Science: We continue to discuss fossils, and we will have a test on Friday. Students will bring home a
study sheet tomorrow.
Fossils- Evidence of organisms that lived long ago
Types of Fossils- Imprint fossils (Cast and Mold), Bone fossils, Amber Fossils, Trace Fossils
What can scientists learn from fossils? Information about plants and animals from the past
Math: We are reviewing the Zero Property- , Identity Property, and multiplying by multiples of 10
(ie. 20 x 7). We will have a test on Friday. We will also have a timed test. Your student should
know if they need to practice 5's, 3's, or 4's. Practice with math facts at home is imperative to
Writing: We are learning on dialogue in preparation to start a personal narrative this week. Students
could start brainstorming about memories or events that they could use for their narrative.
We will be getting started our in class brainstorming for personal narratives on Wednesday.
Reading: We are working on Literal/Non-literal language (idioms, similes, metaphors, and hyperbole).
Our motto for the week: Don't be Amelia Bedelia- Understanding Non-literal language.
During the second part of the week we will be looking at how illustrations inform us about
the characters, setting, and mood in literary texts. We will use Patricia Polacco books as
her character writing and illustrations are so rich. She writes picture books, but they range from
second to high fourth grade levels and might provide some fun reading for reading logs in the
As many of you realize, I am getting very close to my due date of Nov 14th. I hope to be announcing my supply teacher later on this week.
I have taught for 6 years and joined the Addison family in January of last year. I was so excited to return to the school I attended for 4th and 5th grade.
Wednesday- Math Lab
Practice 4's to the tune of Frere Jacques
Practice 6's to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus