Hello Parents!

Hopefully your child has talked to you about our wonderful new space! It is beautiful and it is fresh and clean... however, not without a few kinks that still need to be worked out (especially with technology). 🙂 We love the new space and hopefully they do too!

Later this week, we will be sending out another email with a SignUp Genius link for conferences. We will be offering conferences on Monday and Tuesday, November 4th and 5th. Please sign up for only one conference time per child. In addition, please pay close attention to the date and time for which you are signing up and please add the conference to your calendar. Thank you!!!

Curriculum Update

Math -  We are having our 2nd unit test this Friday on multiplication and division.  Study guides were handed out Monday and are due before the test Friday. I have put the study guide on my web page under "files and documents" if an extra copy is needed.  Our planning calendar shows that we will start our measurement unit next. Please continue to make Friday Folder corrections. If you have any questions regarding math, please contact Ms. Ruotolo at    @pwcs.edu. Thank you.

Reading -  Whoa!  We LOVE our new space.  It makes reading so comfy and enjoyable!  We are finally finished learning all the routines and expectations.  We are almost finished our first book club book.  The have really seemed to enjoy reading all the Roald Dahl books we could find!  I love it when I see the lightbulbs come on and they really start to enjoy reading.  Next up, we are studying plot.  Rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, conflict, theme, setting.  We will practice this for a while with multiple books, videos, and stories.  This is easy to practice at home too.  Ask your child where he/she is in the story map with the books being read nightly.  You can also do it with TV shows.  Hallmark Movies are perfect for this.  They follow the story map perfectly, EVERY time!  😊 Also, almost every Roald Dahl book we read has a movie.  Have a movie-night this weekend and talk plot.  Sounds boring, but they secretly love it! If you have any questions regarding reading, please contact Mrs. Lint at   @pwcs.edu. Thank you.

Science - We have just wrapped up our Life Science Unit. While in that unit, we studied cell structure and function, types of cells, two classifications of animals and plants. We are now onto our Matter and Chemistry Unit. We will be studying phases of matter, atomic structure, solutions and molecules and compounds. Kids love this unit!  If you have any questions regarding science, please contact Mrs. Rhodes at   @pwcs.edu. Thank you.

Social Studies - We are beginning to explore the Northeast region of the United States as well as learning how to use an atlas.  If you have any questions regarding social studies, please contact Mrs. Ross at rosssl@pwcs.edu. Thank you.

Writing - My apologies for emailing a "blurry" copy of the "mono-" and "pre-" word lists. In the future, for your convenience, the word lists will be scanned and uploaded to my website under "files" & “documents.” I will not try to do an "attachment" due to the illegible images that transferred in the email. We will continue to add to our prefix, suffix, and root word base knowledge fairly regularly. In writing we are focusing on the importance of using descriptive language when writing. If you have any questions regarding writing, please contact Mrs. Ross at rosssl@pwcs.edu. Thank you.