To begin, we will be doing our fall NWEA testing this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 8:30 to about 10:30. As a district 3rd through 5th grade students take NWEA tests in the fall and spring. Please try to make sure your kiddos are at school during those times so that we don't need to worry about make-up testing. Since we are testing this week and our brains will be working extra hard, there will be no spelling test this week!
This week is also Open House on Thursday night from 6-7 p.m. Please join me at either 6 or 6:30 to meet again and have a chance to hear about your child's classroom. This is a great chance to get questions answered as well!
We are still collecting items for Saturday Live until Tuesday, September 23rd. Our basket theme is Snuggle In With a Good Book and we are thinking books, blankets, stuffed animals, mugs, hot chocolate, etc. We have three blankets at the moment, some money to go toward a gift card, and a couple books. Thank you so much for your support.
In reading this week we will be reading the next two chapters in our story Growing and Changing, as well as continuing on in our small group books. The skills we will be focusing on are: determining important information, author's purpose, using context clues, and inflected endings.
In writing we are continuing to work on our personal narratives and should finish our final drafts this week.
In math we are working on the mental math strategies of using tens to subtract and counting on to subtract (check out the examples below). We will then move to adding two and three digit numbers.
Homework: Only the reading log this week because of testing. The kids also have homework from music with Ms. Waddell. They are supposed to memorize the words to the Star Spangled Banner. The words should have come home with them on Friday.
On Tuesday I get to go to a math training, so we will have a guest teacher. I will talk to the kids about this on Monday, but if you need to reach me for any reason I will have my computer so please email me!
Have a wonderful week!
Code Word for $20 extra: OPEN HOUSE Remember I must see this on Monday in order to get the money!