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Weekly Update: 10/4

Posted on: October 4, 2015

Wow!  I can’t believe we’re already at the end of the first nine weeks!!!  It’s been a great start to the year!  As the end of the nine weeks is approaching, please make sure your child has all work turned in by Friday.  I encourage you to check Parentvue on a regular basis to check grades and to see if there are any missing grades that need to be turned in before Friday.  Conference forms went home on Friday.  Please return them at your earliest convenience. :o)

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, October 6–  picture retakes

Thursday, October 15–  PTA meeting

Friday, October 16–  Russell-a-thon fitness challenge

Monday October 19 – Friday October 23–  conference week  (early dismissal) and bookfair

Dive into Learning!

Math:  We are continuing to learn about multiplication this week.  We will learn different strategies to multiply a one digit number by multi-digit number–traditional multiplication as well as partial products and base 10 blocks.

Language Arts:  The students are finishing up their first nine weeks narrative pieces.  They worked incredibly hard on their writing and they have grown immensely.  I can’t wait to share their writing at conferences!  I’m so proud of their progress!  Yippee!!

Reading:  We will continue to learn how to describe a character in depth by exploring how a character can change during a story.  We will find evidence from the text to describe the character.  We’re also going to be learning how to write a nonfiction reading response journal reading the text Alcatraz from the Storyworks Magazine.  I will model how to respond to a nonfiction text..

Science:  We are continuing to learn about weather and weather instruments and how they are used to predict the weather.

Social Studies:  We are wrapping up our unit on Native Americans.  I am blown away by all of the amazing work on the dioramas and posters.  All of the students at Russell have been able to stop by and enjoy the dioramas!  We will continue to learn the indigenous regions and their respective shelter, food, clothing, and culture.


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