Weekly Newsletter

 

Mr. Pascoe’s Room 22 Weekly Newsletter

Week of 10/15 – 10/19

Announcements:

  • If anyone has questions regarding their scheduled conference time for this upcoming week, feel free to email me as conferences are fast approaching!
  • Halloween Party: We are looking to have a Halloween party on Wednesday, the 31st in the afternoon. If you are interested in assisting with the planning for the event, please feel free to let me know! I will pass along your email to Mrs. Gezahegn as a parent in her class has volunteered to begin the planning for family 2’s party! Thank you!

Upcoming Events:

  • Wednesday and Thursday, 10/17 and 10/18: Conferences (Half Day for students-dismissal at 11:00am)

Fourth Grade Math: This coming week in fourth grade math, we will be discussing factors, factor pairs, and prime/composite numbers. We will also work on solving multi-step number stories. Students can expect a nightly homelink page for homework to practice what we are working on in class.

Reading Workshop: This coming week in reading workshop, we will be discussing book talks with partnerships and summarizing the important events in our stories. We will also be discussing the conclusion of our read aloud of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane in class as well. Students will be given independent reading time along the way.

Writing Workshop: This coming week in writing workshop, we will be publishing our realistic fiction stories! Students will complete this work on separate drafting paper and we will be hand-writing the final copies. The final draft of their realistic fiction story will be due on Wednesday morning. Students have started their publishing this past week and we will spend Monday and Tuesday publishing this coming week. Students will be able to take them home on Tuesday to finish if necessary.

Science: We will be continuing our science unit “Organisms Have Character” this week. We will be explaining why plants have flowers and the different roles that flowers and fruits play in plant survival. We will also compare and contrast different types of plants, such as moss, pines/conifers, and coleus plants. We will complete much of this work in our science journals.

Social Studies: In social studies, we will continue our look at Michigan history. This week we will look to discuss the importance of traditional stories of Native Americans along with reading a sample story. We will also discuss the strengths and weaknesses of using traditional stories as historical clues and sources about a group of people.

Word Study: We will look to begin word study this week. Students will receive new sorts to be introduced to on Monday. They will receive 2 copies of the sort. One is to stay here at school and the other to bring home. Students will work with the sorts for 2 school weeks before having a test on their sorts not this Friday, but next Friday (10/26). We will do some practice activities in class throughout this time, but students are expected to be reviewing at home in preparation for the spelling test as well.

Morning Work: Morning work will include logic puzzles, reading comprehension activities, math skills practice, and handwriting practice.

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