What’s Coming Up – Week of November 11-15, 2019

Miscellaneous

  • Early Release – Friday, November 15
  • Parent-teacher conferences will be held on November 18 and 20. 
  • Individual conference times were communicated earlier last week. Reference the Fall Conference 2019 Google Form for the schedule!
  • Goodies Factory Fundraiser

 

    • If your child participated in the fundraiser, items must be picked up on Thursday, November 21 between 3:00 and 5:00 PM.
    • If you’re unable to pick up items during this time, please make arrangements with a friend, neighbor, or family member.
  • Georgetown Elementary Holiday Program will be held on December 12.
  • Our Class Holiday Party will be on Friday, December 20th and will involve a pancake breakfast for students. Our approximate timeframe will be:
    • 9-9:45 setup/cook while students are at specials
    • 9:45-10:45 eat/activities/cleanup
  • More info, including signup link, to come soon!

Math:

  • We are getting into our third unit, multiplying and dividing fractions. 
  • Students should be completing Moby Max Fact Fluency practice at home for five minutes per day unless they have mastered all math facts.

ELA:

  • We’re beginning a reading and writing unit which will focus on theme.
  • Students should be reading for 20 minutes each night and filling out the reading log.

Science: 

  • We’re discussing collaborative work practices and scientific understanding.

Social Studies:

  • We will be continuing our second unit, Three Worlds Meet.

Picture This…Our Class at Work!

In writer’s workshop, we have been working through making Revision Decisions. As writer’s, we understand that we always have choices that can help our writing sound smoother and be better constructed.

In this lesson, our focus was on Talk It Out, which was all about when writer’s revise, they often need to talk it out loud with others to get the best version of their writing.

This task was where students had to combine sentences by deleting, rearranging, adding connectors, and/or trying new verb endings (all previous mini-lessons) and talk through which options sounded the best.

It was great to see groups work together and take risks as they tried some new things in their writing!