English Language Arts
Reading: Our focus for the next few weeks will be on strategies for nonfiction text. We will be working on identifying fact and opinion in small groups and text structure in whole group. Students will be reading "Space Probes to the Planets"
Vocabulary Link : http://quizlet.com/2057087/space-probes-to-the-planets-flash-cards/
Scotts Foresman Link: http://sfreading.com/4/u5_space/index.html
Fact and Opinion Links: http://pbskids.org/arthur/games/factsopinions/
Word Study: We will focus on context clues this week.
Writing: Fractured Fairytales- Students will study voice and rewrite the traditional fairytale with a twist.
We will also be working on irregular plurals in grammar.
Social Studies: Unit 2 will continue this week. We will discuss colonization of America. The following standards will be covered:
4-2.4 Settlement Comparison
4-2.6 Slave Contributions to the Colonies- Students will focus on farming techniques, cooking styles, and languages that influenced the colonies.
Math: Students will continue working on multiplication and division. Please practice facts with your child.
Science: Students will continue Unit 3 on Astronomy. Below are the standards that will be covered over the next few weeks.
Recall that Earth is one of many planets in the solar system that orbit the Sun.
Recall that Earth is one of many planets in the solar system that orbit the Sun Compare the properties (including the type of surface and atmosphere) and the location of Earth to the Sun, which is a star, and the Moon
Explain how the Sun affects the Earth
TEST FOLDERS will go home this week on Tuesday!!
Gratitude is this month’s character trait. How can you show gratitude?
7th-9th COGat testing for lower grades
7th Music program performances at 1:30 and 6:00
7th Good News Club
8th Earthquake Dril
10th Parent Education Day 8:30 and 1:00
14th- 18th American Education Week
14th Good News Club
15th Fire Drill
16th American Education Visitation Day
22nd Interim Reports
22nd Slip into Fitness Incentive
23rd- 25th Thanksgiving Holidays
It’s Your Birthday!
Darrius November 3
Laila November 5
Christian November 20
Courtney November 20
Shannon November 28
Belen November 28