Class Notes

Reading/Language Arts
We are continuing our reading unit with the story "Sled Dogs Run".  We will work on story elements, as well as making and confirming predictions.
We will also continue working on nouns and practice using commas in a series.

*Spelling words - heat, beach, pea, taxi, knee, thief, teeth, jeans, money, queen
*Challenge spelling - sneaker, freedom, chimney, teacher, spaghetti, peacock, confetti, between, brief, exceed
*high frequency - know, off, picture, school, took
*vocabulary -  adapt, climate, eager, freedom, fresh, sense, shadows, silence

Math
We will continue chapter 2 with adding tens and ones in a 2-digit number with and without regrouping, rounding to estimate a sum, and problem solving strategies.

Religion
We will finish chapter 8 on ways to say sorry, and realizing that the Holy Spirit helps us to make better choices.  Our test will be next Thursday.
We will also learn about the season of Advent.

Science
We have started studying classifications of animals and animal adaptations, beginning with the difference between vertebrates and invertebrates. We will learn about cold-blooded and warm-blooded animals, and look at the differences between mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians.