Monday, November 7, 2016

November Update

Hello Families of Mr. Abbott's Class!

Welcome to November, it's definitely getting colder. As the weather continues to dip lower and lower, please remember to label any and all layers that you send in with your kiddo. Our recess policy for layers is that kiddos can wear whatever they are comfortable in, so please remind them about good choices in this area.

Science: We're (sadly) closing up our Geology unit piece by piece. We started our crystals project today, and have two more investigations into weathering and erosion, and then we're pretty much done. Our trip to Mt. Apatite was fantastic, and we go climbing at YHS tomorrow. Geology is such a great way to start our year!

Math: We just finished up our Unit 2 assessment, and started Unit 3 today. We'll be talking about functions and patterns, and getting into more multiplication facts as well. We also did our first round of fact fluency assessments, I will be sharing the results with you at conferences.

Conferences: This Friday! If you haven't signed up yet, please do at your earliest convenience. Thank you so much for taking the time to come in and talk about your goals and aspirations for your third grader this year.

Writing: We're just about to start putting our personal narratives onto our Google drives. We've talked about leads, hearts, ends, figurative language, and a host of other pieces. I am having fun seeing these stories take shape.

Reading: We are assessing our Characters Unit this week. We'll be saying good-bye to India Opal, Winn-Dixie, Rob, and Sistine. We will be saying hello to Ivan, Bob, Stella, and Ruby as we start The One and Only Ivan, one of my favorite books!

Book Order: Our November book order is out, I will be placing it this Friday. Sorry about the rapid-fire book orders and book fair, the fall is always busy combined with my late entry. We'll be a little more regularly every month from here on out. Thank you for supporting our classroom by ordering through our Scholastic page, as your child about all the new books I've been able to put into our library this year!

That's about it for now. I look forward to seeing you this Friday.

Take care,

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