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                  May the 4th be with you
Mr. Powell's Class
2014 - 2015
 What We're Currently Working On...  
  Daily Homework:
Reading: pg. 86 from the reading workbook (main idea)
Social Studies:  Mapping activity
Spelling: Spelling Tests are every Thursday.
REMINDER: Return all first day papers ASAP!
      *****Parents-Please check your child's homework folder on a daily basis. Please make sure that when you are signing your child's agenda that they DO have their homework completed and they have studied for a quiz/test. Your signature assures me that your child is ready!!!!!!!!
  Spelling Unit 1/Week 2: sigh, right, weigh, eight,detail, height, spray, braid, bait, grain, slight, thigh, tight, raisin, trait, highway, frighten, dismay, freight, sleigh, eighteen, mayonnaise, campaign, daylight, twilight (students learn ALL spelling words, including the challenge words.  Bonus words will be from the story we are reading).
Imperative and Exclamatory Sentences
English tests are Fridays.
Chapter 1 - Place Values!!
If possible, students can go on and to practice math problems throughout the year. 
Novel - Frindle
We will be doing many activities were students will be practicing looking up information from a text to answer questions.  This will be done in all subject areas, especially Reading, Social Studies, and Science.
Social  Studies     We will be continuing maps and how to read and interpret them.  
 Writing  We are finishing up with reviewing the 4 types of writing and will be beginning to write out first narrative piece of the year.
                   Science We will be continuing  Chapter 1 on the Scientific Method. 
            Health We will be continuing chapter 1.

What to watch for
  •   Agendas nightly with homework assignments!  Please SIGN the agendas EVERYDAY!!! 
Important dates:  
Gr. 1-5 Open House - Aug. 13th (3-5pm)
First day of school for Gr. k-5 - Aug. 14th
No School/Labor Day - Sept. 1 






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