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Week of November 20-21

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Thanksgiving Break – No school November 22-24
  • Please sign your child’s assignment notebook each night! 🙂
  • Be sure that your child has a silent reading book and is reading for 20 minutes each night.


Language Arts 

This week we will:

  • Learn and identify informational text features to prepare for our next novel study, Who Was Neil Armstrong. 
  • We will begin reading Who Was Neil Armstrong after Thanksgiving Break.
  • Weekly Letters due this week if you did not turned yours in last week.
  • Read and answer questions using Scholastic News – questions due Friday, December 1.
  • You may access Scholastic News online at home by clicking HERE (password is besttrip9)

Weekly Letters

Each week, your child will write a weekly letter about his or her independent reading book. Your child may read any “just right” book that is on his or her independent reading level. In class, we have discussed weekly letters and looked at examples of good and not so good letters.  We will now begin writing about our independent reading EVERY week.

You child has been assigned a due date for his or her letter which will never change (Day A, B, C or D).  It is written inside his or her Reader’s Response Notebook.  Your child is welcome to work on the letter at home after reading.  However, please make sure that your child brings the notebook back to school.  We will also give class time for letter writing.  


Social Studies 

This week we will:

    • Government Unit Test on Monday, November 20th.