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We have been writing all along, which has included our gratitude journals daily- ask your child what they are grateful for...For October, our big writing project is the Haunted House For Sale story. They are Real Estate agents and selling a property to those who would love a Haunted House.  Next week we will have parents in to help us begin the editing process. See Shutterfly for volunteer opportunities or let me know you can come in . They shared their writing with other students today to get ideas and compliment one another. See Class Dojo for pictures.
In Social studies we have explored the California Seal, the Constitution and its creators, as well as peacemakers from around the work.  We have even discussed what makes a Peacemaker and a Peacebreaker in the classroom  . I will post our ideas on Class Dojo and Shuttlerfly too. 
We will also begin reading Peter Pan and we will really be dissecting it. It is a very detailed program that I use to dig into the book, so even if your child has read it, they will have lots to learn about writing and reading strategies during our lessons. I have a Reading Counts incentive that goes along with the book to keep them reading at home too! 
Next week, I will attend Professional Developments for our new Science NGSS standards. The District plans to have me begin teaching Inheritance and Traits for November and December and proceed to Balancing Forces in January and February after more Professional Development.  
The video below is one of my favorite on Growth Mindset--- Along with Class Dojo, Second Step, The John Wooden Pyramid of Success and Our School Rules, I am teaching Growth Mindset in order for us to develop Social Skills. Please take  a look. 
Please do not forget the Book Report due October 25th.  Thanks.