Hello and happy Thursday! I know I was late with my blog post this week and I am so sorry! I am back with much to share!
We have finished our pre-testing for the year!!! Wooohooo!
We finished our place value and rounding units formally but will continue to review these skills throughout the year. You can use StudyIsland via Clevver to practice these math skills. We have begun with subtraction with and without regrouping this week. This can be practiced using Study Island as well! Reflex Math is a wonderful resource for addition and subtraction facts.
We did not take our reading test last week. I felt that we just needed a week to recover and relax. We will take the test on this Friday October 12. It will have the skills we have covered (questioning in fiction, predicting, and comprehension questions). It will not have this week's skill (nonfiction text features). This skill will be on the next reading test. Reading tests will not necessarily be unit based. They will be every two weeks on topics covered in the two-week span. They will usually be on the computer.
In science and social studies, we alternate every two weeks. However, this unit is longer and more involved. We will spend three weeks on the world geography unit in social studies. There is a lot of information to be learned. We will be spending some time coloring maps, working with technology in the library, and learning features of different continents. Please review these items with your student as binders come home!
We have finished working with the articles (a, an, and the) in writing and are now discussing sentence fragments versus complete sentences.
Quizzes, Tests, Dates to remember: Word study test Thursday Oct 11 - new words come home on Friday October 12 Reading test Friday October 12 Picture Day October 18 Pumpkin Palooza Friday October 26 Parent Teacher Conferences Monday November 5 - a sign up genius will be sent via email on October 22 October Dolphin Spirit Week Oct 22 - Oct 26
Monday 10/22 - Wear red to show that at Echo Lake, we respect ourselves and others.
Tuesday 10/23 - Wear your sweats or workout gear to show that we make healthy choices about our bodies.
Wednesday 10/24 - Wear "mix"-matched socks for Mix-It-Up Day where we mix it up at lunch and recess to meet new friends.
Thursday 10/25 - Wear your favorite college gear or dress to represent your future career to show you are thinking about a bright future ahead.
Friday 10/26 - Wear orange to show that you stand up against bullying.
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