Week of August 21st, 2017

This week we have two exciting events: 

1.        The solar eclipse is on Monday morning.  A letter was sent out on green paper last week regarding how the solar eclipse is going to be run.  Please make sure that you check that document if you would like to view the eclipse with your scholar.  We will be having indoor recess that day in the hopes that our curious scholars won't be tempted to look directly at the sun.

2.       Curriculum night is on Tuesday from 6:00 – 7:30. Please plan to attend this parent only event.  Our team will be going over the structure of the year, classroom procedures, grading procedures and much more. 

There may again be some indoor recess days this week, due to the excessive heat.  If you would like to send a deck of cards or a board game with your scholar (we could keep a few in the classroom until it cools off), that would be wonderful.  We want them to have a chance to socialize and relax, but it's been very hot outside.

English Language Arts

Spalding: Beginning Ayers list section n. First spelling test will be this Friday.

Grammar: Focusing on parts of speech and classifying sentences.

Writing: We will be creating descriptive paragraphs using transition words and complete sentences with power words.

Literature: Emphasis on reading comprehension (limited time due to MAP testing) no assessment this week. Please sign and return Ask and Answer Questions assessment on Tuesday. Assessment will be handed back on Monday.

History

In history this week, we will begin our study of the rivers of the world.  This week we will be focusing on the Nile and the Yellow Rivers.

Math

This week in Math we will begin with our Assessment of Rounding.  Next, we will begin working on our mental math strategies for adding and subtracting.

Science

This week we will begin with the Solar Eclipse.  We will have Science on Monday (instead of Tuesday) because of the eclipse.  After that, we will return to our study of Animal Classification.

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