Mrs. Borrow's Broadcast
November 10, 2017
November 17: Spirit Wear: Students may wear a SJV or Powers shirt with jeans. As always on jean days stretch pants and sweat pants are not allowed. Thank you.
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Thank you to all the parents who came to Parent-Teacher Conferences. Communication between home and school is an integral part of ensuring your child's academic success. The children are working hard, learning, and growing every day. It is wonderful to sit down and talk with you about your children.
Reading: We have finished our 2nd basal reading book! On Monday, the students will compare and contrast two stories from the reading book. They will compare setting and characters. Our 3rd basal begins with the selection: Stan's Stunt.
In this a story about woodland animal friends, each character has a "story to tell." As the story unfolds the children will learn about a stunt each animal can do. Skills we will focus on include: setting, making inferences, context clues, blends fl, sn, sl, and will also focus on main idea. The students will create a writing piece entitled: Animal Antics; the students will illustrate and write about their favorite animal doing a stunt. The students will also create a mask that illustrates a woodland animal. They will discover facts about their animal and share it with the class.
Phonics: The students will work on the short "a" vowel sound.
Spelling: We will work with the spelling words during the week. The words are included in the reading selection for the week. If your child studies the spelling words they will be more successful reading the selection for the week as well as the leveled readers. The pretest will be given on Wednesdays and the final test will be given on Fridays.
Spelling list: bump, jump, went, tent, spell, spill, try, fall, their, would
For an EXTRA CHALLENGE: addition, sum, subtraction, difference
Students are not required to attempt the EXTRA CHALLENGE words, but some students need a challenge. :-)
Handwriting: Please practice handwriting with your child at home. If they are reversing letters please bring it to their attention and have them correct the reversal. This week we will work on the letters: c, e, and f.
Math: We will work on comparing, missing parts, and problem solving subtraction stories.
Social Studies: We will learn all about the Thanksgiving holiday.
Religion: We will think about how God speaks to us through the Bible. The students will create a picture that shows how the Word of God helps them follow Jesus. Later in the week we will talk about how we give praise to God.