- Home Access Updated: Please, take a moment this weekend and check out your student's progress thus far in the 2nd nine weeks. As we push on this year, each nine weeks will become more challenging then the previous nine weeks. Please, continue the amazing work that I see being done in homework spirals and practice academic concepts at home by going to my Links and Strategies tab. Many resources right here at your child's fingertips! Home Access Link
- International Children's Week: Our class's country is the United States of America. We will be researching and learning more about our wonderful country in the next couple of weeks. International Children's Night is on November 19th. The World Tour the kids go on here at the school will take place on Friday, November 20th.
- Giving Thanks! I can't thank you enough parents for all you do for your kiddos! It truly shows everyday in so many ways. Whether its bringing in supplies for our classroom, volunteering your time to copy and laminate for the 3rd grade team, helping out with the International Children's Festival (go team USA), or lending a hand to our amazing room mom, Debbie. I can't thank you enough!!!
- Bluebonnet Books and Wish Lists: Thank you parents for being so supportive of the Bluebonnet Program. We have quite a few bluebonnet books in our own classroom library!! Unfortunately, the Bluebonnet Books are not options on Scholastic. If you are interested in purchasing some bluebonnet books for our classroom. Please, visit my Bluebonnet Book Wish List on Amazon. "Mrs. Lilleboe's Bluebonnet Book Wish List". If you are able and wanting to contribute other resources to our learning, go to my other wish list on Amazon. "Mrs. Lilleboe's Wish List"
- Math Apps for your phone - many are FREE! Fun apps for your mobile device. Get some of these for your kids and watch their math skills grow! My favorites for my own kids are: Math Bumpies, PopMath, Mathmateer, ArithmeTick, Math Ninja, King of Math, 1-12 Facts Multiplication Baseball, Math Planet, Geometry, My Math App. These are great from the car (driving to sport practices and games)!
- Xtramath & Timed Quizzes- The Xtramath website link can be found under the "Math Links" tab and other great math fact websites!!
- November 16 - Assembly to Kick off International Children's Week @ 8:00am
- November 16 - 20 International Children's Week (Tour of Countries on Friday)
- November 19 - International Children's Fair Night & Book Fair @ 6:00pm
Monday: stripes or polka dots
Tuesday: sparkle and glitter
Wednesday: school shirts
Thursday: dress or tie
Friday: traditional wear
- November 22 - 27 Thanksgiving Break (no school)
A BIG Thank You to parents who have placed Scholastic Book Orders - our classroom library is growing! Scholastic book orders can be placed anytime. Just click on the link! Class code: NP79X
Congratulations to Kaeli! She was chosen to be apart of a small group of students (out of all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade) who got to have Breakfast with the Author last Thursday. Author, Peggy Eddleman writer of Sky Jumpers (a blue bonnet book) visited our upper grades this last week. Great job Kaeli!
In Math, we started our "Connecting Division to Multiplication" unit this week. The kids have learned 4 division strategies (very similar to the multiplication strategies since they are fact families). I would highly encourage your child to practice his/her multiplication and division at home by using the resources on this website under "Math Links" tab or any other workbook resource (many can be found on Amazon for easy online purchasing). This extra practice to help your child feel more confident about these concepts being learned in class. We move at a much faster pace than second grade, so many times the kids need to practice at home too.
In Writing and Reading, we are into our next unit which is Expository reading and writing (nonfiction). The kids will learn about text features, reading to understand information in nonfiction text and researching a topic of interest.
In Science and Social Studies, we wrapped up our branches of government unit and began researching our country for the International Children's Festival, which is the United States of America. We will continue to research and create a Google Drawing showing our researched information this week. A couple of room moms/parents will be presenting to our class and Mrs. Raney's class on USA this upcoming Tuesday. If you would like to help out with this presentation please contact our room mom, Debbie. In science, we will continue to learn more about our natural resources (renewable and nonrenewable).