Friday, May 19, 2017

Newsletter 5-22-17

Language Arts:
-Story: Stone Garden
-Big Question: What can happen when someone has a good idea?
-Weekly Words (Word Wall):
poor, answered, different, carry
-Reading Skill:  Stories have a theme.
-Grammar Skill: Some sentences have prepositions.
-Writing Trait: Conventions

Math:
-Step-up to second grade lessons.

Science
-How do plants and animals stay safe?

Social Studies
-What do good neighbors do?

Words to Practice:
undo
untie
unkind
unhappy
undress
retell
refill
repay
reopen
rewind

Monday, May 15, 2017

Newsletter 5-15-17

Language Arts:
-Story: Alexander Graham Bell
-Big Question: How can a great idea change the way we live?
-Weekly Words (Word Wall):
built, early, learn, science, through
-Reading Skill:  Stories have sequence.
-Grammar Skill: Adverbs describe action verbs.
-Writing Trait: Conventions

Math:
-Step-up to second grade lessons.

Science
-How do plants and animals stay safe?

Social Studies
-What do good neighbors do?

Words to Practice:
saw
law
paw
jaw
draw
straw
lawn
yawn
hawk
crawl

Friday, May 5, 2017

Newsletter 5-8-17

Language Arts:
-Story: Simple Machines
-Big Question: How can a great idea make our lives easier?
-Weekly Words (Word Wall):
against, goes, heavy, kinds, today
-Reading Skill:  Nonfiction stories have main ideas and details.
-Grammar Skill: Pronouns can replace a noun.
-Writing Trait: Ideas

Math:
-How do we add and subtract 2-digit numbers?

Science
-How do plants and animals stay safe?

Social Studies
-How do we read maps?

Words to Practice:
toy
boy
oil
boil
soil
coin
join
point
oink
voice

Friday, April 28, 2017

Newsletter 5-1-17

Language Arts:
-Story: Dot and Jabber
-Big Question: How can we solve a mystery?
-Weekly Words (Word Wall):
among, another, instead, none
-Reading Skill:  Good readers compare and contrast to better understand a story.
-Grammar Skill: Pronouns can replace a noun.
-Writing Trait: Choice

Math:
-How do we use models and strategies to subtract tens and ones?

Science
-How do plants and animals sense things?

Social Studies
-What is a map?

Words to Practice:
zoo
book
look
took
moon
noon
food
good
pool
foot

Friday, April 21, 2017

Newsletter 4-24-17

Language Arts:
-Story: Mole and Baby Bird
-Big Question: How can we look at things in a different way?
-Weekly Words (Word Wall):
door, should, loved, wood
-Reading Skill:  Good readers use information in the story and what they know to draw conclusions.
-Grammar Skill: Pronouns can replace a noun.
-Writing Trait: Voice

Math:
-How do we use models and strategies to add tens and ones?

Science
-How are plants and animals traits different than their parents?

Social Studies
-What is a map? How can it help me?

Words to Practice:
our
out
mouth
ouch
house
found
round
count
shout
cloud