We began the year with Unit 1; Heritage. Throughout this unit we will be working on a project about each student's personal heritage. Pieces will be sent home a little at a time and will culminate in an oral presentation and pot luck lunch on October 11th. Yummy! This project will also count as a social studies grade as well.
The fourth component of the Heritage Scrapbook Project, coat of arms, is due Tuesday, September 25th. A hard copy was sent home with students, however the instructions are attached also. This week will get back to our normal routine. We will be working on (unit 1, lesson 5) In Two Worlds; A Yup'ic Eskimo Family is about a family that is torn between the old Eskimo ways and the new modern ways that are changing their culture. Our comprehension skill with this story will be compare and contrast. Comprehension strategies we will focus on will be asking questions and clarifying. In grammar we will finish up commas and move on to adjectives.
As the week progresses, students should be thinking about these questions with the story. 1. Has life improved in Scammon Bay? Why or why not? 2. How is our life different from your parents' and grandparents' childhoods? Give examples how they are different.
Reading test- Friday, September 28th Spelling test- Friday, September 28th
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*Please have your child read for 20 minutes every school night. Logs will be sent home on Monday and should have a parent's signature for each session and then turned in the next Monday.* *Four signatures required per week*
Homework Schedule: Monday - Spelling page from LA workbook Tuesday - Write spelling words 3xs each in LA notebook Wednesday - Spelling worksheet (usually a Word Search, ABC order, Missing Letter worksheet, word scramble made by me) Thursday - Vocabulary page from workbook and study for Spelling and Reading test Friday - None
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