Archive for November, 2015

Weekly Overview November 23, 2015

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break.

Your child has a note, but tomorrow is pajama day!

We will also have our Potlatch celebration from 9:30-10:00.  Please join us if you can!  The Reading Log is due next Monday, the last day of November!  Thanks

The dioramas were amazing and your children had fun giving their presentations!  They did a very good job!

Your child has their reading log and complete on the days that work for you.

No math homework tonight or tomorrow night.

Have a good rest of the week.

Jean Clement


Weekly Overview November 9, 2015

Only 3 days of school for students this week!!  No school Wednesday or Friday.

Report card pick up is next Wednesday, November 18th.  I will be outside each morning with a sign up sheet.  The times are noon through 3:00  and 4:00 through 5:50.  If you know a time that is good for you, you can also email me and I will put you in for a ten minute time slot.  thanks

Thanks for the money and permission slips coming in for our November 20th trip to the Field Museum!!

Language Arts:  We will follow the structure of our Lesson 9 this week, but will not get through all the work.  We are also learning and doing many activities around our Native American Unit.

Homework:  There is not an extra writing assignment this week.  Your child should have crossed it off our weekly note.  Your child should be working on their report each night.  They should also be working on or start their diorama.  They have more information on this today.  I have some boxes here if your child needs a cereal box or a shoe box.  Also, your children have seen several examples of dioramas that were completed by students in the past, so ask your child about how they looked.  Thanks!  Have fun!  Your children are learning about many of the Nations-please ask them about the different regions and the different foods, cultures, customs, housing, etc.

Math:  We will compete lessons 2.11 and 2.12 this week and have our Unit 2 test on Thursday.  We will also review for the test tomorrow.

Homework:  Homelinks 2.11 tonight and 2.12 tomorrow, which will be due on Thursday.

Have a great week.

Jean Clement

Weekly Overview November 2, 2015

It’s November already!!!

This Wednesday is Ray Cafe!!

Hopefully you have this week’s note.  This week your child will have their writing assignment and their Reading Log, but we are also going to start our first research project!!  Your child will make a diorama depicting one Native American Group or Tribe.  We will be learning about mainly 5 groups.  The People of the Plains, People of the Eastern Woodlands, People of the Far North, People of the Northwest Coast and People of the Southwest.  We will be learning and doing some research at school, but the project should be worked on at home, collect information from books and the internet.  The diorama is due November 16.

Language Arts:  We will still complete Lesson 8 this week. Our focus will be on Main Idea and details, working with and knowing verbs, and blends of th, ch, sh, tch ph, and wh.  Work with your child on words containing these blends.

Homework:  Writing assignment is due this Friday, the Reading Log is due next Monday, and the Native American research project is due November 16.

Math:  We will complete lessons 2.8-2.2.11 this week.  Lessons will cover even and odd numbers, equivalent names for numbers, skip counting and solving addition and subtraction problems.

Math homework:  Homelinks 2.8-2.11, Monday through Thursday.

Science:  We will Make the parachutes and kites this week.  Ask your child how a parachute works.  We are also watching an Amaryllis grow and measuring it’s growth!

Social Studies:  We will being learning about the different Native American People and their culture.  We will have a Potlatch celebration here in a few weeks-more information on date and details later.

Thanks and have a great week.

Jean Clement