Mrs. McInnis’s Monday Memo!! Here’s what’s happening in our class the week of September 28th! Reading- This week we will be starting new projects using nonfiction books and working in small groups during our guided reading block. We will continue to work on predicting and summarizing as well. Language- Students will be learning about using similes and metaphors to help their writing become more interesting. They will continue writing descriptive paragraphs in Writing Workshop about a special memory, object, or place. Science- This week we will start our first science unit called “Virginia’s Natural Resources”. Students are asked to bring in a small object that is made from a natural resource to share with the class on Wednesday. There will be a Virginia Geography Unit Test this Thursday. Math- Math class is underway with the study of multi-digit addition, subtraction, and estimation this week. Continue to study those math facts for timed tests. Students will have an addition quiz this Friday. Reminders and important dates: 1. Interims may be sent home on Friday for some students. The Parent Portal is open, so you can now keep track of overdue assignments and grades in all subject areas. 2. Students will have their second DLR quiz this Friday on weeks 3 and 4. Week 4 is in today’s Monday Folder. 3. Information about our first speech and project is coming home today in the Monday Folders. If your student did not turn in the sheet with their top 5 choices, please make sure they bring it back tomorrow! 4. Students should be at least halfway done with their Reading Log at this point, which means they should have read at least 5 books! 5. Our SCA is having a coat drive this month. Please send in gently used coats, jackets, hats, mittens, etc. and there will be a box in the front lobby for collecting these items. 6. Picture Day is next Wednesday, October 7th. Information is in the Monday Folders today. 7. Parents should have received an email requesting you to sign up for a conference on “Sign Up Genius”. Please let me know if you did not receive this email. I look forward to meeting with all of you in a few weeks!