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This Week's Objectives

Math: Topic 14: Time, Mass, Volume. Topic 15: Polygons
Reading:  Reading Clubs
Writing:  Non-Fiction Writing
Inquiry: Fossils, adaptation

This Week

Hello Families,

This week, and the next several weeks, will be very routine. 
In math we are finishing Topic 14 (Time, Volume, Mass), and will soon begin   Topic 15 (geometry). We will continue to work on good paragraph form, and non-fiction reading. Students should be completing their life cycle challenge this week, next week learn a little more about adaptation, and then onto our endangered species research. 

I wanted to let families know that your children will continue to have access to their Reflex Math over the summer to keep their multiplication skills up to speed. Please let me know if you need help getting your child set up at home for this program. Reflex math can be accessed from any computer, Chromebook, or iPad. I don't believe it is available on a phone, but I'm checking into it. I'm also checking into other tablet forms.

Have a great week.
Sincerely, Mrs. Perelli


Homework 5/22/17
1. Reading
2.Math worksheet
3. Research project. Third report due  6/1/17

Finding Just Right Books

Basically this is how it is taught:
1. Choose a book based on interest- read the back.
2. Do the "5 finger test" which means you read a random page in the book, (preferably a whole page) and count how many times you either come across a word you don't know, or can't pronounce. If you have only 2 or 3 fingers up, great. If you have 4 or more- too hard. If you have 2 or less, too easy.
3. Listen to the way the book sounds either out loud or in your head- are you stumbling, stuttering, stopping and starting, or are you reading smoothly, hear the characters voices, understanding what is going on.
4. Check the range or level. It should be in your range. If it is in your range, #2 and #3 will probably back it up.
5. Read the first chapter to see if you still like it, and are still reading it well.

Check out books your are unsure of, either through me or through these websites:

Scholastic Book Wizard (http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/)
 Lexile Framework for Reading (https://lexile.com/)
 Accelerated Reader (http://www.arbookfind.com/)

You  may need to cut and paste the web addresses into your search window. 

Important Reminder

As the weather gets warmer, please make sure students dress appropriately, and all shoes have backs. Thank you.

Scholastic Book Clubs

Click here for Scholastic Books

Books can be ordered at any time through the web-site. I will be sending another flyer home some time in November. 

Our Class code is GVL2R

And for a great resource try:

Thank you!

Webster Elementary School Calendar

Quote for the Week

No act of Kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~Aesops

Classroom Schedule

Daily Schedule

9:00-9:45- Morning Work and 
Writer's Workshop part 1 
10:30-10:45- Snack 
10:45-Math Workshop
1:05-2:05- Reader's Workshop
2:05-3:00-Writer's Workshop/ Inquiry Block/ ReflexMath
3:00- Read aloud

Important Reminders:
    A snack & drink every day and/or money for milk or juice.
    Bring your lunch, or money for lunch every day.
    Bring your homework folder every day.
    Wear sneakers for Gym class every Wednesday.
    Bring Library books to school every Monday.