This week in Reading, we will start our new read aloud, Capture the Flag, by Kate Messner. It's full of adventure and mystery. We will also continue learning about Character Traits . We'll identify character traits of characters in several books in groups and individually.
In writing, we worked hard last week typing and posting our My Summer story and our My Dot writing piece. Most students accomplished this and if not, we will have time in the future to finish those. Your child has an instruction sheet that you can follow to log in and check out the blogs. We will spend some time editing those soon, so don't worry too much if you see errors. Because those took longer than I had planned, we did not spend any time on Personal Narratives. Personal Narratives will be a focus this week as we identify characteristics of personal narratives, choose our topics and begin writing.
In Word Study, we will begin our next unit which will be on synonyms. This unit will stretch over a few weeks with several learning activities.
Homework continues to be reading 20 minutes a night, five nights a week and then logging. Students should write about one of the response choices listed (Connection to self, text or world, Prediction, Question, Favorite Line, or Character Description. The response section is not a place to summarize or tell their favorite part, although events from the story and favorite parts would be great topics for you to discuss with your child. If a child misplaces their log, they can download another copy on the lower right section of this blog.
Spanish - each Thursday and continue through November 14th,
the end of the 1st trimester.
CiCi's Pizza Dinner Night Out Fundraiser - October 1st 5-9pm
Walk-a-thon - October 2nd during recess
Purple Pages Form due - October 11th
Two Hour Late Start - October 15th
Parent / Teacher Conferences - October 17th and 23rd
Picture Retakes - October 30th
Movie Night - November 8th
Related Arts Schedule This Week:
Monday - PE Tuesday - Library Wednesday - Music Thursday - Art Friday - PE