We will continue writing cinquain poems about Thanksgiving and Diwali this week in writing. We brainstormed nouns, verbs, and adjectives associated with these holidays, and then students were introduced to the format of a cinquain poem.

Our Cargo Challenge begins next Monday. Please send boats in with your child as you finish them. If you are going out town next week, your child can test the capacity of his/her boat after Thanksgiving break!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

Hello, Parents! I look forward to meeting with you and discussing your child's progress at conferences this week.

The word wall test will be on Friday since students have off on Tuesday.  Also, Spelling is different this week.  I chose six words having to do with the election.  As a whole group, we read Vote by Eileen Christelow, and then we discussed the meaning of each of the following words: ballot, citizen, election, freedom, president, vote.  We also had a mock election in class.