Monday, February 26, 2018

2/26/2018 - 3/01/2018

Math: We are continuing to work on adding and subtracting two digit numbers. We are also reviewing patterns, creating number sentences, counting money, writing the time, writing and illustrating fractions, reading a thermostat, and completing word problems. We are also using illustrations to represent three digit numbers. 
IEW: We are currently writing about our reading. This week we are reading Miss Nelson is Missing. We now have writing notebooks!

Riggs: Every morning we test 30 words. We receive five new words each day, and the first five words on the list that day drop off for the following day. So our spelling words are a rolling list of 30. Check student’s Riggs notebooks for check-marks beside words. These are words they need to practice for homework—along with their new five words that they receive each day. Their new words are the last five words written in their Riggs notebook. They are also written in their planner each day. We are also reviewing multi-letter phonograms.

Guided Reading: In guided reading, we are currently reading Miss Nelson is Missing. We are discussing character traits, making inferences, and retelling the story. We are also using our reading buddies to help us read words that may be difficult to us, and we are learning new vocabulary words.

Core Knowledge: We are finishing our solar system unit! The solar system projects are due this Thursday. We will present them at 2:30. You are welcome to join us for the presentations. We are specifically learning about the layers of the Earth this week, and answering any further questions about space. 

1. Solar System Projects are due Thursday, March 1st. 

Presentation times: Thursday, March 1st, 2:30

Project Options:
(a)  Build a 3D model of a planet/star of your choosing. (materials could be styrofoam, paper, clay, etc.)
 (b)  Make a poster with your planet/star on it and label the poster. (Cut your planet out of paper and paste it on a poster, paint it, etc.)

  1. You must label your project.
  2. You must show that you have worked hard on your project. (Show effort)
  3. You must present your project in class
2. Family Reading Night is also this Thursday. 
Our annual celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday is coming up!  Please join us for Family Reading Night on Thursday, March 1st, starting at 6:30.   At 7:30, join us in the cafeteria for birthday cake, the staff vs. student BOB battle, AND a PTA auction.

Please note that folks MUST sign up beforehand, and children MUST be accompanied by an adult in each session.  Younger siblings are also welcome (just be sure to sign them up, too!). Sign ups will open next week, so be looking for the announcement.

3. This Thursday, students may dress as their favorite literary character. 
During the school day, children may dress as their favorite literary character (some restrictions apply).  Your child should 1) bring a copy of the book, 2) be prepared to read (or talk about) a favorite passage out of it, and 3) be able to engage in regular learning and physical activity in their costume. While comic books, Disney books, and graphic novels are great fun to read, we request that your child choose a more "literary" literary character.