Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween

This Friday, October 31st, we will be celebrating Halloween with a parade of our costumes and a party.  Please send costumes with students to school on Friday.  We will be changing into them after lunch/recess.  The parade will begin at 2:15 outside weather permitting.  It will be a "ghoul" time!  Hope to see you at the parade!

Newsletter 10/27/14

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, Scarcity by Janeen R. Adil.  Scarcity is an expository text.  Expository texts give facts about a topic.  The comprehension strategies we will be focusing on this week are facts and details.  The vocabulary words for this week are above, ago, enough, toward, whole, and word.
Spelling Words
1. her 
2. person
3. nurse
4. dirt
5. turn
6. birth
7. serve
8. curb
9. curl
10. skirt
11. purse
12. turtle
13. another
14. other
15. heard
16. were

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

Monday, October 20, 2014

Newsletter 10/20/14

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, Abraham Lincoln by Delores Malone.  Abraham Lincoln is an informational text.  Informational texts often give facts about real people, places, and events that reflect history or traditions of communities.  The comprehension strategies we will be focusing on this week is author's purpose.  The vocabulary words for this week are certainly, either, great, laugh, second, worst, and you're.
Spelling Words
1. haven't 
2. she's
3. it's
4. can't
5. he's
6. isn't
7. I'm
8. aren't
9. didn't
10. hadn't
11. who's
12. I'll

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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

FIELD TRIP

Reminder - Our field trip to Graue Mill is tomorrow (Wednesday, October 15th).  Please dress accordingly as this is an outside field trip.

Newsletter 10/14/14

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, Tara and Tiree Fearless Friends by Andrew Clements.  Tara and Tiree Fearless Friends is a literary nonfiction story.  Literary nonfiction stories tell about a true event or series of events like a story.  The comprehension strategies we will be focusing on this week is cause and effect.  The cause is why something happens and the effect is what happened.  The vocabulary words for this week are break, family, heard, listen, once, and pull.
Spelling Words
1. hard 
2. born
3. horse
4. before
5. more
6. smart
7. farm
8. porch
9. corn
10. chore
11. score
12. part
13. started

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