November 10, 2005
I would like to thank you for taking the time to meet with me during conferences. If you would like to set up another conference or if you missed your conference, please contact me so we can arrange a date and time.
There will be no school tomorrow due to parent/teacher conferences.
I am sending home a December book order. If you would like to order a book for your child, please send it back to me by Wednesday, November 23.
Next week for Read Aloud we are going to start our Flat Stanley project. Flat Stanley is a book by Jeff Brown. Stanley Lamchop has an unfortunate accident of a bulletin board crashing on him and making him flat. We will read about the adventure he has as being flat. Then we will create our own Stanley and send him off on an adventure. We will mail our Stanley to a relative or friend who lives far away from us. The students will ask that the friend or family member take Stanley with them to places and keep a journal (and take pictures) of what they do together. We will ask that they mail us back Stanley’s adventure. Please think of a friend or family member that your child can send his Flat Stanley to. Your child will need the address. We won’t be mailing them out until after Thanksgiving. I will send more information as we are doing the project. If you are interested in seeing how other schools have done the Flat Stanley project, you can visit www.flatstanley.com.
Here is the outline for next week:
Writing Workshop – personal narrative writing (character development, writing a lead, and an ending).
Readers Workshop – realistic fiction (questioning and making connections)
Spelling –Skill working on long a, long i, and long o (Test Wednesday)
Math – Geometry (congruent, similar, translations, reflections, rotations, symmetry, area, perimeter, and volume)
Science – reptiles
Social Studies – land forms
Have a great 3 day weekend!
Mrs. Trisha Wright