Weekly Newsletter- November 18, 2013

Language Arts
– Reading Eating the Plates (Pilgrim book of manners)
-Celebrating 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address on Tuesday
– For more information on this historic speech, you can read my notes from a class I took.
Newspaper retracts editorial of G. Address
Working on mock interviews between reporter and Pilgrim or Indian
Comprehension StrategyMake Predictions-Good readers find clues from the text and pictures to make predictions and revise if necessary.

Comprehension SkillTheme– Sequence is the order in which a story’s events happen. It is what happens in the beginningmiddle, and end.

GenreHistorical Non  Fiction


Vocabulary StrategySimilies– Compares two things that are different usinglike or as.  Similies don’ts mean exactly what they say.

 WritingWord Choice-We continue to write our persuasive essays this week titled, “Don’t Eat Me!” Good writers give descriptive details to help readers see and feel the story.

Rounding numbers
Multiplying many digit problems
Fast Fast Multiplication problems- 0-12 (timed)
 In science, we will be starting our unit on soil.  We will begin by learning about worms and conducting a yummy worm experiment!
Social Studies
Government- Rights as Citizens, common good projects, problem solving, and Primary and Secondary Sources
Turkey projects due Nov. 20th
Non-fiction book report due Dec. 2nd (forms were in Friday’s mail)
Dec. 2nd- Take school bus to high school for music rehearsal
Dec. 3rd- Music Performance 7 p.m. High School-Be there at 6:45 p.m. 
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