REMINDER: Our Literacy Field Trip to Books and Books and Camana Bay is this Friday, 22 September. We’d love it if you were able to join us. Please also remember to send in the $2 bus fair for your child.

Wonder:  SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!

Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. 

The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement.

I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

“Wonder is the best kids’ book of the year,” said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder

We will be covering the following objectives this week:

  • Use evidence from the text to make inferences about characters
  • Creative empathetic writing that explores thoughts & feelings
  • Select & retrieve information from the text
  • Relate events in the novel to our own lives
  • Explore the opinions and feelings of the characters in the novel
  • Create your own precept and explain its meaning to others
  • Explore the thoughts & feelings of August
  • Infer & deduce by using evidence from the text

English:- Correct run-on sentences by adding a comma and the word and between the two sentences.

– Unit 1 Check-Up

Vocabulary: – Study  vocabulary words for a test on Friday.

1. ordinary

2. cleft palate

3. hysterical

4. hindsight

5. obnoxious

6. schlep

7. precept

8. stampede

9. mortality

10. aversion

Math: – Discover strategies that can be used to add or subject.

– Subtract whole numbers.

– Subtract across zeros.

Please note, there will be 2 ‘Check My Progress’ days this week.

Science: – Describe the structure of fungi.

– Create a fungus garden. (Please let me know if you have a few mason jars to donate. NOTE, because we will be growing a fungus garden, the mason jars will have to be discarded after our observations have been completed.)

– Describe characteristics of vertebrates and invertebrates.

Social Studies: – Identify where the Bahamas, Belize and Guyana are located.

– Create a map of the Caribbean.

Bible: – Study Bible verse for Friday. Parents, please encourage your child to study their Bible verse every week. These do impact their Bible grades.

– Identify examples of adding and taking away from God’s word.

 – Identify 4 important ways the Bible is useful.

“God saw all that He had made, and it was very good…Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.” Genesis 1:31-2:1

HOMEWORK:

Monday

MATH: page 71-72 1-8, 11-12, 15, 18

READING: Read for at least 20 minutes.

Tuesday
VOCABULARY: Complete Word Illustrations

MATH: Workbook page 92

Wednesday

MATH: Workbook page 97-98


READING: Complete short summary of Wonder
ThursdayMATH: Complete page 103-104

VOCABULARY: Prepare for Vocabulary Test on Friday

Objectives and Lesson Plans – September 18-22, 2017
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