Mrs. Barlow’s Class

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Mrs. Barlow’s Class

Weekly Spelling Words

We will begin to review all of our yearly spelling words and have assessments on spelling words with word parts we have had this year.  We will work on these words, prefixes, and suffixes for the next couple of weeks.
Prefixes and Suffixes will help your child with vocabulary and reading comprehension.

Prefixes and Suffixes – Spelling Words
disorder, misread, unlike, rewrite, pretest
readable, sharpen, catcher, careful, helpless, badly, kindness

Prefix Meanings
un – not
dis – not
mis – wrong
pre – before
re – again

Suffix Meanings
en – to become
able – capable
er – changes noun to verb
ly – changes adjective to adverb (bad – badly)  The runner ran badly in the race.
ness – full of

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What’s Happening In Mrs. Barlow’s Class?

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Parents – FYI


Fundraiser Candy Orders have arrived!

Please pick up candy orders from the primary office


If they are not picked up today they will be sent home with students this afternoon.

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Parent – FYI

Fundraiser candy orders have arrived and may be picked up on

Primary OFFICE

All orders not picked up will be sent home on Monday, April 14!

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Weekly Learning…

Reading and Writing:  We will be completing our PBL/Recycling Published Work.  The kids will share their work on the blog as soon as they are completed.  Students have chosen to share their understanding of recycling and persuade the White Oak Community to begin a recycling program by using imovie, book creator, commercials, newscasts, and sock puppet app.  They have researched, used the writing process, learned to work collaboratively, and used technology to publish the answer to our driving question.

Spelling:  prefixes and suffixes

Math:  Measuring with centimeters, inches, and feet
Problem Solving
Number Talks – Number Sense

Science:  Reptiles and their characteristics

Thursday is our Easter Party from 12:00 to 1:00.  We will have an Egg Hunt with all of 2nd grade.  Please see attached note for the reminder of what to bring.  

Easter party letter 2014 barlow copy

Friday we will not have school!  Good Friday Holiday!!!

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Champs 4/11/14


Graycen – Car Pick Up Champ
Gavin – Hallway Champ
Jack – Great Research
Addie – Great Creative Writing
De’Arious – Helpful Champ

Photo on 4-11-14 at 8.33 AM

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Learning Ladybugs

Ask your student what they learned about insects today.

We measured using a pencil eraser that is about the size of a centimeter.  We also noticed that using non-standard units will not always be the same number in length.

In writing we are connecting fiction and non-fiction while writing about the life cycle of a plant.

We are beginning to read even more non-fiction to build our vocabulary in this area.

I will send out notes about the Easter Party on Wednesday.


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Important Information

We sent home a zoo field trip form for permission and volunteers.  Please return this tomorrow.

zoo permission_volunteer slip1

The students do have Math and Reading homework tonight.  Our Reading homework will be each night and we will have Math homework on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights.  These skills will be review to help them continue using skills they have been taught.  The students get a ticket for reading and a ticket for math homework.  These tickets help them earn prizes.  Thanks for your support!

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Landfill and Recycle Plant Field Trip 2014

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School Recycled Project

Please view the slide show and videos to see the recycling projects that your child created at school.  REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE!

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Kaitlyn learned…

Kaitlyn learned about fractions.  I know how shade in 3/4 of a square.

We began constructing our recycled projects.  We hope to completed tomorrow.  We will post pictures soon.

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