We have just finished up another great week in room #14. I cannot believe that next week is Thanksgiving. This year is certainly going by too quickly. I would like to remind you that next week we will only be in school on Monday and Tuesday. The students will not have any homework next week. Our Thanksgiving break will begin on Wednesday, November 21st. I hope everyone will have a chance to spend some quality time with your families during this holiday. I know that am excited to be able to visit my family in North Carolina.
Dates to Remember:
Monday, November 19th- Picture Day
Tuesday, November 20th- Awards in the classroom 1:00 pm
Wednesday, November 21st- Thanksgiving break begins
WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT:
Reading: The students will continue to use the 5-finger method to retell a story or poem that they have read. Students will describe characters, setting, and plot events in fiction and poetry. Students will identify the conflict and resolution, and identify the theme.
Writing: The students will write about “How to Cook a Turkey” next week. I can’t wait to read their work. After the break, we will be learning to write a friendly letter. The students will learn the correct way to write a letter using five parts. These parts consist of the heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature. Please check out the following website for extra practice: http://www.abcya.com/friendly_letter_maker.htm
Spelling: Since we are only in school for two days next week, we will not have any new spelling words. We will have a new list beginning the week of November 26th.
Social Studies: Next week, the students will be learning about why we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. They will also be learning about the first Thanksgiving.
Science: After the break, the students will be learning about animal habitats. They will also be learning about how these habits can change over time. Students will also be learning that animals need shelter, food, water, and air in order to survive. We will be learning the difference between living and nonliving things. Be on the lookout for a study guide when the students return from Thanksgiving break.
Math: Next week, we will continue to work on graphs. After the break, we will begin a unit on three digit numbers. The students will learn to identify 3-digit numbers. Students will read write and identify place and value of a 3- digit number, compare and order 3-digit numbers. For extra practice at home try out these websites: http://www.abcya.com/base_ten.htm
I hope to see you all at our awards ceremony on Tuesday, November 20th at 1:00. We will be celebrating all of the hard work of the students. This awards ceremony will be brief.
Also, I hope everyone has a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving break.