Mrs. Armstrong’s Classroom News
September 18, 2009
Volume 2, Issue 5
Lexington Elementary School
This week we read the story Next week’s spelling words are
Esmeralda and the Pet Parade in from Chicken Little. The words
reading. The students learned include: poultry, tough,
about sequencing events, using a outsmarting, pounce,
dictionary, and making a character doughnut, though, touch,
map. They also learned about rough, ground, acorn, avoid,
homonyms. Next week’s story will
escape, arrest, and trial.
Important Dates be Chicken Little.
Reading logs will be collected
9/22- Picture day! September 30th. Please make sure In Social Studies we read about a
to fill out the sheet as your child community in Mexico and
9/30- Purple Pride discussed how Mexico City is
assembly @ 8:30 reads their recommended 15
changing. We had two review
minutes each night. Incentive prizes days. During this time, the
will be given out after reading logs students quizzed a partner using
Star Student of the are reviewed and a new sheet and their study guide, we played a
Week incentives will be added to the vocabulary scrabble game, we did
reading log for October. a baseball review game, and we
This week’s star student used “clickers” to answer
was Grace. She showed questions on the activboard.
the class pictures of her In Math this week the students
family and read her learned the properties of addition
This week in computer lab the
(commutative- switch, associative-
favorite picture book, students wrote about trees and
look for parentheses, and identity- leaves for Flying Horse, practiced
Animal Hospital, to the
any number plus zero equals itself). math facts, did social studies
class. I read a letter They learned about estimating sums review games, and did some
from Grace’s dad to the and we reviewed adding double digit activities on Study Island.
class. numbers. The students continue to
do the mad minutes three times a
Next week’s star student We had a great time at the
week. Congratulations to Kendy and
will be Carley. homecoming parade and assembly
Tyler who have passed the first today. Go Minutemen!
level! Please continue to practice
addition flash cards at home.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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senses of smell and taste. I read a
little from Willy Wonka and the
Chocolate Factory and then the
students smelled and tasted a piece
of chocolate and wrote about it.