Welcome back! I hope everyone had a fantastic fall break and you are feeling refreshed and ready to dive into the 2nd quarter.
We received school photos and our Scholastic book order over the break. Students will be sent home with both photos and books Tuesday October 14th if they were purchased. As a reminder if your student was absent on picture day, retakes are scheduled for November 15th.
Please continue to encourage your student to reach as much as possible at home, and remind them to fill in their monthly Book It tracking form. Students who submit the completed and signed forms at the beginning of November will receive an award for a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut!
In The Classroom:
We will begin this week with a review of classroom procedures and expectations as well as participate in a few team building exercises to work on our classroom collaboration.
In math we will begin a new unit focusing on time and measurement. This week we will be looking at time. We will begin by reviewing how to tell time with five minute intervals and then we will focus on telling time to the minute. This will lead us into practicing elapsed time next week.
This week we will also begin our science unit on Weather and Climate. Students previewed this last quarter when reading our small group read aloud I Survived True Stories Extreme Weather by Lauren Tarish. Over the next few weeks we will work together as a class to learn the procedures and expectations of our classroom science stations. Students will participate in several different activities related to our current unit.
Before fall break students did a fantastic job working on their persuasive writings. This week students will be given the opportunity to complete and fine tune their writings if needed and then share their writing with the class. These presentations will allow students to begin practicing their 21st century skills of communication.
We will not have new spelling words this week, therefore we will not be having a spelling test on Friday.
Please make sure students read for at least 20 min. a day, and track the information on their Book It tracking forms.