Review (turn in for 3 extra credit points on test) Extended Response on Thursday.
Science: I am so proud of each student for completing Science Fair projects. I know that these were difficult for the students, but I believe that this will really prepare them for next year and the years to come. In addition, it was a great lesson in responsibility and independent learning. This week, we will complete our Water clock investigations. We will wrap up our Measuring Time unit with a Unit assessment on Thursday.
Social Studies:We will continue to study the Spanish explorers in the New World. We will continue to practice taking good notes in class as we review the reading together. Students will select a European explorer to begin researching over break. I will enclose a packet with end-of-the-week homework. Please review with your child.
Spelling: Students should study spelling words for the week. Our test will be Friday morning.