November 5 – 9

Our Vocabulary Parade is this Friday at 9:00. Students are welcome to wear their costumes and change afterward if they would like.

There will be no school Monday, November 12 in honor of Veteran’s Day.

Our Thanksgiving Feast will be Thursday, November 15. Our time will be 12:35 – 1:05. Only certain grade levels will participate and therefore third grade will not participate in the winter holiday feast in December.

Resources this week:
M – pe   T – computer lab   W – art   TH – computer lab   F – music

Curriculum Update:

ELA: We continue to work with poetry. We will read poems several times in order to understand the structure, how poets often use figurative language and imagery, and how stanzas build on each other to tell a story.

Math: We will finish up our unit on understanding fractions this week. Our unit assessment will be the following week. The graphic below shows how we will partition number lines to show fractional parts of a whole. We have been using fraction bars and this will be the next step in understanding this concept.

Science: We are beginning a new unit on animals. Students will be expected to classify animals into major groups (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, arthropods, vertebrates and invertebrates, those having live births and those which lay eggs) according to their physical characteristics and behaviors. Click on the chart below to see the characteristics of each group.

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