Monday, April 20, 2015

Field Trip

Just a reminder, if you haven't done so already, to turn in your field trip form along with $10 by Monday, May 11th!

Newsletter 4-20-15

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, The Signmakers Assistant by Tedd Arnold.  The Signmakers Assistant is a humorous fiction story.  Humorous fiction stories are about imaginary people and events and tend to be funny.  The comprehension strategy we will be focusing on this week is main idea and details.  The main idea is what the story is all about and the details help support and tell more about the main idea. The vocabulary words for this week are afternoon, blame, ideas, important, signmaker, and townspeople.
Spelling Words
1. talk 
2. caught
3. draw
4. walk
5. chalk
6. taught
7. thaw
8. fault
9. launch
10. because
11. August
12. auto
13. thought

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

Monday, April 13, 2015

TESTING

We will be completing the MAPS test in reading and math as well as the AimsWeb test this week and next week.  Please make sure to eat a healthy breakfast and get lots of rest these next 2 weeks!

Newsletter 4-13-15



Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores by James Howe.  Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores is a fantasy.  Fantasies are make-believe stories that could never happen in the real world.  The comprehension strategy we will be focusing on this week is identifying the characters and setting in a story.  Characters are the people or animals in a story and the setting is where the story takes place. The vocabulary words for this week are adventure, climbed, clubhouse, exploring, greatest, truest, and wondered.
Spelling Words
1. phone 
2. enough
3. backtrack
4. laugh
5. ticket
6. duckling
7. graph
8. tough
9. photo
10. rough
11. cough
12. clang
13. different
14. friend

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

Monday, March 23, 2015

Newsletter 3-23-15

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, Carl the Complainer by Michelle Knudsen.  Carl the Complainer is a realistic fiction story.  Realistic fiction tells about made-up events that could happen in real life.  The comprehension strategy we will be focusing on this week is cause and effect.  Cause is why something happens and effect is what happens. The vocabulary words for this week are shrugs, mumbles, P.M., complain, annoy, and signature.
Spelling Words
1. unsafe 
2. preheat
3. rerun
4. disappear
5. unlock
6. discolor
7. rewind
8. unpack
9. unplug
10. regroup
11. preschool
12. disagree
13. upon
14. was
15. said

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