Room 212 Newsletter

November 11, 2019

 

 

We had a great time on our Mighty Acorns trip last week! Students learned about our local natural environment and the invasive species that grows there. They also learned about seed dispersal and had a blast rolling down the big hill!

 

On Tuesday, we celebrate National Young Readers Day! Students can wear pajamas, bring pillows and blankets, and their favorite book. Parents may come and read their favorite children’s book to students between 8:15 and 9:40. Dr. Henderson’s eighth graders will also be in 212 at that time reading to students. Parents who read in the classroom must be approved Level 2 volunteers. You can become one at https://chicagopublicschools.civicore.com/ . You need to bring the paperwork and an ID to the office.

 

Please sign up for a conference time if you haven’t already done so. Forms went out last week.

 

In Reading this week and next, students will read a play in their reading books and have the opportunity to perform it for the class. They will study the spelling and vocabulary associated with the play. Students will also study character, setting, and plot. Please continue to encourage students to read at home!

 

In Math, we took the Topic 3: Multiplication test.   Students did pretty well, but some are still relying on their multiplication sheets to assist them with the facts. All students should know these facts as we will be using them from this point forward. We will begin multiplying by 2 digits in Topic 4.

 

In Science and Social Studies, students are learning about current events with the Scholastic Magazine, any studying Animal Kingdom classifications. We will continue learning about geography with the daily DOG.

 

Important Dates:

 

Wed., Nov. 13        Report Card Pick-Up/Parent Conferences 11:00am-6PM No School

Thurs. & Fri.,   Nov. 28-29       Thanksgiving Holidays

 

 

Thanks, and have a great week!              

 

Mrs. Kalinsky