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  • 1. Crossroads Charter Academy Big Rapids, MI November 18, 2013 Mrs. Nawrot’s Classroom News Academics Spelling This Week’s Academics I have modified the 2-5-8 assignment so that it lines up with what we have been learning during our EBLI lessons. Please make sure words are practiced this week!   Reading Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH is at an exciting point! Last week Mrs. Frisby learned about the laboratory at NIMH, where the rats were tested with injections to increase their ability to learn. We learned about using a maze and electric shock as well! I hope to finish the book right after Thanksgiving! Writing This week we will begin a new writing unit. Students will be writing persuasive letters. I am excited for students to share their personalities and their great reasoning strategies! Our unit should last 3 weeks.    Math We will be taking our first fraction test on Thursday! We will be testing fractions of a dollar, fractions of a set, and remaining fractions. There will be a few story problems as well. Social Studies Our economics unit has been going great! We are getting ready for the 4th grade craft/bake sale! That will be on Dec. 3rd. We have worked on shirt designs and have lots of great ideas Care to Join Us? We would like to celebrate our personal narrative writing by having a little writer’s celebration next week on Wed. Nov. 26th. If you would like to come upstairs and enjoy meeting with our authors we plan to have a little celebration from 8:15-8:45. Check out our class blog at http://mrsnawrot.blogspot.com/  AR Goals- This week we should be at 30% of our AR goal. Book-It will be awarded to students at 30% on Nov. 26. Free-Out-Of-Uniform- Our class has decided to enjoy our FREE out-of-uniform day on Wed. We will also enjoy a movie reward in the afternoon. We plan to watch Monsters University. This is our reward for winning the food drive! Conference Thanks- I wanted to thank you for taking time to meet with me last week! Book Orders- Book orders are due tomorrow, Nov. 19. You can order online using our class code: HB2QM at scholastic.com/bookclubs Craft and Bake Sale- We could really use parent help during the sale on Dec. 3rd. Students will be taking money and making change at their booth, and it is helpful to have extra adults to monitor. If you could help let me know! Cougar Den- I would love to have adult volunteers to assist with merchandise and helping students make change. Our store will be on Dec. 11th from 1-3:15. Would you be able to come in and help?  Upcoming Events • • • • • • • Nov. 19 – Book Order Due Nov. 20- Free Out-of-Uniform/Movie Nov. 21-Awards Assembly at 2:15 Nov. 26- Author’s Celebration 8:15-8:45 Nov. 26- ½ Day (Dismiss at 11:25) Nov. 27-28 – No School (Happy Thanksgiving!) Dec. 3 – 4th Grade Craft and Bake Sale 1:30-3:00

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