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This is a reminder that we will be walking to the high school around 9:15 to see a performance. We will be returning at 11:00. Please make sure your child dresses appropriately for the walk outside.
Thanks for the support.
Griffin’s Tale: PTO is supporting our writing curriculum by sponsoring an all school assembly in May. Griffin’s Tale will perform acts using student’s writing. Stories need to be written by students (all grades) but other than that, there are no restrictions. They can be as long, as short, as wordy, as picture-filled, as serious or as casual as the student wants them to be. Griffin's Tale said they love to adapt stories of every type.
All stories are due in the office on Friday, November 17. The following form, Story Identification Form, needs to be filled out for every story so please attach to student work.
Students will have time to work on this in class as well.
Happy Fall 3-Sidell Families!
We finally had a week with 5 whole days for learning. We accomplished so much and the students are becoming more independent every day. I hope you have all been able to join Seesaw and see some of the concepts we are working on. Our goal is to post every Friday with our favorite activities from the week.
This week reading groups switched back to fiction. We are reading mysteries and spooky stories in honor of Halloween. We continue to work on vocabulary, comprehension and fluency when reading.
Our read-aloud book The Trumpet of the Swan is coming to an end soon and the students are eager to find out what will be the next book!
In math, we are starting the second unit of the new curriculum Bridges. I hope you were able to read the math family letter I sent home on Monday. If not. please click on link here.
In science this week we explored force and motion. The students used a variety of objects to create wheels and axles. The students made discoveries about the direction items move and built cars from rods, cups and pennies.
In writing, we started the Informational writing unit. This week the students wrote about topics they know a lot about. We learned how to organize this information into subtopics and make a table of contents.
Phew! That's a lot of learning!!
Have a great weekend!
Literacy: We have continued to work on finding evidence in text and discussing how change influences perspective. We have discussed this a lot with the main character from the book Guinea Dog and did an activity using the book Zoom.
Math: Our game for the week was “Blast Off to Space” and it helped us with our subtraction facts and we used probability as a strategy to win the game. We also worked on solving equations with missing numbers and balancing equations. Students learned how to log in to their ALEKS accounts and completed a knowledge check. This helped to create their learning path. Your child can work on their path at home if they are looking for a way to get extra practice with math skills.
Cursive: Our letters this week were “l” and “f”. We also played the “Freeze Game” to practice writing a lot of words.
Writing: We have been publishing our narrative stories and growing as writers. We have started our second main piece where we are trying to use all of the writing techniques we have been learning about.
Social Studies: We worked on using map keys, scales, and compass roses to determine the distance and direction to famous vacation destinations. We took pretend trips to the Statue of Liberty, the Everglades, Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, and the Golden Gate Bridge. These little travelers are now planning their own trip to a new destination and researching some facts about it.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.
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