I’m looking forward to a fun, busy week.
Language Arts: This week we will be finishing our Read Aloud- “The Secret Garden”. You child can take an AR test on it if they wish and if they have been listening carefully to the story-most kids say they want to take it. It is a 7th grade book, worth 14 points. We are all enjoying the story! I will probably finish the story on Thursday. (Maybe we will see the movie of Friday.) All week our focus will be on writing book reports. We have started today. Your child is using their AR book and all work will be completed in the classroom. Look for your child’s report on Friday. If your child finishes one report, they will start on a second. Ask them about what they are doing.
Homework: The Young Authors Book is due Friday. If your child finishes it before, please have them bring it in. We are all reading them and they will become part of our classroom library for the next month. Three cursive sheets will also be given out today, due Friday. Reading at least 30 minutes each night is also a “fun” requirement.
Math: We will take our Unit 7 math assessment tomorrow. We will review today and your child will have their Math Journal 2 with them tonight for review. As always, have your child look over their homework assignments for review. Lessons 8.1 and 8.2 will be completed Wednesday and Thursday, with homework each night. Look for the Unit 8 parent letter on Wednesday.
Art: We will finish up our Tree Mural outside our room. We might also draw our own “secret garden”.
Science: Hopefully you heard about our investigation of “taking the mock rocks apart”. After each investigation, your child is recording their observations and questions in their “lab notes”. What can your child tell you? This week we will be “observing crystals” and “testing for hardness”.
Social Studies: Our Map Essentials Activity is titled “Mountains of the World”. In both science and social studies we are thinking like a geographer! We will be looking at mountain ranges around the world, undersea mountains and the highest mountain peaks on each continent.
As I said, we have a fun and busy week planned. Thanks, Jean Clement