Week 15 (November 22-26, 2010)

Tuesday is the “problem day” of this week:

  • It’s Grandparent Day (you can also bring someone special in your life other than a grandparent) and they are invited to have lunch with you.  There’s a tiny rub (keep reading)…
  • No hot lunch will be served in the cafeteria.  Instead, my room mom, Mrs. Stubbing, is arranging a “finger food feast” in my classroomGrandparents can bring a sack lunch and nosh with their favorite kiddo.
  • After lunch, Grandparents can then escort their grandkid to LA’s Book Fair in the library.

Have a restful Thanksgiving break. I know I will.

Check Infinite Campus (IC) for your student’s grades.  With the exception of last Friday’s science fair assignment, I have entered every grade for every assignment in every subject for your student.  If IC shows it missing, I don’t have it.  They’ll be looking through desks, books, and back packs on Monday for their slippery assignments.

This short week, there will be no testing.  Students will be:

  • completing missing assignments
  • working on spelling rule pages
  • classifying sentences in Shurley Grammar
  • reducing their vocabulary and spelling decks
  • finishing a science copy book page on rock formations
  • rehearsing the play, “Salt”

Every Monday, parents should:

  • Check the “Twitter Feed″ in the sidebar on the right for upcoming events
  • Go through their student’s Monday Folder, and
  • Download the printable study guides (“Week 15″ in the sidebar on the right) for this Friday’s reading and language arts tests

Please check the blog each night.

Homework
Math 5. Problem set 42 will be due as homework this week. They should have plenty of time in class to complete missing homework. They will not test this week.

Daily Oral Language (DOL). Students edit two sentences daily in class and will test on some of the same sentences each Friday. Additionally, students will edit two similar sentences weekly for a quiz grade (to see if they can apply their newfound editing knowledge).

Spelling. Every student has a spelling list at their individual spelling level as determined by their Morrison-McCall test results (several kids spell well beyond the fourth grade age level). A copy of their list is sent home in their Monday Folder and a duplicate list kept at school.

Vocabulary. All students take a five word vocabulary test every Friday.

Shurley Grammar. No testing this week, however, students will work with sentence classification.

All testing in my classes will occur this Friday as follows (again, you can download printable study guides for reading and language arts at “Week 14″ in the sidebar on the right):

* Daily Oral Language (DOL). They’ll practice test on some of the sentences edited each morning in class. Look for:
* –Practice sentences, and
* –Answer key (available Monday night)
* Spelling. Students will test on their individualized spelling list.
* –Spelling list (available Monday night)
* Vocabulary.
* –Vocabulary words (available Monday night)
* Open Court. The reading comprehension exam will be comprised of short answer and multiple choice questions. It is always an “open book” test. Students will read and discuss the story in class.
* –”The Milkmaid and Her Pail” (study guide available online)

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