# November

## Week of 11/18

Hello Parents!

I cannot believe that it is almost Thanksgiving! I wish you and your family warm wishes and safe travels over the holiday season! If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at hayley_hassinger@elanco.org.

Upcoming Dates:

No School- Thanksgiving Holiday 11/27-12/02

Holiday Shop 5:00-7:30PM 12/06

December PTO Meeting 12/10

This week, we continued talking about matter in inquiry. We discussed how objects change between states (solid, liquids, and gases) and how this can affect what we choose to do with different objects. We discussed the Scientific Method during this unit and applied the steps to our experiment with oobleck. Learners were curious about the consistency of oobleck. We researched this question, created a hypothesis, and tested it. We talked about why we think this happens based on what we learned about matter. We will begin a new unit next week about economics. In reading, we wrote character stories with an emphasis on point of view, problem, and solution. Learners are choosing a point of view to focus their story on. Learners will be sharing their stories next week with their peers. Next week in reading, we will begin to tie in our comprehension goals with Thanksgiving themed readings. In math, we are practicing addition and subtraction with 2 digit numbers. We began to discuss the concepts of borrowing and regrouping. We will continue to work on this over the next few weeks.

## Week of 11/11

Hello Parents!

It was wonderful meeting many of you at our student-led conferences! If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at hayley_hassinger@elanco.org.

Upcoming Dates:

No School- Thanksgiving Holiday 11/27-12/02

Holiday Shop 5:00-7:30PM 12/06

December PTO Meeting 12/10

This week, we have begun talking about matter in inquiry. We will be discussing how objects change between states (solid, liquids, and gases) and how this can affect what we choose to do with different objects. We will discuss the Scientific Method during this unit and apply the steps to different experiments that we complete. In reading, we are beginning to write new character stories with an emphasis on point of view, problem, and solution. Learners are choosing a point of view to focus their story on. We are also talking about how to determine the meaning of new vocabulary while we are reading. Next week in reading, we will be discussing what makes a complete sentence, nouns, and verbs. We will then apply this knowledge to our writing. In math, we are practicing addition and subtraction with 2 digit numbers. We will also begin to discuss the concepts of borrowing and regrouping.

## Week of 10/30-11/1

Hello Parents!

I hope everyone had a wonderful week and Happy November! This week began the book fair. On Friday, we were treated by the PTO with \$5 each to spend at the book fair. Our class is coming home with books to enjoy from the book fair. The fair will continue through conferences on 11/7. You may stop by then with your child to pick out books for your family or the classroom. You may also send in money throughout the week for your child to spend at the fair.

Upcoming Dates:

Scholastic Book Fair 10/31-11/7

Student Led Conferences (No School Days) 11/7 & 11/8

Early Dismissal at 12:30pm 11/13

No School- Thanksgiving Holiday 11/27-11/30

Next week we will be observing fish in an aquatic habitat in our classroom. At the end of the week, each learner will bring home their fish that they observed. In math, we will be wrapping up our last unit and beginning a unit where we will explore addition and subtraction with 2-digit numbers. In reading, we will talk about beginning, middle, and end. We will also discuss point of view of our characters. I look forward to another great week!

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at hayley_hassinger@elanco.org