Monday, November 10, 2008

Parent Conference Week

I am truly looking forward to sitting down with all of you and discussing your child's progress in school! Due to parent conferences, Tuesday and Wednesday are early release days. Students will be dismissed at 1:00.

In math we reviewed determining the perimeter of a shape and began finding the area. Mrs. Starkey also worked with small groups to practice converting inches to feet to yards. There is a worksheet for homework.

In reading we continued identifying the main idea in non fiction text. Today we read a section of the book Polar Bears. We used the following three questions to guide our reading and help us figure out the main idea:
What is the overall topic?
What important details are included?
How are the details related? (This is the BIGGIE!)

Following art, lunch and recess we will read the cover story of a time for kids and discuss the topic and important details. For homework, the children will need to determine the main idea. There will be a worksheet to complete.

In writing we will discuss ways to develop their topics...basically enhance their writing with more relevant details and ideas. I will also model writing to inform. Then the children will visit the media center for a book exchange.

PLEASE NOTE: Report Cards are coming home TODAY!!!!!!! Look them over!!!

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