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!

Week of November 27th!

 

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-We will be learning about place value and decomposing numbers this week into tens and ones. We will also spiral back to adding and subtracting to 20. Please continue to work on this at home. If they don’t use it, they lose it!

Reading– This week we will start focusing more upon reading passages and answering comprehension questions from these passages. We will practice highlighting the most important details in a passage in order to more easily answer the questions related to the passage.

Phonics- This week’s phonic’s skill will be words ending in “-ck” as in “struck” and “quack.”

Writing-We will continue writing our Informational pieces this week on an animal of their choice as well as about Thomas Jefferson. We are “hitting our stride” with writing and they are all making huge gains!

Social Studies-We will continue learning about our brilliant founding father, and former president, Thomas Jefferson!! This is such a great and important unit for the students and we will learn just how difficult it was to create something as great as America!!

S.T.E.M.-This week we will be engaging in a building challenge. Students will be given building blocks, as well as the specifications of what they need to build (i.e. the specific structure, weight it needs to hold, its height.) Students will get various opportunities to create different structures. Our budding engineers will really enjoy STEM this week!

Week of November 13th!

 

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Important Reminders:

  • There is NO School next week, Monday, November 20th-Friday, November 24th! HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I know I am very thankful for my wonderful students and parents this year!!
  • THANK YOU to our veterans who came in to speak to our class today: Hannah Berry’s grandfather, Mr. Lee, Tobin Jorgensen’s grandfather, Mr. Russ and Ben Florence’s grandfather, Mr. Jack. We honor you and all veterans for your service, sacrifice and patriotism!
  • Monday is the last day of Tritt’s Thanksgiving food drive. Please send in any donations that you can.

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-We will be solving true/false equations this week. Students will have to solve both sides of the equation and label the equations as true or false. They will have to solve addition and subtraction problems to 20 in order to do this, so please continue to work on those flashcards at home!

Reading– This week we will have fun reading all about Thanksgiving themed topics: Pilgrims, Native American Indians, and fun books about turkeys! After reading, students will be able to answer comprehension questions.We will use all of the reading skills we have learned so far this year while reading these fun texts!

Phonics- This week’s phonic’s skill will be the Long I sound as in “drive.”

Writing-We will write some creative turkey stories this week, incorporating our skills learned throughout our Informational Unit so far.  We will also finish writing about all of the things that we are thankful for.

Social Studies-We will be learning about another brilliant founding father, and former president, Thomas Jefferson!! This is such a great and important unit for the students and we will learn just how difficult it was to create something as great as America!!

S.T.E.M.- Students loved creating their sound instruments and reinforced their understanding of sound in the process! This week we will be creating our very own hot air balloon parade. Students will be given a balloon and will have to transform their balloons into an animal, character from a movie, etc. They will then be given the opportunity to create a skit, song, or dance incorporating their creation. To culminate, we will be parading throughout the school in our very own Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Week of November 6th!

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Important Reminders:

  • Election Day-No School this Tuesday, November 7th for students!
  • Please send in a water bottle and/or shoe box if your child is needing it for his/her sound instrument sound project. Their sheets were sent home Thursday with the materials needed.  We will be building this Thursday, November 9th!
  • November Choice Boards will be coming home Monday. These assignments will be due Friday, December 1st.

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-We will start learning about unknown variables-i.e. VERY simple and rudimentary algebra i.e. 8+?=14. We also call this missing addends. Once they have a strong understanding of this, we will move into higher level word problems involving missing addends.

Reading– This week we will start focusing on why authors write what they do. Authors write to Persuade, Inform, or Entertain. We will identify the “points” authors are trying to make in their books and also the reasons an author gives to support these points. We will also continue reading all about bats!

Phonics- This week’s phonic’s skill will be the Long o sound as in “spoke.”

Writing-We will continue our Informational Writing Unit this week! Also, November is the month to give thanks, so this week we will start writing about all the things in our lives that we are thankful for. We will also write fun, November-themed sticker stories.

Science-We will continue learning about sound this week and will culminate the unit by sharing our sound instruments, while identifying the different pitches, volumes, energy and vibrations created by them all.

S.T.E.M.- This week we will build our sound instruments! Please make sure to send a shoebox and/or water bottle for your child if he/she needs it. I have all the other materials on the list!

Week of October 30th!

Important Reminders:

  • Happy Halloween! This week there will be NO Homework other than reading and practicing math facts. Enjoy the celebrations!
  • This Tuesday, Halloween, please send your child in with his/her costume. No masks, face paint, nor accessories-thank you!!

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-We will continue subtracting numbers to 20, i.e. 14-8=6, as well as solving related word problems.  There will be an assessment on Friday including word problems.

Reading– This week we will start focusing on connections we can make while we’re reading and how these connections can help us better comprehend. Please make sure that your child is reading 20 minutes each night!

Phonics- We will spend the week reviewing Units 1-8 by playing fun spelling games and Kahoot!

Writing-We will continue our Informational Writing Unit this week! This week we will write informational pieces about bats! We will focus on our editing skills: using capital letters at the beginning and periods at the end of our sentences.

Science-We will wrap up our unit on Magnets and will kick off our unit on Sound! We will have our in-school field trip Sound Presentation.

S.T.E.M.- We will start designing and planning our sound instruments. We will create a list of materials needed for each student and will send this home.