Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

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Tues. – Halloween – students are permitted to wear costumes again if they like.  No masks or weapons.

Wed. – Operation Stars & Strikes – Bring in any “left over” candy and it will be sent to soldiers.

Thurs. – Picture retakes

Social Studies/Science – We will continue talking about Motion (Pushes and Pulls) this week.  Students will be given a study guide on Wed. and we will take an assessment on Friday.  This will be a very short, simple assessment.

Phonics/Spelling – Our pattern this week will be the Er Girls (er, ir, ur).  We will look at words with this pattern spelled with er (her), ir (girl), ur (burp).   Students have begun writing a list that they can bring home on Mondays.   Please look for that in their daily folder.

Writing – We will continue working on our Personal Narratives.  We will also do an information writing piece based on a Science Experiment (with Candy Corn).  Informational writing is the main focus for 2nd quarter writing.

Grammar – We will talk this week about pronouns and reflexive pronouns.

Reading –We will focus on understanding Non-Fiction/Informational Text.

Math – In the 2nd quarter we will work with larger numbers, numbers to 99.  We will look at how to add and subtract these two digit numbers using the Base Ten Strategy this week.

Oct. 23-27

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This week is Red Ribbon Week.  Dress up days will be:  M)  Red Ribbon Kick off!  Wear red.    T) Tie Down and Boot Out Drugs! Wear bow ties, bows or boots   W)  Sock it to Drugs!  Wear crazy socks    TH)  Put a Cap on Drugs! Wear hats.   F)  My Character is Too Great for Drugs!  Dress up like your favorite book character.

PTSA is sponsoring a Week of Inclusion (Bullying Prevention) this week.

Social Studies/Science – We will  talk briefly about the major rivers in GA this week and then we will move on to a new Science unit about Motion (pushes and pull).  This will take us about 2 weeks.

Phonics/Spelling – Our pattern this week will be Long U.  We will look at words with this pattern spelled with ue (due), ui (fruit) and ew (new).

Writing – We will continue working on our Personal Narrative.  We are doing this first one step by step to show the kids what all you need to include and how to put it together in an organized way so that it will be interesting and so that the reader can follow the story.

Grammar – We will talk this week about pronouns.

Reading –We will focus on Sequencing events and Asking and Answering Questions about text this week.

Math – In the 2nd quarter we will work with larger numbers, numbers to 99.  We will look at how to add and subtract these two digit numbers using the 100’s chart.

 
 

Tues. 10/24 – Cheeseburger Bobby’s Family Night (5-9 pm)

Fri. 10/27 – Cardboard Challenge work session (9:15-10:00 ) , Brag Tag Bash (10-11), Bus Driver

Appreciation Day and Box Tops due

 

October 16-20

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** This week is Conference Week so each day will be EARLY RELEASE (12:30) **

Social Studies – We will finish our unit on Georgia’s Regions.  We reviewed for our test on Friday and will again on Monday.  Our assessment will be on Tuesday.  Students have flashcards and a map to study.  There is also a study guide to help you know what to study. 

Phonics/Spelling – Our pattern this week will be the FLOSS rule.  The rule states that if a word has a short vowel sound and ends with an f, l, s and sometimes a z, the f, l, s and z will be doubled.  (For example:  cliff, hill,  grass.)   

Writing – We will continue working on our Personal Narrative.  We are doing this first one step by step to show the kids what all you need to include and how to put it together in an organized way so that it will be interesting and so that the reader can follow the story. 

Grammar – We will talk this week about adjectives (describing words). 

Reading –We will focus on characters this week and look at how they respond to what happens in a story. 

Math – In the 2nd quarter we will work with larger numbers, numbers to 99.  We will look at how to add and subtract these two digit numbers using the 100’s chart.

Oct. 9-13

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Social Studies – We will continue learning about Georgia’s Regions.  We will take our assessment on this unit on Tuesday Oct. 17th Please check your child’s black notebook once a week or so to see what we’re learning.

Phonics/Spelling – We will learn about Long o patterns this week.   We will continue to practice Long o patterns.  All of our words will have  o + e ( home ), oa (  boat) and oe  (toe).

Writing – We are writing our first Personal Narrative very slowly, part by part.    We will talk about how to “hook” a reader with an interesting beginning and then work through it step by step.

Grammar – We will review nouns, plural nouns, irregular nouns and collective nouns.

Reading –We will work on reading small passages this week and answering questions which require us to go back to the passage to find information in our small group reading time.   We will also talk about character traits.

Math – We will continue with counting coins in our Math centers this week.  We will do alot of misc. assessments during our “mini lesson” math time reviewing all of the skills we covered in the 1st quarter.

October 2-6

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**  Much of what we do this week will be assessing 1st quarter skills in preparation for report cards and for Conferences!  **

Social Studies – We will start a unit on Georgia’s Regions and Rivers.  This will go on until the end of the quarter.  Please check your child’s black notebook once a week or so to see what we’re learning.

Phonics/Spelling – We will not have a new phonics pattern this week. We will continue to practice Long i patterns (i+e, ie, igh).   Much of this week will be spent doing assessments to prepare for report cards which will be given out at Conferences.

Writing – We are getting serious this week about writing a Personal Narrative.  We will talk about how the topic is like a watermelon and it is full of seed (details).  We will pick an event (a “small moment”) to write about and will work on the beginning.  We will talk about how to “hook” a reader with an interesting beginning.

Grammar – We will talk this week about making words plural and irregular plural nouns.

Reading –We will work on reading small passages this week and answering questions which require us to go back to the passage to find information.

Math – We will continue with counting coins this week and with word problems involving money.

THURSDAY  – Mayor Easterling visits

FRIDAY – Breakfast with Moms at Bullard!

September 18-22

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Social Studies – We will start a unit on Georgia’s Regions and Rivers.  This will go on until the end of the quarter.  Please check your child’s black notebook once a week or so to see what we’re learning.

Phonics/Spelling – We will work with the Long Ii words this week.  All of our words will either have i + e (pine), ie (pie), or igh (light).

**  Since I am late updating my website and letting you know that pattern, we will postpone our assessment until Monday Oct. 2nd **

Writing – We are getting serious this week about writing a Personal Narrative.  We will talk about how the topic is like a watermelon and it is full of seed (details).  We will pick an event (a “small moment”) to write about and will work on the beginning.  We will talk about how to “hook” a reader with an interesting beginning.

Grammar – We will talk this week about irregular plural nouns (Ex:  tooth – teeth)

Reading –We will read a couple Kevin Henkes books this week as we talk about how we should ask and answer questions before, during and after reading.

Math – We will continue with counting coins this week and with word problems involving money.   This can be a tough skill.  I will send some practice items home over the break.  Money is such a practical skill………….you can pull out some coins from your wallet and practice counting them at any time!

Monday 9/18 – Fire Safety Village Field Trip

Wednesday 9/20  – School Store

Thursday 9/21 – Chick Fil A Family Night (5:30 – 7:30)

*** FALL BREAK 9/25 – 9/29 ***

 

 
 

 

September 5-8

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 This week we’ll be learning…………………

Social Studies – We will do a short unit on Government.  We will quickly discuss local, state and national government and the leaders of each (mayor, governor, president).  We may have a short assessment about this unit next week.  I’ll let you know several days in advance.

Phonics/Spelling – We will work with the Long Ee words this week.  All of our words will either have e + e (Pete), ee (jeep), or ea (eat).

Grammar – We will talk this week about making nouns plural (adding s or es).

Reading –We will continue to work on Stamina and telling about the beginning, middle and the end of a story.  We will also talk about how “good readers” ask and answer questions before, during and after reading.

   *Students have a new Reading Log to write down minutes they read at home.  For the  remainder of the year, our goal will be 200 minutes a                           month.  Try to have the KIDS write in  the books.  If you read multiple books one day, just write one or two. 

Math – We will talk this week about solving word problems.  We will look at how to examine a word problem and visualize what is happening so we know whether to add or subtract.  We will use the hundred’s chart or base ten blocks to solve these word problems.  Check the Math section of your child’s black notebook for explanations of these two strategies.

 

August 28 – September 1

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Science – We will talk about what causes the Seasons and Moon Phases this week.  We usually do this later in the year, but with our recent talk of the eclipse we thought we would spend some time on that now.  There will NOT be an assessment over this material.   

Phonics/Spelling – We will work with the Long Aa words this week.  All of our words will either have a + e (cake), ai (train), or ay (play).  We will learn that if we hear the long a sound at the end of a word we use ay.  If it is in the middle of the word we use a + e or ai

Grammar – We will talk this week (again) about nouns and proper nouns.  If we get really efficient we’ll also talk about making nouns plural (adding s or es). 

Reading – I have been meeting with each child one on one to assess their reading skills and to set reading goals.  I will give you a summary of all of this in the next two weeks.  We will continue to work on Stamina and telling about the beginning, middle and the end of a story.   

Math We will continue to work with numbers in the hundreds this week by comparing numbers (Ex:  342 > 243).

 

 

August 21-25

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Science – This week in Science we will finish our unit on MATTER.  Our end of the unit assessment (our first one) will be on Friday.  Start to review the pages in the Science section of the binder Tues. nt – Thurs. nt.  if you can fit 10 minutes or so into your nightly routine.  This will be an “open note” test so the kids will be able to use what is written in their black binder to help them.  I want them to know how to go back  and look up information.  

Phonics/Spelling – We will work on reviewing blends,  “magic e” , and digraph for one more week as we try to nail down our Phonics routines and learn about the Morning Centers that go with it. 

Grammar –  Last week we talked about nouns and proper nouns. This week we will talk about how to make nouns plural (more than one). 

Writing – We will begin to talk about 2nd grade Writing routines this week.  We will start out by looking at ourwriting binders (separate from the black binder, kept at school) and will explore all of the things we will do when we write (brainstorm, draft, revise, edit, share with others, etc.).  We will generate a list of possible topics to write about.  Next week we will start working on Personal Narratives.  This is where they tell about something that has happened to them. 

Reading – We will continue to talk this week about the different elements of being a “good reader” (fluency, accuracy, comprehension and expanding our vocabulary).  We will continue to work on Stamina (we don’t have much J ).  We will also practice retelling about stories by focusing on telling about the beginning, middle and the end.  All of these basic reading skills will be ongoing throughout the whole year. 

Math – We will be doing a lot of skip counting this week (2’s, 5’s and 10’s).  This is an easy concept if you just start from 2 or 5 or 10 and skip count.  But, what we will look at is starting from a larger number and skip counting from there (Ex:  45 – skip count by twos starting 45/ 68 – skip count by tens starting at 68/110 – skip count by tens starting from 110).

August 14-18

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Science – This week in Science we will continue with our unit on Matter.

Phonics/Spelling – We will work on the “magic e” pattern (example:  cake, hope)

Grammar – We will talk this week about nouns and proper nouns.

Reading – We will talk this week about the different elements of being a “good reader” (fluency, comprehension, comprehension and expanding our vocabulary).  We will continue to work on Stamina (we don’t have much J ).  We will also practice retelling about stories by focusing on telling about the beginning, middle and the end.

 

Math – We will showing numbers in different ways (number words, place value drawings and expanded form) and using the 120 chart.

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