Many students are still in need of a new Social Studies notebook - wire or composition notebook will fill the need. Ask your child if they are in need of a new notebook.
Field Trip Permission Slip Forms and Fee are Due - please return the signed forms and fee by the due date of March 24.
European Explorers (click explorers' names for videos and resources - added as we learn)
Christopher Columbus (Sponsored by Spain, landed near Bahamas in San Salvador)
Juan Ponce de Leon (Sponsored by Spain, landed in St. Augustine, Florida)
Jacques Cartier (Sponsored by France, explored St. Lawrence River near Quebec, Canada)
EUROPEAN EXPLORERS INTRODUCTION (UNIT EXAM IS SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 6)
Composition Notebooks (for Social Studies notes)
Crayons for "Table" Supply Buckets
Class Code - P8NR3
Order Due Date - 04/19/17
This month’s Scholastic Reading Club flyers are now available! Please take a few moments to explore the selection together and let your child help choose books he or she is excited to read.
You can order online at scholastic.com/readingclub, where you’ll find a wide selection of quality children’s books that are just right for your child’s reading level and interests. Or return your paper order form to me with a check made out to “Scholastic Reading Club.”
Remember, you help our class earn FREE Books and supplies with every order. Thank you for supporting your child’s reading both at home and in the classroom!
PS: Please let me know if your order includes a gift for your child, and I will contact you when it arrives!
First Time Ordering Online?
- Go to scholastic.com/readingclub
- Enter our one-time Class Activation Code.
- Shop and submit your child's book order.
- Your books will be delivered directly to the classroom.
Summarizing (Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then)
and Drawing Conclusions about Author's Purpose
Ways to help at home: Read every night for 20 minutes and log your reading. Respond to your reading - ask your child to summarize what they read, what the author's purpose is, and if there was a moral message the author wanted you to learn
Narrative Writing (Hook, First, Next, Then, Last, Clever Conclusion)
Ways to help at home: Review the writing rubric that comes home with the final draft paper. Review missing capital letters, punctuation, indents, use of transition words and reread the paper together to check for clarity
Introduction to Explorers
Christopher Columbus, Juan Ponce de Leon, Christopher Newport, Jacques Cartier
Ways to help at home: Look at a world map, locate sponsor countries, locate where explorers landed, review reasons for exploring and successes and achievements. Watch the videos in the links provided above