Monday, January 26, 2015

Newsletter 1/26/15

Reading/Language Arts
This week we in reading is a review week.  We will be reviewing concepts and skills that have been learned the past 5 stories in order to prepare for the Unit test.  In the area of phonics and spelling we will be reviewing the long e sound (spelled ee, ea, e, or y), the long o sound (spelled o, oa, or ow), compound words, the long i sound (spelled i, igh, or y), and -er and -est words.  In the area of grammar, we will be reviewing verbs, verbs with singular and plural nouns, verbs for present, past, and future, and the verbs am, is, are, was, and were.  In the area of comprehension we will be reviewing author's purpose, drawing conclusions, comparing and contrasting, sequencing events of a story, and facts and opinions.  There are no vocabulary words this week.
Spelling Words
1. taught 
2. picture
3. hours
4. guess
5. replies
6. their
7. faraway
8. nicest
9. hurry
10. happier
11. heard
12. science
13. mind
14. these
15. know
16. sometimes

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

Monday, January 12, 2015

Newsletter 1/12/15

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, A Weed is a Flower by Aliki.  A Weed is a Flower is a biography.  A biography tells about a real person's life.  This biography is about George Washington Carver, a creative scientist.  The comprehension strategy we will be focusing on this week is fact and opinion.  Facts are statements that can be proven true or false and opinions are statements that tell ideas or feelings.  The vocabulary words for this week are clothes, hours, money, neighbor, only, question, and taught.
Spelling Words
1. sooner 
2. soonest
3. hotter
4. hottest
5. busier
6. busiest
7. happier
8. happiest
9. smaller
10. smallest
11. fatter
12. fattest
13. there
14. their

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

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Newsletter 1/5/15

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, Rosa and Blanca by Joe Hayes.  Rosa and Blanca 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 sequencing.  Events in a story happen in a certain order called sequence, it helps us better understand the story.  The vocabulary words for this week are alone, buy, daughters, half, many, their, and youngest.
Spelling Words
1. find 
2. child
3. sky
4. bright
5. wild
6. fly
7. right
8. flight
9. spider
10. cry
11. blind
12. myself
13. night
14. I

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

Monday, December 15, 2014

Newsletter 12/15/14

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, Anansi Goes Fishing by Eric A. Kimmel.  Anansi Goes Fishing is a folk tale.  Folk tales are stories that have been handed down over many years.  The comprehension strategy we will be focusing on this week is compare and contrast.  When we compare we tell how two or more things are alike or different.  When we contrast, we only tell how they are different.  The vocabulary words for this week are been, believe, caught, finally, today, tomorrow, and whatever.
Spelling Words
1. basketball 
2. someone
3. weekend
4. something
5. birthday
6. riverbank
7. bathtub
8. backyard
9. driveway
10. bedtime
11. raindrop
12. mailbox
13. outside
14. everybody
15. sometimes
16. baseball

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

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Social Studies Project

Reminder - Monday, December 15th the Social Studies Family Interview is due!  Please make sure this is turned in on Monday because students will be using it to complete an in school activity.