- This week during reading, we continued our first Schoolwide unit. We learned how to stop and jot as we read, and we also learned some strategies to use to make sure that we understand what we are reading.
-During writing, we worked on using focus in our writing. The students practiced taking one moment and adding lots of descriptive details to that moment. We are also practicing providing peer feedback to each other.
- During social studies, we started chapter 11 of our History Alive book, "To Declare Independence or Not". We finished the week off by playing a fun variation of Guess Who to review important Patriots and Loyalists.
Here are some updates for next week in 5-4...
- Our grammar and vocabulary routine will continue next week. Here is the breakdown:
Monday- all assignments given (vocabulary sentences, vocabulary practice on Edmodo, grammar packet)
Tuesday- vocabulary sentences due (can be submitted on Edmodo or paper)
Thursday- vocabulary practice (10 questions) on Edmodo due, grammar packet due
Friday- vocabulary and grammar quizzes (after we return from Naper Settlement)
Resources to review next week's prefix, "poly-" can be found in the folders on our Edmodo class page or by clicking here. If your student needs help keeping track of these due dates, remember to reference this weekly schedule and suggested plan.
- Students with class numbers 13-23 have their next reading response letters due Friday, September 28. These letters should be completed in students' reading response spreadsheets in their school Google accounts. If your student would prefer to submit his/her letter on paper, that is fine, too.
- Students brought home an assessment sheet for their People of the Revolutionary War response paragraph. Although it was covering social studies material, the standards that the project aligns to on the report card are the communications/writing standards.
- If you have not yet returned your Camp Duncan permission slip, please return the form with your payment as soon as possible.
- Students brought home PARCC reports today in their Friday folders. These do not need to be returned to school.
- Book orders will be submitted on October 15, if you would like to order from the current flyers. Those flyers were sent home in students' Friday folders today.
- Please remember to sign and return your student's EMPTY Friday folder each week. There are two inserts in the middle prongs for you to look at and sign.
- Students have been working on tree stories during their LMC time. Students will be bringing home a hard copy of their stories next week. The digital copy of your student's tree story can be found in Google Classroom. If you're interested in submitting your student's tree story to the Morton Arboretum, details from Mrs. Kovacic can be found below:
As part of our One Book, One Dryden reading of Wishtree by Katherine Applegate, students explored the Morton Arboretum’s Tree-Stories project at www.tree-stories.org. We read Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel and I shared some of my personal tree connections with them. Ms Wilson, one of our 3rd grade teachers, even brought in a picture of her childhood climbing and reading tree to share. We then wrote our own memories associated with trees.
If you would like to submit your story to the Morton Arboretum’s Tree-Stories project, you can visit their website and enter your student’s story. It may be selected to be posted online and you could win ticket to Illuminations, their popular winter event. Note that parent permission is required for submission.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Have a wonderful weekend!! :)