There's a definite chill in the air! Please make sure your child is coming to school with a coat or heavy sweatshirt, as they have two outside recesses throughout the day.

Upcoming Events:
PTO Skate Night Tuesday, November 7th 6-8pm at the Nampa Roller Drome
Holiday Bazaar and Empty Bowls Fundraiser Saturday, November 11th 9:00am-3:00pm 
Thanksgiving Break No School November 20th-24th

Homework: Due November 10th 
Spelling- no homework 
Math- One page, multiplying whole numbers by fractions 

What We're Doing in Class:
Spelling: For spelling we are working on recognizing homographs, practicing correct spelling of words with double letters, and editing sentences to get rid of unnecessary words. 
The Latin root we're studying is graph/gram meaning write. Here are the words we're learning:
1. grammar: rules for using the written word
2. paragraph: a division of a written work
3. cardiogram: the tracing (writing) made by a heart monitor
4. autograph: a person's own handwriting
5. graphology: the study of handwriting and what it reveals about a person
6. biography: a story of a person's life
7. epigraph: a saying written on a building or statue
8. orthography: writing words with correct spelling 
9. autobiography: story of one's own life written by oneself 
10. graphics: anything written, drawn, or printed 

Language Arts: We have hit the half-way point in our novel and the students will be taking a mid-unit assessment. We are focusing on how characters are responding to challenges, making predictions based on foreshadowing, and reviewing topics like the Great Depression that are integrated into the book. 

Math: Mrs. Stradling will be continuing to work on adding and subtracting fractions with mixed numbers. 

Science: We are wrapping up our unit on Earth's Systems and will be moving on to the Water Cycle and Earth's Resources. 

Social Studies: We are going to start creating state floats (think of a parade float) based on states the students have researched; they've researched four total, one per region, and will pick one on which to focus for their float. More information on this is coming; this will be both a school and home project.