August 24-August 31
We are working on reading and asking and answering questions. Please ask you child questions about the book he is reading at home. We are also working on building our reading stamina at our reading spots each day. In writing, we are working on narratives. We are writing a story about a “proud moment.” Students are learning to write a well developed narrative with many details. We are also practicing using spelling resources around the room during writing time. We will work on LONG A and LONG O vowel patterns on phonics. We are reviewing types of sentences and punctuation. Then, we will explore common and proper nouns.
We are now working with all ways to represent numbers to 1,000. Students will represent numbers in expanded, word, blocks, and standard form. We will also compare 3 digit numbers. Last, we are working on skip counting by 5, 10, and 100. This has been challenging for many students. Please review and practice at home. Also, please review and practice addition and subtraction facts (0-20). We will be working with problems solving with numbers 0-20 next week. We will also review addition and subtraction strategies.
We are completing our unit on Government. Students should know a definition for government, be able to name services, and tell why we have rules and laws. In addition, students should know the 3 leaders of the Executive branch of government (President, Governor, and Mayor). They should know where each person works. Students should also know the name of our country, state, and city. We will have a quiz on Thursday, August 30th.
Reminders and Thanks!
*THANK YOU to Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Thorne for assisting our classroom with copying!
*Thank you to the Edwards, Madrid, Birely, and Thorne families for donating items to the classroom!
*If you would like to order a T shirt or Quick Word Book, the money and order forms are due by Monday, August 27th.
*Grandparents Day! A flyer about this special event is coming home. Please note that it will occur on Thursday, September 6th. You must return the RSVP by Friday August 31st.
*If you would like to order Scholastic books, orders are due by Friday, August 24th.
*Wednesday, August 29th is an Early Release Day! Dismissal will be at 12:30.
*We will be going to Marietta High School to see a ballet performance on September 21th. A reminder form will be sent home as we get closer. However, right now, we need to get the Performing Arts Form Permission Slip signed. It is a folded piece of paper. Please sign and return this form. I will send home another one in the next two weeks if you have not returned the form. Thank you!