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October 22 - October 26:
 MEPA (Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment) Week

For information about this test go to the Department of Education website:


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When We Get Back to Our Normal Life:

CONTENT:
How a Pumpkin Grows
Wild Guess: How many seeds are there in a pumpkin?
Counting by 10s.

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READ ALOUD IN CLASS:

Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell
It's Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall
Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington
The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons

VOCABULARY:
( "Pumpkin Words" , as we call it.)
Pumkin, seed, root, shoot, sprout, vine, bud; grow, plant, dig; soil, spade, shovel
We add these words to the orange page in the Current Classroom Theme section of the  ELL Binder

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PHONICS:
Gr. 5,3 advanced:
        Long vowels with silent -e  /VCE* pattern/
Gr. 1,2,3 beginners:
        short vowels  and CVC** pattern


GRAMMAR:
Parts of speech
Nouns: Concrete and Abstract Nouns

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POETRY:
What makes a poem?
Rhyming patterns
Graphics in poetry

Poems by Lois Lenski, Douglas Florian, and Shel Silverstein
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Do you want to learn some interesting facts about pumpkins? Go to This Is Interesting!







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