This was a long and busy week with school work and more NECAP testing. We are officially done with testing this Fall and can now move on to uninterrupted learning.
We started our week continuing our book review writing. Most of our focus was on writing a plot compared to writing an introductory summary. Students worked hard at typing and completing their reviews. This was also our second week of Wordly Wise vocabulary work. Between our testing we were also able to work on our narrative pieces which had been put on hold for a while due to testing. The kids have so much enthusiasm for writing and it shows in their work. Our work this week has focused on a seed moment told with sensory imagery. Next week we will focus on "great leads."
|Book Review work|
We ended our week with a visit from Ms. Vincenzi. She spoke to us about participating in "Letters to Uganda." We will be writing letters to students in a school in Uganda. These are refugee students who had to leave their homeland due to war. Ask your children to fill you in on the details of what they learned form Ms. Vincenzi. This is a school wide activity. HMS has helped these children each year with clothes, school supplies, and more.
*Please be sure to check your email for the conference sign-ups. Mr. Smith's homeroom-this is an option.
*No School on Monday 10/14
Have a relaxing weekend!