Just a reminder that our Halloween celebration will be on Monday, October 31st. Feel free to have your child wear a costume all day, if it doesn’t interfere with learning (some masks make it difficult to see). Otherwise, your child can change into the costume after lunch. Just a reminder that there are no weapons.
We have a competition in our classroom for Mobymax. The students are trying to receive the most points for fact fluency and numbers. The winner will have lunch with me in the classroom. The last day for the competition is on November 20th. Keep practicing!
We do not have an official spelling list this week. We are taking a break to complete some fun spelling activities with the following words:
We will not have a test on these words.
Our Animal Adaptation and classification test will be on Friday, October 28th, next week. A review sheet for the classification portion went home yesterday. If your child misplaced it, I have included it right here for you to download: vertebrates . I have also included an adaptation video by Study Jams as a review. Please click on the picture below to watch the video and even test yourself in the end. Students, remember to leave a comment about what you learned from the video so that I can give you credit for doing a little extra.
If you would like to play an adaptation game, you can click on the picture below. Let me know if you make it on the leader board.
We have been working on animal adaptations. We started researching our mystery animal today. Please help your child research additional adaptations and return the riddle paper by Tuesday.
They need to research an animal and determine five adaptations that help it survive so that they will be able to write an animal riddle. They should tell how each adaptation helps the animal survive. We will then type them up and post them for other students to guess. They will have some time during computers to add to the list. The following website has some great information: http://a-z-animals.com/ or http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/
Our Halloween and Valentine celebrations will be run by the teacher and held throughout the entire school day. They will only include the students and teacher. We are excited about some of the fun activities we plan to include in those celebrations. We will celebrate Halloween on Monday, October 31. Please send your child’s costume to school with them that day.
If you are able to donate any items to our celebration, please click on the following link: DONATIONS FOR HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION. Please send in donations by Friday, October 28th,
Beginning this week, all grade 1-3 classrooms launch a highly focused reading program for 30 minutes per day (Monday-Thursday).
This period of time, called the READING SUPER SWITCH, is in addition to the existing 60 minutes of classroom reading instruction. Students will be grouped with readers of like strengths and needs.
We are excited about the learning that will take place with this program. Look for updates on our class blog throughout the year.