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Happy Jovial January!
It's hard to believe, but 2019 has begun! This year has really flown by, and I am so glad that I get to spend the rest of the school year with you. Happy New Year!
Quarter 3 has begun, and we will be learning so much new content and practicing our reading skills to become even better readers, historians, writers, and higher-level thinkers. Students are now working to meet their Quarter 3 Accelerated Reader (AR) goals. It is my expectation that each one of my students will meet their AR goal for Quarter 3. The Renaissance STAR test will be given to students real soon. Please encourage your child to do his or her very best!
We are finishing up some craft & structure in informational texts (context clues & analyzing accounts of the same topic), and students will be learning about integration of knowledge and ideas (finding information from multiple sources, understanding supporting evidence, and using multiple sources for writing and speaking).
In writing, students are learning how improve their introductions and conclusions, as well as practicing how to provide evidence when writing. Students are also learning how to add more elaboration in their writing.
In addition, students will be comparing and contrasting the 13 colonies and learning about the 3 colonial regions (New England Colonies, Middle Colonies, and the Southern Colonies). After that, we will be learning about pre-Revolutionary times, as well as the Revolutionary War.
Our St. Augustine field trip is coming up on Wednesday, 1/16/19! How exciting! Please return all field trip forms and money by Wednesday, 1/9/19. We are the 'red group', and students need to wear a red t-shirt on that day, please. It would be beneficial for all chaperones to do the same too.
If you have any questions, please let me know through Dojo, email, written notes, or by phone message. Thank you!
Current Novels We are Reading in Class!
Current Read-Aloud Book
Our class read the wonderful novel, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. It is quite amazing! If you look under the 'Booklist' tab (on the left side of my teacher webpage), you will find some more information about it. Please ask you children questions about what is happening in our book. If you have any questions, as always, please let me know! :) Mrs. Lamperski