Week of September 30

Hello,

I hope everyone had a nice final weekend of September. Last Friday several important pieces of information went home. Permission slips to our field trip next week on Tuesday to the Bissell House came home. Students must turn in a signed permission slip to be able to go on the field trip. Also going home on Friday was a conference reminder for Fall conferences. Please sign and return if you are able to attend or not. This week on Thursday students will be having picture day in the morning. I will unfortunately be out of the district on Thursday attending a conference with several other teachers from our district. The class will be having a substitute on that day.

This week students will be receiving a study guide to go with their folktales test which will be next Tuesday. Students will also be receiving a study guide this week for their animal life cycle test which will be next week on Thursday. It is important to spend time reviewing these study guides as it will better help prepare them for their test. During science this week we will be releasing our meal worms which have turned into beatles. Students caterpillars will be entering their cocoons as they progress into the next stage of their life cycle. Several students have begun to receive their flat Stanley’s back. Once students receive them back they will be given directions to create a poster of their trip and give a brief presentation on it. Please see the two papers going home about this with their flat Stanley. Students have two weeks to create their poster and get ready for their presentation after getting their flat Stanley back. Students also have begun their new social studies unit. Their previous social studies unit test went home last Friday. In math we began our new unit on addition and subtraction. We will mostly be focusing on addition this week. Students will get their math test from last week back in their Friday folders after we go over it in class. In ELA students will continue to work in their guided reading groups and focus on writing in paragraph form. Students will continue to learn about different types of nouns in class. They will be introduced to abstract nouns this week. Students will have their words study test over their  current words this Friday. We will also be wrapping up our folktales unit this week. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Mr. Aurand