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April 30 - May 4, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 5/6 - Thane

Student of the Week - Thane

 

Important Dates:

 

5/4- Spelling (last one), Fact Fluency, Math Reivew test

5/10—Math 2 step word problem test, Comprehension, we will also have a writing assignment this week

 

THIS IS THE LAST NEWSLETTER OF THE YEAR!!!

ELA—summary, theme, determine important events in nonfiction texts, compare and contrast opinion articles, distinguish own opinion from those of the authors, write stories from our own point of view (perspective), read independently, context clues, multi meaning words

Read Alouds:

Keepers

Vocabulary: no more words

Mathword problems and review all third grade skills Fact Fluency is 75 facts (division and multiplication)

Science: weather and water cycle

Spelling: flying, fries, puppies, cried, week, hurrying, speak, speed, town, hour, now, house, about, sound, brown, south, boy's, men's, boys', puppy's, please, girl's, seem, puppies', enjoy, square, real, oil, leave, ground, voice, deep, title, able, simple, middle, uncle, December, July, circle, often, ready, become, listen, meant, bread, weather, sense, rough, nothing, heavy, enough, women, woman, busy, above, February, Wednesday, touch, trouble

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Candy

SNACKS!!!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Please check the lunch schedule since our lunch times is changed many days this week. Please send lunch money to clear up any negative balances. The cafeteria will no longer be able to charge for the kids who forget lunch.

April 23-27, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 4/7—Parker

 4/17—Emma

Student of the Week - Thane

 

Important Dates:

 

4/23- MAAP (State Test) Writing (Lunch at 10:30)

4/24—MAAP (State Test) Math (Lunch at 11:00)

4/27 - Fact Fleuncy, Spelling, Comprehension, Vocabulary

 

ELA—summary, theme, determine important events in nonfiction texts, compare and contrast opinion articles, distinguish own opinion from those of the authors, write informational and opinion pieces, read independently, context clues, multi meanign words

 

Read Alouds:

 

Fables, Pushing Up the Sky

 

Vocabulary: diligent, frank, self-confident, headstrong, overwhelmed, contentment

 

Mathword problems and review all third grade skills Fact Fluency is 75 facts (division and multiplication)

 

Science: weather and water cycle

 

Spelling: August, draw, fall, face, pair, eleven, April, author, aunt, post, almost, January, title, able, simple, middle, uncle, December, July, circle, February, Wednesday, touch, trouble, opposite, produce, possible, around

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

Candy

 

SNACKS!!!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Please check the lunch schedule since our lunch times is changed many days this week. Please send lunch money to clear up any negative balances. The cafeteria will no longer be able to charge for the kids who forget lunch.

April 16-20, 2018

 

 

ELA—summary, theme, determine important events in nonfiction texts, compare and contrast opinion articles, distinguish own opinion from those of the authors, write informational and opinion pieces, read independently, context clues, multi meanign words

 

Read Alouds:

 

Lifetimes

 

Vocabulary: collaborate, aggressive, evacuate, distress, unaggressive, considerate

 

Mathword problems and review all third grade skills Fact Fluency is 75 facts (division and multiplication)

 

Science: weather and water cycle

 

Spelling: able, simple, middle, title, uncle, circle, July, December, Wednesday , February, trouble, touch, enjoy, square, real, oil, leave, ground, voice, deep, women, woman, busy, above, single, example, cattle, capital

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

Candy

 

SNACKS!!!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Please check the lunch schedule since our lunch times is changed many days this week. Please send lunch money to clear up any negative balances. The cafeteria will no longer be able to charge for the kids who forget lunch.

 

 

 

 

April 3-13, 2018

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 

4/7—Parker

 4/17—Emma

 

Star Student: 4/3—Kyleigh

 

 4/9—Emma

 

Important Dates:

4/5 Art At the Hills

4/6—Perimeter skill check, fact fluency, vocabulary, spelling

 4/12—Math

 4/13—Spelling, Comprehension, fact fluency

4/16—MAAP (State Test) ELA

4/23—MAAP (State Test) Writing

4/25—MAAP (State Test) Math

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELAsummary, theme, determine important events in nonfiction texts, compare and contrast opinion articles, distinguish own opinion from those of the authors, write informational and opinion pieces, read independently, synonyms, antonyms, homophones

 

Read Alouds:

 

“Banning Tag”, “Homework—Who Needs It?”, “Smile—You’ve Got Homework”, Lifetimes

 

Vocabulary:

 

4/3—struggle, skill, skillful, opportunity, generally, decline

 

4/9—ban, permit, valuable, task, unwind, stressful

 

Mathgeometry, quadrilaterals, area, perimeter, word problems. Fact Fluency is 75 facts (division and multiplication)

 

Science: weather

 

Spelling: 4/3—boy’s, boys’, men’s, puppy’s, puppies’, girl’s, please, seem, nothing, rough, enough, heavy, town, hour, now, house, about, sound, brown, wow

 

4/9—oil, enjoy, square, real, leave, voice, ground, deep, woman, women, above, busy, boys’, men’s, boy’s, puppy’s, please, girl’s, seem, puppies’

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

SNACKS!!!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

 

 

Homework Packet is due on Thursday 4/12. This is a two week packet.

 

March 19-29, 2018

 

Star Student: 3/19—Lexton

 3/26—Nick

Important Dates:

3/19-3/29 Art Unit

 3/23—Spotlight Field Trip, Fact Fluency, Field Trip Money due

 3/29—Comp, Spelling

3/30—No School

4/2—No School

4/5 Art At the Hills

 

 

 

ELAuse nonfiction text features to locate information to a topic quickly and efficiently, use text structures (compare and contrast, cause and effect, etc.) to understand important details in a text, respond to literature, informational and opinion writing, determine perspective of artists and point of view, summarize, theme

 

Read Alouds:

 

Read about various artists

 

Vocabulary:

 

adapt, depend, scan, disrupt, trample, forbid

 

Mathgeometry, quadrilaterals, area, perimeter, Fact Fluency will be 75 facts and will include 25 division facts. With all facts 2-10. Fact Fluency is 75 facts!

 

Science: layers of the earth

 

Spelling: now, town, house, hour, brown, about, south, sound, bread, meant, sense, weather, flying, fries, often, puppies, cried, week, hurrying, speak, speed, ready, become, listen, mountains, thousand, flower, flour

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

Candy

 

SNACKS!!!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

 

 

Homework Packet is due on Thursday 3/29. This is a two week packet.

 

March 5-9, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

3/5—Braden

3/6—Lexton

3/10—Nick

 

Star Student: Braden

 

Important Dates:

3/6—Case 21 Writing

3/8—Math two step word Problems

3/9—Spelling, Fact Fluency, Comprehension

 3/12-3/16—Spring Break

 

ELA—use nonfiction text features to locate information to a topic quickly and efficiently, use text structures (compare and contrast, cause and effect, etc.) to understand important details in a text, use wondering and questioning techniques to understand expository nonfiction, respond to literature, informational and opinion writing, read independently for 30 minutes

Read Alouds:

Desert, The Orphan of Ellis Island, Polar Bears

Vocabulary:

flashy, fantastic, diverse, avoid, deadly, threatened

Mathtwo step word problems with all operations, review skills learned this nine weeks, After Spring Break fact fluency will be 100 facts and will include 25 division facts. With all facts 2-10. Fact Fluency is 75 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10. (75 problems!)

Science: layers of the earth

Spelling: review week, see  word lists on homework

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Candy

SNACKS!!!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

Homework Packet is due on Friday!

Lunch this week is at 11:55 everyday

February 19 - 23, 2018

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

2/16—Bailee

2/24—Grey

 

Star Student: Charly

 

 

 Important Dates:

 

 2/19—Student Holiday

 

2/21—commas and dialogue quiz

 

 2/22—Choir Field trip, fact fluency, vocabulary

 

2/23—Spelling, Comprehension

 

2/27-- Math Assessment on Measurement and Line Plots

 

 

 

ELAuse nonfiction text features to locate relevant information to a given topic quickly and efficiently, use text structures (compare and contrast, cause and effect, etc.) to understand important details in a text, use commas in addresses and dialogue, respond to literature, informational and opinion writing, read independently for 30 minutes

 

Read Alouds: Flashy Fantastic Rain Forest Frogs

 

Vocabulary:

 

Graceful, spectacular, original, achieve, challenge, determination

 

Mathmeasure objects to the nearest whole, half, and quarter inch, line plots, tally tables, solve two step word problems with four operations, continue to discuss fractions. Fact Fluency is 75 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10. (75 problems!)

 

Science: layers of the earth

 

Spelling: light, fry, night, white, quite, fine, sight, sky, key, money, English, carry, foot, book, woods, stood, thirteen, heated, fire, street, guard, guess, early, guide, already, beside, practice, minute

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

Candy

 

clipboards

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

 

 

Homework Packet is due on Friday!

 

February 5-9, 2018

 Important Dates: 

 

2/9—Fact Fluency, Math Celebration, Spelling, Comprehension

 

2/16—Class picture money is due 

 

ELAuse nonfiction text features to locate relevant information to a given topic quickly and efficiently, use text structures (compare and contrast, cause and effect, etc.) to understand important detail sin a text commas in addresses and dialogue, responding to literature, informational and opinion writing, read independently for 30 minutes,

 

Read Alouds: Homes

 

Vocabulary:

Customary, energize, appetizing, plain, differ, refreshing

 

MathUnderstand, partition, and model fractions using diagrams and number lines. Explain equivalence in fractions, compare fractions by reasoning about their size. Fact Fluency is 75 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10. (75 problems!)

 

Science: weathering, erosion, and deposition

 

Spelling: soon, grew, June, Sunday, moon, choose, team, knew, Tuesday, fruit, suit, whose, closing, starring, Friday, stayed, marked, tail, states, raised, sold, instead, worth, fold, history, human, object, subject

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

Colored copy paper

 

Command strips

 

Expo markers

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

 

 

Homework Packet is due on Friday!

 

January 29 - February 2, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

2/16—Bailee

2/24—Grey

 

Star Student: Bailee

 

Important Dates:

 

1/30—PTA Meeting, Titles and Contractions Quiz

 

2/2—Fact Fluency, Equivalent Fractions Quiz, Spelling

ELA—nonfiction text features, read independently, responding to literature, informational and opinion writing...We will be reviewing the process needed to properly “unpack” the prompt, plan, draft, revise and edit a writing task. Students will be given support and guidance for the first graded writing task of the nine weeks. This support could result in higher grades than students will achieve on their own. We will continue to model weekly and construct well-written examples. Then, students will be expected to complete prompts by moving through the process independently. 

Read Alouds: Morning Meals Around The World

Vocabulary:

Unexpected, abandon, industrious, comfy, successful, unsuccessful

MathUnderstand, partition, and model fractions using diagrams and number lines. Explain equivalence in fractions, compare fractions by reasoning about their size. Fact Fluency is 75 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10. (75 problems!)

Science: Layers of the Earth, Earth’s spheres

Spelling: starring, stayed, closing, Friday, marked, states, raised, tail, instead, sold, fold, worth, boat, November, grow, low, note, throat, board, snow, truth, due, along, toe, either, present (2), moment, product

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Colored copy paper

Command strips

Expo markers

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

Homework Packet is due on Friday!

 

January 22-26, 2018

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 

1/6—Arabella

 

1/22—Lawson

 

Star Student: Lawson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Dates:

 

 

 

1/23 - Spelling Test, Fact Fleuncy #1

 

1/24—100th Day

 

1/25 -Class Pictures

 

1/26 - Math Assessment (doesn’t include

 

equivalent fractions, Spelling Test,

 

 

 

Comprehension, Fact Fluency,Comp Test, Book Titles/Contractions Quiz

 

 

 

1/30—PTA Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELA—poetry, figurative language, author’s purpose, nonfiction text features, read independently, responding to literature, informational writing...We will be reviewing the process needed to properly “unpack” the prompt, plan, draft, revise and edit a writing task. Students will be given support and guidance for the first graded writing task of the nine weeks. This support could result in higher grades than students will achieve on their own. We will continue to model weekly and construct well-written examples. Then, students will be expected to complete prompts by moving through the process independently. 

 

Read Alouds: Sonia Sotomayor

 

Vocabulary:

 

No new words until 1/29

 

MathUnderstand and model fractions using diagrams and number lines. Begin equivalent fractions. Fact Fluency is 75 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10. (75 problems!)

 

Science: Layers of the Earth, Earth’s spheres

 

Spelling: review week: cared, forty, modern, needed, main, doctor, chased, across, shared, before, climb, search, during, wait, mean, read, loose, none, third, November, store, eighteen, during

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

We desperately need Snacks, Snacks, Snacks

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

 

 

Homework Packet is due on Friday!

 

January 4-12, 2018

 

HOMEWORK PACKETS ARE DUE THURSDAY 1/11/2018

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 

1/6—Arabella

 

1/22—Lawson

 

Star Student: Arabella

 

Important Dates:

 

1/5—Spotlight

 

1/10—Science Fair (Sack Lunch in the classroom, no lunch guests)

 

1/12—Spelling, Fact Fluency, Fraction Quiz

 

1/15—School Holiday

 

1/19—Spelling,

 

Comprehension, Fact Fluency

 

 

 

ELA—New Year’s, Case 21, poetry, figurative language, author’s purpose, nonfiction text features, read independently for 15-20 minutes, responding to literature, informational writing... Each nine-weeks we will be reviewing with students the process needed to properly “unpack” the prompt, plan, draft, revise and edit a writing task. In an effort to further support these developing skills, students will be given support and guidance for the first graded writing task of the nine weeks. This support and guidance could result in higher grades than students are able to achieve on their own. We will continue to model the process weekly, construct well-written examples in class as a whole group, with-peers and individually. For the remainder of the grading period, students will be expected to complete prompts by moving through the process independently.

 

Read Alouds: classroom nonfiction texts

 

Vocabulary:

 

No new words until 1/22

 

MathUnderstand and model fractions Fact Fluency is 75 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10. We are moving to 75 problems on the fact fluency quiz! Please be sure to study flash cards every night.

 

Science: Layers of the Earth, Earth’s spheres

 

Spelling: boat, low, grow, November, throat, snow, board, note, due, truth, toe, along, Thursday, wait, Saturday, May, those, main, over, hair, none, Monday, straight, eighteen, below, follow, window, machine

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

We desperately need Snacks, Snacks, Snacks

 

Each child will need a new box of crayons for Spring semester, please send those if you haven't already.

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

November 27-December 15

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

11/28—Reece

12/8—Brookelynn

12/12—Hudson

12/16—Blaire

12/16—Wyatt

 

 11/27 Star Student: Reece

12/4 Star Sudent: Brookelynn

 

 

Important Dates:

11/28—Math (Area)

11/29—Case 21 ELA Part 1

11/30—Case 21 ELA Part 2

12/1—Spelling, Fact

Fluency

12/4—Comprehension

12/5 - Math Quiz (2 step word problems)

12/6—Case 21 Math, Fact Fluency

12/12—Case 21 Writing

12/13 - Math Assessment (Graphs)

12/14 - Sentences Skill Check

 

 

ELA—Christmas Around the World, Case 21, prefixes, suffixes, authors purpose, cite evidence, use wondering and questioning to understand a story, predict, read independently for 15-20 minutes, responding to literature, types of sentences, informational writing

 

Read Alouds: Brave Harriett, Wilma Unlimited

 

Vocabulary:

 

11/27 - flimsy, long (to wish for), gruff, persist, strain, adjust

12/4 - 12/15 - no words

 

 

 

MathArea (A=length x width), distributive property, graphs, two step word problems. Fact Fluency is 50 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

 

Science: layers of the Earth (geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere)

 

Spelling: wait, May, Thursday, Saturday, main, hair, over, those, Monday, none, eighteen, straight, horse, large, store, March, north, forty, before, October, climb, fourteen, fourth, prove, explain, afraid, always

12/4 - no spelling words

 

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

We desperately need Snacks, Snacks, Snacks

 

Each child will need a new box of crayons for Spring semester, you can start sending those in.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

Please be sure to check lunch schedule before joining us for lunch. Our has changes almost daily!

 

November 13-17

 

ELA—Thanksgiving, prefixes, suffixes, authors purpose, cite evidence, use wondering and questioning to understand a story, predict, read independently for 15-20 minutes, responding to literature, types of sentences, informational writing

 

 

 

Read Alouds: Brave Irene, Brave Harriett

 

 

 

Vocabulary:

 

coax, snug, advise, delirious, fret, cherish

 

MathArea (A=length x width), regular and irregular shapes, distributive property, and continue to review measurement Fact Fluency is 50 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

 

Science: layers of the Earth (geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere)

 

Spelling: March, horse, store, large, October, forty, before, north, fourteen, climb, prove, fourth, third, burn, bird, under, during, eat, first, feel, worse, wear, search, worst, dollar

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

We desperately need Snacks, Snacks, Snacks

 

Each child will need a new box of crayons for Spring semester, you can start sending those in.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

 

 

We will NOT have   activity or lunch guests on Monday or Tuesday due to practicing for the musical. Everything resumes to normal on Wednesday!

 

 

 

November 6-10

 

ELA—THEME, prefixes, suffixes, authors purpose, cite evidence, use wondering and questioning to understand a story, predict, read independently for 15-20 minutes, responding to literature, adverbs, poetry, figurative language, informational writing

 

 

 

Read Alouds: Mailing May, Brave Irene

 

 

 

Vocabulary:

 

slog, commence,  permissible, flabbergasted, impermissible, adventuresome

 

MathArea (A=length x width) and continue to review measurement Fact Fluency is 50 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

 

Science: Rocks and Minerals, rock cycle, types of rock, layers of the Earth

 

Spelling: under, bird, burn, third, first, during, feel, eat, wear, worse, worst, search, chased, September, shapes, writing, cares, racing, used, shared, lose, loose, across, living, surface, return

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

We desperately need Snacks, Snacks, Snacks

 

Each child will need a new box of crayons for Spring semester, you can start sending those in.

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

 

 

We will NOT have activity or lunch guests this week due to practicing for the musical.

 

October 30 - November 3

 

ELA—THEME, prefixes, suffixes, authors purpose, cite evidence, use wondering and questioning to understand a story, predict, read independently for 15-20 minutes, responding to literature, adverbs, poetry, figurative language, informational writing

 

Read Alouds: Mailing May, A Day’s Work, The Chocolate Touch, Are You a Dragonfly, Reptiles, A Pack of Wolves and Other Canine Groups, The ABC’s of Endangered Animals

 

Mathmeasure and estimate liquid volumes and mass using standard units (milliliters, liters, grams, kilograms), measurement word problems, write and tell time to the nearest minute, measure time intervals, Fact Fluency is 50 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

 

Science: Rocks and Minerals, rock cycle, types of rock

 

Spelling: shapes, chased, writing, September, cares, used, racing, shared, lose, loose, living, across, feet, read, need, mean, fifteen, sea, near, three, half, country, breath, health, common

 

Vocabulary:

 

shuffle, swarm, prowl, urgent, motion, “blow your top”

 

 

October 23-27

 

ELA—prefixes, authors purpose, cite evidence, use wondering and questioning to understand a story, predicting, read independently for 15-20 minutes, responding to literature, adverbs, poetry, figurative language, informational writing

 

 

 

Read Alouds: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, A Day’s Work, The Chocolate Touch, Are You a Dragonfly, Reptiles, A Pack of Wolves and Other Canine Groups, The ABC’s of Endangered Animals

 

Mathwrite and tell time to the nearest minute, measure time intervals, use diagrams to represent elapsed time, mass and volume with word problems. Fact Fluency is 50 facts! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

 

Science: Rocks and Minerals, rock cycle, types of rock

 

Spelling: Review week: see all words on the attached homework. Be sure to study: except, angry, chance, scratch, judge, shoes, quickly, break, pretty,

 

Vocabulary:

 

Belongings, faint, cling, roam, joyful, sorrowful

 

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

Snacks

 

Candy

 

Playdough

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

 

 

 

 

 October 16-20

 

 

10/16-10/20—Spirit Week (Monday - Movie Star Monday, Tuesday - Tacky tourist, Wednesday - Yellow Day (Color of your hall), Thursday - Team Thursday, Friday - Spirt Day)

 

ELA—prefixes, authors purpose, cite evidence, use wondering and questioning to understand a story, predict, read independently for 15-20 minutes, responding to literature, adjectives, poetry, figurative language, personal narratives,

 

Read Alouds: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, Alexander Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean it!) Going to Move, The Chocolate Touch, “The Great Wildebeest Migration”, “East African Safari”, The Emperor and the Kite

 

Mathwrite and tell time to the nearest minute, measure time intervals, use diagrams to represent elapsed time, etc. We are adding 50 facts to fact fluency! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

 

Science: Rocks and Minerals, rock cycle, types of rock

 

Spelling: feet, mean, read (2), need, rear, fifteen, three, sea, country, half, health, breath, sixty, cent, fancy, city, pencil, strong, thin, rocks, sign, chance, few, since, between, easy

 

Vocabulary: obstinate, immature, mature, fantasize, barricade, reconsider

 

 

October 9-13

 

ELA—prefixes, citing evidence, restating, context clues, inference, point of view, visualize, read independently for 15-20 minutes, responding to literature, adjectives, poetry, figurative language, personal narravtives

 

 

 

Read Alouds: The Raft, Alexander Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean it!) Going to Move, The Chocolate Touch, “The Great Wildebeest Migration”, “East African Safari”

 

 

 

Mathwrite and tell time to the nearest minute, measure time intervals, use terms like “half past”, “quarter til”, etc. We are adding 3 and 6 facts to fact fluency! Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

 

Science: Layers of the Earth

 

Spelling: cent, city, fancy, sixty, rocks, strong, thin, pencil, chance, sign, since, few, gave, phone, page, nine, inside, chief, live (2), strange, change, pretty, shoes, clothes

 

 Vocabulary:

 

Reluctant, have eyes in the back of your head, cluttered, handy, whoosh, have a change of heart

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

Snacks, candy, gum, command strips,

 

September 25 - October 6

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

2 - Chloe

3 —Piper

6 - Raegan

23 - Ellis

 

Star Student 9/25: Wyatt

 

Star Student 10/2: Chloe

 

 

Important Dates:

9/29—Spelling,

Comprehension, Fact Fluency, Math Word Problems, and Science Celebrations

 10/6—Picture Money due, Spelling, Fact Fluency, Vocabulary

 10/9—School Holiday

 10/13—Book Orders Due, Adjective Celebration, Fact Fluency, Spelling

 

THIS IS A TWO WEEK NEWSLETTER!

ELA—prefixes, citing evidence, restate questions in answers, context clues, inference, point of view, visualize, read independently for 15-20 minutes, responding to literature, adjectives, text structures (main idea and detail, sequence, cause and effect, compare and contrast, problem and solution)

 

Read Alouds: Childtimes, “Believing in Myself”, Julius The Baby of the World, My Father’s Hands, “How I Saved a Dog’s Life”, Boundless Grace, Amazing Grace, The Raft

 

Math— word problems all operations (one step), find missing quantities in multiplication and division, interpret products of whole numbers (multiplication), fluently multiply and divide within 100, identify patterns and pattern rules, multiplication and division word problems. Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10.

Science: study vocabulary in red folder. Science Assessment 9/29

Spelling: 9/25 - fifty, plenty, happy, quickly, body, empty, funny, judge, gold, push, floor, break, wrong, cross, edge, match, sticks, bridge, scratch, felt, would, head, school, should

10/2 - gave, nine, page, phone, live (2), inside, change, strange, pretty, chief, clothes, shoes, plenty, quickly, happy, fifty, empty, body, judge, funny, push, gold, break, floor

Vocabulary:

9/25  - doubtful, nifty, ghastly, dazzle, quiver, command

10/2 - particularly, speechless, reunite, cross, savory, realize

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Command Strips

Snacks, candy, gum, command strips, small canned drinks for rewards. (Dr Pepper and Sprite)

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

NO HOMEWORK PACKET will be sent 10/2 week!!!!

September 18-22

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 

15—Mrs. Arton

 

Student of the week: Piper

 

Important Dates:

9/20—Verb Celebration 

9/22—Spelling Fact Fluency, and MathMultiplication Strategies Celebrations 

9/29—Spelling, Comprehension, Fact Fluency, and Science Celebrations 

10/4—Adjective Celebration

 

 

ELA—citing evidence, restate questions in answers, context clues, inference, point of view, visualize, read independently for 15-20 minutes, take turns listening and speaking, free writing, and responding to literature, verbs, text structures (main idea and detail, sequence, cause and effect, compare and contrast, problem and solution)

 

Read Alouds: The Paper Bag Princess, My Father’s Hands, Childtimes, “Believing in Myself”, Julius The Baby of the World

 

Mathfind missing quantities in multiplication and division, interpret products of whole numbers (multiplication),   fluently multiply and divide within 100, identify patterns and pattern rules, multiplication properties. Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10.

 

Science: study vocabulary in red folder. Science Assessment 9/29

 

Spelling: match, edge, wrong, cross, bridge, sticks, felt, scratch, head, would, should, school, dishes, broken, kitchen, dead

 

Vocabulary: unfortunate, fortunate, immense, fierce, fiercest, magnificent, ungrateful

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

Snacks, candy, gum, command strips, small canned drinks for rewards. (Dr Pepper and Sprite)

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for PE please.

 

HOMEWORK PACKETS are due back on Friday.

 

Graded Paper (Gold) Folders are due back on Wednesday

 

September 11-15

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 

Important Dates:

 

9/12—First Fact Fluency Quiz

 

9/13—Fall Pictures

 

9/15— Math Multiplication Strategies Quiz, Comp Test, Spelling Test, Fact Fluency Quiz  

 

9/20—Verb Test

9/22—Spelling Test, Fact Fluency Test

 

 

ELAciting evidence, context clues, inference, point of view, visualize, read independently for 15-20 minutes, take turns listening and speaking, free writing, and responding to literature, verbs, text structures (main idea and detail, sequence, cause and effect, compare and contrast, problem and solution)

 

Read Alouds: The Paper Bag Princess, Aunt Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later), Grandma’s Records, “The Long Swim”, The Comeback Humpbacks”

 

Mathidentify even and odd numbers, interpret products of whole numbers (multiplication),   fluently multiply and divide within 100, identify patterns and pattern rules, multiplication properties, We will begin weekly fact fluency tests on Tuesday September 12, and we will have one every Friday (including 9/15) after that. Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10.

 

Science: animal adaptations and habitats

 

 

 

Spelling: review week (see attached homework)

 

Vocabulary: floppy, recall, clatter, disaster, celebration, retrieve

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

Snacks

 

candy

 

Small canned drinks for rewards. (Dr Pepper and Sprite)

 

September 5-8

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 

15—Mrs. Arton

 

 

 

Important Dates:

 

9/6—Fundraiser due!

 

9/8—Book Orders due

 

9/8—Spelling Test, Vocabulary Test

 

9/12—First Fact Fluency Quiz

 

9/15— Math Multiplication Strategies Quiz, Comp Test, Spelling Test, Fact Fluency Quiz

 

 

 

ELA—citing evidence, context clues, inference, point of view, visualize, read independently for 15-20 minutes, take turns listening and speaking, free writing, and responding to literature, verbs

 

 

 

Read Alouds: The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock, Aunt Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later), “The Long Swim”, The Comeback Humpbacks”

 

Mathidentify even and odd numbers, interpret products of whole numbers (multiplication),   fluently multiply and divide within 100, identify patterns and pattern rules. We will begin weekly fact   fluency tests. First one will be Tuesday September 12, and we will have one every Friday (including 9/15) after that. Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10.

 

Science: animal adaptations and habitats

 

Spelling: planned, missing, dishes, sitting, brings, grass, sent, lost, dead, die, tie, field, hands, glasses, passes, facts, length, eggs, spent, bought, also, toward, father, island, picture

 

Vocabulary: flutter, clutch, dodge,heartbreaking, fury, bewildered

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

Small canned drinks for rewards. (Dr Pepper and Sprite)

 

August 28-Septmeber 1

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

24—Kyleigh

9/15 Mrs. Arton

Important Dates:

8/29—Nouns and Pronouns Quiz 

9/1—Comprehension Test, Spelling Test, Math Assessment

9/4—Labor Day Holiday

9/6—Fundraiser due!

9/8—Book Orders due

9/8—Spelling Test, Vocabulary Test

 

 

 

ELA—main idea, citing evidence in complete sentences, context clues, inference, retelling, discuss poetry, visualize, read independently for 15-20 minutes, take turns listening and speaking, free writing, and responding to literature, nouns and pronouns. Skill Check will be Tuesday, August 29.

 

Read Alouds: Cherries and Cherry Pits, The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock, Atlantic, I wonder Why the Sea is Salty, Hello Ocean, In November, “The Long Swim”, The Comeback Humpbacks”

 

Mathaddition and subtraction up to 3 digits, missing variables, word problems, and we will continue rounding

 

Science: animal adaptations and habitats,

 

Spelling: passes, glasses, facts, hands, length, send, eggs, spent, also, bought, father, toward, stands, milk, kings, plants, land, flat, kept

 

Vocabulary: swerve, flick, speedy, utter, whoop, plop

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

Small canned drinks for rewards. (Dr Pepper and Sprite)

 

AA batteries

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Each child needs an unopened bar of white soap. Ivory or any brand is fine.

 

Don’t forget PE is   every Tuesday, wear tennis shoes please.

 

HOMEWORK     PACKETS are due back on Friday.

Graded Paper (Gold) Folders are due back on Wednesday each week!

 

August 21-25

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 

24—Kyleigh

 

Important Dates:

 

 8/25—Addition and Subtraction Quiz, Spelling Test

 8/29—Nouns and Pronouns Quiz

 9/1—Comprehension Test, Spelling Test, Math Assessment

 9/4—Labor Day Holiday

9/6—Fundraiser due

 

ELA—main idea, citing evidence in complete sentences, context clues, inference, and retelling, discuss poetry, visualize as you listen, read independently for 15-20 minutes, take turns listening and speaking, verbs, free writing, and responding to literature. Continue noun and pronouns. Skill Check will be Tuesday, August 29.

 

 

 

Read Alouds: Cherries and Cherry Pits, “Seal”, Atlantic, I wonder Why the Sea is Salty, Hello Ocean, In November

 

Mathaddition and subtraction up to 3 digits, missing variables, word problems, and we will continue rounding

 

Science: animals adaptations and habitats, solar eclipse

 

Spelling: box, glad, sand, must, soft, trip, still, song, other, mother, laugh, month, person,hundred, family,finger

 

Vocabulary: bustle, volunteer, debris,devastate, ruckus, lounge

 

 

 

Class Wish List:

 

SEND BOXTOPS!

 

AA Batteries

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Please check red folders every day and study any notes that were given! Tuesday folders will be sent each week.

 

 

 

Don’t forget PE is every Tuesday, wear tennis shoes please.

 

 

HOMEWORK PACKETS are attached to this newsletter each week. They will be sent on Monday and due back on Friday.

 

 

 

August 14-18

 

ELA: Character analysis, story elements, main idea, citing evidence in complete sentences, and retelling. Our first Cold Read Comprehension Test will be given on Friday, August 18.

Nouns and pronouns, free writing, and responding to literature. Noun and Pronoun Skill Check will be Tuesday, August 22.

 

Read Alouds: Two Bobbies, She Come Bringing Me That Little Baby Girl, Silver Seeds, Things Will never Be the Same, Oceans and Seas

 

Mathaddition and subtraction up to 3 digits. We will introduce missing variables and word problems, and we will continue rounding

Science: animals adaptations and habitats

Spelling: box, must, glad, sand, song, still, trip, soft, mother, other, month, laugh, led, rich, add, with, which, fresh, check

Vocabulary: whiz, squirm, rap, snap, likely, unlikely

Class Wish List:

* individually wrapped candy and gum

SEND BOXTOPS!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Please check red folders every day and study any notes that were given!   Tuesday folders will be sent each week.

Don’t forget PE is   every Tuesday, wear tennis shoes please.

HOMEWORK PACKETS are attached to this newsletter each week. They will be sent on Monday and due back on Friday.

 

We will decorate our journals on Wednesday. Please be sure to send pictures and stickers for that.