Thank you to all the family members that sent in their parent conference choices.
1. I will have the schedule for you on Monday, November 20th. Scheduled times will be sent home in the student communications folder.
2. Student work portfolios on all subjects for the first trimester will be given out to parents/caregivers during conferences. Each subject is organized into packets with comments. Please take a few days to look over all the wonderful work your child has accomplished.
3. I would appreciate it if you could sign the top copy on each organized subject packet/portfolio and return back to the class in your child's backpack by Wednesday, December 6th. Thank you!
4. The trimester ends a week from today. Because we are starting new material after Thanksgiving break, there will be no homework over the four day break. I know many people are travelling, etc. and so to co-ordinate with this, there will be no homework that weekend.
Monday, September 25th:
What we tried today, September 25th:
ELA: nouns and adjectives to brighten and describe our nouns.
Stretch a sentence using adjectives. Large rug size banner of whole class stretch a sentence contributions. For example: I ate a steak. I ate a juicy, sizzling, hot steak.
reading: Henry and Mudge; Exploration of the Desert.
Computers: 9:40 to 10:30.
Science: we are formulating our science pamphlet on plant life. We are discussing and organizing higher level questioning on several plant topics including using graphs for our information.
We will have our pamphlets finished this week.
We are cutting into our water depleted potatoes and celery, and examining the effects under magnifying glasses.
Words to know: water, sunlight, soil, air, space, root, stem, leaves, flower and a definiton of how these elements are needed for plant life.
Social Studies: an understanding of the Earth's surface and what physical attributes make up the earth.
Guided Reading testing.