Monday, May 18, 2015

Newsletter 5-18-15

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, A Birthday Basket for Tia by Pat Mora.  A Birthday Basket for Tia 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 drawing conclusions.  When you draw conclusions you use evidence to figure out more information about characters and events in the story.  The vocabulary words for this week are present, favorite, bank, basket, aunt, and collects.
Spelling Words
1. mixture 
2. nation
3. section
4. future
5. picture
6. action
7. caution
8. station
9. fixture
10. motion
11. nature
12. feature
13. special
14. really
15. family

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

Monday, May 11, 2015

Newsletter 5/11/15

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, Red, White, and Blue by John Herman.  Red, White, and Blue is an informational text.  Informational texts give facts about real people, places and events that reflect history or the traditions of communities.  The comprehension strategy we will be focusing on this week is author's purpose.  When the author chooses a topic to write about, the author has a reason, or purpose, for writing about that topic.  Common reasons for writing about a topic are to entertain you, to describe something to you, or to explain something to you.  The vocabulary words for this week are nicknames, flag, stripes, stars, birthday, freedom, and America.
Spelling Words
1. Mr. 
2. Mrs. 
3. St.
4. Jan.
5. Feb.
6. Aug.
7. Dr.
8. Ms.
9. Rd.
10. Oct.
11. Nov.
12. Dec.
13. thought
14. caught

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

Monday, May 4, 2015

Field Trip Reminder

Field trip forms for Klein Creek are due on Monday, May 11th!

Newsletter 5-4-15

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, Just Like Josh Gibson by Angela Johnson.  Just Like Josh Gibson 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 compare and contrast.  Compare is to tell how things are similar and contrast is to tell how things are different. The vocabulary words for this week are bases, cheers, field, plate, sailed, and threw.
Spelling Words
1. trying 
2. tried
3. planned
4. planning
5. liked
6. liking
7. skipped
8. skipping
9. heavier
10. heaviest
11. lighter
12. lightest
13. don't
14. they're
15. there's

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Newsletter 4-27-15

Reading/Language Arts
This week is our Unit 5 review week.  We will be reviewing all of the comprehension skill, vocabulary words, grammar skills, and spelling patterns that we have been working on for the past 5 weeks.  At the end of the week we will be taking our Unit 5 test.
Spelling Words
1. teacher 
2. cheerful
3. slowly
4. regroup
5. unsafe
6. disagree
7. because
8. knock
9. write
10. sign
11. phone
12. enough
13. ticket
14. draw
15. walk

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