Mrs. Cissell’s Circular
October 16th -20th, 2017
This Week’s Lessons:
Reading: We’ll continue reading our tall tale Stormalong and will be focusing on hyperboles, understanding characters, reviewing dictionary entries, and working on making predictions and inferring. We’re going to take some time to read a few other tall tales to see if they can be inspired to write their own with a friend.
** The students have picked out a Halloween novel to give their first book report on. They have a graphic organizer to complete for their report and they’ll present it to the class. This is something that will be completed at school. I will give them time each day to read their book, but they will have to do some independent reading at home too. The book reports are due on October 25th and it will count as a summative grade.
Vocabulary words: seafaring, tidal, foaming, outcast, yearning, memorable, betrayed, condition, shortage, horrified
Language (English & Spelling): We’ll be looking at capitalizing proper nouns. Test this week.
Spelling: (homophones) Test this week
Wait, weight, heard, herd, days, daze, heel, heal, peak, peek, sent, cent, scent, feet, feat, vain, vane, vein, miner, minor
Challenge Words: raise, rays, raze, principal, principle
Math: We’re continuing with Chapter 3 “Multiplying 2 digit numbers.” It is so important for your child to know their basic multiplication facts through 12 x 12 in order to be successful with multiplication in fourth grade. They should know these facts automatically. There are several games listed in “Cool Links” below as well as many free apps for practicing them.
Social Studies: We’re learning more about the Erie Canal and how important canals are for trade and transportation.
Science: We’ve been having fun with our scope called Sensory Receptors. This week the students will be creating 2D and 3D animals exhibiting the senses they use to avoid danger. For our 3D animals, I told the students that they can bring in some arts and craft items like buttons, beads, feathers, string, ribbon, etc. We will work on our animal on Thursday and Friday.
Wednesday: Math – Mid-Chapter Checkpoint
Thursday: Story/Grammar Quiz
Friday: Spelling Test
October 25th : Book report due
November 2nd: Erin’s Law Presentation by the Guardian Angels
Link for parent resources: http://www.summithill.org/parents.html
We are always interested in having our parents in the classroom, so if you would like to come in to talk to the class about your job or hobby, we would love to have you. This invitation is open to grandparents, aunts, and uncles as well. Please contact me at school or through my email to set up a date and time. J