Room C-18
Instructor: Mrs. Leigher  

October 9 - 12:

In ELA, we are reading and responding to Because of Winn-Dixie. Comprehension skills include point of view, setting, plot. theme, sequencing, cause and effect, and figurative language.  Nonfiction selections include articles from "Scholastic News" and science selections. 

During our ELA block, we are using the "Just Words" program.  This is a word study program that focuses on how words are put together and reading and spelling words that are phonetically regular and non-phonetic words that do not follow the "system" of English.

Our writing this quarter focuses on opinion writing.  We are working on writing a strong position statement along with strong reasons and sufficient details, examples, and explanations for each reason.

In math: we are testing on Topic 1: Multiplication and Division: Meanings and Facts on Tuesday, Oct. 16.   It is important to be studying basic multiplication and division facts at home, as well as reviewing and practicing multi-digit addition and subtraction.  Nest, we will be multiplying by 1-digit numbers.

In science, we're studying slow changes of the earth such as weathering, erosion, and deposition.

Specialist Schedule for Mrs. Leigher's Class:  * Please note that the Computer and Library days have been switched.

Monday - Music

Tuesday - Physical Education (Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers.)

Wednesday -  Computer

Thursday - Library (Remember to bring your library book back to school.)

Friday - Art

Lunch/Recess    11:45 - 12:25

Please bring a healthy snack and drink daily to be eaten in the classroom.

***Good school attendance is vital to student learning and success. It's important that students are in school all day and on time each day.
***Homework completion is very important to learning success. Please ensure that your child is completing and returning
homework.  The planner should also be signed daily by a parent/guardian.

****Students should be reading at least 20 minutes a night at home.
Class Links

Ducksters Science
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