The 7th week of school!!! WOW!!!
Two Field Trip Notices….
Just a reminder that we are going on a field trip to see a few short films from The International Children’s Film Festival.
I have a request. I have over 12 parents signed up to go and we are calling at lunch, but I think that is too many. (they charge $6.00 for over 2 or 3 parents and the other two classes have almost as many.)
We are also going on a field trip next week on TUESDAY !!! Look for the permission slip today. We are walking to Kenwood to see an abridged version of the Rossini Opera The Barber of Seville!!! This is free, please sing the form and return tomorrow. Can some parents, who have the flexibility, walk with us on Tuesday and not go on Monday??? I need about 5 or 6 parents on Tuesday. We will leave Ray about 11:00, returning by about 1:30.
The note that you receive today will give you more detail. I am so excited that so many parents wanted to go on Monday, but we have over 30 parents!!!! We have back-to-back field trips, but they both should be great!!
Language Arts: We are on lesson 4-Our focus this week is Intonation. Ask your child what that means. I am going to start and have your children keep one copy of the focus wall lesson here at school and I will make another copy for them to take home today, and keep at home for their use. This focus wall sheet is a great summary of our weeks lessons and focus, strategies (prefixes), etc. Please review this with your children each night. Incorporate it into their nightly reading. Thanks.
Homework: They will write one paragraph each night for three nights, turning the work in on Thursday. The three paragraphs do not need to be related, but can be. Each paragraph should be a short story. Illustrations are extra credit. Your child can use more than these spelling/target words, but does not need to.
Paragraph 1: Incorporate the words: odd, oatmeal and throat.
Paragraph 2: Incorporate the words: coast, locate and globe.
Paragraph 3: Incorporate the words: shock, solve and fellow.
Math: We are completing lessons 2.9 and 2.10 on Monday and Tuesday. We also reviewed today and will again tomorrow Unit 2. The unit 2 test will be on Wednesday. Your child will take their Math Journal 2 home on Tuesday night for you to review their work. They must return it on Wednesday!!!
Homework: Monday Worksheet from lesson 2.9-due tomorrow. Tuesday-with their Math Journal 1, they should study for the test. Wednesday-a two-sided math fact sheet.
Science: We are completing our dissection of the Owl Pellets! I think they are all learning a lot from this experience.
Social Studies: This week we will be focusing on the climate in the United States and reading a Line Graph on average temperatures.
Art: Their Line Drawing of the Gorilla were amazing!!! I wanted to keep them here for a display, but they were all very proud and wanted to take them home!! We probably will not have art class this week. I might focus on some art in Social Studies.
No school on Friday for the students-it is a Staff Development Day.
Have a nice week. Jean Clement