How was your day? FINE
What did you do at school? NOTHING
Here are some questions to enhance conversations with your child.
- Who is Scamper?
- What do you do with Sams Lab?
- What is a book buddy? (4th grader reading buddy)
- Can you count on to find, 4 + ? = 6
- What is a map key? Compass Rose?
- List 3 nouns
- List 3 verbs
- List 3 adjectives
Want to build your own book collection without breaking the bank? Checkout Scholastic Book Club. Each month your child will bring a flyer home. Simply order online with the link below. Books are delivered to me and I pass them out to students to bring home. Buying books from the club also helps build our classroom library for free. Of course NO obligation to buy, optional. Orders Due Friday November 10th.
Everyday student communicate their plan for lunch. Students must decide if they need to order anything before 9:10 am each day. Please talk with your child each day to help them know what to order as changes cannot be made at lunchtime. You might find printing out a menu for the week helpful. Need information about our food service? Click the button below.
SEL- Social Emotional Learning
Be Assortative- Assertive communication is the best way to ask for help. It is important for students to be able to ask for help when they need it. For many students, this requires being assertive. Assertiveness also helps students in their peer relations. Students who are too passive are at higher risk for being bullied. Students who are too aggressive in their interactions have fewer friends.
Being assertive involves using an assertive posture (face the person you’re talking to, keep your head up and shoulders back) and an assertive tone of voice (use a calm, firm voice; use respectful words).
My View Literacy- The next unit is titled I-Spy. The essential question is How do animals and people grow and change? Students will be involved in reading and writing informational text. Students will work on the following skills:
- comprehension- main idea and supporting details
- Writing- topic sentence and details
- Grammar- subject predicates ,types of sentences
Word Study - At this time in the year your child should be able to read and spell c-v-c words. Students should know all the short vowel sounds even hearing the difference between tricky short e and short i. Want to see how your child is doing, have them read the nonsense test to you linked below. Next up is blends and digraphs.
Reading Behaviors- We continue to build our reading stamina, the goal being 20 minutes. Many times students are given a post-it with a reading assignment. Some might be reading their decodable book three times. Some might be reading the next two chapters. These assignments support students at their individual levels while building reading stamina.
Fluency - See if your child wants to read/ sing one of our November poems.
The first half of the unit focused on breaking numbers into parts and back together; part-part-total. Throughout the entire school year students will work on math fluency of these facts 1-20.
The next section of the unit reminds students of other math rules that will support their math fluency and number sense. For example the communitive property or doubles + 1 strategies. Every lesson has students involved with mental math, word problems, learning a new concept, and ending with math practice.
Below is a button that will take you to a tip sheet for each topic we cover in module 1. We will most likely be covering topics G - I the month of November.