Week 6

It is hard to believe that we are already 6 weeks into the school year! We are really starting to get into the “swing” of things, and it is extremely exciting! The students seem to have our daily routines down and have made some fantastic work together.

This week, we finished our woodland animals for our mural and were introduced to the wetlands. The kids are embracing the mud and wetness, and are extremely excited to find a variety of living things that are in the wetlands. In writing, the third and fourth graders were editors for several pieces of writing. As a class, they worked on correcting capitalization, possessive apostrophes, and adding commas. We will continue to work on strengthening our writing skills over the next few weeks. The 4th grade math students are learning about place value and working with multi-digit whole numbers. The 3rd graders have finished their addition and subtraction of large numbers, and will be moving on to graphs!

Our spelling has changed to make things easier for parents, students, and teachers! From now on, on Mondays, we will introduce ALL ¬†spelling sorts to every group. Tuesdays students¬†will do homework day 2, Wednesdays they will do homework day 3, etc. On Friday, ALL spelling groups will have their test – this means there is no spelling homework on the weekends! YAY! Next week, we will continue our investigation of the wetlands. Please make sure that your child has rain boots because we may be getting messy! We will also begin our novel study with both 3rd and 4th graders. The third graders will be reading “Chocolate Touch” and the fourth graders will be reading “Underworld”. Both books are in the myth genre, so we will discuss the different characteristics of myths as well.

 

Important reminders:

  • Earthkeeper permission slips and checks are due by the 29th (Thursday)
  • Earthkeepers will take place on October 5th and October 6th ALL day (not overnight), and half of October 7th (on campus)
  • The October Green Challenge will be Eat Real. More information will be available soon!