Monday, January 27, 2014

Week of January 24th

Wow--what a crazy week of weather and it doesn't look like next week will be any better!!  Our 2/3 class has done a great job of adjusting to the "2-hour Delay Schedule!" 

Reading:  For the next two weeks, we will be doing Weather Literature Circles.  The class will be divided up into four groups reading one of the following books by Seymour Simon:  Tornadoes, Global Warming, Hurricanes, and Lightning.  Students will have some extra reading homework during this time.  They will be responsible for reading the required pages and using that information to determine possible headings, vocabulary words, and facts from that reading.  From there, students will be creating their own nonfiction books based on their notes and discussion with others.  Please help your child remember to complete this homework and return both the book and the packet to school the next day.  Thank you!!

Spelling:  Consonant Diagraph /sh/ list will be our focus this week.

Writing:  Students will be working on improving word choice as well as learning to evaluate their own writing.  Last week, students created a Sillyasaurus and wrote about it-ask your child what he/she created!

Math 2:  Students will be excited because they will be getting their new Volume 2 Math Journal!!  Unit 7 will be about multiplication and division!  Getting some multiplication/division flashcards and practicing those each night will help your child a great deal with this unit.

Math 3:  The third graders were excited to get their new Volume 2 Math Journals last week as well.  They will be focusing on probabilities, fractions, fraction addtion, and fraction and decimals this week.  Busy week as we work to catch up!!

Science:  We will start our weather unit this week!  Perfect time to learn about weather, don't you think??!!  We wil have a "meteorologist" research and report the weather each morning!!

General Info:
*We are almost out of snacks again. Thank you to those that can send some in to restock our snack shelf!!
*3rd Grade Math Acuity:  Monday, February 3rd from 10-11

Have a great week and stay warm!
~Mrs. Mitchell

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