Mr Weis’ Classroom Blog

September 24, 2008

Wednesday, the day we have PE, is a good day to wear tennis shoes.

Filed under: Announcements,Homework — mrweis @ 1:00 pm

We have PE every Wednesday. Please make sure that your child is wearing appropriate footwear to ensure they can participate fully in all activities.

In Language Arts today we continued to discuss context clues and had a lesson on appositives. Appositives are nouns or noun phrases that rename the noun right before it. They are separated from the rest of the sentence with a comma. In the sentence “Wednesday, the day we have PE, is a good day to wear tennis shoes” the phrase “the day we have PE” is the appositive. Appositives can provide context clues to help us clarify vocabulary. For example, in the sentence “The grizzly bear, a ferocious hunter, mauled the young caribou,” we can use the appositive “a ferocious hunter” as a clue to guess what maul means.

As an extension activity, I encourage you to look with your children for appositives as you read at home. Newspapers make use of appositives quite frequently. If you find some appositives in a newspaper or magazine, your child may bring it in to share with the class.

Also, picture day fliers and book order forms were sent home yesterday. Make sure that you received both. Thanks.

Homework

  1. Language Arts: Appositive Worksheet.
  2. Reading: Read for 20 minutes and fill out pink reading log

Mr. Weis

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