January 11 to 15

Monday, January 11, 2016

Please consider donating either a snack, a ream of copy paper or collectibles from Oriental Trading for the Warrior store this week.

This week Students embark on a science unit about balance and motion.  Students will work in class making observations about how things move and how weight impacts movement.

In math we will continue to look at place value and time and coins.

In language arts we will consider “author’s purpose” and discuss the difference between fiction and non fiction.

Our field trip is scheduled for January 27th to the Chicago Children’s Theater.  We have purchased a very limited number of seats.  Please see the classroom teacher if you are interested in chaperoning.  If you have not returned your trip slip or fee yet please note that we purchased tickets already for all students.  All field trips are a required part of our curriculum.  If there is an obstacle for your family in paying please speak to your classroom teacher as soon as possible.

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: Creative Writing:
Write a fairy tale about a king or a queen who lives in a very unusual kingdom and who has the same name as you!  Begin your story with these words…”Once upon a time…”

Choice #2: A Thousand Thanks!
Pretend you just spent the weekend at a castle.  Write a thank you letter to the prince or princess you stayed with.  Tell them what you liked most about your visit.

Sight words: king, thank, hand, sing, and, think, bring, long, end, thing