Hope everyone had a family and friend filled holiday. Your children had many stories that they recorded in their Journals this morning!!!
Please remember that Friday is no school for students-Staff Development day.
Also, just a reminder that if your child brings their cell phone to school, it must stay off at all times and kept in their backpack and in their locker. Thanks.
Language Arts: We are on Lesson 8 with new Target and Spelling words. Ask your child what the Target words are, what they mean and see if they can use them in sentences during your conversations!! Thanks. Our focus will be author’s Point of View and we will discuss Understanding Character development in the story. Your child will be taking their Journey book home with them tonight. Please browse the book with them and have them read (at least part of) Me and Uncle Romie-starting on page 201. EVERYONE must bring back the book tomorrow-we use it almost everyday. Thanks.
Homework: Read the story tonight. Also, Thursday, December 9th is Ray School International Night!!! Your child has a “coat of arms” outline with them today. They have/should pick a country that they want to create a present-day cultural coat of arms for. We will discuss this afternoon and your child will have an idea of what to do. This completed project is due Wednesday-they will have two nights to work on it.
The coat of arms can include the following: (they will choose a country)
-colors that represent the culture
-important symbols from the culture
-important historical events from the culture
-major figures from the culture
-flags, geography, etc. The coat of arms can be drawn or they can gather pictures. It should be colorful and will be displayed on International Night!!! Ask your child about our conversation regarding this assignment. They will have the coat of arms outline with them. Again, due Wednesday. Thanks.
Math: We will complete lessons 4.2 through 4.5-focusing on decimals-including decimal addition and subtraction-please review with your children at home-some students will need extra help with decimals and grasping the concepts. Thanks. We will also continue to have several multiplication and division facts tests.
Homework: Monday-Wednesday, lessons 4.2 – 4.4. We will complete lesson 4.5 homework in school on Thursday.
Social Studies: We will continue with chapter 2 – We The People-focusing on our diverse landscapes and its people. We will be reading with partners this week in our book-adding to our social studies vocabulary.
Science: We are getting under way with our Solar System mini unit. Thanks for the books that have been coming in-we are adding them to our classroom library for the next few weeks.
Art: Your children have created wonderful “stain glass” pieces that will be displayed outside our room. Please come and see!! We will do a little art on Thursday related to our Solar System unit.
We are also starting our second round of MAPS testing and your children will be taking the Reading portion of it this Thursday.
Have a great week! Jean Clement