Friday, February 12, 2016

Newsletter 2-15-16

Language Arts:
-Story: Mama's Birthday Present
-Big Question: How can a surprise be a treasure?
-Weekly Words (Word Wall):
surprise, would, about, enjoy, gives, worry
-Reading Skill:  drawing conclusions
-Grammar Skill: adjectives describe nouns
-Writing Trait: Organization

Math:
-How can facts of 10 help us subtract from 20?

Science
-How are sounds made?

Social Studies
-What is the difference between a need and a want?

Second Step:
-How can we solve problems with others?

Words to Practice:
train
way
tail
play
day
may
rain
gray
mail
afraid

Friday, February 5, 2016

Newsletter 2-8-16

Language Arts:
-Story: Where are My Animal Friends?
-Big Question: What do animals do when the seasons change?
-Weekly Words (Word Wall):
before, right, won't, does, oh, good-bye
-Reading Skill:  drawing conclusions
-Grammar Skill: contractions using "not"
-Writing Trait: Ideas

Math:
-How can we add to 20 using the facts of ten?

Science
-How do we hear sound?

Social Studies
-What groups do we belong to?

Second Step:
-How can we calm down when we are angry?

Words to Practice:
bigger
biggest
faster
fastest
taller
tallest
shorter
shortest
sadder
saddest

Friday, January 29, 2016

Newsletter 2-1-16

Language Arts:
-Story: I'm a Caterpillar
-Big Question: What changes can be seen in nature?
-Weekly Words (Word Wall):
push, visit, wait, done, know
-Reading Skill:  facts and opinions
-Grammar Skill: being verbs
-Writing Trait: Ideas

Math:
-How can we add to 20 using doubles facts?

Science
-What have you learned about light and shadows?

Social Studies
-What groups do we belong to?

Second Step:
-How can we use "self talk" to calm down when we feel a strong emotion?

Words to Practice:
her
first
bird
girl
burn
were
shirt
fur
hurt
sir

Friday, January 22, 2016

Newsletter 1-25-16

Language Arts:
-Story: Frog and Toad
-Big Question: What changes happen in a garden?
-Weekly Words (Word Wall):
afraid, again, few, read, how, soon
-Reading Skill:  author's purpose
-Grammar Skill: future tense & past tense verbs
-Writing Trait: Sentence Fluency

Math:
-What are expanded number places: ones, tens, hundreds?

Science
-What do we know about light?

Social Studies
-What community groups do we belong to?

Second Step:
-How can we manage our emotions?

Words to Practice:
ask
asked
plan
planned
help
helped
drop
dropped
call
called

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Newsletter 1-18-16

Language Arts:
-Story: Class Pet
-Big Question: What can we learn about animals as they grow and change?
-Weekly Words (Word Wall):
away, car, friends, house, our, school, very
-Reading Skill:  facts and opinions
-Grammar Skill: some verbs do not end in s
-Writing Trait: Conventions

Math:
-How can we use tens and ones to expand a number?

Science
-How can we redirect a beam of light?

Social Studies
-What community groups do we belong to?

Second Step:
-How can we manage our emotions?

Words to Practice:
fix
fixes
class
classes
wish
wishes
kiss
kisses
bus
buses