Describing People and Life Events
This week, students in our class will be learning and using adjectives to describe people.
Students will be using a family tree and writing sentences to explain the relation of the members of their created family. They will be describing each member of their family using adjectives. Students will have a choice to use their own family or create a family for this activity.
Students will also be learning about different life events, important documents and their use (birth certificate, passport, drivers license, etc.). Using a flow map, students will be creating a timeline to illustrate important events and writing sentences to explain the events portrayed in their timeline.
Wednesday August 28 is Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed as follows:
11:30 a.m. - High School
12:30 p.m. - Elementary School
1:30 p.m. - Middle School
If you have any questions, please contact your local school for more information.
Students in our class will be learning vocabulary to identify the members within a family. They are using vocabulary learned from this topic to write sentences and show how members of their family are related to each other.
Students will also be working on a small project to create an illustrated family tree that they will be sharing with the class. This project will be due Friday and will be recorded as a grade.
We will also be reading The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein, to introduce words to describe the appearance of characters as well as their feelings and actions throughout the story. Students will then compare and contrast the characters and learn to map the plot.
Warm ups are completed and discussed in class daily to review or highlight important skills that will prepare them for end of grade assessments.
Students are responsible to check for accuracy and turn them in every Friday. Students need to label and date each warm up, before they turn them in for a grade.
Learning about the Calendar
This week, IEL students will be learning vocabulary related to the calendar. They will learn the months of the year and the days of the week. They will practice using sentence frames to say the date as well as asking and answering question about the calendar.
Vocabulary to practice:
today, yesterday, tomorrow
Days of the week: Sunday , Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Months of the Year: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Students will complete a circle map about the days of the week and a Brace Map for the months and seasons of the year
Thursday we will visit the Learning Commons (school library) for an orientation and to check out books.
School Open House is Thursday, August 15th!