What’s Happening in Room 11



Language Arts  


  • Telling sentences and questions
  • Exclamations and commands


  • How to write an asking sentence
  • Capitalization and punctuation of statements and questions
  • Proofreading statements and questionsEwan


  • Recognizing and utilizing exclamations, questions and periods throughout the reading process and reflecting our voice
  • Comprehension
  • Fluency


  • Beginning blends
  • Combined vowels
  • Silent e



  • Estimation and measurement of centimeters and inches
  • Multiple-step problems with greater numbers
  • Picture graphs , bar graphs and tables
  • Comparison story problems
  • Elapsed timeVolcano


It was an exciting week as we learned about earthquakes, landslides and volcanoes! Your children participated in many hands-on, simulation experiments and had a blast preparing and erupting their volcanoes

Social Studies

We wrapped up our simple study of Africa where we learned about its’ climate, landforms, animals and plants and the famous destinations of West and Central Africa. Today, we will head to the kitchen to bake up some South African chocolate pepper cookies! Hopefully, there were some left on the plate for you to try when your child gets home!  I have attached the recipe for those interested


South African Chocolate Pepper Cookie  –  Makes 40 cookies

  • 1 pound bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped and divided
  • 12 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Melt 8 ounces of the chocolate and set aside.
  2. Beat the butter until light and airy. Add the sugar and beat until completely incorporated into butter.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift or whisk the flour and baking soda. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients to butter mixture little by little, until just incorporated.
  5. Mix the melted chocolate into the butter mixture. Stir in the remaining chopped chocolate and the ground pepper. Cover and refrigerate until dough is cool and firm.
  6. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or grease generously).
  7. Drop the batter by the tablespoonful onto the baking sheet, about 1 inch apart on sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until crisp on outside but still chewy inside




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