Monday, March 2, 2015

Newsletter 3/2/15

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, The First Tortilla by Rudolfo Anaya.  The First Tortilla is a legend.  A legend is an old story that tells about the great deeds of a hero.  The comprehension strategy we will be focusing on this week is plot and theme.  Events that happen in the story make up the plot.  A story theme is the big idea that the author wants the reader to learn from reading the story.  The vocabulary words for this week are volcano, awaken, cliffs, rainbow, prize, mountain, and suffer.
Spelling Words
1. too 
2. new
3. fruit
4. blue
5. true
6. fool
7. suit
8. spoon
9. clue
10. juice
11. drew
12. flew
13. two
14. to

**Please study these words all week with your child so they are ready for the test at the end of the week.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Reminder

This Friday, February 27th there is no school because of an institute day for teachers.  This is also the last day of the 2nd trimester.

Half Day!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 24th is a half day.  Please still send students with a snack.

Newsletter 2/23/15

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, The Night the Moon Fell by Pat Mora.  The Night the Moon Fell is a myth.  A myth is an old story that often explains something about nature.  The comprehension strategy we will be focusing on this week is plot and theme.  Events that happen in the story make up the plot.  A story theme is the big idea that the author wants the reader to learn from reading the story.  The vocabulary words for this week are coral, canyons, sway, slivers, balance, whisper, and rattle.
Spelling Words
1. downstairs 
2. football
3. cowboy
4. houseboat
5. railroad
6. rainbow
7. boyhood
8. oatmeal
9. soybean
10. roadway
11. outplay
12. daydream
13. one
14. once
15. first

**Please study these words all week with your child so they are ready for the test at the end of the week.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Newsletter 2/17/15

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, Soil by Sally M. Walker.  Soil is an expository text.  An expository text tells facts about a topic.  The comprehension strategy we will be focusing on this week is fact and opinion.  Facts are statements that can be proven true or false.  Opinions are statements of how someone thinks, feels, or believes.  The vocabulary words for this week are grains, materials, particles, seeps, substances, and texture.
Spelling Words
1. around 
2. out
3. gown
4. sound
5. flower
6. howl
7. toy
8. noise
9. royal
10. moist
11. coil
12. cow
13. found
14. about
15. house
16. our

**Please study these words all week with your child so they are ready for the test at the end of the week.