Explorations of Elementary 2016 – November Overview
- Our first-year students will begin researching Mercury and Venus. Each month they will research another planet, or two. They will end this research with a presentation of a famous scientist or astronomer.
- Second year students will continue their rock and mineral research with a focus on the types of rocks, rock identification, and rock testing.
- Third year students researching the human body will focus on the eye, the tooth, and the tongue.
- Our fourth-year students will begin researching Ohio History.
- All students will begin an in-depth study of South America. For this continent study, we will focus on the music, languages, and currency.
- One of our groups will continue reading selections from our Junior Great Books, one group will be reading stories about friendship, one group will be continuing The Tale of Despereaux, and one group will be starting Where the Red Fern Grows.
- Within reading group, we will introduce or review present and past tenses of verbs.
- Some groups will study antonyms and synonyms.
- We will begin putting together research reports and introducing/reviewing how to write a bibliography.
- Student will continue practicing spelling rules within their spelling groups. Students will have high-frequency words and special spelling cases.
- Spelling homework for all students in the month of November:
- Pyramid Write – on handwriting paper, your child will write their words in the shape of a pyramid each week. It will be demonstrated on their first sheet coming home October 31.
Field Trips and Special Events
- November 1 – Book Fair Week
- November 11 – Progress Reports Sent Out
- November 14 – Parent-Teacher Conferences: This conference is parents only; childcare will not be provided. Please sign up using sign-up genius. Information on how to sign-up was sent by Ms. Kelly.
- November 16: OCC Packing Party
- November 22: Harvest Party. Parents are welcome at this event! It will take place in the afternoon and we will have the Epic Events party rental service so everyone can enjoy it. More information will be sent out shortly!