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WEEKLY UPDATE: December 11 - 15

Dates to Note:

 

December 13 - Pajama Drive PJs due   

December 15 - Miss Day's last day

December 18th - Raven Stream Band/Choir Concert - 5 p.m. @ Raven Stream Gym 

December 22 - Jan.1  HOLIDAY BREAK /NO SCHOOL K-12 staff and students

 

Other Things to Note... 

 

BOOK ORDER PAJAMA DRIVE: 

Due Wednesday, December 13.

 

READING CHALLENGE:

Continue reading, filling out, and turning in your yellow Reading Logs for this. 

                                                    

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CHARACTER EDUCATION: 

Trait of the Month:  RESPONSIBILITY 

To take care of things that need to be done.

 

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READING/BALANCED LITERACY:

Focus Standard:  1.  Theme

                                 2.  Prefixes & Suffixes

                                 3.  Root Words

         

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

VOCABULARY:   

1.  fragrance - a sweet, pleasant smell

2.  vanish - when something suddenly disappears  

3.  reasonable - something that is fair and makes sense   

4.  anticipate - you expect something to happen and are prepared for it

 

 

SPELLING/GRAMMAR:   

Spelling Skill:  Contractions

Grammar skills:  Action & Linking Verbs

 

 

*Students will be given 10 spelling words. Five of those ten will follow a pattern. The other 5 are commonly misspelled words. There is not a pretest. On Friday students will have a test that goes in the grade book.
 
A few things to note while helping your child practice-
*If letters are backwards it will be wrong.
*If it is uppercase when it should not be it will be marked wrong.
*If it is not capitalized and it should be, it will be wrong. 
 
*****Visit our classroom Spelling City page to practice spelling words. 

  

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MATH:   Unit 3:  Operations

Lessons Being Taught:   

*The Commutative Property of Multiplication

* Adding A Group

*Subtracting A Group

*Equivalent Names 

 

**Unit 3 Study Guide - Monday, Dec. 11   

**Unit 3 Test - Tuesday, Dec. 12

 

***Please click on the Math link above, to the left, just below the Symbaloo page link.  On this page there are separate links for tutorials on all the addition and subtraction strategies that we will be introducing the kids to over the next week or so. 

 

 

Math Home Links

Here is a great website that has ALL of the homelink in one place so you are able to print them at home. This is always helpful because sometimes they get lost between school and going home. :)

 

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SOCIAL STUDIES:  

Unit 2 - "Communities Change" 

LIn this unit students will learn how communities change over time.  They will track American communities, from the first English settlement in Jamestown to the birth of small towns in the West, and eventually to thriving cities.     

 

Lessons Being Taught: 

 

*Unit 2 Kahoot! Review (Monday, 12/10) 

*Unit 2 Test (Tuesday, 12/11)

 

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HANDWRITING:

This week we will learn the lowercase "f" and "k".

 

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Other Things to Note... 

    **Please check my weekly updates each week for updates on what we are doing in the classroom and what you can expect your kids to be doing.  Please let me know if you have ANY questions/concerns when they arise...email works best for me, but you could also send a note or leave me a voicemail too.

 

 

 

Mrs. Harkins

 758-1562

vharkins@isd721.org