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Spelling: Notice that there is a tab next to "home" that reads "Spelling". You'll find the current list on this page. When we change lists, I'll update the page. Our first spelling test is on September 23rd. We'll give 5 words on the test from the pattern from their study list, but then we'll give 5 words that ARE NOT on the list, but follow the pattern. This week the big difference is long vowel sound before or a short vowel sound before the ending. The rest of the words will come from the high frequency list.
In reading we are continuing to work on marking our thinking. We are spending time talking about what makes a good prediction (prior knowledge and using text evidence--what clues have we gotten in the writing thus far?), and next week we'll be using determining importance. We'll practice picking out the important information in a paragraph using our Social Studies textbook while reading about the different jobs that happen around the mayor, city council, and the services that are provided by a city.
Social Studies is a little challenging right now. We are learning about three important documents that helped start our country: The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and The Bill of Rights. I mostly want the students to know what the gist of each document is, how the Constitution helped to establish our three branches of government, and the Bill of Rights are freedoms that we enjoy here in America. Here is a fun little video for the Bill of Rights done by some students using the Taylor Swift song, "Shake it Off".
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Next week we have picture day on September 21st, and progress reports go home on Friday the 23rd!