Attention: We will be deviating from our basal reader next week, due to the field trip on Wednesday and Grandparents Day on Friday.
We will be reading the short story: The Doorbell Rang, by Pat Hutchins. The stories synopsis focuses on when Ma makes a dozen cookies for her two children and when the doorbell rings over and over Victoria and Sam have to figure out how to divide the cookies evenly. We will focus on repeated addition in this fun whimsical realistic fiction story.
Our spelling words next week are;
September 30- October 4
Our story this week and into next week is Get the Egg. Our tested word wall words are; saw, tree, small, and your We will work in class daily by reviewing the story line, word wall words or other phonemic skills. Students will be asked to identify and read these specific words on their assessment at the end of the week. Our skill this week will be realism and fantasy. Students are asked to take home readers every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings. Our skill lesson for the week is predicting outcomes. Students will work independently and small groups to help master the weekly skills.
Spelling list and word wall words can be found again at the top of this page under the word wall spelling tab.
Our phonics skill for the week the is short /e/ words. Students will need to spell words correctly on Friday assessments. They will also be given a short sentence at the end of assessment that contains words from their list. I will be looking at neatness, accuracy of words, sentence structure, capital letters, and punctuation marks. I encourage students to practice words nightly for 5-10 minutes. We will have a test on Friday August 30th. Words can be found under the word wall and spelling tab at the top of this page.
Students do have contracts in their green folder. Students will begin on Tuesday evening completing a contract for homework.
Students will select from the attached contract sheet in their green folder the activity they would like to perform for that evening. Students will do a different contract every Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evening. I do recommend that students do not do the pretest until Thursday evenings. Students will be graded on neatness, accuracy of task, and spelling of words. We will work the first several weeks of school doing these activities in class so that students have a better understanding of each task. The completed contracts will be graded and a cumulative grade will be given for that weeks skill.
Please follow the heading template that I sent home to assist your child in heading their spelling assignments. Ten points will be deducted from final product if heading is not accurate.
Our grammar lesson for the week will be telling sentences. We will look at our sentences and discuss who/what is doing something in the sentences and whether the sentence makes sense.
We will also be performing daily "Fix-it" sentences that will illustrate the correct way to write a sentence. We will be working in our interactive notebooks to help facilitate our phonetic skill for the week, blends, digraphs, word ladders, compound words, and contractions.
Students will work daily on basic handwriting strokes. I will evaluate the size, slant, shape, and spacing of letters to determine their grade. Fine motor skills are beneficial to comprehending and appreciating their work. Handwriting grades are taken weekly in various subjects on various activities. A handwriting grade when taken will be located at the top of the paper written as shown; M/hw, S/hw, NI/hw, or U/hw. The "hw" stands for handwriting.
Unit 1, Add and Subtract
Vocabulary: add, addition sentences, commutative property of addition, count on, number bond, number path, tape diagram, total,
subtract, subtraction sentence, count on, difference, related facts, addend,
M.1.5 Relate counting to addition and subtraction
M.1.6 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10 and use strategies such as; counting on, making ten, using relationships between addition and subtraction
M.1.1 Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together taking apart, and comparing
We will be doing a mid-unit review this week for Unit 1.
Unit 5, Looking back
change, season, history, technology, hero, yesterday, today, tomorrow, time line, past, present, future, explorer, settler, freedom
Students will become familiar with colonial life and how earlier settlers founded our country and the hardships they faced in the new world.
In Unit 1 students will grow as a disciple of Jesus by:
* learning about God the Father's love for all people
* praying to the Blessed Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit
* meeting Jesus, the Son of God and the Holy Family
* understanding what Jesus taught us about loving God, ourselves, and others
* living the Great Commandment that Jesus taught
Chapter 1 God is Our Father
Chapter 2 We Believe in the Blessed Trinity
Chapter 3 Jesus Grew Up in a Family
Chapter 4 Jesus Works Among the People
Chapter 5 Jesus Teaches Us About Love