October 20th, 2006
Spelling: Today we learned the common spelling patterns for the /k/ sound. A spelling test will be next Tuesday, and the Unit 2 spelling packet will be due at that time. The worksheets can also be downloaded by clicking here.
Cursive: Cursive worksheets pp. 24-26 were reviewed today.
Reading: Today students were placed in Literature Circles groups, and it was the first reading day. Students read a few pages of their book and wrote responses to the reading on a Literature Circles job sheet.
Writing: Today were talked about focusing on a narrow time. It’s hard to write with enough details if the topic is a five-day vacation or a long period of time. But if the topic is focused to just the best hour on the best day, then the writer can spend the time including plenty of details to help the reader picture the writing.
Students should be finishing up their prewriting, and begin drafting on Monday. Their final piece of writing for this marking period is due on November 3.
Math: Students worked in the Math Skills program today.
Happy Fall, Y’all!: Students made autumn wreaths today to decorate our hallway.
- Yellows: four magnets
- Oranges: no magnets
- Reds: none
Ask your student what kind of choices they made.
- Hawaiian Beach Bash! That’s our Halloween party on October 31 from 2-4 pm. The menu: Hawaiian pizza, fruit kabobs, and punch. We are in need of families to donate towards the cost of pizza, help make the fruit kabobs or other goodies, or chaperone at the time of the party. If you would like to help, just send in a note or email.
- Appointments are now being made for fall conferences, November 14-16. A sign-up sheet is located at the office windows.
- We are looking for donations of cardboard tubes (toilet tissue, paper towel, wrapping paper) for class projects. The tubes can be sent in any time during the year; this project will be on-going. Thanks for any help you can give!
- There is still some space left on our Room 130 Pride board. Let’s fill that thing up! If your student hasn’t yet brought in three unique “objects” about themselves, then please send them so that they can be put on display for all to see. We are looking for things like photos, postcards, papers, medals, or little trickets that can be put in bags and hung on the board. The only limitation is size, and being able to be attached somehow to a bulletin board. These objects can remain with us the whole year, or rotated out whenever the student wants.