Kindergarten News: November
Dates to remember:
November 5 Parents as Reading Partners 8:45 -9:00
We invite all guardians to come up and read with us.
November 6 Election Day -no students
November 12 – Veterans Day- no school
November 15- Parent Teacher Conferences ½ day dismissal (times to be announced)
Thanksgiving celebration (to be announced)
November 22-23- Thanksgiving break no school
Reading: We will continue retelling our books by talking about the characters, the setting, the problem and the solution. We are using strategies like pointing under the word and identifying word wall words to make us more successful readers.
Writing: We are continuing to write stories about ourselves. We will continue sharing the stories orally, then we are drawing pictures, labeling and using our word wall words to start writing sentences.
Math: The next module in our Math program focuses on classifying and sorting objects and learning numbers from 10-20.
Science: We continue to explore weather through the seasons.
Social Studies: We are discussing the habits of happy children.
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4th Grade News: November
11/1- 401, 402, 417, 419 Trip to the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
11/6-Election Day (No School for Students)
11/8- 413 and 405 Trip to the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
11/12-Veteran’s Day (No School)
11/13-16 Book Fair
11/14-Report Cards Distributed
11/15-Half Day for Students and Parent Teacher Conferences (Afternoon and Evening)
11/20-4th Grade Thanksgiving Feast (Periods 6 and 7 in Cafeteria)
11/22-11/23-Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)
*Reading to Learn Project-Native Americans* Students should be working on this project independently. Every student needs to complete the packet they were given. The extra credit project is optional. The due date will be announced by your child’s teacher.
*Please encourage your child to study his/her multiplication facts every night. They can use flashcards and their math notebook to help them.
*Your child will continue to bring home his/her independent series books as well as non-fiction articles for at home reading. Talk to them about what they are reading in school and at home and check to see that their reading is being log in. Don’t forget that RAZ Kids and MyOn are also available for the students to use for extra reading at home. It is also a useful source for their reading to learn projects.
Reading/Read Aloud: Throughout the month of November, the students will be reading different types of folktales and myths. The students will notice the lesson learned or moral of each folktale with details to support the lesson, as well as notice author’s craft. Our new read aloud is The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.
Writing: The students will be working on opinion writing. They will use information from non-fiction articles which they will read. They will be expected to write an introduction, body, and conclusion which includes their opinion, reasons that support their opinion and details that support their opinion.
Math: Module 3-Multi-digit Multiplication and Division. The students will be learning various strategies to multiply and divide multi-digit numbers, and solve multiplication and division word problems. Be on the lookout for Module 3 news which will give you more information about this unit. See Parent Tips for support strategies.
Social Studies: During this month, we will be learning about Native Americans. We will be focusing on different Native American groups and how they used nature to survive
5th Grade News: November
5th Grade News
Remember to utilize our school’s website, PS247.org for updates and websites for both parents & students.
November 5th – 5-407 & 5-415 Field Trip to Ridgewood Bank
November 6th – Election Day (No School)
November 12th – Veterans’ Day Observed (No School)
November 14th – 5-420 Field Trip to Ridgewood Bank
November 15th – Parent Teacher Conferences (Half Day – Dismissal at 12pm)
November 16th – 5-403 & 5-421 Field Trip to Ridgewood Bank
November 19st - Thanksgiving Celebration at 1:30 pm
November 22nd and 23rd - Thanksgiving Recess (No School)
*School Elections will be held this month.
**Please remember to keep track of important dates related to the Junior High School process and upcoming testing dates. Notes will be sent home regularly!
This month we will be working with different authors for our Author Study unit. Please make sure your child reads at home each night and works on his/her strategies. It is very important that the students complete their reading assignments on time because they will be meeting in their author study groups every day, to discuss what they have read. They’re responsible for reading several books by their author, completing their graphic organizer or strategy sheet, and being able to discuss the theme of their story, with evidence to support it.
Students will be completing nonfiction short responses based on their close readings. They will use the short response success criteria and “RAIDD” rubric as they write and while they peer- and self-assess. We will then transition to practicing opinion/persuasive writing to prepare for the winter task at the end of November.
Eureka Math Module 2:
Students will continue to work on module 2 lessons. They will be working on Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations. During this unit students will learn Mental Strategies, Standard Algorithm, and Break Apart Methods for Multiplication and Division of Multi-Digit Whole numbers and Decimals. They will also work on solving multi-step word problems, including measurement. Please be sure to encourage students to review and practice sprints that were taken in class at home, which will help reinforce mental math skills.
Students will be learning about United States government. They will be exploring the formation of our government, along with the three branches and important documents that changed our government. At home, the students can watch videos and gather extra information from brainpop.com.
Students will continue to study the nature of science. They will conduct scientific investigations to answer questions. They will use tools to gather, analyze, and interpret data. Data will be used to draw conclusions.
This month’s read aloud will be Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech, or several short stories by Cynthia Rylant. Be sure to ask your child about class discussions on these books!