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November 19-23 - Thanksgiving Break

November 28 - Patriot Penny Trade-in Day

November 30 - Hat Day ($1)

December 5 - Christmas Pictures

December 7 - Hat Day ($1)

December 13 - Choir & Ukulele Concert, 6 pm

December 14 - Patriot Penny Trade-in Day

December 18 - 4th Grade Christmas Party 10:30-11:30

December 19-January 3 - Christmas Break!




 *Sign up for REMIND if you have not done so already. Text @conleef to 81010 for both Math & ELA announcements.


*Please write your name and phone number on any checks you send to the school.   


Click on 'Class Schedule' link above for lunch & activity times.


Red Graded Papers will come home every MONDAY unless otherwise noted.  

They should be signed and returned by Wednesday.


Don't forget to join LES PTO!!!


*Please use the school form for your child’s absences.  You can print this directly off the school website.  Please limit absences and check-outs as much as possible…attendance is important!  And remember our PATRIOT PERFECT ATTENDANCE monthly incentives! We highly encourage attendance, but we know occasionally absences occur for various reasons.  Please send a note for every day your child misses school including check outs.  If your child visited the doctor, it is always best to have a doctor's note.  Sending a note could keep you off of the truant list.  Details are always available in your child's agenda in the handbook section. 


*If you have not signed up for parent portal, I strongly encourage you to do so.  Check with the front office to receive your login information.  Grades are posted as soon as I have them graded, so this way you will know immediately what is happening with your child and his/her grades.


 *Sign up for ‘Notify Me’ on our school webpage in order to receive important updates through text or e-mail.





An Attitude of Gratitude & Compassion

Please stress the importance of this with your child at home.  



Weekly Objectives

November 12-16


Students will take the NWEA assessment for ELA this week.  It will show your child's growth in Informational, Literature, and Language categories from the time that they took it in August. Mrs. Frain's homeroom will take it Thursday, November 15 and Mrs. Conlee's homeroom will take it Friday, November 16. Please let Mrs. Frain know if you plan to be absent or check out on your testing day.

DCS Classworks Website (you may need to copy and paste)

Classworks is a great resource to grow your child in both ELA and Math!

Username & password are both student's MSIS #



Guided Spelling

1. tree's

2. trees'

3. children's

4. threw

5. morning

6. mountain

7. allow

8. shook

9. aloud

10. discover



*Spelling quizzes will be every other Friday over 10 words (on same days as grammar quizzes). These words will be quizzed on Friday, November 30.


Mentor Sentences/Grammar


Focus Skill: prepositions/prepositional phrases


*Grammar quizzes will be every other Friday over specific focus skills and review skills (same days as spelling quizzes). Quiz on the focus skill will be Friday, November 30.




1. wise – having or showing good judgement and intelligence

We often use the word ‘wise’ when we describe older people because they have experienced & learned many things that younger people do not yet know. You can also make wise choices.

2. unwise- not having or showing good judgment and intelligence

3. greedy – selfish and wanting more of something than he or she needs; not willing to share

4. pursue – to follow or chase someone in order to catch him or her

5. deceive – to trick or fool someone into believing something that isn’t true

6. crouch – to bend your legs and lower your body close to the ground

7. secure – fasten or tie firmly; safe and protected

8. thoroughly – in a thorough way; completely

9. indignantly - in an indignant way; in a way that shows you are angry because you feel insulted or unfairly treated

10. sustain- keep going for a long period of time

11. serene – calm or peaceful

12. stalk – follow or hunt a person or animal quietly and secretly; the stem of a plant


*Vocabulary quizzes will be every other Friday over the 12 words above.  Students will be expected to use context clues to write vocabulary word from a word bank in the appropriate sentence. Vocabulary Quiz will be Friday, November 16.



Reading: Elements of a Story

During this unit, the students analyze the elements of narrative structure in fiction, narrative nonfiction, and drama (play).  They study the character, setting, plot, conflict, and theme.  They also discuss the use of 1st and 3rd person point of view.  They use questioning in the text. 


 Writing: Fiction 

During this unit we will be reading fiction text and learning to write a response.  We will be focusing on organizing our writing, developing ideas using evidence from the text and grammar mechanics.


Social Studies 

Social Studies will be integrated through language arts lessons.  Grades will be taken throughout the quarter.


Over the next couple of weeks, we will be reading about and analyzing various Native American cultures across the continent.