Monthly Archives: November 2018

11.27 to 11.30: A Glimpse at our Week…

I hope everyone had a relaxing few days off spent with your families and loved ones!

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

Math: Students will review for their Chapter 5 test on Tuesday and we will take our assessment on Wednesday. Students will be introduced to our next Chapter: Multiplying and Dividing Decimals later in the week. We will learn how to estimate products of whole numbers and decimals and we will multiply whole numbers by decimals.    

ELA: We will start a new focus skill this week: Comparing and Contrasting! We will also read our Lesson 11 story, working on comprehension of the text. We will have our Lesson 10 vocab assessment on Wednesday and be introduced to a new list later in the week. 

Social Studies:We will continue our unit on the Revolutionary War this week. We will use google maps to “pin” significant locations we have learned about so far and learn about how we defeated the British in the final battles (with the help from France!) We will begin reviewing for our test. Students will be receiving their study guides on Wednesday which will give them plenty of time to study! Our test will be next Tuesday (December 4th) 

Spelling: Lesson 11 spelling test will  be this Friday.   Packets are due on the 30th as well. Go to  https://www.spellingcity.com/users/mrsodonnell007 to practice spelling words from lesson 11. These words are starting to get CHALLENGING! Be sure to encourage your children to study their words every night!

Grammar: We will identify irregular nouns this week. 

Reminders*- Friday Folders are due every Wednesday

Our NEW character education theme for DECEMBER is Manners!

11.12 to 11.16: A Glimpse at Our Week…

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

Math: Students will begin Chapter 5 this week. This week, we will learn how to round decimals to different place values, round sums and differences of decimal problems, and learn how to add and subtract decimals. We will also learn about the Associative, Identify, and Commutative  Properties of Additions.   

ELA: We will continue to learn about sequence this week. We will work on our Lesson 9 vocab words and read “Leonardo’s Horse”, which is our Lesson 9 story this week. We will finish our timeline projects and begin a research/interview project on Leonardo Di Vinci. We will take our Lesson 9 assessment at the end of the week. 

Social Studies:We will continue our unit on the Revolutionary War this week. We will learn about the battle of Lexington and Concord, the Battle at Bunker Hill, and we will learn about the Second Continental Congress. We will have a quiz at the end of the week (Friday) on what we have learned so far in this unit. 

Spelling: Lesson 10 spelling test will  be this Friday.   Packets are due the 16th as well. Go to  https://www.spellingcity.com/users/mrsodonnell007 to practice spelling words from lesson 10 This packet is a review. The last page of the packet is EXTRA CREDIT. These words are starting to get CHALLENGING! Be sure to encourage your children to study their words every night!

Grammar: We will identify fragments and run ons this week. We will also learn about plural and singular nouns.  

Reminders*- Friday Folders are due every Wednesday

We will have a RESPECT lesson on Tuesday to support out Character Theme for this month!

Laptop permissions slips will go home on MONDAY. In order for your child to take their laptops home start MONDAY NOVEMBER 19TH, this form NEEDS to be signed. NO EXCEPTIONS! Please email me with questions!

November Happenings:

12- PTO Meeting- 6:30 PM Library

13- Fall Picture Re-take Day

19- Patriotic Shine Time- Veterans Visit- 9:05 Wear Red-White-Blue

21- 1:30 Early Dismissal

22-26- No School- Thanksgiving Vacation

11.5 to 11.9: A Glimpse at Our Week… (W, TH, F – half days)

It is conference week! I am looking forward to meeting with you all this week 🙂 

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A new month means a new Character Education Theme: In November we will be learning all about RESPECT!! 

Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s class this week:

Math: Students will finish Chapter 4 this week (it was a short one!) On Monday, we will practice dividing dividends in the thousands by 2 digit divisors. We will work through division word problems on Tuesday and review for our test on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday (shortened periods due to the half days) will be devoted to taking our Chapter 4 test. 

ELA: We will continue to learn about sequence this week. We will begin a timeline project and take our Lesson 8 assessment (vocab, focus skill, comprehension) on Tuesday. New vocab will be introduced for Lesson 9 at the end of the week. 

Writing:  We will complete our Lesson 8 TDA this week. 

Spelling: Lesson 9 spelling test will  be this Friday.   Packets are due the 9th as well. Go to  https://www.spellingcity.com/users/mrsodonnell007 to practice spelling words from lesson 9. These words are starting to get CHALLENGING! Be sure to encourage your children to study their words every night!

Grammar: We will identify fragments and run ons this week. 

Reminders*- Friday Folders are due every Wednesday

November Happenings:

5-9- Fall Book Fair

6- Book Fair Event Dudes and Donuts 7:30-8:30 AM

7- 1:30 Early Dismissal- No KDG

8- 1:30 Early Dismissal- AM in session

9- 1:30 Early Dismissal- PM in session

12- PTO Meeting- 6:30 PM Library

13- Fall Picture Re-take Day

19- Patriotic Shine Time- Veterans Visit- 9:05 Wear Red-White-Blue

21- 1:30 Early Dismissal

22-26- No School- Thanksgiving Vacation