Newsletter October 29th

Important dates:

  • On November 5th, 3rd-5th graders will be treated to a performance by the Story Pirates called, Lemoncello Live!, based on the Mr. Lemoncello's Library series by Chris Grabenstein.  Students have been learning about the author and series during their media classes and are very excited about the upcoming performance!  Flyers were sent home to purchase the books to support the PTA.  They can also be found here http://www.davisdriveesmediacenter.com/uploads/6/5/7/9/6579681/lemoncello_live_davis_dr_es_110518__1_.pdf   

  • We will have a 2 hour delay on November 6th.

  • Report cards will go home November 9th

  • November 12th is Veteran’s Day there will be no school

  • The Book Fair begins November 13th

 

Academic happenings:

 In Science we are finishing up our unit on the muscular and skeletal systems, as well as our study of skin.  When we are finished with this unit we will begin our study of planet Earth and the solar system.

In Math we have been adding and subtracting three-digit numbers, rounding to the nearest 10 and 100.  We have also learned that rounding is a good way to get an approximate sum or difference.  We will continue to work on estimating as we move into multi step word problems. 

In Language Arts we have finished our unit on overcoming learning challenges.  We ended the unit by having students identify what they considered their learning challenges in reading to be, and we brainstormed things we could do to overcome those challenges. We set up some goals for ourselves and we will check in periodically to see if we are indeed using these strategies.  We will now spend some time reading nonfiction and poetry.   The goal is to become an expert on frogs.