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Reminders:
Pats' Spirit Day - Friday, October 12th

2nd Annual Trunk or Treat Spooktacular!
Friday, October 26th @ 6:30                   


Math                                 Image result for addition, subtraction symbols

Topics include rounding, adding, subtracting and estimating. Please consider having your child practice at night on Sumdog or ABCya.


Science                                        Image result for volcanoes erupting

Current unit is focused on the Earth, rocks, erosion, weathering and volcanoes.


Reading                        Image result for books

Wonders Reading program

Unit 1 topics include:

Week 1 - Main idea - Clever ideas; Genre - Fairy tales

Week 2 - Main idea - Think of others; Genre - Realistic fiction

Week 3 - Main idea - Take action; Genre - Expository text

Week 4 - Main idea - Ideas in motion - Narrative nonfiction

Week 5 - Main idea - Putting ideas to work - Persuasive essay

Please read every night for at least 20 minutes every night from books that you enjoy.
 

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Term 1 focuses on writing opinions. Students develop writing their opinions on certain topics such as favorite flavor of ice cream, pet or season. It is important for them to develop a logical argument involving the "OREO" method. "OREO" is an acronym for helping the students remember to state one's opinion, give a reason, give an example to support the reason, and state their opinion again (restate in a different way). The goal is to have the students be able to present a 3 paragraph argument by the end of term 1.

  Specialist Schedule: This year we will be working on a five day schedule

·         Monday – Computers 9:15 – 10:00

·         Tuesday – Art 9:15 – 10:00

·         Wednesday –  Music 9:15 – 10:00

·         Thursday – Gym (sneakers please) 9:15 - 10:00

·         Friday – Library 2:00 – 2:45


 I am very excited to have your child in my classroom and I look forward to a challenging and rewarding year full of fun. Please feel free to contact me either in the assignment book or by email at dstgermain@oxps.org.



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