Spelling Words

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Peek at the Week 12/1-12/5

HERE’S A PEEK AT NEXT WEEK:
Spelling words:  snack, street, throat, shin, shine, strong, poles, sprain, north, bright
  Bonus Words: December, reindeer, holiday
Phonics - Long and Short Vowel Sounds/Patterns
Reading: Using Features of Non-fiction text; Sequencing
Vocabulary: consequence, argue, reason, participate
Writing: Informational - Reindeer; Procedural - How to Decorate a Gingerbread Cookie; November Monthly Writing
Math: 
Story Problems
Social Studies: Harriet Tubman

MAP Assessments will occur after the holidays.  Our class will take the MAP Reading assessment Monday, December 1.  We will take the MAP Math assessment Thursday, December 4.  Please make sure that your child is well rested and eats a good breakfast!
   



Happy Thanksgiving!  Enjoy your week with family and friends!

Please remember that our library day is on Fridays.  Please remember to put your child's library book in his/her book bag so that they can enjoy another book!
 Homework:
1.Study spelling words! 

2.  Read the passage and answer the questions about Harriet Tubman.  Make sure that you underline or highlight your evidence in the passage to support your answer selection.
3. SS Weekly 
4.  READ
5. Interview an older family to compare/contrast life "Then & Now"

Upcoming Events
Thanksgiving Break – Nov. 22 – Nov. 30
MAP READING TEST- Mon. DEC.1 
MAP MATH TEST- Thurs. DEC.4
PTO Cake Collection - Dec. 8 & 9
Volunteer Training - Dec. 10 @ 9:00 a.m. **This session is being offered in case there is anyone who moved in or who wants to help with class projects/parties)
Fifth grade Musical The Littlest Reindeer - Thursday, Dec. 11, 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Project Based Learning - Dec. 15 - 19
Holiday Class Parties - Dec. 19 1:30 - 2:20
End of 2nd Quarter - Dec. 19
School closed- Dec.22- Dec.29 
Teacher workday-Jan. 5
Back to school for all Jan.6
Six Flags Read to Succeed logs due 2/16

Thursday, November 13, 2014

11/17-11/21 Peek at the Week

HERE’S A PEEK AT NEXT WEEK:

Spelling words:  cube, glue, rule, tune, huge, also, small, because, ask, little
Bonus Words: beautiful, truthful, contribution
Phonics - Long U
Reading: Ask and answer ?s about text
Vocabulary: argue, reason, participate
Writing: Informational Writing - How to Stuff a Turkey
Math: 
Fact Families
Social Studies: The First Thanksgiving
Our library day is on Friday! Make sure your child brings his/her library book back to school.
   
 Homework 
1.Study spelling words! 

2. READ! 
3.  Interview a member of your family over the holidays due 12/1

 
 Fact Fluency
Please practice addition and subtraction flash cards and computerized games at home over the next few weeks.  The more fluent students are with math facts, the better they will be with completing math tasks efficiently in the future!  Thanks!

Upcoming Events  
Thanksgiving Feast – Nov. 14 (Our lunch is 12:20-12:50)
 Thanksgiving Break – Nov. 22 – Nov. 30
Fifth grade Musical - Thursday, Dec. 11
Project Based Learning - Dec. 15 - 19
Holiday Class Parties - Dec. 19 1:30 - 2:20
End of 2nd Quarter - Dec. 19
MAP Reading Test- Mon. Dec. 1- get a good night sleep, eat a good breakfast, take your time!
MAP Math Test- Thurs. Dec. 4 - get a good night sleep, eat a good breakfast, take your time!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Peek at the Week 11/10-11/14

HERE’S A PEEK AT NEXT WEEK:
Spelling words:  globe, home, those, road, coast, toe, water, could, look, every
Bonus: tomorrow, shadows, hopeful
Phonics - Long O
Reading:
Comparing Fiction/Non Fiction
Vocabulary: reason, participate, organize
Writing: Informational Writing - Turkeys
Math: 
Subtraction Strategies
Social Studies: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark
Our library day is on Friday! Make sure your child brings his/her library book back to school.
   
 Homework 
1.Study spelling words! 

2. Turkey Disguise Project
3. Social Studies- Create an invention-Ben Franklin activity
4. Reading-The Young Owl- Comprehension Practice
3. READ! 

 
Addition & Subtraction Fact Fluency
Please practice addition & subtraction flash cards and computerized games at home over the next few weeks.  The more fluent students are with math facts, the better they will be with completing math tasks efficiently in the future!  Thanks!


 Please bring in canned goods for RBES's Can-a-thon that runs Nov. 3- 14! The class that collects the most cans will receive the "Golden Can" trophy! I know our first graders are very excited about this :)
Upcoming Events  
Can-a-thon – Nov. 3 – Nov. 14
PTO- Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Feast – Nov. 14 (Our lunch is 12:35-1:05)
 Thanksgiving Break – Nov. 22 – Nov. 30
MAP Reading Test- Dec. 1 (Monday after Thanksgiving break)
MAP Math Test- Dec. 4 (Thursday after Thanksgiving break)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Peek at the week 10/27-10/31

Week of October 27 - 31, 2014

HERE’S A PEEK AT NEXT WEEK:
Spelling words:  we, clean, tree, seen, these, most, new, only, after, day
Bonus: engineer, believe, achieve
Phonics- 
Long E
Reading: 
Asking and Answering ?s about unknown words; Summarizing
Vocabulary: organize, discuss, describe
Writing: Informational Writing
Math: 
Addition Strategies
Science: STEM Activity with There Was An Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything: The Pumpkin Ghost
 
Our library day is on Friday! Make sure your child brings his/her library book back to school.
  

 
 Homework 
1.Study spelling words! 

2. Practice "Lightning Words" {see sheet in Daily Folder}
3. Pumpkin Book Report

4. Spider number order
 
5. Read every night!
 
*PLEASE sign and return report cards in the envelope by Monday!

Addition Fact Fluency
Please practice addition flash cards and computerized games at home over the next few weeks.  The more fluent students are with math facts, the better they will be with completing math tasks efficiently in the future!  Thanks!

OPERATION SHOEBOX

 
 Care Packages: For the Month of October

We will be collecting items to make care packages for our troops at home and overseas.  5th graders are asking first graders to send in:  toothbrush, toothpaste, and travel size body wash (men and ladies kind).  Also, small containers of instant coffee would be greatly appreciated. 

 Upcoming Events  

Daylight Savings Time Ends – Nov. 2
Belk Charity Day Event – Nov. 8
PTO- Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Feast – Nov. 14
Thanksgiving Break – Nov. 22 – Nov. 30