Miss Trefonas will continue to use REMIND so look for those "REMND" messages
email@example.com questions, concerns, comments, a "check in" to see how your child is doing,
The best way to communicate!
Remember the phone goes to voice mail during school hours...
The direct extension is 630.783.5087
WHAT WE ARE CURRENTLY LEARNING.....
We will begin Junior Achievement next week. Mrs. Walker and Mr. Paleka will be coming to our classroom to present the curriculum. The curriculum covers basic economics and the discussion of topics such as starting up a business, and how to act on a job interview. The students are always very excited about the program.. We look forward to starting this great program with great volunteers.
ELA (ENGLISH, LANGUAGE ARTS which includes Spelling and Reading too..)
READING... We are learning about CHALLENGES using a variety of text materials to focus
these three Essential Questions:
How can challenges affect yourself and those around you (i.e family, friends, etc)?
How do characters, real and fictional, respond to challenges (both positively & negatively)?How are challenges conquered in literature and informational text?
The students are in the process of comparing and contrasting two pieces of text using a "top hat" organizer.
ENGLISH... We have finished prepositional phrases and are now ready to start loooking at Unit 1 -
Our learning prepositional phrases will help in this unit.
We begin with the 4 types of sentences and then move into sentence parts and conjunctions.
SPELLING...Pretest is given on Monday. The workbook or challenge activities are assigned on Monday and due on Thursday. Final Test is given on Friday. Word of the Week and the definition is a bonus point on the final test!
Chapter 4 tests have been graded and returned...Please look over your child's test.
Chapter 5 L1 Roanoke Island - We will look into the several theories that exist about the disappearance of the English colonists. Next, we will look at the first successful English colony Jamestown as the chapter continues we learn about several European Colonies
Chapter 11 Weather
We will be finishing the material in the textbook this week and the students will be given a study sheet.
Test - Week of October 13th
The students will also be researching a topic that they self selected to learn more about a weather topic!