- NO SCHOOL, ENRICHMENT, OR HOMESCHOOL: Wed, Nov. 11-Veteran's Day
- HELP NEEDED: Fri, Nov. 13-Hang up huge posters from ceiling, put up EZup tent, hang up fabric from ceiling...bring ladders if you have one. Let me know if you can help.
- Fall Exhibition: Mon, Nov. 16 & Tue, Nov. 17 from 5-6:30 pm (This is mandatory for all families)
- Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 23-27
- Work Journal #2: Ends Fri, Dec. 4...Due by Tue, Dec. 8 at 4:15 pm
Reading: After Exhibition, I want to do a short genre study on "Fractured Fairy tales." Students will be reading short plays and fractured fairy tales in small groups to perform and share with the class. As a whole class, we will read "Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin," by Liesl Shurtliff. I am asking each family to provide a copy of this book for your student. You can order it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or check it out from the library. Please do not let your student read it before we begin. In doing so, it will take away the suspense and ability to predict during class discussions.
WRITING: Students are in the last phase of our project, "Money Doesn't Grow on Trees." In teams, students are writing a proposal explaining why their team chose the woman on the New $10 Bill and why they chose the image for the back and how it shows Democracy.
MATH: The switch to third and fourth grade classes for math was a smooth transition. Within each class, Megan differentiates the class based on needs. Students are learning key vocabulary about partial products, factors, what multiplication means, commutative property, and how to represent multiplication in many different ways using arrays, area models, drawings, groupings, and skip counting. Check out Megan's DP to find out more.
PROJECT: The students are working hard to finish their New $10 Bill Design. This week, students just need to trace the portrait on the front of the bill and the image they chose on the back. Students will be practicing what they will say for Exhibition on Thu/Fri. I will create a checklist with key words to help students remember what to say.