Sunday, November 21, 2010

Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, Football and Fun

Dear families,

Happy Thanksgiving. This is such a wonderful time of year as we recognize and count our many blessings. Even in stressful, poor economic times, we all can find something to be thankful for. Here are a few things I am particularly thankful for this year...
1. My family and friends
2. My students and staff at Cottonwood
3. The most basic freedoms of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness
4. My faith in the good of mankind
5. Food, shelter, and all other basic needs

This week is a short week with no school on Thursday or Friday. Book reports are due Monday, November 22nd and we will have time over the next three days for students to orally share their projects. We will review for our upcoming benchmarks in reading.

In math, we will continue our study of 2-step equations by creating them from word problems. We will also go over number sequencing and patterns. We will begin to review for our math benchmark as well.

In Social Studies we will begin a unit on European Exploration, one of my favorite units to teach! Students will have a unit project on European Exploration that we will discuss in class.

We will review the human body systems for our Science benchmark as well.

There are no spelling words this week.

Homework for the week is light and simple....math review, read for 20 minutes and continue to work on your science fair project.

I hope everyone has a great holiday.

Until next week,
Mrs. DeBono