Mrs. Cresto's News & Notes

I am so happy to be your child's teacher this year; we have already learned so much about our world, nation and each other!! We have become better writers, researchers and students in general. I look forward to seeing all of you this Thursday evening at your child's conference!

Every night each student should spend at least 30 minutes reading a book of their choice.

New spelling or vocabulary words are given out every Monday or Tuesday. 

Social Studies homework is typically assigned three days a week and should take no longer than 30 minutes.


Literature: 
New Novel Study -“Number the Stars”  We will begin reading Lois Lowry’s (historical fiction) novel which is based upon events leading to World War 2 in Copenhagen. The story of Danish resistance is told through the eyes of a young girl as she tries to comprehend the complicated aspects of both war and friendship. Students will analyze characters, identify countries of northern Europe, research possible escape routes, while continuing to make inferences while utilizing context clues.


Spelling: 
New Word List will go home on Monday, April 16.
Students are expected to know how to spell and define each word.


Social Studies: 
We will be wrapping up our lengthy unit on the Revolutionary War.


Test: 
Tuesday, April 17


Language Arts/ Writing:
We will design international post-cards using our text as inspiration.

Students will compose thoughtful, historical and informative postcards, as if they were writing from one of the landmarks in Copenhagen.


Grammar: 
Students will continue to identify prepositional phrases. They will also demonstrate proper usage of commas when composing and editing sentences.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

DONUT DAY 

Bells practice 3:00-4:00

Track practice: 4:00-5:00

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2018

Track practice-3:15

 

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018:

“Number the Stars” field trip

Track practice- 3:15


Friday,April 27, 2018

Mid-term report cards go home