Week 13- Pigs

December 3, 2018 by Miss Morrison

We will be having a Parent Reading Night at school on January 15th, This is an opportunity for me to share more detailed tips, tricks, and grade level guidelines with you. This will be an event for parents only as I have a ton of useful information to share with you that won’t be exactly riveting for children. I hope you will be able to join us!

A few reminders and an upcoming event:

  • Non-perishable food drive: High school and middle school student council is collecting non-perishable food donations. We hope to make several donations to various local food banks. Any and all help is appreciated please!
  • Oasis Academy Student Council will be collecting brand new pajamas for our annual Scholastic Pajama Drive. All pajamas will be donated to local children in need. If you’re able, please donate a new pair of pajamas–we will accept donations through Thursday, December 13th.
  • Family Movie Night is quickly approaching!  Please mark your calendars for Friday, December 14th to see Arthur’s Christmas.  Doors open at 6:00pm and movie will begin at 6:30. There will be a Christmas themed photo booth and snacks.  Come and enjoy the evening.

 

This week we will be learning about pigs from a nonfiction text. We will use facts from this text to write a piece of informational writing. There are countless skills that go in to be a strong reader- one that can be difficult is “using text evidence”. We want readers to make connections and inferences based off of their own experiences, but we also need them to be able to refer to knowledge gained through others.

We will also be reading an adaptation of the Three Little Pigs by Mark Teague. In this version, the problem and solution of the story are delightfully different than the traditional tale. We will be really taking note of how the problem and solution of a story often fit together, not unlike puzzle pieces.

We will continue to learn about some more Secret Stories- Sneaky y and oo.

We begin our next science unit on forces and motion this week, by exploring our use of pushes and pulls.

Our math unit continues to compare numbers and amounts, with a special note on figuring out “how many more”.

The students will have a STEM challenge on Thursday to build a sturdy house that can withstand the huffing and puffing of the wolf.

I am looking forward to conferences this Friday. It is so nice to get a chance to sit down and meet with each you!

HOMEWORK

Reading:

10 minutes each night. Reading can include reading stories, the poems in the binder, sight words, and working on alphabet sounds and letter names.

Math:

Remember, math should be done for 10 minutes.

Optional IXL objectives:

Monday- G.5 Fewer, more, and same

Tuesday- G.6 Compare two numbers – up to 10

Wednesday-G.7 Compare three numbers – up to 10

Thursday- C.16 Count up and down – with numbers