Monday, December 15, 2014

Newsletter 12/15/14

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, Anansi Goes Fishing by Eric A. Kimmel.  Anansi Goes Fishing is a folk tale.  Folk tales are stories that have been handed down over many years.  The comprehension strategy we will be focusing on this week is compare and contrast.  When we compare we tell how two or more things are alike or different.  When we contrast, we only tell how they are different.  The vocabulary words for this week are been, believe, caught, finally, today, tomorrow, and whatever.
Spelling Words
1. basketball 
2. someone
3. weekend
4. something
5. birthday
6. riverbank
7. bathtub
8. backyard
9. driveway
10. bedtime
11. raindrop
12. mailbox
13. outside
14. everybody
15. sometimes
16. baseball

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

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Social Studies Project

Reminder - Monday, December 15th the Social Studies Family Interview is due!  Please make sure this is turned in on Monday because students will be using it to complete an in school activity.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Music Program

Reminder - Thursday, December 11th is our Music Program at Albright.  Students should arrive to Albright no earlier than 6:40 p.m.  The program will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.  See you then!

Newsletter 12/8/14

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, Dear Juno by Soyung Pak.  Dear Juno is a realistic fiction story.  Realistic fiction stories tell about made-up events that could happen in real life.  The comprehension strategy we will be focusing on this week is drawing conclusions.  When we draw conclusions we use what we already know and the details in the text to figure out more about the characters and events.  The vocabulary words for this week are answer, company, faraway, parents, picture, school, and wash.
Spelling Words
1. goat 
2. hold
3. show
4. most
5. bowl
6. float
7. toast
8. ago
9. open
10. told
11. toad
12. slow
13. know

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

Monday, December 1, 2014

Newsletter 12/1/15

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, Pearl and Wagner Two Good Friends by Kate McMullan.  Pearl and Wagner Two Good Friends is a fantasy.  Fantasies are stories that are make-believe and could never happen in the real world.  The comprehension strategy we will be focusing on this week is Author's Purpose.  The vocabulary words for this week are guess, pretty, science, shoe, village, watch, and won.
Spelling Words
1. read 
2. feet
3. easy
4. deep
5. seat
6. party
7. wheel
8. leave
9. windy
10. sleep
11. teeth
12. team
13. because

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