Robinson’s -Weekly Newsletter

November 8, 2010

Mrs. Robinson

Gorrie Elementary School

Mark Your Calendar
Reading: Non-Fiction Conventions - Ask
your child to find examples of the following in non-fiction texts: caption, photograph, index, glossary, chart, map, table of contents and diagram. What is the purpose of these tools?
11/8: Report Cards Sent Home 11/10: Campbell/Fadden/La Voie Family Breakfast in Cafeteria @ 7:30 am 11/10: Early Release @ 12:15 Wear Red, White & Blue for Veteran’s Day Program 11/11: NO SCHOOL~Veteran’s Day This week and next: Canned Food Drive 11/17: Robinson/Burns/Thompson Family Breakfast in Cafeteria @ 7:30 am 11/18: Great American Teach-In 11/19: Thanksgiving Feast 1pm 11/22-11/26: Thanksgiving Holiday

Writing: We are adding specific details
into our fictional narratives. We are continuing to add more elaboration into our stories.

Star of the Week

Math: Multiplication Facts and Strategies.
Last week, we took the 5s test. Ask your child how he/she did on Friday’s fact test. This week, we’ll take the 4s test. Continue to study!

Nikki McCrink
A BIG Thank you to…
Everyone who contributed to The Gorrie Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser! We exceeded our class goal by collecting a total of $827.00! Wow!
Also, thanks to Mystery Reader: Tracy McCrink

Science: What is heat? How is it measured? How
is thermal energy used? Our next science test will be Wed., 11/17. See attached study guide (due 11/16).

Social Studies: Native American Tribes Research – Ask your child which tribe he/she is researching.

Notes from Mrs. Robinson:
Please send back Thanksgiving Feast Donation forms and RSVP’s as soon as possible.  Have fun with the Turkey in Disguise homework, due Friday! This week and next, Gorrie is collecting canned food and non-perishables to be donated to local families in need. See attached flyer. As we are trying to teach organization & responsibility to our students…please assist us by making sure your child empties their BEE Book nightly and returns with it to school everyday. Looking forward to seeing everyone at our class play date – Sat., 11.13 at Curtis HIxon Park

Weekly Words – Native American and Non-Fiction Vocabulary
Be prepared to know the meaning of these words!!

caption territory

photograph asterisk diagram chart rituals nomadic totem pole ceremonies

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