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Week of October 31, 2016

Where has October gone?

Reading: What Jo Did is a fabulous story and teaches a great lesson, never judge a book by its cover. We will begin tomorrow with vocabulary and end next week with the assessment.  In between, continue to study vocabulary.  Read small sections and look for main idea and supporting details to draw inferences.  Also, review story elements: character, setting, events.

Spelling: List 6. Pretest tomorrow, test Friday.  Tuesday's homework (for those that didn't get 100%) is to write the words 3x each (1x cursive, 2x print), Wednesday's homework for everyone is to write the plural and singular form of each word, Thursday's homework is to write a good sentence showing the plural form of the word, test is Friday.

Grammar:  We will be working with proper and common nouns.  Test is Friday.

Social Studies:  Test on Thursday on lessons 1-6.  Students have been told what to expect on the test.Review the worksheets, know what states border PA, know what Great Lak…

Thursday October 27, 2016

We have been working extremely hard this week with our writing.  We used the 5 steps to writing a great paper and wrote about being President of the United States.  Some students wrote 2 sloppy copies until we were both happy with the results.  When the final copy comes home, you will notice the sloppy copy and the final.  Take note on how hard they worked.

Tomorrow is the Halloween party/parade.  Students will enter the HS stadium near the softball field and exit near the baseball field.  If you are a PTO parent, you may enter the building at 200pm.  There is usually a line, so don't wait.  We are trying to eliminate the mad chaos in the bathroom when the kids are getting dressed.  Try to wear as much of your costume as possible, ie pantyhose, etc.  Remember no simulated weapons.  If you are picking your child up tomorrow before dismissal, please send in a note.

Tonight's homework is to finish the final copy of the President letter if it isn't finished in class.  There is…

Week of October 24, 2016

There is NOT a spelling test this week.  Monday October 31 will be So You Want to Be President prestest.

We will be discussing the election process as our reading lesson this week.  Please engage your child in conversation about the election.  You don't have to divulge your choice, but discuss how you may choose your nominee.

Tomorrow is wear crazy socks!  Tops and bottoms must be dress code.

Have a great week!
Mrs. Herring

Wednesday October 19, 2016

The grammar test will be Monday.  Students are studying dependent and independent clauses.  If a dependent clause starts the sentence, it should be followed by a comma.  Independent clauses can stand alone; they don't need the other part of the sentence to make sense.

The reading test is still scheduled for Friday.  Review main idea, supporting details, and the vocabulary.  Also, everyone has a friendly letter to write, using page 143 as a guide.  At least 3 vocabulary words should be included in the letter.

The spelling test is Friday, List 5.  Everyone also has to choose 10 pictures from 1-20 and draw a picture to show the meaning.

Please send in your party money as soon as possible.  T-shirt sizes are needed of the field trip t-shirt.

Have a great night!
Mrs. Herring

Tuesday October 18, 2016

All students have List 5 in spelling to do in ABC order...just words 1-20, no bonus.

All students should have finished their Letters Home vocabulary in their reading notebooks.  If not, that is homework.

The reading test will be Friday and the grammar test will be Monday.

Next week is Red Ribbon week.  Monday students can wear sweats, Tuesday students can wear crazy socks, Wednesday students can wear their school code clothes backwards, Thursday students can have crazy hair, and Friday students can dress in NS spirit clothes until the parade.

Have a great week!
Mrs. Herring

Week of October 17th

Spelling list 5 test is Friday.  Herring & Moyer's class has spelling homework 3x each if the student get 100% on pretest.  Everyone in both classes has a cursive handwriting sheet.  Mrs. Moyer's class has workbook page 93.  There will  be additional work throughout the week if it doesn't get finished in class.

Grammar test is tentatively set for Friday.  It is on compound and complex sentences.  We have done compound sentences, so we will be focusing on complex.  There will be additional work throughout the week if it doesn't get finished in class.

Reading test is tentatively set for Friday.  We will be reading Letters Home, completing vocabulary and working on main ideas/details.  There will be additional work throughout the week if it doesn't get finished in class.

We have been working hard in social studies and will continue to work on Lesson 6.  Next week, we will work on a small project.

We will also be discussing the election next week and complete a wri…

Week of October 3, 2016

Spelling list 4 test Friday.  Students have a paper copy and a hard copy in their workbook, page 77.

Grammar test Friday.  We are studying compound sentences.  They are 2 independent sentences joined together with a , and a conjunction (and, or, but).

Reading test Friday on The Horned Toad Prince.  The 7 vocab words are on the spelling list, in their notebooks, in their workbook page 75 and in the textbook.  The vocab is tested on every test.  The skill we are working on for the 2nd time this school year is author's purpose.

Spirit Week will continue with favorite team day Wednesday, decades day Thursday and spirit day Friday.  Please adhere to dress code rules, ie no holes, tears, or offensive language.

Friday is the homecoming pep rally at 9:30 in the elementary gym.

October 28th is the Halloween parade and party.  Party money is past due.  If you haven't sent in your $5, please do so as soon as you can.  The PTO parents for my room have been contacted.  If you have not been c…