Friday, April 22, 2016

Newsletter 4-25-16

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:  main idea and details
-Grammar Skill: pronouns can replace a noun
-Writing Trait: Ideas

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

Science
-What do we see in the night sky?  How do ducks float?

Social Studies
-What water, landforms, and typical weather do families live near?

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

Friday, April 15, 2016

Newsletter 4-18-16

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

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

Science
-How do ducks develop inside the egg?  Where is the sun in the sky?

Social Studies
-Where do our families live?

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

Friday, April 8, 2016

Newsletter 4-11-16

Language Arts:
-Story: Mole and Baby Bird
-Big Question: How can we look at things in a different way?
-Weekly Words (Word Wall):
door, loved, should, wood
-Reading Skill:  drawing conclusions
-Grammar Skill: pronouns (I & me)
-Writing Trait: Voice

Math:
-How can I compare and order numbers within 120?

Science
-Fire safety lessons have begun.  Do you know your address and phone number?

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

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

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Newsletter 4-4-16

Language Arts:
-Story: Tippy-Toe Chick
-Big Question: When does a problem need a clever solution?
-Weekly Words (Word Wall):
along, behind, eyes, never, pulling, toward
-Reading Skill:  characters, setting, and plot
-Grammar Skill: imperative (commanding) sentences
-Writing Trait: Voice

Math:
-How can I compare and order numbers within 120?

Science
-Where is the sun in the sky?

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

Second Step:
-How can I be a problem solver and not a "tattler"?

Words to Practice:
how
cow
now
town
down
brown
frown
clown
crowd
growl

Friday, March 18, 2016

Newsletter 3-21-16

Language Arts:
-Story: Henry and Mudge
-Big Question: What treasures can we share with our neighbors?
-Weekly Words (Word Wall):
across, because, dance, only, opened, shoes, told
-Reading Skill:  Cause and Effect
-Grammar Skill: adjectives describe nouns
-Writing Trait: Organization

Math:
-How do you read a schedule to solve a time question?

Science
-Where is the sun in the sky?

Social Studies
-How do families change over time?

Second Step:
-How can I invite others to join-in?

Words to Practice:
slowly
quickly
sadly
gladly
nicely
careful
useful
painful
playful
wonderful