Order Scholastic Books Online!

Class Activation Code: GPYH3

Dear Parent,
Now it's easier than ever to find the right books for your child — and help us earn FREE books for our classroom library at the same time! With new online ordering from Scholastic Book Clubs, you can choose from a much wider selection of books than in the printed flyer. And best of all, our class earns a FREE book every time a parent places their order online.
It's so simple! Here's how it works:
SIGN UP at www.Scholastic.com/bookclubs. On the orange Parent panel, click the "Connect to your teacher" link. When prompted, enter the Class Activation Code GPYH3. (You'll see a "Welcome to Ms Pier's class" message.) This ensures that your order gets sent to me.
SELECT the books you'd like to order from over 500 titles available online … and take advantage of online-only specials and discounts!
SEND your order to me online by the due date. Books will be delivered directly to our classroom, as always.
Of course, you can still order using the form from the printed flyer. But why not experience for yourself how convenient it is to order online?
Ordering online is fast, easy, and secure. Plus our whole class benefits thanks to the FREE books we'll earn with every parent online order.
Go to www.Scholastic.com/bookclubs now to get started.
Don't forget the class activation code: GPYH3
Newsletter Week Ending 11/08/19
Friday, November 8, 2019 7:00 PM


Dear Families,
This week I gave out Golden Tickets (small yellow post it notes with a turtle stamp on it) to everyone who finished their Birth and Growing Up Years plus Education note taking.  This is an easy way for you to know if your child is staying on schedule with their research project.  Also, for homework this week instead of sending home literacy work I am asking that each child find 15 to 20 pictures related to their History Maker.  Print them in 3*5 or 4*6 size with maybe one or two 5*7s for those really important pictures.  It is fine for all pictures to be black and white.  Also, I have trifold boards for all the students and construction paper for them to mount everything on.  We need the pictures at school by November 18th to write the captions for our projects.
Things to look for: 
Portrait of the History maker as a child, or an adult
photos of their childhood or adult home, 
pictures of items really important to them (airplanes, chimpanzees, White House)
a map of the places they have traveled between or areas they lived in
Pictures of places very relevant to the history maker (coffee shop they wrote in, store they worked in, countryside or city park)
If you are interested in helping to edit our rough drafts, please mark your calendar for the week of December 5th in either of two afternoon slots (12:45-1:45) or (2:55-3:50).  Thank you in advance to those who are able to come help that week.
We are continuing to work in small literacy groups on skills like: identifying the main idea of a text or short passage, providing evidence from the text to support an answer, writing deep connections and read the text deeply to find hidden answers.    Thursday we finished the final chapter of Gooney Bird: The Fabulous and wrote a summative connection.  Look for the graded copy to come home later this week.
To support our Social Studies learning about Government, all of our literacy groups are reading books related to Government right now.  The assessment for Government will be this coming Friday (November 15th).  We focus on identifying the three branches of government and their roles.  Plus the services provided by each branch and members of each branch plus how they get their positions.
Have a great weekend.