November 12th, 2019
Thank you so much for signing up for conferences. I sent home the updated conference list attached to my newsletter, and I will also be emailing the full conference schedule to parents who have email addresses on file with the school. If you haven’t signed up for a conference yet, please look at the conference list and pick a time that works for you. I also have some limited availability outside of conference week if you’re not able to come that week. I’m looking forward to seeing you all and talking about all the great things your children are doing at school.
Picture retakes will be next Monday, November 18th. If you didn’t like your child’s photos, send the packet with all the pictures back to school and KIDS Photography will retake your child’s photo for no additional cost.
I want to remind everyone that there will be NO SCHOOL during conference week/Thanksgiving. Monday-Wednesday are reserved for parent-teacher conferences, and Thursday-Friday are Thanksgiving break.
Please check out the Class Photos link for new pictures of your children at school! I don’t have everyone on there yet, but I’ve been trying to post new pictures when I remember to take them.
What We're Learning This Week
Reading: This week we will be reading and discussing Alexander, Who’s Not (Do you Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move. We will be focusing on character change for our last week of Unit 3. Students will also be learning and using the vocabulary words and phrases reluctant, have eyes in the back of your head, cluttered, handy, whoosh, and have a change of heart.
Writing: Last week, each student picked their favorite first draft of a personal narrative, and this week we will be revising those drafts for temporal words and phrases and strong opening sentences. Students will also continue to learn about singular and plural nouns during our writing skill practice.
Math: This week, students will be learning about multiplication and division with 8s and 7s, as well as solving and writing word problems.
Social Studies: We will begin our year-long study Native American tribes this Friday. Our first tribe will be the Iroquois of the Northeast region of the United States.