- Mrs. Lilleboe Absent: I will be absent this upcoming Thursday (1/2 day) and Friday (all day). Please, remind your child to be on his or her best behavior. They are a wonderful bunch of kids and I want the substitute to love them as much as I do!
- New Eslot Enrichment Groups: Please, ask your child which group they are in on Friday mornings. A supply wish list is posted here. If you are able to purchase supplies for your child's interest group please click HERE. This list will continue to be updated.
- New Library Day - Our library day is Thursday. No library this week due to the Book Fair.
- November Scholastic Book Orders: If you are wanting to place an November book order please do so by November 30th. Books make great gifts!! The link to order is here Scholastic Book Clubs
- Spelling and Homework: No Spelling next week. New words will be given on Monday, November 28th. The next spelling test will be on Friday, December 9th.
- Wobble Stools: The wobble stools are a hit in the classroom. Thank you to those parents that have already purchased their child a wobble stool. I wish I had one for each student. They all want one! Please, talk to your child about possibly getting him or her a wobble stool. I know they are not cheap, but the stool is your child's stool. Therefore, your child can use the stool in 4th grade and 5th grade. I would recommend the 18" or 20" stool "Active Learning Stool" Click HERE. The other great option is the 18" wobble chair by KORE Click HERE.
- Bluebonnet Book Program - Check out the list of Bluebonnet books HERE. Our class also has a Bluebonnet Book Wish List - Click Here. The kids are loving this program!!!
- Home Access Center: Make sure to start checking Home Access every week! Link to Home Access Center. Progress report cards will be going home in about a week.
- Optional - Headphones: Your child may still want headphones or earbuds for our classroom. A few of them have already broken. I would ask your child. These can be purchased at Target, Walmart, HEB, etc. The headphones/earbuds will be left here at school.
- November 14th - International Children's Festival KICK OFF Assembly (in the morning)
- November 14th - Guest Speaker - Sweden
- November 14th - Math Quiz - Fractions (parts and whole) - Not a DCA
- November 14th - Natural Resource Quiz - Not a DCA
- November 15th - 17th - Book Fair!
- November 16th - Guest Speaker - PBL
- November 17th - Thanksgiving Lunch - Our lunch starts at 11:50.
- November 17th - International Children's Festival Night and Book Fair! 5:30 - 7:00pm
- November 18th - International Children's Festival Performers 1:30 - 2:30pm.
- November 19th - 27 Thanksgiving break
- November 28th - New Spelling Words
- November 30th - Our Class Scholastic Book Orders are due. Great gifts!!
- December 2nd - Guest Speaker - Justin's mom to teach us about maps!
- December 9th - Spelling Test
In writing, we started researching our country that has been given to us for International Children's Festival week (Sweden). The kids started and many have finished their Sweden Google Drawing. Ask your child to see his or her cool drawing by logging into their student gmail account. This was a partner activity.
In reading, we are still in our nonfiction expository unit. This week we focused on reading many different types of nonfiction. We examined 2 Scholastic News Magazine articles for main idea and supporting details. Then, the kids completed reading comprehension questions on the back of each magazine for a grade. We also researched our country of Sweden using a variety of informational links available on our England Library page (World Book, Britannica, Culture Grams, InfoKids, etc).
In math, we really dug deep into our Fractions unit. We learned how to show whole fractions and fraction parts with fraction circles, fractions in a set, and fractions on a number line (like on a ruler). Our quiz (not a DCA) will be on Monday. Kids can continue to practice all these fractions models on ixl.com "Understanding Fractions".
In science, we will wrap up our Natural Resource unit on Monday with a quiz (not a DCA). We discussed and learned the difference between "renewable resource" and "nonrenewable" resource. Kids also know how they can conserve our natural resources at home...by recycling (cans, paper products, metal products, glass), reducing our use of water (taking a bath, turning off the faucet), and reusing (use a reusable water bottle, snack container). Kids can continue to learn more about natural resources by going to Brain Pop Jr or Brain Pop....Science (natural resources).
In social studies, we focused on our national government. The kids started working on a Branches of Government activity using many online resources to complete. We will finish this up next week.
Our PBL name this year is "Planet Protectors". The kids started working on a t-shirt design and slogan.