Week of October 26th
What are we learning in 504?
Reading: reading informational text and understanding nonfiction text features and how they help us better understand our reading
Writing: beginning informational writing with a focus on our hero James Oglethorpe that we’re learning about in content
Word Work: learning about adjectives and how they make our writing and reading more descriptive
Content: identify and describe the contributions of James Oglethorpe and compare his life with our life today
Week of October 12th
We met our 4th incentive for a costume party! Yay. I’ve added a 5th incentive- electronic day. Keep raising money to help educate our kiddos at Tritt! Our final count day is this Thursday. Please help your child remember to bring in the envelopes. Also, they may challenge staff members to participate in the Dash. Thank you for your continued support with our PTA Fundraiser.
What are we learning?
Reading: identifying the author’s purpose for writing nonfiction text. Is it to explain, answer questions, or describe a person, place, or thing?
Writing: finishing our personal narratives
Math: Reviewing place value to 1,000 with an emphasis on comparing numbers
Social Studies: learning the contributions of Thomochichi and how his life is similar to and different from our life today
Word Work: completing prefixes and reviewing all long vowels
STEM: We used our knowledge of data collection, creating a graph, and matter to make glue. Ask your child all about it!
Please send in empty paper towel and toilet paper roll as you have them.
Baby wipes or hand wipes to clean up STEM and messy assignments would be appreciated. We don’t have a sink in our room so they have been helpful. (We wiped me clean with our glue mixtures today.)
Our Dash is this Friday. Come cheer The Woolley Mammoths on from 12:15-1:00.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all next week for conferences!
Week of October 5th
Tiger Dash Update!
We met our first goal; our class has earned extra recess! Our next count day is this Thursday. Remember to send in your child’s envelope even if they do not have any new additions to their collection. We brought in $974.50 and need a total of 1,100 to reach our next incentive. To meet goal three, we must reach 1,650 and for goal 4 we need to raise $2.200. Keep up the hard work with raising money for our school! Remember that all money collected stays in the school and 10-20% is to be spent on our classroom materials.
Reading- completing our unit on identifying the main topic of each paragraph within multi-paragraph text
Writing- completing our end of quarter narrative writing by completing our draft, editing, and writing our final draft (focusing on hook and sensory details)
Math- continuing to work with counting money
Content- Complete our unit on Creeks, Cherokees, and Sequoya
Word Work- compound words and prefixes
-We visit the ILC (media center) every Friday. Please help your child remember to bring their books back on FRIDAY.
-Your child should be taking 2 AR test a week (on their media center books) or other books from home. There is no reason they cannot do this with 20 minutes of reading HW a night and checking out 2 books on their AR level each week.
-Remember to have your child fill out their 200 Book Club logs with their HW readings.
Wednesday is walk/ride to school day.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.