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Week 14–11/18/19

November 17, 2019 by Sara Peixoto

Week 14

I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend! Also, a big thank you to everyone for taking the time to come in this past Friday for conferences so we could discuss all the progress being made!

**Scholastic Book Club orders were sent home this past week. Please order online with our class code W4QP4.


  • PLEASE label all coats, jackets, hats, and other winter accessories with your child’s first and last name.
  • Middle School and High School student councils are participating in the Scholastic Pajama Drive and will be collecting pajamas from November 12th through December 6th.  The pajamas will be for children in our area who are in need. They are collecting sizes from infant to teens. 


  • Reading every night for 20 minutes  (This includes sight words and reading group books that are coming home each night. Please return the books each day with your child.)
  • Math fact sheet each night

This week we will…

  • Review nouns (common and proper) and verbs.
  • Continue learning about the different sentence types–declarative (statement), interrogative (question), exclamatory (exclamation), imperative (giving a command).
  • Continue determining the beginning, middle, and end of a story.
  • Identify different types of communities (suburban, urban, and rural)
  • Take an assessment on shapes and their attributes.  
  • Begin comparing numbers using subtraction.  For example in the number story “You have 6 cats and 2 dogs.  How many more cats do you have?” Students can write a subtraction equation of 6-2=4.  The answer statement would be “I have 4 more cats than dogs.”    

Last week we…

  • Reviewed nouns (common and proper) and verbs.
  • Began learning the different types of sentences and punctuation that goes with each.
  • Reviewed long and short vowels
  • Completed a story map for the story, A Plump and Perky Turkey.
  • Continued to identify shapes that are closed/open.  Identified and counted corners and sides as well as flat surfaces
  • Sorted and classified objects by shape, color, size, number of corners, sides and orientation.  
  • Created a pattern according to size, shape or color.


  • November 25–Beginning of Thanksgiving break
  • December 2nd–Students return from break.
  • December 4th–Scholastic Book Club orders due


  • Our first time reading with our 6th grade friends! Both classes loved it! We will be reading with our friends about every other week.
  • Creating shape patterns with our new group mates.
  • Stem challenge…We read a Thanksgiving story and then the students created a “table” for all the extra thanksgiving food. The partner groups each got 4 dominoes and 8 Popsicle sticks to build a table for the “food” (pattern blocks) that could not be overlapping when place on the table. All partner groups were successful in this challenge!