October 30 Scholastic Orders Due
November 7 All Day Out & About - Chaperones Needed
November 12 No School
November 16 All School Meeting and Spirit Day
November 16 Empty Bowls Dinner 5-7:00pm
November 19-23 No School (Thanksgiving Break)
Homework Due by Friday, November 2nd
1. Read for at least 20 minutes every night.
2. Complete 20 minutes of typing practice. Create your own username and password for Typing.com by going to our class page.
3. Complete at least 30 minutes of math practice (click here for DreamBox).
4. Optional - Compete Opinion Paragraph of the Week
Prompt: Should kids help their parents with yard work?
Opinion Paragraph of the Week
Plovers can now earn bonus pay for completing extra writing practice at home! Every week, I will post a new opinion writing prompt in the newsletter. Responding to these prompts will support the essay writing we are currently working on in the classrooms, but this extra homework assignment is optional.
Expectations for Opinion Paragraph of the Week:
- Topic sentence shares the author's point of view and is a complete sentence.
- Give at least 3 different reasons to support the opinion.
- Sentences have correct capitalization and punctuation.
- Neat handwriting and proper spacing between words.
Upcoming Out and Abouts
This Wednesday, we will have guest teachers from OMSI visit our classroom to lead activities and engineering challenges about energy. Next week, we will go to Portland to learn more about our next class business project.
Scholastic Book Clubs
Class Code: L79X9
Order Due Date: TUESDAY 10/30/18
- Go to scholastic.com/bookclubs
- Enter our one-time Class Activation Code: L79X9
- Shop and submit your child's book order.
- As soon as your order is delivered to our classroom, I will send it home with your child.
Out & About Chaperones - Needed Nov 7
Art Announcement from Stephanie: Empty Bowls Dinner!
November 16th 5-7:00 pm at Forest Grove Senior Center
FGCS is partnering with the Pacific University ceramics department for this year's Empty Bowls Project. We would like to invite all everyone to come to the reception and feast! This is a really cool event that embraces art while bettering our community through charitable giving. If you would like to help by making soup, contact Stephanie Woods at email@example.com. Please join us, and you will walk away with a full belly and a new bowl created by Level 4 students.
Last week, the Plovers visited the Backyard Garden to take a closer look at the science of composting, and they learned what it takes for our food and organic materials to breakdown into the nutrient-rich fertilizer we rely upon in our garden. Not only does compost return nutrients to our soil to help plants grow, but it removes materials that might be put in a landfill and puts them to good use! Amy taught us how compost is like a recipe, requiring a few key ingredients and instructions to create a high quality and useable product. Students completed an audit of the current compost system in the Backyard Garden, and then they talked about suggestions for how we can improve our compost “recipe” for a more efficient system.
In the classroom, students continued their imaginary business project by learning about the costs and profits involved with running a business. Next, the business owners and workers of our business community were faced with a problem: declining customers and sales. Students worked in groups of 4-6 to come up with new ideas to attract customers. This week, the groups will create a jingle, a commercial or a special event to boost business, and they will present their advertisements to the class!
Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Parents and students can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave a voice message on the class phone or set up a time to meet with me before/after school.