Sergeeff's Weekly Literacy Blog! (Oct. 31 - Nov. 4)

posted Oct 30, 2016, 9:03 PM by   [ updated Oct 30, 2016, 9:03 PM by Lisa Griffin ]

I cannot wait to see what creative costumes the students will be dressed in for Halloween! We will start the week off with some fun Halloween/Fall activities. We will be reading "Where's My Mummy?" and writing about a time that we were scared. We will also continue reading our chapter book, meeting for book groups, and continuing our duties as "detectives". 

In writing we will review facts/opinions from last week, discuss the color-coding elements of opinion writing, and assist in the planning process by creating an outline. 

All students should have received their Spelling City accounts last week. If you haven't, feel free to email me and I can make sure you have the correct account information. This website is a really great tool to keep the students engaged and enjoying their spelling practice. The students are able to play any game that is available to them as well as practice tests. Please refrain from having your child take the actual test. We would like to reserve this section for the official test every other Friday. Also, please note that our next spelling test will be on Wednesday, November 9th (due to special guests/Veteran's Day). 

Thank you to all of the family members who volunteered to be our Mystery Readers this month! 
The students and I truly appreciated you taking the time out of your busy schedules to join us in our mystery unit fun. 

Home Enjoyment
Reading Log - Due: Friday, 11/4
(Reading is not required on Monday, October 31st)
*Spelling Test - Wednesday, 11/9*

Dinner Table Talking Points

We know that kids often say they have nothing to talk about when asked about their day at school. Here are a few suggestions to help get them talking about what they learned and experienced this week. Ask your child...

1. To tell you about the most recent events in "The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds".

2. To give you an example of a fact about an animal of their choice and an opinion about that animal.

3. To tell you what they need to look for when proofreading/editing their writing.

4. To tell you what green, yellow, and red stand for in their opinion writing.

5. To tell you about what they thought Mrs. Sergeeff should be for Halloween and why.