Calendar of Events:
10/20 - Gr. 4/5 Soccer Game WES @ CPS
10/21 - Gr. 5 Field Trip to Old Fort Western
10/27 - Mahoosuc Performance "Tinpanic Steel Band"
11/3 - Workshop Day
11/4 - Flu Shot Day (Elementary students)
11/11 - Holiday! No School
11/12, 11/13 & 11/16 - Tooth Fairies
11/19 - P/T Conferences
11/23 - P/T Conferences
11/25 - Workshop Day!
11/26 - Holiday No School
11/27 - Vacation Day No School
Next week’s healthy snack host is TRAVIS. :)
A reminder about our field trip to FT. WESTERN next Wednesday! Please bring in your permission slip and $ before Wednesday.
We had a good turn out for Grandparent’s Day today. The students always enjoy this day!
Students shared their raps for the Four Corners project, their work on their laptops, and played games.
In Math, we are becoming more proficient with the order of operations. Students feel pretty good with their work in class and at home. We are also working on multiplication; large numbers by one digit #’s and have learned our 3’s timetables. Next week, the 4’s!!
We are also working with decimals: reading and writing them, rounding, greater than/less than, place value, and addition.
We played a game of “Fact-Family Hoe-Down,” which was a lot of fun!
In Literacy areas, we wrote biographies of a class member and made their portrait for the bulletin board. We also began new reading groups: The Barn by, Avi and Woods Runner by, Gary Paulsen. Students are working on vocabulary, sentence and mechanics skills, being prepared with discussion questions for group time, and continued comma work.
Social Studies Topics include: Marco Polo and the early explorers; students worked in 2 small groups to read and discuss the “big ideas” of Marco Polo’s significance to exploration, and the beginnings of the Revolutionary War. We watched the Walt Disney movie, “Johnny Tremain” which is based upon the historical fiction novel written by Esther Forbes in 1943.
Have a fabulous weekend!