Coach BLeggett

Coach BLeggett

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Curriculum Update February 19-22

Thank you for taking the time to attend your child's conference. It was wonderful meeting with each of you and discussing all the wonderful things your child has been doing. We are beginning to move towards our reading state assessments. They are March 5-7. Your child should be reviewing their reading playbook each night.

They also can practice their terms at

The library is in need of donations for the Suess Cafe. They need any size donation of Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Colors by March 1. Thank you in advance for considering to help out with the Suess Cafe.

Reading: We will begin Theme 5 "Times Have Changed: How does life in the past compare with life in the present?" The comprehension strategy is monitor understanding. This is doing things such as asking questions, rereading, reading on, visualizing to comprehend what has been read. In Cougar Reading, we will be working on retelling a story. The vocabulary words are: diversity, languages, neighboring, settlement, territory

Spelling: The spelling words for this week are the following: (ou and ow)
List 1: allow, eyebrow, flower, growl, outdoor, proud, towel, mouse, round, howl
List 2: overflow, mountain, country, bowling, ounce, pouch, scout, couch, howl, spout
List 3: (mis-wrong/bad) misbehave, mischievous, miserable, misfortune, misjudge, mislead, misspell, mistake, mistreat, misunderstand

Writing: We will begin our autobiographies for our published books we will be sending to Ethiopia libraries. The students will begin filling out a rough draft packet.

Math: We will be finishing Topic 11 this week. The students will be making and testing generalizations on Tuesday, having a test review on Wednesday and taking the Topic 11 test on Thursday.

Science: We will begin a unit on force and motion. This week, the students are learning about friction, motion, force (push or pull), gravity and inertia.

SS: We will begin a unit on economics this week. The students will learn about wants and needs.

Have a fantastic week!

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