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December 9th, 2019 – History Week and Game Day!

Hello Families!

This week the kids will learn through a variety of expository texts that focus on history from the 1800s.  They will read about the Oregon Trail, as well as learn about the transcontinental railroad.  In the process, they will practice summarizing, sequencing and suffixes.  This is the 5th week of Unit 3, so the kids will have one more spelling list before our Unit 3 Test next week.

In math class, we’ll be wrapping up our study of addition and subtraction, then do some review activities for next week’s test.  I’m really torn with homework this week, as I’m not sure how the lessons will go.  Tentatively, I anticipate assignments on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.  I might need to push one back, and have an assignment Friday.  We’ll play it by ear!

In writing, most kids are just about finished with the the final draft of their research reports.  I’m hoping to have the kids share them with each other by the end of the week.  Then, we should have some time for a little December poetry towards the end of the week or early next week.

Lastly, this Thursday the kids are welcome to bring a board game or card game from home to celebrate the school earning another 10,000 Character Coupons.  Rubik’s Cubes seem to be very popular with the kids this year, and those would be another perfect game to play.  Don’t feel like you have to bring anything, as we have plenty of games the kids can play here in the classroom.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Eric Wachter

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