Remember that Wednesday, January 25th is an early release day at 11:30. Teachers will be having training on that day.
Spelling/Phonics– No spelling test this week. We are learning about the prefixes: un-, pre-, re-, dis-. A prefix changes the meaning of a word.
Ex. reread means to read again.
dis- not, or the opposite of
un- not, or the opposite of
Reading– This week we are learning about inferencing. You make an inference when you use clues from the story to figure out something that the author doesn’t directly tell you.
Math– We are starting subtraction with regrouping (we use to call it borrowing when we were kids). Here are some rhymes we are using in class to help us remember.
1. If there is more on the top, no need to stop!
2. If the numbers are the same, then zero is the game!
3. If there’s more on the floor, go next door and get ten more!
Spelling- We have a spelling test this week. Here are our words:
New words: away, different, put, help, why
Review words: are, there, about, only, way, find, use, too, think, because, here
Reading- We are learning about fables and that there is always a lesson or moral to the story.
Math- We are beginning two digit subtraction without regrouping this week and then we will begin two digit addition with regrouping next week.
*Reminder that January 25th is an early release day at 11:30.
Spelling/Phonics– We do not have a spelling test this week. We are learning about contractions. Ex. can + not = can’t
Reading– We are doing TPRI Testing and so I will not be meeting with guided reading groups, therefore, your child will be responsible for choosing their own book to read at home. During our reading time we are continuing our unit on Fairy Tales and we are also writing our own fairy tales.
Math- This week we are continuing graphs (Collecting Data, Tally Charts, Pictographs and Bar Graphs).
Spelling/Phonics– We have a spelling test this week so here are our words for the week.
New words: take, here, such, well, place
Review words: there, each, more, make, water, around, three, must, even
Reading- We have a new reading log for the month of January, please read 20 minutes daily. This week in reading our focus is Fairy Tales and the characteristics that make a story a fairy tale.
Math– Our focus this week is learning about the different types of graphs (Tally Chart, Bar Graph and Pictograph). We will also be taking surveys in class to learn how to collect data for our graphs.
I hope everyone had a fun and restful Christmas Break!
Monday *Bouncy Houses- Bring or wear socks
*Students may start bringing their Penny Christmas gifts
Tuesday *Polar Express Day- Students may wear dress code appropriate pajamas.
Wednesday *Christmas Around the World- We will be learning about how other countries celebrate the Holidays.
Thursday *Early Release Day at 11:30
Friday *Christmas Party at 9:00am and Early Release at 11:30. I will have a sign out sheet in my classroom for those that would like to check your child out after the party. (Please enter the building through the Primary entrance on party days.)
Spelling/Phonics– We do not have a spelling test this week and we will not have one next week due to it being a short week. We will be working on vowel digraphs and diphthongs using the -ow, -ou, -oo, -ew patterns.
Reading– We will continue working on author’s purpose PIE P= persuade, I= inform, E= entertain.
Read 20 minutes every night. We are still doing reading benchmarks so your child will still be responsible for choosing their own books to read at night. They may also read a book from home.
Math– We are continuing addition with regrouping to the hundreds place.
Tonight’s Christmas Parade has been cancelled due to the weather. I will let you know if and when they reschedule.
Spelling/Phonics– We have a spelling test. Here are our words for this week:
New words: even, part, does, because, must
Review words: your, their, how, many, these, people, through, much, also
Reading– This week we are learning about Author’s Purpose (PIE) P= persuade, I= inform, E= entertain
Also we will not have guided reading for the next couple of weeks because we are doing our reading benchmarks. Your child will be responsible for choosing their own books to read unless they are in a group that is reading chapter books.
Math– We are continuing addition with regrouping up to the hundreds place.
I apologize for not sending this out sooner but I have been out of town at a workshop in Dallas. Your child should also have a new book to read tonight.
Spelling/Phonics- This week we have a spelling test. Here are our words for this week:
New words: three, work, come, came, another
Review words: what, there, then, many, time, first, little, new, around
Math- We are continuing place value and we are now adding 2 digit math problems. ex. 25+13= 38
Reading- We are still looking for the main idea and supporting details in a passage.