Welcome to December! It’s so hard to believe we are almost at the midpoint of the school year!
Our book fair day is Monday. Please send money in on that day if you wish to have your child purchase books. The other opportunity to purchase books from the book fair will be on Friday, December 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm during PCE Holiday Story Night.
The schedule for the week before our winter break will be as follows:
Wednesday, December 20 AND Thursday, December 21 will be early dismissal days. Our “Grinch” class party will be on Wednesday and Thursday will be a Polar Express / pajama day. More information will be coming home soon! Please let me know if your child will not be here either of those days.
ELA: This week we will continue to work on asking thoughtful questions as we read. We will read the book, Brave Irene. We will work with partners and closely read to annotate how the main character feels and character traits to describe her based on what she thinks, say,s and does. This book has great examples of non-literal language, specifically personification. We will write a paragraph about how the author uses personification to describe the forceful wind Irene has to overcome.
Vocabulary this week:
coax: gently urge
resent: feel something is unfai
ill-tempered: angry or cross
meddle: cause problems
heed: pay attention to
Math: We will take an assessment on basic fractions on Monday. We will then move on to measuring lengths to the nearest quarter inch using a ruler. We will collect several measurements and learn how to organize the data and place it on a line plot.
Social Studies: This week we will learn about the Midwestern states. We will learn about the land and water features, climate, culture, industry and resources, and landmarks. Students will bring home their packet and map to study. We will not have the test until the following week.
Resources this week:
Monday: Book Fair (media)