Welcome to Mrs. Phelan's ELA webpage. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 




For our writing, we will begin working on writing opinion pieces. We are working on an opinion piece about ice cream to start. We are learning to generate ideas while writing.

We have started exploring nonfiction. The world of weather, insects, predators, and fish is interesting so far. 


  • Read daily for 20 minutes, and record it with a parent signature. This log is due on Friday. 
  • No grammar or vocabulary this week.
  • Reading activity is due 12/15.
  • Any unfinished literature circle work was sent home. It is due back by 12/18.
** We have been running out of pencils. Please make sure your son or daughter has a few in their pencil box. 



The weekly reading log (evidence of daily reading) is due each Friday.  I attached one here to if you need to use the template. A parent signature is required. Thank you. 



If you are interested in a new book, you are able to order directly through Scholastic. Follow the link below and put in the teacher code FPMRF. It is an easy way to earn books for the classroom. 



If you have any old subscriptions to children's magazines you no longer need, we would love to add them to our library. Thank you! 

Our first book club was a success. We will plan another early in 2016.