Brenda Maiolo
 Week of November 16th-20th
*****Please remember the Moon Project is due Thursday 11/19.*****
  Report Card Conferences are Thursday, 11/19, Friday, 11/20 and Monday, 11/23. These days are half-days for students and there is no lunch served. Please make sure your child knows where they are going on these half-days. I will be sending home reminders to eveyone ...on the day and time of their scheduled conference.
   Centers are work the students work on during reading. The worksheets may not be all completed each week because they are in reading and unable to complete them all. I do not count this against any grades unless they are not using their time wisely. Also, the worksheets do not have to be returned unless it is stated on the paper. They can be completed at home for reinforcement of a concept but is not required. I do send home work if it is not completed because they have not used their time wisely. It helps reminds the student the assigned work is important and let parents know the work is not being completed.
   In Math this week, we are working on  Chapter 3....subtracting with and without regrouping, double and triple digit numbers. Please continue to work on addition and subtraction facts for quick recall.  
   We are working on narrative writing in Writers Workshop. In Readers Workshop we are continuing to read books and discuss the story elements. In grammar we are working on subject (naming part) and predicate (action part). It is a difficult concept and we will continue to work on it.   Spelling Unit 2-3, the test is scheduled for November 20th.  We will work on this concept with brainstorming words and writing them in sentences.  The next spelling test, Unit 2-4,  will be on Friday, December 4th.
The Reading Log is due every Thursday.
   Fluency Box (actually a blue zip bag) will be sent home every Thursday with new resources. Please make sure the blue bag is sent back every Thursday....empty to be refilled. I will send home our Spelling in the bag that day for the next week. The Fluency Bags should be used nightly to reinforce the concepts we are using during the week. The additional list of Spelling Words are from our reading program and should be reviewed.
   We are working on our Weebly Blogs and as soon as we get them up and running I will send home the information so you can look at them online.
*****I sent home a reminder to anyone that has not sent in the $10. craft money.Thank you to all that have sent it in and some twice...I sent it back! If you didn't receive a a reminder then you did send it in.*****