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Weekly skills 

December 10-18, 2018

No Lunch Visitors on the following days:

 Decmeber 10-18 - cafeteria audit and Christmas parties

  Student of The Week— No Student this week

   HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

  Dec 2—Anna Scott

  Dec 8—Savanna

  Dec 18—Bevan

  

  Important Dates:

 

 12/12—Math Assessment #3, Vocabulary

 

ELA—nonfiction text features, Christmas Around the World, figurative language, poetry, prefixes, citing evidence, restate questions in answers, context clues, nonfiction biographies, read independently for 20-25 minutes, responding to literature, text structures, all parts of speech

Read Alouds: nonfiction articles, Christmas Around the World

Math— area, distributive property, Fact fluency tests are 50 problems and facts will be 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

Science: patterns of motion, wheel and axle systems

Spelling: no spelling this week

 

Vocabulary: graceful, spectacular, original, achieve, challenge, determination

Social Studies: renewable and nonrenewable energy

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Snacks

gum

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Monday for PE please.

NO HOMEOWRK TIL 2019!!!

Graded Paper (Gold) Folders are due back on Wednesday.

 

Decmber 3-7, 2017

 

ELA—nonfiction text features, Christmas Around the World, figurative language, poetry, prefixes, citing evidence, restate questions in answers, context clues, nonfiction biographies, read independently for 20-25 minutes, responding to literature, text structures, all parts of speech

Read Alouds: Homes, nonfiction articles

Math— area, distributive property, Fact fluency tests are 50 problems and facts will be 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

Science: patterns of motion, wheel and axle systems

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

 

Vocabulary: secure, durable, texture, hazardous, convenient, detect

Social Studies: renewable and nonrenewable energy

 Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Snacks

gum

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Monday for PE please.

NO HOMEOWRK TIL 2019!!!

Graded Paper (Gold) Folders are due back on Wednesday.

 

 

November 26-30, 2018

No Lunch Visitors on the following days:

December 5 - Science Fair

Decmeber 10-18 - cafeteria audit and Christmas parties

 

Student of The Week—Savanna

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 

Nov 7—Emma

 

 Important Dates:

 

 11/28—Math Area Quiz

 

 11/30—Spelling, Fact Fluency

 

 

 

 

ELA—nonfiction text features, Christmas Around the World, figurative language, poetry, prefixes, citing evidence, restate questions in answers, context clues, nonfiction biographies, read independently for 20-25 minutes, responding to literature, text structures, all parts of speech

 

Read Alouds: Morning Meals from Around the World, Homes

 

Math— area, Fact fluency tests are 50 problems and facts will be 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

 

Science: patterns of motion, wheel and axle systems

 

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

 

 

 

Vocabulary: customary, differ energize, plain, appetizing, refreshing

 

Social Studies: communities long ago

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

Snacks

 

candy

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Wear tennis shoes on Monday for PE please.

 

NO HOMEOWRK TIL 2019!!!

 

Graded Paper (Gold) Folders are due back on Wednesday.

 

 

 

November 12-16, 2018

 

Student of The Week—Emma

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 

Nov 7—Emma

 

 Important Dates:

 

 11/13&11/16—MAP Test

 

11/15—Comprehension, Spelling, Fact Fluency,

 

11/16—Special Thanksgiving Treat

 

 11/19-24—Thanksgiving Holidays

 

 

 

 

ELA—figurative language, poetry, prefixes, citing evidence, restate questions in answers, context clues, nonfiction biographies, read independently for 20-25 minutes, responding to literature, text structures, all parts of speech

 

Read Alouds: Morning Meals from Around the World, Sonia Sotomayor,  

 

Math— area, Fact fluency tests are 50 problems and facts will be 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

 

Science: patterns of motion, wheel and axle systems

 

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

 

 

 

Vocabulary:

 

unexpected, abandon, industrious, comfy, successful, unsuccessful

 

Social Studies: communities long ago

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

Snacks

 

candy

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Wear tennis shoes on Monday for PE please.

 

NO HOMEWORK TIL 2019!!!

 

Graded Paper (Gold) Folders are due back on Wednesday.

 

November 5-9. 2018

Important Dates:

 11/8—Peter Pan @6PM 

 11/9—Math Assessment, Spelling, Fact Fluency, Vocabulary 

 11/16—Comprehension, Spelling. Fact Fluency

 

ELA—figurative language, poetry, citing evidence, restate questions in answers, context clues, nonfiction biographies, read independently for 20-25 minutes, responding to literature, text structures, VERBS

Read Alouds: Wilma Unlimited, Sonia Sotomayor,   Peter Pan

 

Math— one and two step word problems with all operations, rounding, multiplication and division adding factors 6, 7, and 8, patterns, properties. Fact fluency tests are 50 problems and facts will be 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

 

Science: patterns of motion, wheel and axle systems

 

Spelling: review weeks (see all attached pages)

 

Vocabulary: lively, memorable, throw yourself into something, intense, exhilarated, astounding

 

Social Studies: election process

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

Snacks

candy

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Monday for PE please.

NO HOMEWORK PACKETS til 2019!!!!

Graded Paper (Gold) Folders are due back on Wednesday.

 

October 29 - November 2, 2018

Student of The Week—Emma

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

Nov 7—Emma

 Important Dates:

10/31—Book Character Parade, Classroom Treat

 11/2—Spelling, Fact Fluency, Graded Writing Prompt, Comprehension

 11/9—Math Assessment, Spelling, Fact Fluency

 

ELA—figurative language, citing evidence, restate questions in answers, context clues, nonfiction biographies, read independently for 20-25 minutes, responding to literature, text structures (main idea and detail, sequence, cause and effect, compare and contrast, problem and solution), VERBS

Read Alouds: Wilma Unlimited, Brave Harriett,   Peter Pan

Math— one and two step word problems with all operations, rounding, multiplication and division adding factors 6, 7, and 8, patterns, properties. Fact fluency tests are 50 problems and facts will be 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

Science: patterns of motion, wheel and axle systems

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

Vocabulary:

flimsy, long (to want something badly), gruff, persist, strain, adjust

Social Studies: election process

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

Snacks

candy

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Wear tennis shoes on Monday for PE please.

HOMEWORK     PACKETS are due back on Friday.

Graded Paper (Gold) Folders are due back on Wednesday.

 

 

October 22-26, 2018 

 

ELA—figurative language, citing evidence, restate questions in answers, context clues, nonfiction biographies, read independently for 20-25 minutes, responding to literature, text structures (main idea and detail, sequence, cause and effect, compare and contrast, problem and solution), nouns

 

Read Alouds: Alexander Who is Not Do You Hear Me I mean it? Going to Move, Brave Harriett, Peter Pan

 

Math— one and two step word problems with all operations, rounding, addition and subtraction, patterns, properties. Fact fluency tests will now be 50 problems and facts will be 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

 

Science: patterns of motion, wheel and axle systems

 

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

 

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

 

Social Studies: map skills, compass rose, seven continents

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

Snacks

 

candy

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Wear tennis shoes on Monday for PE please.

 

HOMEWORK PACKETS are due back on Friday.

 

Graded Paper (Gold) Folders are due back on Wednesday.

 

October 15-19, 2018

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 

No October Birthdays

 

 

 

Important Dates:

 

 10/15—Spotlight Day

 

10/16—Rounding Quiz

 

10/17—Spotlight Field trip

 

10/19—Comprehension, Math Assessment 2-1, Spelling, Fact Fluency

 

 

 

 

ELA—figurative language, citing evidence, restate questions in answers, context clues, inference, visualize, read independently for 20-25 minutes, responding to literature, text structures (main idea and detail, sequence, cause and effect, compare and contrast, problem and solution), dialogue

 

Read Alouds: The Raft, Alexander Who is Not Do You Hear Me I mean it? Going to Move, Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday, Peter Pan

 

Math— one and two step word problems with all operations, rounding, measurement (g, kg, mL, L) Fact fluency tests will now be 50 problems and facts will be 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

 

Science: patterns of motion, wheel and axle systems

 

Spelling: 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, perhaps

 

 

 

Vocabulary:

 

reluctant, “have eyes in the back of your head”, cluttered, handy, whoosh, “have a change of heart”

 

Social Studies: map skills, compass rose, seven continents

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

Snacks

 

candy

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Wear tennis shoes on Monday for PE please.

 

 

 

HOMEWORK  PACKETS are due back on Friday

 

 

October 8-12, 2018

It's Spirit Week

 

Important Dates:

 

10/11—Pick Up Fundraiser

 

10/12—Vocabulary, Fact fluency (50 problems), picture money is due

 

10/15—Spotlight Day

 

10/16—Rounding Quiz

 

10/17—Spotlight Field trip

 

10/19—Comprehension, Spelling, Fact Fluency

 

ELA—figurative language, citing evidence, restate questions in answers, context clues, inference, point of view, visualize, read independently for 20-25 minutes, responding to literature, text structures (main idea and detail, sequence, cause and effect, compare and contrast, problem and solution), dialogue

 

Read Alouds: Boundless Grace, The Raft, Peter Pan

 

Math— one and two step word problems with all operations, rounding, measurement (g, kg, mL, L) Fact fluency tests will now be 50 problems and facts will be 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

 

Science: patterns of motion, wheel and axle systems

 

Spelling: no spelling this week

 

Vocabulary:

 

particularly, speechless, cross, reunite, savory, realize

 

Social Studies: map skills, compass rose, seven continents

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

Snacks

 

candy

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Wear tennis shoes on Monday for PE please.

 

HOMEWORK PACKETS are due back on Friday.

 

Graded Paper (Gold) Folders are due back on Wednesday.

 

 October 1-5, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

No October Birthdays

 Important Dates:

 

10/2—Graded Writing Prompt

10/4—Math Assessment #3

 10/5—Book Orders Due

 10/8—School Holiday

 

 

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

 

Read Alouds: Wildebeest Migration Passages for writing, Peter Pan

 

Mathone and two step word problems with addition and subtraction, telling time to the nearest quarter hour, elapsed time, Fact fluency tests will continue after Fall Break. There will be 50 problems and facts will be 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10.

 

Science: force and simple machines

 

Spelling: no spelling this week

 

Vocabulary:

 

No vocabulary this week

 

Social Studies: map skills, compass rose, seven continents

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

Snacks

 

candy

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

NO HOMEWORK THIS WEEK

 

Wear tennis shoes on Monday for PE please.

Graded Paper (Gold) Folders are due back on Wednesday.

September 24-28, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

3—Tucker

3—Caroline Ruth

10—Olivia

15—Mrs. Arton 

17—Emery

 20—Ryan H.

Important Dates:

 

 9/25—Elapsed Time Quiz

 

9/28—Comp, Spelling, Fact Fluency, Language Quiz

 

10/3 - Writing Assessmnet (graded with a Rubric)

10/4 - Math Assessment #3

10/5 - Book Orders Due

 

 

 

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), narrative writing, all parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns)

 

Read Alouds: Childtimes, Julius The

 

Baby of the World, My Father’s Hands, Boundless Grace, Amazing Grace, Rainforest Passages

 

Math—  one and two step word problems with addition and subtraction, telling time to the nearest quarter hour, elapsed time, Fact fluency test every Friday. Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10.

 

Science: motion, magnets, matter

 

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

 

 

 

Vocabulary:

 

doubtful, nifty, ghastly, dazzle, quiver, command

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

Snacks

 

candy

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Wear tennis shoes on Monday for PE please.

 

HOMEWORK PACKETS are due back on Friday.

 

Graded Paper (Gold) Folders are due back on Wednesday

 

September 17-21, 2018

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

 

Math—  one and two step word problems with addition and subtraction, telling time to the nearest quarter hour, elapsed time, Fact fluency test every Friday. Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10.

 

Science: motion, magnets, matter

 

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

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Wear tennis shoes on Monday for PE please.

 

 

 

HOMEWORK PACKETS are due back on Friday.

 

Graded Paper (Gold) Folders are due back on Wednesday.

 

 

 

September 10-14, 2018

ELA—citing evidence, context clues, inference, point of view, visualize, read independently for 15-20 minutes, take turns listening and speaking, point of view, and responding to literature, nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs, 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 Memory String, Childtimes

 

Math— one and two step word problems with addition and subtraction, telling time to the nearest quarter hour, elapsed time, We will begin weekly fact fluency tests this week, and we will have one every Friday. Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10.

 

Science: motion, magnets, matter

 

Spelling: review week (see attached homework)

 

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

 

 

 

Class Wish List:

 

BOXTOPS!

 

Snacks

 

candy

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Wear tennis shoes on Monday for PE please.

 

HOMEWORK PACKETS are due back on Friday.

 

Graded Paper (Gold) Folders are due back on Wednesday.

 

September 4-7, 2018 

 

Important Dates:

 

9/5—Fundraiser forms and money due

9/7—Vocabulary   celebration, Spelling

9/11—Fact Fluency 1

9/14—Comp 3, Spelling, Fact Fluency 2, Time Quiz 

 

 

ELA—main idea and details, recall facts from the text, citing evidence, context clues, inference, point of view, visualize, read independently for 15-20 minutes, take turns listening and speaking, responding to literature, nouns, narrative writing

 

Read Alouds: The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock, Aunt Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)

 

Math—  interpret products and quotients (multiplication and division), fluently multiply and divide within 100, one and two step word problems with addition and subtraction. We will begin weekly fact   fluency tests. First one will be Tuesday September 11, and we will have one every Friday (including 9/14) after that. Facts to study are 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10.

 

Science: motion and matter

 

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!

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

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

 

 HOMEWORK PACKETS are due back on Friday.

 

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

 

 

August 27-31

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

8—Rhyan

25—Jett

 

Important Dates:

 

8/31—Comp, Math Assmt #2, and Spelling Celebrations

 

9/3—Labor Day Holiday

 

9/5—Fundraiser forms and money due

 

9/6—Vocabulary Celebration

 

9/7—Spelling

ELA—main idea, citing evidence in complete sentences, visualizing, context clues, prefixes, inference, retelling, discuss poetry, visualize, read independently for 15-20 minutes, take turns listening and speaking, free writing, narrative writing, responding to literature, capitalization and punctuation rules, types of sentences 

 

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

 

Math— multiplication and division properties and strategies

Science: motion and matter

Social Studies: Communities and   Government. 

Spelling: passes, glasses, facts, hands, length, send, eggs, spent, also, bought, father, toward, stands, milk, kings, plants, land, flat, kept, mind, wind, group, won’t

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

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS!

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

White copy paper

Snacks

 

 

  August 20-24, 2018

Important Dates:

8/21—Multiplication/Division Quiz

8/24—Spelling, Multiplication/  Division Celebration

8/30—Vocabulary Celebration

8/31—Comp and  Spelling Celebrations

9/3—Labor Day Holiday

9/5—Fundraiser forms and money due

ELA—main idea, citing evidence in complete sentences, character traits, context clues, inference, retelling, discuss poetry, visualize as you listen, read independently for 15-20 minutes, take turns listening and speaking, capitals, punctuation, free writing, and responding to literature.

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

Math—  multiplication and division including word problems and properties

 

Social Studies: communities, right and responsibilities of citizens

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

hundred, family,

finger, plants, stands, kings, milk, flat, kept, land, held

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

Class Wish List:

BOXTOPS

Copy paper

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

 

Don’t forget PE is every Monday, 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 13-17, 2018

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

 

8—Rhyan

 

25—Jett

Important Dates:

 

8/16—PTA Meeting and Parent   Night

 

             (no children please)

 

8/17—Comprehension Test #1, Spelling Test 1, Multiplication Quiz

 

8/24—last day to turn in one bar of Ivory soap for Art project

 

9/3—Labor Day Holiday

 

 

 

We had a great first week!! We are getting to know each other and classroom procedures, and we are all doing very well. Thank you for sharing your baby with me. Thank you also for the sweet “happies” and things off my wish list.

 

ELA—character analysis, story elements, main idea, citing evidence and retelling. Our first Cold Read Comprehension Test will be given on Friday, August 17.

 

Language—Complete and incomplete sentences, types of sentences, capitalization and punctuation.

 

Read Alouds: Miss Nelson is Missing, Two Bobbies, Things Will Never Be the Same, Silver Seeds 

 

Math—  multiplication and multiplication strategies, Multiplication Quiz on Friday, August 17.

 

Social Studies: Communities

 

Science: animals

 

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:

 

* colored copy paper

 

* individually wrapped candy and gum

 

* BOXTOPS!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

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

 

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

 

HOMEWORK PACKETS are sent on Monday and due back on Friday.