Week of February 26th!

 

Image result for reminderReminders:

  1. February Homework Calendars are due Friday, March 2nd (the Friday we get back). March homework calendars will be sent home Monday, March 5th.

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-This week will use our missing addend skills and will apply them to solving word problems. They will have to apply their knowledge to create the correct number sentences, as well as solving the word problems.

Reading– This week we will  learn about Point of View, or who is telling a story, how we know this, as well as how this affects the story. Students can also practice this at home this week with their reading responses.

Phonics- This week we will be learning about words with the long i sound spelled with, “igh, as in right, ye, as in eye,  ind, as in kind and ie, as in tie.”  This will be the hardest spelling test yet, and may require some extra studying time!

Writing-We will continue our Opinion Writing unit until the beginning of the 4th quarter. This week we will work more on the revision process by adding revision strips to their writing. They will be adding “Wow!” sentences including more interesting details and more vivid vocabulary. They are ready!

Science-We will begin our fun unit on light and shadows. Students will be experimenting, playing games and going on scavenger hunts to discover all there is to learn about this interesting topic!

S.T.E.M. Our S.T.E.M. project this week will be a project related to our light and shadow unit. Students will have to write and create a puppet show, with the central message of kindness. This will be a healthy challenge that they will all enjoy!

Have a wonderful week!

Week of February 12th!

 

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Image result for reminder Reminders:

1) Please send in all Valentine’s boxes and cards on Wednesday, Valentine’s Day!

2) Please respond in your child’s Family Journal and send back on Monday.

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-This week will practice answering addition problems with missing addends, i.e. 8+?=15. Please make sure you are working with you children at home on their math flashcards every day!

Reading– This week we will continue comparing and contrasting the experiences and adventures of characters in the different stories that they read. While your child reads this week, ask him or her about how the character’s experiences and adventures compare/contrast with those of other characters.

Phonics- This week we will be learning about words with the long e sound spelled with, “ea and ee,” as in speak and street. We will discuss the phonics rule, “When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.”

Writing-We will continue our Opinion Writing unit until the beginning of the 4th quarter. This week we will work more on the revision process by adding revision strips to their writing. They will be adding “Wow!” sentences including more interesting details and more vivid vocabulary. They are ready!

Social Studies-Our class had so much fun “broadcasting” from the Great Falls and Rocky Mountains to tell all that they learned about the adventures of Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea. This week we will wrap up our unit on Teddy Roosevelt.

S.T.E.M. Our S.T.E.M. project this week will be a Valentine-themed building challenge that our class will surely “love!”

Have a wonderful week!

Week of February 5th!

 

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Image result for reminderReminders:

1) Directions for Valentine’s Day boxes and class names were sent out this week. Have fun creating!

2) February Homework Calendars will be sent home Monday.

3) Family Journals! Please respond in your child’s journal this weekend and send back on Monday. IF your child has misplaced his/hers, please glue it into a new one and send it in on Monday.!

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-This week will review and assess adding with multiples of 10, as well as comparing numbers using place value. After that, we will spiral back to adding and subtracting to 20, using missing/unknown numbers.

Reading– This week we will continue comparing and contrasting the experiences and adventures of characters in the different stories that they read. While your child reads this week, ask him or her about how the character’s experiences and adventures compare/contrast with those of other characters.

Phonics- This week we will be learning about words with the long o sound spelled with, “-ow as in row, -oa, as in coat, -oe as in toe,  and -old, as in told.”

Writing-I know you will not be surprised, but your children have become excellent opinion writers. They have mastered their topic sentences, supporting reasons, as well as their closing sentence for just about every topic I throw at them. This week we will write about our opinions in a creative way.

Social Studies-This week we will be spiraling back to Lewis and Clark to create a live broadcast that we will be filming in the ILC. Stay tuned for uploads to SeeSaw. We will also continue learning about accomplishments of President Theodore Roosevelt.

S.T.E.M. Students had a blast creating their winter habitats. They had fun, while learning how to make changes to their designs in order to improve their homes. Our next S.T.E.M. Challenge will pertain to our Light and Shadow unit which we will be starting next week.

Have a wonderful week!

Week of January 29th!

Reminders:

1) SImage result for light bulb cliparttart looking around for a shoe box for your Valentine’s boxes…information to be sent out soon.

2)Please send in Homework Folders and Book Baggies on Monday.

 

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-This week will will start comparing numbers using place value. Students will have to understand the different values of tens and ones to do this successfully.

Reading– This week we will be comparing and contrasting the experiences and adventures of characters in the different stories that they read. We will be reading  different versions of some familiar stories to do this.

Phonics- This week we will be learning about words with the ai/ay spelling patterns such as in wait and stay.

Writing-We will continue writing about our opinions about a variety of different topics. We are focusing on how when we write our opinion pieces, our goal is to convince our readers. All of our writing pieces need to have a topic sentence, 3 supporting reasons, as well as a closing sentence. We will also be focusing on be able to independently make revisions to our writing.

Social Studies-We will start learning about accomplishments of President Theodore Roosevelt.

S.T.E.M.- This week we will start discussing the key aspects of an animal’s winter home. Next week we will be building these homes. Students have already started thinking of ideas for the materials they will need to do this and I told them they can start collecting these items at home. Please be on the lookout for a letter to come home requesting these items next week.

Have a wonderful week!

Week of January 22nd!

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What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-Last week we started to add and subtract by 10. This week we will add using multiples of 10, i,e, 32+20=52. As always, please continue to work on addition and subtraction math facts to 20 using flashcards. Flashcards can be easily made or purchased.

Reading– This week we will continue identifying the central message of what we read. We will also identify and write about the details that support this central message, as well as how these messages can be applied to our own lives.

Phonics- This week we will be learning about words with the digraphs th and wh.

Writing-We will be writing about our opinions about a variety of different topics. We are focusing on how when we write our opinion pieces, our goal is to convince our readers. All of our writing pieces need to have a topic sentence, 3 supporting reasons, as well as a closing sentence.

Social Studies-We will continue learning about the expeditions of Lewis and Clark and how Sacagawea was instrumental in their journey.

S.T.E.M.- Last week we started talking about the concept of hibernation. This week we will start discussing the key aspects of an animal’s winter home. Next week we will be building these homes. Students have already started thinking of ideas for the materials they will need to do this and I told them they can start collecting these items at home. Please be on the lookout for a letter to come home requesting these items next week.

Have a wonderful week!

Week of January 16th!

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  • There is No School Monday, January 15th for Martin Luther King Day.
  • FAST classes start this week. If your child is attending a FAST class, I will need a note stating which class they are in, which day and which session. I only need one note because I have a master list and will update that as I receive the letters.
  • This week in the Red Homework folders, I will send home instructions to go onto a great math games website called, Splash Math. Please look for this and go onto this website this week for math review.

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-Last week we started to add and subtract by 10. This week we will add using multiples of 10, i,e, 32+20=52. As always, please continue to work on addition and subtraction math facts to 20 using flashcards. Flashcards can be easily made or purchased.

Reading– This week we will continue identifying the central message of what we read. We will also identify and write about the details that support this central message, as well as how these messages can be applied to our own lives.

Phonics- This week we will be learning about words with the digraphs th and wh.

Writing-We will be writing about our opinions about a variety of different topics. We are focusing on how when we write our opinion pieces, our goal is to convince our readers. All of our writing pieces need to have a topic sentence, 3 supporting reasons, as well as a closing sentence.

Social Studies-We will continue learning about the expeditions of Lewis and Clark and how Sacagawea was instrumental in their journey.

S.T.E.M.- Last week we started talking about the concept of hibernation. This week we will start discussing the key aspects of an animal’s winter home. Next week we will be building these homes. Students have already started thinking of ideas for the materials they will need to do this and I told them they can start collecting these items at home. Please be on the lookout for a letter to come home requesting these items next week.

Have a wonderful week!

Week of January 8th!

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  • Report Cards were sent home on Friday. Please sign and send back the envelopes. You keep the report card.
  • Monday, January 8th DUE: Please send in 5 of your child’s favorite items from a collection in the paper bag sent home.
  • This Wednesday we go to the ILC. Please send in all library books.
  • Homework Calendars will go home this Monday. As a reminder, weekly work is on the right of the Red Folder-due every Friday, and monthly homework is on the left side and is due on the last Friday of every month.

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-This week we will be learning how to add to 100 using multiples of 10. Please continue to work on addition and subtraction math facts to 20 using flashcards. Flashcards can be easily made or purchased.

Reading– We will start learning about the central message. Central message is the message or lesson that writers are trying to convey through the stories they write. We will also make connections to their own lives.

Phonics- This week we will be learning about digraphs-ch and sh.

Writing-We will kick off our Opinion Writing unit by sharing, ranking, and giving supporting reasons for our favorite things.

Social Studies-We will start learning about the expeditions of Lewis and Clark.

S.T.E.M.- This month we will devising a winter hibernation habitat for an animal. We will start the imagining and planning phase this week.

Have a wonderful week!

Week of December 18th!

 

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Important Reminders:

  • Early Release is this Tuesday (19th) and Wednesday (20th)!
  • Winter Centers are this Monday, the 18th!
  • Reading Logs are due this Tuesday, the 19th!

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-We will continue reinforcing math facts and will use these facts in fun, cooperative style games this week.

Reading– This week I will be  wrapping up reading assessments and we will continue to read fun, holiday themed books.

Writing-We will have a writers’ celebration this week, honoring Mrs. Fernandes’ fabulous writers! We will also write creative stories about the adventures of our fictional gingerbread characters. These will come home Wednesday with a fun gingerbread house craft.

ENJOY YOUR BREAK!!

 

 

Week of December 11th!

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Stay Warm this Weekend!

Important Reminders:

  • A big THANK YOU to Alyse’s mom, Brenda, for coming in and teaching our class all about Hanukkah. We had SO much fun reading stories, eating latkes, and playing the Dreidel game.
  • This Wednesday we will be going to the ILC! Please send in all library books!
  • Continue having your child read to you for 20 minutes every night, as well as practice his/her addition and subtraction flashcards. Just a little bit each day goes a LONG way!

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-This week we will continue reinforcing our math facts to 20 and their related fact families. We will also continue applying our math skills while solving word problems. This month we will also spend time reviewing all the new skills that we have learned this year.

Reading– This week I will be assessing student’ reading levels, sight word recognition and comprehension skills. Believe it or not, we are at the end of the second quarter! We will also be reviewing all of the strategies we have learned this year so far: main idea and supporting details, story elements: characters, setting, plot, and author’s purpose. I have finished reading a Magic Tree House book to the class and we are on to an A-Z Mystery!

Phonics- This week we will continue reviewing consonant blends and final e.

Writing-We will continue learning about singular and plural nouns. We will also be writing about our favorite things about this season!

Social Studies-We will be finishing our informational pieces on Thomas Jefferson.

S.T.E.M.- This month we will be engaging in fun, holiday-themed STEM projects!

Week of December 4th!

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Important Reminders:

  • As per school policy, there will be NO Homework in the month of December. Please use this time to read fun, holiday-themed books with your children every night. ENJOY the season!
  • Please send back Family Journals on Monday.

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-This week we will be reinforcing our math facts to 20 and their related fact families. We will also continue applying our math skills while solving word problems. This month we will also spend time reviewing all the new skills that we have learned this year.

Reading– This week we will continue reading passages and answering related comprehension questions. We are practicing the skills of going back to the passage, rereading, and underlining the important information. I am reinforcing what an important and lifelong skill this is for them!

Phonics- This week we will be reviewing consonant blends and final e.

Writing-We will have fun this month writing about holiday-themed informational pieces. We will also be working very hard on improving our handwriting. For grammar, we will be learning about singular and plural nouns.

Social Studies-We will be writing informational pieces on Thomas Jefferson.

S.T.E.M.- This month we will be engaging in fun, holiday-themed STEM projects!