Friday, September 26, 2014

September 29, 2014

Dear Parents,

We hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! October is right around the corner. You can start planning your character day costume (HALLOWEEN). We would like to remind you that your child can come to school dressed like any book character he/she chooses and will be asked to bring the book his/her character is from to school on that day. Dressing up is fun and we encourage all students to do so. We also encourage the students to work with their parents on making the costume. There are many costume ideas on the internet and this is a great opportunity for you and your child to work together and expand your child's (and yours) imagination! We have included a link about homemade Halloween costumes under the 'Links' heading.

We have decided to challenge our students by using the common core State Standards, activities and vocabulary. We adopted these standards last year as part of our Math Curriculum.

Language Arts
WWW: This week's words are:

him, into, time, has, look.

Your child will be learning these words, plus reviewing older ones, through various chants and activities.

Reading-This week your child will continue reading Nate the Great. Your child will be reviewing the following reading skills with this book; setting, character, beginning, middle and end, problem, and identifying the main idea, and making predictions.

Writing-Your child will continue writing an opinion piece. They will introduce the topic they are writing about, supply a reason for the opinion and provide some sense of closure.  

Math-Your child will be working with the CCSS (Common Core State Standards) and use manipulative to experience and review addition and subtraction.

Social Studies:
This week your child will be taking the last journey through Copan. We have learned a lot and the students have enjoyed it.


Reading-Read 10 minutes and fill out the reading blog
Math-Use the Mayan number system to make 5 addition sentences.
WWW:  Fill in the blanks.

Reading-Read 10 minutes and fill out the reading blog
Math-Write three addition word problems. ( They will share with a partner and solve in school).
WWW:  Reading Comprehension worksheet. ( Read answers and questions)

Reading-Read 10 minutes and fill out the reading blog
WWW:  Study for Spelling Challenge.
 Espanol: worksheet.

Reading-Read 10 minutes and fill out the reading blog
Math-Solve word problems in their interactive notebook.


Martha Stewart- Homemade Halloween Costumes- some really great ideas!

MODEL U.N. CLUB – The Model U.N. Club will meet after school on Tuesday, September 30 to discuss the competitions the club plans to participate in this year.  All interested students in Grades 9-12 are encouraged to attend.

MAP FALL TESTING SESSION –We continue with week 3 of our fall testing session. Your cooperation in making sure your child does not miss school on the days we have the tests is greatly appreciated.

HOLIDAY – We want to remind parents that this Friday, October 3 is a holiday – there will be no school!

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