Newsletter

Mrs. Heersche

Week of November 5-9

STAR Reading and Math tests

District Professional Day on Friday – No school for students

Thursday, November 15 is a busy day –

· the day your student should be at 50 percent of his/her AR goal for this nine weeks

· Native American dancers will perform sometime during the day (One of my favorite performances of the year!)

· Science Night (with a daytime performance as well)

Friday, November 16 – picture retakes and class pictures

Reading/Language Arts:

Text – A Hero with Heart– from ReadWorks website

Vocabulary words – adopt, native

Comprehension Skill – Author’s purpose

Vocabulary Strategy – Greek and Latin roots

Grammar – Complex sentences

Writing – complete Procedural writing - Informative

Spelling words -

wildlife

life preserver

uproar

barefoot

home run

part-time

headache

warehouse

top-secret

overboard

teammate

post office

wheelchair

outspoken

light bulb

up-to-date

well-known

awestruck

throughout

newscast

Vocabulary Words: critical, secured, realization, annoyance, bundle, clammy, squalling, commotion, demolished, elite

(Please practice using these vocabulary words with your student in conversation.)

SOCIAL STUDIES

SS – Week 10 – The Middle Colonies

Check it out at www.studiesweekly.com!

ACCELERATED READER INFORMATION

The dates for percentage requirements are:

50 percent of goal – November 15

75 percent of goal – December 4

100 percent of goal – December 18

Please mark these dates on your calendar and ask your student about their progress as well!!

PRACTICE SITES

www.spellingcity.com

wow.boomcards.com

www.studiesweekly.com

www.studyisland.com

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