Newsletters 2019-2020

Mrs. Gilpatrick’s Monthly Newsletter 


*Thank you to those of you who decorated a bookmark for your child.  If you haven’t sent yours in yet, please do so as soon as you can. The kids love them! 

*Scholastic book orders are due by Friday, October 18th.

Wish List:

  • Cardboard half gallon milk/juice containers

  • Smooth beach rocks with a diameter of 1 “ to 2”

Important Dates to Remember:

*Friday, October 11th- NO SCHOOL- Teacher Workshop Day

*Monday, October 14th-NO SCHOOL- Indigenous People’s Day

*Friday, October 18th- Progress Reports go home

*Thursday, October 24th- Parent- Teacher Conferences 3:30-7

*Tuesday, October 29th- Parent -Teacher Conferences 3:30-7

*Monday, November 11th- NO SCHOOL- Veterans Day

Friendly Reminders:

*Please make sure to initial or sign your child’s Agenda Book each night so that I know that you have seen the papers in their Shark Folder and homework assignments. 

*Library books are due every two weeks.  Please help your child keep track of their library books throughout the year.  We have library on Thursdays

Ask your child about:

*Just right books, running records and GRL- guided reading levels

*Reading intensely to grow ideas means--- reading as if you are IN the book, noting important things to talk about later, doing the work the book is requesting, envisioning, and more.

*Responding to reading

*Ways to retell and how retelling helps us with comprehension

*Chronological retell vs. pause to synthesize retell

*The Arc of the Story---- brainstorming and drafting for our realistic fiction stories

*Developing believable characters- What are their motivations and struggles?

*Intensifying the problem in our realistic fiction pieces

*Parts of Speech foldable book

*Unit 1 in Sitton Spelling and started Unit 2

*Everyday Math- Unit 1: Place Value; Multidigit Addition and Subtraction

*Why is place value important? 

*Methods for adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers

*Geometry- points, lines, line segments, parallel, intersecting, perpendicular, angles

*Types of polygons- triangles and quadrilaterals

*Hidden Pictures

*Figure Me Out and Tangram Bunnies

*HOW Necklaces and Our Classroom Puzzle 

*6th grade buddies with Mrs. Casey’s class at least one Friday a month

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