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! In English the students learned Mrs. Armstrong about verbs in the past, present, firstname.lastname@example.org and future tenses. For Writer’s 309.365.2741 Workshop, they wrote about the www.lexington.k12.il.us/teachers/jarmstrong 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.
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