November 16 to 20

Friday, November 13, 2015

Our trip is this Friday.  Yes, the permission slips were due last week, but several of you still have not returned them.  Please note that field trips are a required part of our curriculum.  We plan the trips in conjunction with work we do in the classroom.  They should not be used as a discipline punishment.  If you did not turn in your slip please do so asap.

Native American Research projects are due now.  Most students have reported that they are working hard with their families on this project.  Please be sure your child is ready to present.  Late projects will be down graded a grade a day.

Folks, I know it is a busy and somewhat expensive time, but please please consider contributing to the Warrior store in the next few day./weeks.  The kids really love shopping with the incentive coins they earned.

Please sign up for a conference time.  Parent conferences are Wednesday November 18.  There is no school for students that day.

Home Assignments:

  • Read daily 15 minute minimum 7 days (track on the contract due Mon)
  • Math Home link (make it more challenging for your child as needed)
  • Word study: daily practice sight words for improved reading fluency (5 days)
  • Writing Application: Mon plan, Tues draft, Wed revise, Thurs edit, Fri submit

Writing Application Choices:

Choice #1: A List
Pretend you are in charge of all of the packages and other things your train is carrying.  Write a list that tells what is in each boxcar.  Tell where each package, box or thing is being sent.

Choice #2:Terrific Trains
How is a train trip better than a trip by bus, car, or plane?  Write a television ad for a railroad company.  Tell why traveling by train is fun and exciting.

Sight words: because, better, go, me, old, really, right, they, was, you