Counting and tasting the snowflakes at recess!
I apologize for my late post this week. As I write, we are watching for the first snowflake!
This is what we are working in this week:
Comprehension skill--author's purpose
Spelling/Phonics--soft c and g
Grammar--subject and object pronouns
Area and perimeter
Multiplication and division facts
Science--habitats in Georgia
S.S.--Mary McLeod Bethune
As you may already know, all after school activities, including Aftercare, are cancelled for today. We are still waiting for that first snowflake!
This is what we are up to this week...
Story: A Tree is Growing
Comprehension Skill: read non-fiction to learn new facts, use graphics, labels, captions
Grammar: subject/object pronouns
No spelling this week
study multiplication and divsion facts
learn about perimeter
Habitats of Georgia (p. 278-285)
Susan B. Anthony
Mary McLeod Bethune
Lots of information went home on Friday...
Field Trip to Tellus Musuem (please send in permission slip and fee)--A big thank you to Mrs. Adams for organizing this trip!
SS Black History Project info
Father Daughter Dance info
Bella and Muffy sign-up
I have received only a few Bella and Muffy forms. I will wait and create a schedule on Wednesday. Look for it to come home on Wednesday or Thursday. A big thank you to all the families who take care of our pets. Thanks to Mattie for taking care of them during the long holiday. Thanks to Lena who provided fresh timothy hay and special treats.
Congratulations to my students who participated in the Science Fair! I loved your projects and the excitment you demonstrated! A big congratulations goes to Elle, who earned a 1st Place ribbon (for 3rd-5th grade)! Her project goes on to the county level competition.
I have had to talk to my class about putting forth more effort when completing tasks for school. I want them to take pride in their work. I'm expecting neater work that is turned in on time. I am also expecting more independence and better listening skills. Please encourage them to also do their homework neatly and carefully.
As always, thanks so much for your support at ho
We got off to a slow start last week, but we are back on track now!
Please refer to last week's blog...that is basically what we are doing this week. There will be spelling work this week (words with silent consonants...pretty difficult!). I will also give a math test on the concept of division on Friday.
I really enjoyed Honors Day. I am so very proud of all my students. They have all worked so hard.
This semester I will be giving checks (not a good thing) to students who do not complete homework or who do not follow the rules of the classroom and school. There is not a big problem, but I want to prepare my students for the higher expectations of 4th grade. A student cannot earn the Citizenship Award at the end of the year if she/he earns too many checks. Please get in the habit of checking your child's planner everyday...this is where checks will be recorded.
I want to thank you so much for your ongoing support. The holiday party was wonderful! Thank you to all who stuff couriers, clean, and help out in other ways. And a big thanks goes to Mattie's family who took good care of Bella and Muffy over the long break!
I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays!
This is what we are up to this week:
Story: A Pen Pal for Max
Comprehension skill: story elements (plot, characters, setting, etc.)
Phonics: silent letters in words like gnat, know, sign, and write
Spelling: none this week
Grammar: pronouns and a review of possessive nouns
division (how it is related to subtraction and multiplication)
Habitats of Georgia
Notices and such...
Please check to make sure your child has supplies. As I remember, at the end of the semester many students did not have crayons, pencils, glue, and scissors.
First Semester Honors Day is this Thursday at 12:50. If your child has earned an award, you will receive a notice on Wednesday in the planner.
Progress Reports go home on Thursday.
December reading logs were due before the break, but I will accept them this week as well.
Thank you so much for the very generous gift card! I sure did enjoy shopping after the holidays!