Spelling Words Review 9


New Words:  its, who, now, people, my
Phonics Words:  stay, eight, late, rain (We will have them spell these using the patterns we have learned during the week.  They will also underline the spelling part.)
Review Words:  there, their (the i reminds us of ownership), said, then, some, than, first, I, have, in, do, not, for, your, to, the, it, will
Extra words in the sentences not shown here will be written on the board for a resource to use during the spelling review.

States of Matter!

We learned about matter today.  First, we had a balloon filled with water.  It was a liquid.  Then, we had a balloon that was frozen and observed the difference between a liquid and a solid.  Finally, we had a bottle with vinegar and a balloon with baking soda in it.  We saw the gas form by the combination blowing up the balloon.  It was a great science project.


Week 6 Weekly Learning!

Progress reports will go out this week.
Picture Day on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.  Each child will have their picture taken even if you don’t want to purchase any.  This picture will go in the yearbook.
Book Order will go home Monday and will need to be returned or ordered online by Friday.  Please read note on how to order online.

Reading:  Sequencing a story!

Writing:  Learning how to write our own stories and use good transition words to sequence a story.

Phonics:  Blends – beginning, middle, end

New Words:  no, make, than, fast, been
Phonics Words:  blend, first, friend
Review Words:  would, like, have, one, two, of, or them, I, to, be, will, a, to, in, you, are
Extra Words:  sounds, together, make, word, line, want, my (These words will be written on the board as a resource, it helps if they can read it and recognize it.)

Math:  Number Strings!  4+3+2=

Science:  Matter! The three states of matter are solid, liquid, gas.

Math and Fluency Poem due by Friday.
Read each night and sign log.
Practice at least one NEW spelling word a night.  Test will be each Friday at 8:15 am.

Week 5 Weekly Learning!

Writing:  Writing Process!  Practice learning the steps to writing a good piece of writing.  Plan, Write, Revise, Edit, and Publish!

Reading:  Organize Stories – Use good sequencing with details to write a story with a beginning, middle, and end.  Retelling Rope!


New Words:
like, him, see, time, could, blue, drink, clip

Review Words:
are, from, have, not, there, your, would, like, the, of, to, be, I, what, will, other(s), two

Extra Words:
go, much, us, very


Phonics:  blends – two consonant letters together that blend
ex.  bl like in blue, cr like in crab, dr like in drink

Math:  Counting a Mixture of Coins.

Social Studies:  Community Helpers

Reading:  Read each night for 15 minutes and have your reading log initialed by your parents.
Fluency:  Read the poem each night for fluency practice.  Due Friday.
Math:  Coin math sheets – due by Friday.
Spelling:  Practice a word each night.  The spelling test will be on Friday.


Weekly Learning! Week 4!

Important Information:  We will have a Parent/Teacher Orientation tomorrow, Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.  Please attend to see some of your student’s work and hear about what they will be learning this year.  I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Reading:  We will be learning how to infer meaning from a text.  We will also be discussing character traits and use what we know about inferring to help us understand how and why a character acts or feels a certain way.  Background knowledge + clues from the text = inferencing.

New words:  has, her, into, more, two
Review words:  to, they, there, many, other, in, it, are, had, how, then, she, many
Extra words:  apples, basket, five, four, now, put

Writing:  Verbs – action words
We need to add awesome actions words to our sentences and stories to make them interesting.

Math:  Counting a mixture of coins to a $1.

Social Studies:  American Symbols

Homework:  Practice a spelling word each night.
Read a book for at least 15 minutes.

Nature Center Tour!

Today we visited the Nature Center. We discussed our senses and used them to observe our outdoor surroundings. The students are learning that you will become a better writer if you use your senses. This will help your reader feel like they are in the story as one of your characters! Enjoy a few pictures of our tour!

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We also discussed that reading is thinking! When we read we need to ask questions and make predictions about what is happening in the book! We did a science experiment to help remember that our minds need to bubble with questions while reading!

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Please check your child’s binder tonight.  They have a note about reading logs and homework.  This book may be to hard, just right, or to easy.  I will be testing the next two weeks to know which level is the best for your child.  They need to read each night and get their reading log initialed by you.  This will help their reading fluency and a quick discussion of their book with you will improve their comprehension.  They will also earn a ticket for each night they read.  I hope you enjoy this precious time with your child each night!