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Update 9/20/20


Hi Families!

Quick notes to know:

We will be wearing spirit wear/school colors every Friday 

  • 9/25 Next Scheduled Materials Pick-Up (below are instructions)
  • 9/27 PSO Hawks Golf Outing
  • 9/28 Possible Testing begins- look for updates to come




For the 9/25 Materials Pick-Up, we are asking students to return: the woodland pictures of their plant and animal, Math Student Book page 25 and 26, the home connections pages 9, 10, 13, 14, and the read to self book that was loaned out.


Please make sure your child’s first and last name are on each of these items, as well as, “Larson.” Then, please place them inside the materials pick up and drop off folder your child labeled and then place the folder into the materials bag and return on 9/25.  Thank you so much for your support! 


In Writing, 

We will have a special PBIS lesson this week. Mrs. Grenady will read the book we will read is “I’m Happy-Sad Today” and have a discussion and coloring activity afterward.


We are going to be working on another informational paragraph about a woodland animal. We will create this as a whole class and go through the stages of research, selecting important information and writing. There will also be some opportunities for free writes coming up next week. We will also continue to use and our handwriting books.


In Reading, We will be working on group articles. We will also continue working on each comprehension skill from the necklace over time. The next skill we plan to learn is questioning owl. We will also use some of our reader’s time to get ready for the NWEA test and take a practice test or two so students will be ready. At this time, it seems as though the test will be scheduled for the week of 9/28 but we do not have a set date.


In Math, this week we are finishing Unit 1, module 4. Friday, our unit assessment is scheduled. The assessment covers addition and subtraction skills, as well as, solving word problems that feature addition and subtraction. Next week, we will start Unit 2. In unit 2 students will learn the reasoning and conceptual concepts behind multiplication. They will also start to learn multiplication facts up to 10 x 10. We will start module 1 next week. In module 1 we will learn: 

Module 1 Multiplication in Context

Students examine arrays that facilitate repeated addition

and skip-counting and encourage multiplicative

strategies such as doubling, and use stamps to efficiently

determine the value of whole sets. They explore a coral

reef scene that invites them to develop strategies beyond

repeated addition, including doubling, proportional

relationships and partial products. Students also take a

unit pre-assessment and learn a new Work Place.


For Science/Social Studies, we are continuing working on science and are in the unit of Illinois ecosystems. We are finishing the woodland ecosystem unit this week.  Ms. Naomi will host a special lesson showing us under a log and what creatures we can find there. Then, students will look for their own critters to draw and label. Students will be researching one woodland plant and one woodland animal. They will complete questions to help guide their research. Then, they will write an informational paragraph about each which will be turned in on google classroom. Last students will draw their woodland animal and plant on the two papers sent home during the last materials pick up. These drawings will be turned in on 9/25. Next week, we will kick off our unit on wetlands by having a virtual field trip to the wetlands.


We will continue participating in phenology and solo spots, alternating each week on Friday afternoons. Your student may complete these by going outside in your own yard, or, if this is not possible, by looking out a window at nature. 


I hope you have a wonderful week!