Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Newsletter 4/22/14

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, The Signmaker's Assistant by Tedd Arnold.  The Signmaker's Assistant is a humorous fiction story.  Humorous fiction stories are funny stories about imaginary people and events.  The comprehension strategies we will be focusing on this week are main idea and details.  The main idea is the most important idea about the story and details tell more about the main idea.  The vocabulary words for this week are afternoon, blame, ideas, important, signmaker, and townspeople.
Spelling Words
1. talk
2. because
3. August
4. caught
5. draw
6. walk
7. chalk
8. auto
9. taught
10. thaw
11. fault
12. launch
13. thought

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

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ancestor Questionaire

Just a reminder - the Social Studies Ancestor Questionaire part 1 is due this THURSDAY, April 17th.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Newsletter 4/14/14

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores by James Howe.  Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores is a fantasy story.  Fantasy stories are made-believe and could never happen in the real world.  The comprehension strategies we will be focusing on this week are the setting and characters.  The setting is when and where the story takes place and the characters are the people or animals in the story.  The vocabulary words for this week are adventure, climbed, clubhouse, exploring, greatest, truest, and wondered.
Spelling Words
1. phone
2. enough
3. backtrack
4. laugh
5. ticket
6. duckling
7. graph
8. tough
9. photo
10. rough
11. cough
12. clang
13. different
14. friend

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

Monday, April 7, 2014

Swartz Idol

Just a reminder that if you submitted your application by the deadline, there are try-outs after school on Wednesday, April 9th from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.

Newsletter 4/7/14



Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story Bad Dog, Dodger! by Barbara Abercrombie.  Bad Dog, Dodger! is a realistic fiction story.  Realistic fiction tells about a made-up events that could happen in real life.  The comprehension strategy we will be focusing on this week is plot and theme.  The plot is the action or what happens in the beginning, middle, and end of the story and the theme is the big idea of the story.  The vocabulary words for this week are chased, chewing, dripping, grabbed, practice, treat, and wagged.
Spelling Words
1. knock
2. sign
3. knee
4. wrong
5. write
6. climb
7. wrap
8. wren
9. gnat
10. lamb
11. comb
12. knob
13. knew
14. would
15. what

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