2-4 | Mrs. Magarie

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What's Happening This Week

**Trip to see the Nutcracker! - Thursday, Nov. 15th.  We leave around 10:15 AM and will be back at school by 2:00 PM; permission slips will go out Mon. Nov. 5th and I need them back by Friday, Nov. 9th. Parent, I still need chaperones, I have 3 so far but can use more. If interested, please let me know.  Children should dressed warmly and be in their Gym uniform. 

November Mass - Please join us November 20th at 9AM

**ReadWorks - This is a website that allows students to read non-fictional material.  I am using this as an "Extra Credit" assignment.  I added students to my Roster and already assigned them their 1st current event article which will be in view on Tuesday, Nov. 13th.  Please see the left sidebar to find the link 'ReadWorks'.  Click on that and follow the directions.  I went into each student several times and it works....any problems, please email me.  

**Looking for magazines, (no sports types or newspapers), needed for some class projects. Thanks!!!
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Reading/ELA:  Our main reading selection this week is a tale called "How the Chipmunk Got Its Stripes". Our secondary reading selection is called "Why Rabbits Have Short Tails".  I am stretching this lesson to next week given that this week and next week are short weeks.  That means the Weekly Reading Test & Spelling test will be given next Wednesday, November 21st.

Skills we will cover this week and next week:  
Spelling - -ed & -ing endings
Grammar - More Verbs
Reading Target Skills - *Character   
Target Strategy - *Summarize

During the next 2 weeks I will also be given an Oral Reading Fluency Assessment to assess how well students are reading orally at this point.  Another assessment will be given towards the end of Trimester 2 with a final assessment given towards the end of Trimester 3. 

Book Report:  I am working on putting together a December Book Report...details to follow.


Writing
:  Informative Writing: Informational Paragraph

Religion: We finished Chapter 4 which focused on the first sacrament, Sacrament of Baptism.  We are creating a Baptismal mobile & reviewing both Chapters 3 & 4.  A Study Guide will be given on Monday with an Assessment both Chapters to be given on Wednesday, November 14th.  

Math: With this week and next week being 'short', we will combined the two weeks into one.  We are now on Chapter 3 which covers basic facts and relationships. We will first cover 'Commutative Property of Addition' and then 'Make a Ten to Add'. If possible, we may complete Lesson 3.3 "Add 3 Addends" next week as well.

Social Studies:
  Students finished their posters on Native Americans of North America.  They will now share with the class as a group what they learned about their Native American Region.  We will also read various non-fiction books about Native American history and Thanksgiving.  Our 'Read Aloud' is Thanksgiving on Thursday" (a Magic Treehouse Series). 

Science:  We are currently learning about the importance of Soil and Rocks & Minerals. Students will receive a packet on this chapter to complete.  This packet will be used as a 'study guide' when preparing for their test.

Have a great week!!

Mrs. Magarie
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"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today". 

by Stacia Tauscher