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October 17th & 18th: Parent Teacher Conferences
October 17th: Early Release (dismiss at 1:10)
October 18th & 19th: No School
Extend Unit 2 Week 1: Home School Connection attached below
We will still be focusing on Unit 2 Week 1 Comprehension and Vocabulary Strategies, but will be doing so with fun pumpkin activities!
Essential Question: How do animals play a part in the world around us?
Comprehension Strategy: Make, Confirm & Revise Predictions
Comprehension Skill: Character, Setting, Plot
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Vocabulary Strategy: Prefixes & Root Words
Grammar: Nouns & Inflectional Endings -ed and -ing
Spelling: Words with Short o and Long o
Unit 3 Family Letter: (attached below) This will give more information about the vocabulary and skills we will be working on throughout the unit. It also includes an answer key to all of our home links.
We will begin our next math Unit. Unit 3 will focus mainly on adding and subtracting within 20, and understanding place value.
science / social studies / stem
We will continue our study of the life cycle of a plant, specifically focusing on the life cycle of a pumpkin.
A few things to know about your child's grades:
- Each subject has various skills listed. These skills are averaged together to make up the subject grade. Many assignments are broken up into multiple skills such as writing projects (6 traits) and weekly reading tests (vocabulary, comprehension, and constructed response).
- Reading: Our current reading grade is made up of our weekly assessment scores, along with 5 points weekly for completed Reading Logs (1 pt. per 10 minutes, totaling 5 points for a full 50 minutes). The reading fluency grade is based on DIBELS scores.
- Math: Our math grade will consist of unit assessments and Home Links. Home Links are worth one point. No points will be awarded for a Home Link that fails to be completed.
- Science/Social Studies: We rotate between subjects. Scores are given for participation, labs, assignments and projects.
- Writing: Each writing trait is listed separately, averaging together for their overall writing grade. Example: If your child scored a 3 out of 4 for conventions then listed under their writing grade you will see a C for the skill "conventions", but does NOT mean they are making a C in writing- it is just broken up into 6 skills per writing assignment.
- Work Habits and Social Skills- We feel that while we are in the first quarter most students are still "making progress" on the social skills and work habits. As we progress through the year hopefully your child will see improvements on their grading marks.
+ represents satisfactory
/ represents making progress
– represents a skill where growth is needed