Monday, March 23, 2015

Newsletter 3-23-15

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, Carl the Complainer by Michelle Knudsen.  Carl the Complainer is a realistic fiction story.  Realistic fiction tells about made-up events that could happen in real life.  The comprehension strategy we will be focusing on this week is cause and effect.  Cause is why something happens and effect is what happens. The vocabulary words for this week are shrugs, mumbles, P.M., complain, annoy, and signature.
Spelling Words
1. unsafe 
2. preheat
3. rerun
4. disappear
5. unlock
6. discolor
7. rewind
8. unpack
9. unplug
10. regroup
11. preschool
12. disagree
13. upon
14. was
15. said

**Please study these words all week with your child so they are ready for the test at the end of the week.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Barnes and Noble

Wednesday, March 18th is Celebration of the Arts at Barnes and Noble in OakBrook from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  Hope to see you there!

Read In

Wednesday, March 18th is our Read In.  Students may bring either one stuffed animal OR one pillow for the Read In.

Newsletter 3-16-15

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, Fire Fighter! by Angela Royston.  Fire Fighter! is a literary nonfiction.  Literary nonfiction tells about true events or a series of events like a story.  The comprehension strategy we will be focusing on this week are facts and opinions.  Facts are statements that can be proven true or false.  Opinions are statements that someone believes, thinks, or feels. The vocabulary words for this week are building, burning, masks, quickly, roar, station, and tightly.
Spelling Words
1. cheerful 
2. visitor
3. slowly
4. weekly
5. teacher
6. helper
7. hardly
8. graceful
9. yearly
10. quickly
11. fighter
12. sailor
13. beautiful
14. through

**Please study these words all week with your child so they are ready for the test at the end of the week.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Change in Schedule

IMPORTANT - Tomorrow (Tuesday, March 10th) we will be having library checkout.  Please bring library books back tomorrow so you can get new ones!