Week of November 20-24


No school Wednesday, Thursday, Friday!

We are learning:

Daily 5/Cafe–Students are working on point of view using different versions of The Three Little Pigs.  We compared and contrasted the point of view of both and are now using Claim, Evidence, Reasoning to write a paragraph about whether we believe the pigs or the wolf.  Team Wolf or Team Pigs!

Writer’s Workshop–Students are finishing up their “Turkey” narratives.  Their turkeys turned out so cute and we are excited to share both the turkey and the story.  Students were required to write 3 well developed paragraphs for their narratives.

Math–We are finishing up Unit 3 with identifying in problem solving when to multiply and when to divide.  We will also be solving various number stories.  After that, we will start our study guide and will finish reviewing after Thanksgiving.  Most likely a test will be given the Thursday or Friday we get back to school.

Science–Our focus is Energy!  Students learned about different forms of stored energy and we made our Rubber Band Rollers.  The students made a claim and collected their evidence.  They had a great time.  We recorded our observations and will talk/write about results.

No Spelling unit this week because of the short week!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!  I know this year I am thankful for many things, including your children that I get to teach and enjoy everyday!  Their enthusiasm and kindness is so amazing and I look forward to watching them learn and grow.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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Food Drive!

I mistakenly thought the drive ended Monday and told the kids to bring more cans, but it ended Friday!

Thank you so much to all those who donated!  Our class ended up with over 400 items!

A special thanks to Avery, his father and grandfather for their very large donation.  We will help a lot of families!


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What a great trip to the Seussical play!  The students really enjoyed it!

A big thank you to the PTA for providing the bus for the trip!  We are so lucky to have them!

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Candy for the Troops

When your students bring in the extra candy over the next 3 days, please have 1-3 students take it all down to the office and put it in the boxes to the right of the office door.  If full sealed bags come in they can stay that way and be placed in the boxes also.  If candy is in a grocery bag, make sure they dump it out into the box.  Thanks!

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Field Trip tomorrow!

Tomorrow is our field trip to Cranbrook!

Students need to bring a bag lunch with a drink (No glass bottles, please).  Wear comfortable shoes!

Parent Drivers–Please make sure you check in at the office, so Ms. Cathy has your information on file.  It needs to be updated each year!

Thank you!

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On Tuesday, October 31st, students will be allowed to bring costumes to school.  Students will not be able to wear their costumes during the morning, but may put them on in the afternoon prior to our Halloween Parade at 2:00 PM.  Weather permitting, we will walk around the school during the parade and then have time for class group pictures.  Parents are invited to walk with their children during the parade, but must check into the office first in order to obtain a visitor’s pass.
Notes about costumes:
PLEASE DO NOT WEAR COSTUMES TO SCHOOL. Instead, bring your labeled costume in a bag, with your student’s name on it.  Students will be able to change into their costumes in the afternoon. Students may NOT dress up as clowns, IT (Pennywise), or the Joker as several younger students may be frightened by these costumes due to images they may have seen in the media. Weapons or toys that resemble weapons are NOT permitted.  Classroom activities will vary on time and type, so please check the blog of your child’s teacher for details!

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Halloween Candy for the Troops

Again this Halloween, we will continue our tradition of taking all extra candy to donate to the troops overseas.  Please send any extra or unwanted candy to DuVall with your child by Friday, November 3.  We will pack it up and send it off.  Thanks in advance and let’s see if we can beat our amount from last year! 🙂

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Halloween Dance

Correction!  The dance is 5:30-8:00.  I think I posted the time incorrectly on previous post.

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Week of October 23rd-27th


Monday–Cipriano Meet starting at 4 p.m.

Thursday–Girl Scout Meeting DuVall Cafeteria 6 p.m.

Friday–Halloween Dance 5-8 p.m.

Permission slips and money due for Cranbrook Field trip on Friday


We are learning:

Spelling–Our focus this week is the ch, tch pattern.  We are making connections with other words with the same pattern.

Daily 5/CAFE–We are working on informational text with a focus on text features.  We are also working on the strategy of Main Idea and details.  After practicing this strategy, we will write summaries using the main idea and details.

Writer’s Workshop–We shared our Mystery narratives while listening to spooky sounds.  We are now moving on to opinion writing, by using information to determine both sides of an issue.  We will write a piece together, by going through the steps of opinion writing.

Math–We will be finishing up Unit 2 with a test most likely on Thursday.  Look for the study guide.  The focus is on larger numbers in different forms, line plots with landmarks and creating a line plot using measurement.  Many students need review at home on measuring to the nearest 1/4 of an inch.  We will be reviewing most of the week.

Social Studies–We have been collecting information on every region and have placed it in our foldable.  The last part of this unit will be comparing/contrasting the different regions.

Have a warm week!


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Halloween Celebration!

I was having trouble with my blog, but I think I have solved the problem.

Our Halloween Celebration this year will be a breakfast!  It is a favorite of the students (and mine)!  It will also work out because the whole school parade will be at 2:00.

Mrs. Pinch created a signup genius:

Thank you Mrs. Pinch!!
Please let me know if you have any questions!

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