We had a lot of fun picking pumpkins, eating apple cider donuts, and going to the animal farm on Friday! This week we will continue fall fun by studying why leaves changes color, writing poems about Fall, and doing art activities about Dia de Los Muertos. On Wednesday we will participate in some Halloween like activities, but students are not allowed to wear costumes that day. Friday will be a Teacher Institute Day and students and there will be no school for students that day. The last day of the quarter will be Thursday.
What is happening this week..
Reading Workshop: We will wrap up our unit on Fiction texts. On Thursday we will have an assessment on what we have covered this quarter thus far- folk tales, predictions, cause and effect, story lesson, author’s purpose. We will begin a unit on nonfiction starting next Fall. Reading logs need to be turned in by Thursday of this week.
Writing Workshop: We will finish up our personal narratives this week and celebrate with a publishing party on Thursday. If some students have not completed their narratives in class, they will need to finish them at home. Spelling words will be given Monday and students will be assessed Friday. Students will also be expected to find the pattern, sort, and write 10 sentences in their notebooks.
Math: We moved the Unit 2 math test to this week due to the field trip. We will review tomorrow and take the test on Tuesday. Please continue to practice math facts, count money, and tell time at home!
Science: Last week we concluded that liquids stand apart from solids because they take the shape of the container that holds them. This week we will begin to discuss the difference between chemical and physical changes and the differences between solid, liquid, and gases.
Social Studies: We will study the scientific process of how leaves change color and write poems about it and do lots of fun activities for Dia de Los Muertos. Last week we found the neighborhoods of Pilsen and Little Village on the map and watched a video about Day of the Dead in Mexico. We will eat pan de muertos (from a bakery in Little Village) and make sugar skulls.