I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It definitely feels like fall has arrived!
This week is Take a Stand against bullying at school. It is important that the students realize the importance of not being a bully and what actions they can take if someone is bullying them. A picture form will be coming home. Pictures are Thursday, October 17. Also, this a reminder there is no school On October 18 or October 21.
Writing: The students are working on descriptive writing this week. They are partnering with a class in New Mexico with a monster writing project.
Grammar: We will continue to focus on verbs and adverbs in writing. They students are going to use them in their free writes about different communities they watch live on web cams.
Math: The students are learning how to estimate with subtraction, subtract across zeroes and use problem-solving methods. The topic 3 test will be this week.
Writing: We will beginning a descriptive writing project with a class in New Mexico this week. The students will be creating their own monsters, writing detailed descriptions of them, then exhanging them with this class to draw. Our partner class will be doing the same thing. We will also write our California pen pals back this week.
Spelling/Vocab: The tests will be on Thursday, October 17 next week. Here are the new words:
Johnson: a county in Kansas
Prairie Ridge: elementary school in Shawnee
Monticello Trail: middle school in Shawnee
Grey Oaks: neighborhood in Shawnee
Mill Valley: high school in Shawnee
Woodsonia: neighborhood in Shawnee
Crystal Park: neighborhood in Shawnee
Oakmont: neighborhood in Shawnee
Shawnee: city in Kansas
Kansas: state in the Midwest region of the United States
mayor: highest ranking officer in the municipal government of a town or large urban city
ordinance: laws of the city
council: a group of people who come together to consult, deliberate or make decisions
representative: a person chosen or appointed to act or speak for another or others
ward: an administrative division of a city or borough that typically elects and is represented by a council
Vocab game link: http://www.classtools.net/mob/quiz_85/Communities_SpellingVocab_test_October_17_M66N5.htm
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Reading/SS: We are continuing to learn about the past and present of Kansas and Shawnee. We are working on making inferences and comparing/contrasting. Students will use this information to write an opinion piece next week.
Have a fantastic week!