Writing: We watched some videos and did a few activities on prepositions, figurative language, homophones, homographs and parts of speech. We started Mentor sentences this week, and will continue next week.
Reading: We are getting closer to the end of "Wonder." We have had some lively discussions and great conversations about our strategy we worked on, determining and analyzing the author's opinion.
Projects: The kids have been having fun coming up with songs about ecosystems. They will finish up this week and perform for a few different classes.
- Parent Teacher Conference is this Friday, December 8th. If you have not signed up with Sign-Up Genius or contacted me for another time, please do so and I will do my best to accommodate your schedules.
- I have been working hard with Fallon Theaters for the movie, "Wonder" but, unfortunately, they cannot get it until January. So, we will go on a walking field trip to Fallon Theaters when we get back from Christmas break. There will be a $5 fee which includes entry into the movie as well as a small popcorn and drink. Students will then compare the book and the movie. More information to come.
- 5th graders have expressed their desire to have a "Secret Santa" gift exchange with classmates. They will draw names this week and purchase a gift for the other student ($5-$8 range) and bring it wrapped to the class party on December 21st. Please only have them put who it is "TO" - they will reveal who it is from after it is opened. If your child is unable to participate, please let me know so we can assure that every students has a gift.