Week of October 15
What an exciting week we had! Thank you to all who helped out with our Run4Fun fundraising and all of the activities on Friday. We surpassed our classroom goal! We will keep you posted about all of fun prizes and when they will be awarded. I'm looking forward to meeting with all of you during Parent- Teacher Conferences this week. If you somehow forgot to schedule, please do not hesitate to contact me. Mrs. Fields and I still have a few open time slots that we can plug you into. Whenever possible, we have tried to consolidate our schedules so that you are able to meet with both of us at the same time.
Here's a peek at what we will be up to in class this week:
Religion: We are beginning our study of the Saints. Research will continue to be done here in class. Directions for the Shield project will be sent home by the end of the week.
Written Expression: This week our Spelling words are words with ow and ou. Our WOW is defiant. We have decided that this week will be our NO PROMPT award. Students will still be responsible for the word and definition and for the vocabulary quiz on Friday, but they will not have to write about it!
Reading: We have started our next class novel, Because of Winn Dixie. The author conveys great descriptions of character development, cause and effect and how the setting influences the events of a story.
Math: We are working hard at our multiplication facts as well as writing and reading numbers in the hundred thousands through the millions.
Science: We should finish our study of the layers of the earth and types of rocks that make up the crust by the end of the week. We will do some hands on work with identifying types of rocks based on their characteristics: color, luster, texture and hardness.