The Week of 2/12…

Last week was quite a surprise with two delays and a snow day! We have no more snow days left so we all need to cross our fingers and THINK SPRING! Here’s to hoping for a mild rest of winter….and remember we do have school this Friday 2/16!

(I will be sending a class list home on Monday in case your child would like to give out Valentines cards to their classmates on Wednesday. This is not mandatory!)

Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s classroom this week…

In Math… we will begin Chapter 10 this week. We will learn how to estimate products of fractions using compatible numbers and rounding, multiply whole numbers by fractions, multiply fractions by fractions, multiply mixed numbers,  and  use bar diagrams to divide whole numbers by unit fractions. We will have a quiz on Thursday.

In Social Studies… this week we will continue our Bill of Rights poster and learn all about the voting process. We will also take a virtual tour of the White House! Last week, we did our first “google hangout”! We chatted with a 4th grade class from Cape Elizabeth, Maine. It was a lot of fun! On Friday, we will be “hanging out” with someone else. I can’t wait for my students to find out where they live!

In ELA…we will begin Lesson 17 “Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street” and continue with our focus skill of making inferences. We will be introduced to a new set of vocab words and practice our writing skills with a “pick a prompt” activity.

In Grammar…We will learn about pronouns this week.

In Spelling…Spelling Packets for Lesson 19 are due this Friday 2/16.  Our test will also be this 2/16.  The spelling list is activated on spelling city so please encourage your children to study their words through this website (if they have access to a computer at home) This is a fun and interactive way to learn their spelling words.  https://www.spellingcity.com/users/mrsodonnell007

*We will have a Valentines Day Lesson with our Buddy Class on Wednesday! <3 

*We will have  social skill lessons with Mr. Schuck this week on Wednesday and Friday. 

Our spelling words for this week are all about HOMOPHONES….

  1. steal
  2. steel
  3. waste
  4. waist
  5. weak
  6. week
  7. base
  8. bass
  9. pain
  10. pane
  11. flare
  12. flair
  13. dual
  14. duel
  15. stationary
  16. stationery
  17. flower
  18. flour
  19. sight
  20. site

Important Dates in February:

12- PTO Meeting- 6:30 PM

16- SCHOOL NOW IN SESSION

19- No School- Presidents Day

22- Grade 5 Math Bowl

23- Shine Time- 2:30 PM

27- CM Spring Pictures

28- Lunch and Learn Session #2

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