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Week 26

March 1, 2020 by Melinda Santos

*PLEASE HAVE YOUR STUDENT (both 3rd and 4th graders) BRING A FLASHLIGHT TO SCHOOL ON MONDAY FOR OUR READING CAMPOUT. SMALL BLANKETS AND PILLOWS ARE ALSO WELCOME.*

What an exciting week! We are so thankful for all the volunteers who helped make our Ellis Island simulation authentic and fun for our students. We also acknowledge and appreciate how much time and effort parents put in to help students research their family history and gather items for their suitcases and costumes. Hopefully it was a learning experience our kiddos won’t soon forget 🙂

This week, we will be practicing the following skills:

Social Studies:  We will begin the next phase of our immigration unit by gathering knowledge from two guest speakers (one from the Churchill County Museum and one that is a Virginia City mining expert) to learn about the contributions early immigrants made to Nevada culture and industry.

Writing:  We will discuss the different types of introductions used in informational writing and we will practice writing them for different purposes. In cursive we will be working on the letter Y.  

3rd Grade ELA:  On Monday, we will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by having lots of reading time and opportunities to do Dr. Seuss-themed activities. The rest of the week, we will use our mentor texts, What Really Happened to Humpty and Memoirs of a Hamster, to further study the use of figurative language and author’s purpose.  During Daily 5, students will work on Must Do/May Dos and meet with me for reading groups.

    Spelling:

  • Students should continue to practice their spelling words for at least 5 minutes each night as part of their 20 minutes of reading homework.  The next spelling test will be on Thursday, March 5th. 

   

Latin/Greek:

  • There will be no new latin or greek words introduced this week so students can enjoy plenty of reading time on Monday.

4th Grade ELA:  On Monday, we will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by having lots of reading time and opportunities to do Dr. Seuss-themed activities. The rest of the week, we will use our mentor texts, What Really Happened to Humpty and Memoirs of a Hamster, to further study the use of figurative language, point of view, and author’s purpose.  During Daily 5, students will work on Must Do/May Dos and meet with me for reading groups.

Spelling:

  • Students should continue to practice their spelling words for at least 5 minutes each night as part of their 20 minutes of reading homework. The next spelling test will be on Thursday, March 5th.

Latin/Greek:

  • There will be no new latin or greek words introduced this week so students can enjoy plenty of reading time on Monday.

REMINDERS:

  • Reading homework log needs to be signed every night and homework folders brought back to class everyday. Logs will be checked every Monday.
  • Spring Break is March 16-20. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  Have a wonderful week!

Thank you,

Melinda Santos