Animal Habitat Diorama Extra Shoe Boxes

Happy Tuesday!

Our class is beginning its final project on Living Things.  Students are tasked with creating a diorama of an animal habitat.  They will do all of the research and construction at school, but we are in need of extra shoe boxes!  If you have any extra please send them in, and our class will be very grateful.

Shoe box

Here is how your student will be evaluated for the project:

Diorama rubric

This the link to the PDF version:


Scholastic Book Club

Dear Families,

When children choose their own books to read for pleasure, they enjoy reading more and spend more time doing it. The more your child reads, the better they will do in school and in life.

One option for purchasing books is Scholastic Book Clubs flyers.  Each month, flyers will be sent home with your student (October has two separate flyers).



Please place your online order to me by 10/25/2017.

Two ways to order:

1. Go online to: Scholastic Book Club Mr. Thompson’s Class

Or enter our Class Code: RP8ZK

Follow the instructions to place your order online by: 10/25/2017.

2. Check off the books you want to order for your child and return this flyer to me with a check to Scholastic Book Clubs by 10/25/2017.

Scholastic Book Club Mr. Thompson’s Class

Math Homework for Tonight: October 3rd, 2017

I had a few students forget to take home their folders today, therefore, I have uploaded copies of tonight’s math homework.  The answers can be turned in on a separate sheet of paper.  Email or message me on ClassDojo if you have any questions or concerns.  Have a great night!


Below is a link to a PDF, if you would prefer to download and print out a copy for your student.




Animal Adaptations

We used  buildyourwildself to help us learn about structural adaptations in class.  Your student is more than welcome to continue using the website at home.

Mr. Thompson with structural animal adaptations.


We also had a Phobetron pithecium (Hag Moth) visit our classroom yesterday.  It dropped from the ceiling and landed on an unsuspecting student.  We carefully had it crawl on to a pen and then in to a seal container.  Where it promptly  changed to it’s pupa stage.  We will keep it in class to see the Hag Moth emerge!

Monkey Slug

**Never should students seek out caterpillars or any other insect to interact with.  Many insects, like the hag moth larvae (Monkey Slug), look interesting but might be harmful to the touch.  This is a good time to reiterate with this same sentiment at home. ***



Assembly and Fundraiser

Today we had an assembly, where we learned about our school fundraiser and new school initiatives. The fundraiser forms are coming home today with your students.

The school initiative focused on optimism. It is our word of the month. If a student is showing optimism they can be recognized, by teachers or staff, and receive a “shout out” on our school bulletin board!

Spelling tests also came home today. Remember,they can be initialed and sent back with your student to receive a ClassDojo point.

Have a wonderful weekend, and as always let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

-Mr. Thompson

Reminder: 9_21_2017

Reminder: Tomorrow we have both a Spelling and Math test.

The math homework is a review unit. It is a packet of three pages. We did much of it in class, in-fact a few students finished it completely.

Below is the Hundreds Chart we utilize in class. Your student can use this as needed.

The assigned reading tonight is a one page read aloud, to practice Oral Fluency. Have your student read this selection to you.

If they finish quickly they can read a book of their choice for fun!

Have a great night!

Mr. Thompson