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November 12th-14th, 2019

November 12, 2019 by Nicole Hyde

Reminders and Announcements: 

  • LITERACY STRATEGY OF THE WEEK! This week our strategy is one that is often overlooked, especially when it comes to reading and that is making it fun! Ultimately, if your child does not find reading fun, he or she will not be motivated to read. So, this week, we ask that families focus on reading activities that are fun. For example, reading recipes, comic books/graphic novels, websites, or even picture books, are all ways that kids can have fun while reading. So please remember, that the best way to help children become lifelong readers is to make it fun! 
  • Just a reminder there is no school the week of Nov. 25th-29th.  Enjoy spending time with your families! 
  • High school and middle school student councils will be participating in the Scholastic Pajama Drive again this year. We will collect new pajamas for children in need in our area. The tags should be on. We need all sizes (infant to teens). The  drive will run from November 12-December 6. Donations can be dropped off in Mrs. O’Flaherty’s room. Our goal for this year is 150 sets of pajamas! Let’s do it! If you have any questions please email Mrs. O’Flaherty. Thank you so much for all of your support! 
  • It’s getting colder outside and that means it’s time for Oasis Academy National Junior Honor Society’s annual Coat Drive! So…go through your closets and dig out the coats, jackets, sweatshirts, snow pants, warm hats, gloves and scarves that your family has outgrown or no longer needs.  Give them a spin through the wash and drop them off at the school office by November 14th. We have two boxes dedicated to holding your donations and they will be distributed to those in need throughout our community. We will take any size or style, clean and gently used or new if you prefer.
  • Please pass the word on to your friends and family.  Post it on your Facebook page, tell your clubs and church groups.  Let’s make this a true community effort. We can all do our little part to help in a big way. If you have any questions, please email Racquel Feest, NJHS Advisor,

5th grade Reading: We will begin the week discussing Veterans Day: where it originated, who it in tells, some of their jobs and write letters to some veterans. We continue working in our informational mini unit. This week, students will continue to work on finding the main idea and supporting details in our Scholastic News. In addition, students will begin to learn about nonfiction text structures such as main idea/key details, compare and contrast, problem and solution, cause and effect, question and answer, sequence/chronology. 

5th grade Writing: 5th grade authors will work on writing summaries and clear and concise responses to prompts about informational text using the A.C.E.S. format. Students will learn how to embed relevant text evidence to support their written responses to reading. IXL’s: S.3, A.1

5th grade Projects: We continue with our space systems unit. This week students will review rotation versus revolution, the amount of time they take, and what they cause. Also, students will discover and write about stars’ apparent brightness and explain the movement, direction, and measurement of shadows throughout the day.  

6th grade Reading: We’ve finished our novel and we are now preparing for the final exam on the novel which is a written response in which students will explain how a character responds to challenges.