I hope you made the most of your extra hour this weekend and are adjusting to the change in time. This week we will be busy working on our habitats. The students are excited about collaborating with their peers to create these dioramas. Students may be coming home looking for items outside or in your craft boxes to help enhance their ecosystems. Thank you to those who have already sent in supplies to help with these creative projects!
In language arts, we will using Venn Diagrams to support understanding of comparing and contrasting in fiction and nonfiction. We will also be choosing animals from out habitats to research further into our ecosystems. During our writing time, we will learn about writing friendly letters. Our focus in math will be four time tables, as well as continuing to explore ways to represent multiplication and division. We are looking forward to our first lesson with Young Scientists on Thursday. This will be a great enhancement to our unit on ecosystems.
Saturday, November 11th is Veterans Day, and KES students, teachers, staff and parents would like to invite all men and women who are currently serving or who have served in the Armed Forces to join us for an assembly on Friday, November 10th from 8:30-9:30 AM. This annual event is special for our school as we honor, recognize and celebrate all those who have made a difference in our lives. If you are a veteran and are able to attend our assembly, then we ask that you complete a registration form located on our school’s website (click on Veterans Day Registration) or visit the site directly at https://goo.gl/forms/y0KVH2HZa2QesYb83. Please register as soon as possible but no later than Wednesday, November 8th. During the assembly each guest veteran will be introduced and asked to stand to be recognized. Guest veterans are encouraged, but not required, to wear their uniforms for the assembly. KES students and staff will be wearing red, white and blue. All veteran guests will have reserved seating and sit with their KES student. All veterans should report to the front foyer of the school to check in before the assembly. Our assembly will begin promptly at 8:30 AM.
In addition to recognizing guest veterans during our assembly, our school will participate in three other experiences to honor and support our veterans. First, we will create a visual representation in our school’s hallway to honor men and women who have served our country in the past or who are currently serving but may not be able to attend our assembly. Second, our students will be writing letters to be sent to current military personnel. Finally, our KES community will partner with Blue Star Families and the USO to collect items to be sent to our deployed troops. The collection period ends on Friday, November 10th. Following are suggestions of items to be sent in:
deodorant/antiperspirant, toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, Gold Bond foot powder, socks, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, Q-tips
powdered drink mixes, coffee, Kool-aid, Crystal Light, power bars, instant oatmeal, pop tarts, crackers, cookies, tuna/chicken in foil packages, individual snack packs such as nuts, dried fruit, beef jerky, trail mix
crossword puzzles, magazines
The students have been doing a great job with their nightly “stop and jots”. Please help them remember to record the title and author of the books once they have finished. These should be written in the front of their readers’ response journal underneath the appropriate genre heading.
We conducted our class spelling bee yesterday. I would like to congratulate Kaia, our class winner, and Sully our runner-up! Kaia will represent us at the school-wide bee on November 28th. As our runner up, Sully will fill in if Kaia is not available on that day.
Compare and Contrast
Habitat & Animal Research and Comprehension
Writing Friendly Letters
Multiplication (Number Lines, Division, Properties)
Test on Tuesday, November 14th
Students must know the 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s and 4s multiplication facts (along with addition and subtraction to 20)
Quiz on 4s on Friday, November 10th
Animal Habitats (ecosystems, population, communities)
Animal Adaptations (behavioral and physical)
Quiz on Adaptations on Tuesday, November 14th
7 Student Holiday
7 Parent Conferences; 7:30 AM-11:00 AM
9 Young Scientists: Ecosystems
10 Veteran’s Day Assembly- highlight 5th grade Chorus; 8:30 AM
14 Multiplication Test
21 Cafeteria Signal Blue Drill
22-24 Thanksgiving Break
1 Make-up Picture Day
5 PTA Spirit Night at Longhorn Steakhouse & 6:30 PTA board in KES library
11 Young Scientists: Matter
14 KES Jack Frost Day and class winter parties
18-29 School Closed for Winter Break (students return on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018)
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