This week, we learned the differences and similarities between fiction and non-fiction. We read a lot of great non-fiction pumpkin books and learned even more about the fruit. Ask for an interesting fact about pumpkins! They made a pumpkin book that you can read at Parent Teacher Conferences. They have been teaching me so much in their non-fiction writing pieces. I've learned about corgis, how to take care of chickens, Twister, tigers, jellyfish, basketball and lots more. I am so proud how well they are doing. This can be a hard concept for this age group.
We are moving right along in math. Next Wednesday we are taking the Topic 3 practice assessment. They can use it as a study guide over the long weekend if needed.
Spirit Week was fun, and I enjoyed seeing everyone dressed up! Looking forward to Tiger Pride today.
Fri- No school
We started our next writing unit, Non-fiction/Informational Writing. The students pick a topic they know a lot about and act as a teacher. The rule is they can write about something if they can tell me at least 5 facts about it. For just starting, they are doing a great job. Have your child tell you about what he/she wrote about.
In science, the students learned about force. We predicted if our pumpkin would sink or float, and we also tested to see if a pumpkin and ball of the same size would roll across the floor in a similar way. See if your child can tell you the parts of a pumpkin or about its life cycle.
The fall party last Friday was a big success! Red Ribbon Week is coming up next, October 24-28. The theme is I Elect to be Drug Free!
Monday- Wear red, white and blue
Tuesday- Superhero attire
Wednesday- Fake injury day
Thursday- PJ Day
Friday- Wear your tiger gear
Wed- Tori (birthday!)
I am so impressed how well the students know the four types of sentences- command, telling, asking and exclamatory. We worked on this all week and practiced using the correct punctuation for each.
We read an adorable book called More Bears and completed a writing prompt along with it. Ask your child what he/she decided they would have more of in his/her story.
Friendly reminder about Book-It. Use the reading log that was sent home last month to keep track of any book your child reads. Once the log is filled up with 10 books, send it to school and your child gets a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut! If your child reads more than that in one month, that's great, but I can only give one coupon per student per month. However, I am keeping track of total books read. If we reach a certain number as a class by the end of April, we'll have a pizza party!
What a busy week! We've been talking about Fire Safety and have soaked up lots of information. The kids especially enjoyed Mr. Basham's presentation. Ask your child what they learned!
I have been so proud of how hard the students work during our writing time. They have been writing so many wonderful narrative small moment stories. We practice making text to self connections each week. We read The Crayon Box That Talked, and learned that people are unique with different likes, dislikes, strengths and weaknesses. We should value everyone, and in the end, we can accomplish great things together.
It was great seeing some of you at Open House! Look out for the Parent Teacher Conference sign up sheet via email. Everyone needs to pick a 15-minute slot. Thank you!
Fall Party: October 14, 11:45-12:30
This is a half day, so after the party the kids are free to leave if you plan to come. There will be Halloween/fall games and cookie decorating. We ask that you please bring $1 by Tuesday, October 11.
Fri- Fall Party
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White card stock
Colored card stock
Skinny washable markers
Clear box/packing tape
Teachers Pay Teachers GC
Amazon GC (for seating)
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