Week of January 15th

Parents,

I’m loving these 4 day work weeks!  Let’s just hope that the snow holds out and we actually get a 4 day week this week!  Please remind your child to wash their hands often at school and wash out their water bottle daily.  Our class has been very healthy this winter and I want us to keep it that way.

I sent home flyers for ordering books through Scholastic Book Club.  If you are interested just go online and order in the next couple of weeks.  I also sent home information about 6-Flags reading to get a free ticket into the park.

Academics:

Spelling:

double+ ing e- drop + ing +ing +ing
cutting moving adding talking
stopping living spelling snowing
humming coming floating working
begging taking chewing pushing

Challenge words:  fraction, numerator, denominator, plateau, mountain

 Math– fraction partitioning and unit fractions

Reading– Author study Patricia Polacco- theme, setting, plot, and characters

Science– Regions in Georgia – Piedmont, and Coastal Plain

Writing – opinion writing and cursive

Grammar– adjectives

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math:

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/fraction-matcher/latest/fraction-matcher_en.html

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me3us/flash/lessonLauncher.html?lesson=lessons/10/m3_10_00_x.swf

Grammar   https://www.turtlediary.com/games/adjectives.html

Science: http://www.gpb.org/blogs/education-matters/2016/12/29/the-regions-of-georgia-virtual-field-trip-here

 

 

Week of January 8th

Happy 2018, I hope this year will be terrific year for you and your family!

FYI:

*Report Cards, RI and A/R reports were sent home Friday in your child’s folder.

* Science Lab this week

*Counseling Lesson this week

*School is closed on Monday the 15th for MLK Day.

My son came to visit during recess. The students were exited to ask him questions about his home country of Haiti.
Having fun even though they had to play inside.

Academics:

Sort 15 Adding -ing

Base word Double + ing Base word + ing
tug tugging kick kicking
stir stirring wink winking
mop mopping wish wishing
drip dripping hunt hunting

Challenge: dependable, agreeable, readable, laughable, remarkable

Math– 2 step word problems using +,-,x and division

Reading– theme in a story

Science– geographic regions of Georgia

Writing – Opinion writing – cursive

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math: https://www.education.com/game/seven-times-tables-practice/

Science: http://www.gpb.org/blogs/education-matters/2016/12/29/the-regions-of-georgia-virtual-field-trip-here

 

 

Happy Holidays

Dear Families,

I am so blessed by your generosity.  Thank you for the wonderful gifts and for the class gift of a Visa gift card.  I am very appreciative. I hope you and your children have a wonder holiday season.  Enjoy the excitement of the season and getting together with friends and family.  Rest up because the second semester goes a lot faster than the first one did, and it flew by!

 

We had a great holiday party.  Thank you to Ms. Contos for organizing things and all of the moms who came in to help.  The students had a wonderful time.  Here are a few pictures.

 

                    

 

See you in 2018!

Mrs. Hitt

Week of December 18th

Parents,

Here are the pictures from the Grinch.

     

 

The students shared their animal projects with Ms. Michaels 2nd grade class last week.

 

Our class party is Monday from 12:30 to 1:30.  Tuesday and Wednesday will be early release days.

 

Academics:

Spelling:  None this week

Math– data-bar graphs

Reading– comprehension strategies

Writing – finishing our character trait gifts to each other

Grammar– figurative language

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math:   multiplicaton.com

 

 

Week of December 11th

Parents,

Oh my goodness, the students were so excited about the snow on Friday!  That early release was CRAZY!  I hope they enjoyed building snowmen and playing in it.  I can’t believe we ended up with so much snow.

Thanks families for sending in our needed supplies.  Clorox Wipes and extra snacks are always needed.  If you want to send in snacks, you could buy a box or Chex or Cheerios and divide it by putting a ½ cup in a snack bags.  That way the extra snacks go a long way.

Thanks for coming to the PTA meeting on Thursday night. The county updated the programs on our computers and I can’t get my pictures to load!  I’ll figure it out with tech this week and post them next week. They are really cute.

Academics:

Spelling:  None this week

Math– data-bar graphs

Reading– character traits, answering questions with text evidence

Science– fossils

Writing – present animal projects and work on a Holiday writing project

Grammar– figurative language

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math:   http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-santa-run-3

Science: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/scienceforkids/dinosaurs/games.htm

Grammar   https://www.quia.com/jfc/611264.html

Week of December 4th

Parents,

We had a great week this week.  The students were focused and we accomplished a lot.  Next week we will have a science lab lesson and we also have a lesson provided by Wellstar on nutrition. Animal projects should be finished by Wednesday and the students will share with the class on Thursday and Friday.  Thursday night our third graders will perform during the PTA meeting. They should report to my room no earlier than 6:20.  I will take them to perform after the PTA meeting. They are excited about the Grinch! I hope to see you there.

Several people have asked about our holiday party.  It will be on Monday, December 18th from 12:30 to 1:30.  As we enter this holiday season we will be discussing ways different people, cultures, and countries celebrate. If you would like to come in and share with the class the way your family celebrates, please e-mail me and I will set up a time for you to come in.

Academics:

Spelling

List 1:
washable returnable enjoyable agreeable
leader painter actor director
List 2:
predictable dependable affordable conductor
tourist novelist journalist inventor

Math– problem solving project – “Holiday Shopping”

Reading– character traits, answering questions with text evidence

Science– fossils

Writing – finish animal informational project and present to the class

Grammar– verb tenses

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math: http://www.hoodamath.com/games/spaceracemultiplication.html  http://www.hoodamath.com/games/meteormultiplication.html

Science: http://fossilsforkids.com/   http://www.kidsdinos.com/what-are-fossils/

Grammar: https://www.turtlediary.com/game/tenses.html    http://ipadthinker.com/wordGames/subjectVerbSpace.html  http://ipadthinker.com/wordGames/subjectVerbGr2.html  http://ipadthinker.com/wordGames/subjectVerbBballJr.html

 

 

11-28-17

Parents,

The class has earned a reward of game time for recieving compliments on their behavior.  They have worked hard for this and will have 30 minutes on Friday to play games with their peers.  Please allow your child to bring in a board game, electronic game, or an electronic device to play online games on.  They may only bring in one thing.  I have 5 computers and will get several I-Pads from the library if they want to use what I have instead of bring in something from home.

Also, students are currently working on an informational paper on an animal of their choice.  They will be presenting this information in a booklet, on construction paper, on a poster board or a tri-fold board.  I have supplies for the booklet and large construction paper but not poster board or tri-fold boards.  If your child would like to use poster board or a tri-fold board they will need to bring it in. Some students will be ready to start working on their boards on Thursday or Friday of this week.

Thanks,

Mrs. Hitt

Week of November 27th

Parents,

I hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving.  We all have so much to be thankful for and sometimes we take it for granted.  Your child created a thankful journal over the last few weeks.  It came home in their backpack on Friday.  Especially look at the last page.  Your child wrote about a chore they didn’t like doing and told why they were thankful they were able to have that chore to do.

Progress reports went out on Thursday.  If you didn’t get an email from me then your child is doing fine.  I sent emails to student’s parents who had a 1 in any academic area or an N on behavior or study skills.

Here are some picutres from this past week.

   Our Thanksgiving goodies!

    

Enjoy the break!  I’ll see you children on the 27th.

 

Academics:

Spelling

 

List 1:
careful careless meaningless hopeless forgiveness
harmful harmless spotless darkness sickness
List 2:
poisonous delightful peaceful refreshment
dangerous successful punishment movement

Math– review of properties of multiplication – problem solving

Reading– vocabulary and cause/effect

Social Studies– Explorers   Henry Hudson and Vasco Nunez De Balboa

Writing – writing non-fiction text- animal project- focus on restating the information without copying it word for word

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math: http://www.hoodamath.com/games/spaceracemultiplication.html  http://www.hoodamath.com/games/meteormultiplication.html

http://www.softschools.com/quizzes/math/properties_of_multiplication/quiz3342.html

Social Studies: https://www.brainpop.com/games/timezonexhenryhudson/

Week of November 13th

Parents,

I just wanted to tell you how thankful I am for my students. They are hard- working, helpful, kind and responsible.  It is my pleasure to teach them daily. I am also thankful for you, the parents.  Thank you for your support. Whenever I have a need you guys answer the call.

The printer was not working early in the week, so you didn’t get the A/R reading record on Wednesday.  I sent it home on Friday. Your child should be half-way toward their goal. They need to meet it by December 20th.

If your child hasn’t brought in a pinecone, please have them bring it on Monday for a craft we will be making.  If you have extra, I’m sure I will have some students who could use them.

On Thursday we had a performance about the earliest colonist.  Here are a few pictures.

                                                                   

 

Academics:

Spelling:

List 1:
swimming swam getting coming came
having doing ended happened happening
started joked received smiled smiling
List 2:
dividing divided multiplying multiplied imagining
imagined believing believed remembering remembered

 Math– area project “My Dream Home” and multiplication/division word problems

Reading– vocabulary and main idea

Social Studies– Explorers   Jacques Cartier

Writing – writing non-fiction text- animal project

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math: http://www.hoodamath.com/games/spaceracemultiplication.html  http://www.hoodamath.com/games/meteormultiplication.html

Social Studies: http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-jacques-cartier/  https://www.biography.com/people/jacques-cartier-9240128

 

Week of Noverber 6th

FYI:

  • Please have your child bring in a pinecone next week. We are going to make owls!
  • Tuesday is a professional learning day for teachers. Students will have the day off.
  • We have a media lesson this week.
  • Thursday is the half way point in this term.
  • I will send home A/R reports on Wednesday.
  • Our snack basket for students who forget to bring one is getting low.  If you have any extra snacks or if you would buy a bag of pretzles or cheerios and divide it into snack bags we would appreciate it.  We have been having lots of students who are forgetting their snack and it’s a long time until 12:21!  Thanks!

Academics:

Spelling

Spelling                 Suffixes -er, -or, -ist                   

List 1:
teacher reader player singer driver
sponsor sailor artist pianist florist
List 2:
traveler explorer designer voyager navigator
inventor operator scientist geologist bicyclist

Math– continue with area/find unknown sides when given the area

Reading– vocabulary and context clues

Social Studies– Explorers   John Cabot

Writing – informational booklets about Owls – final copies

 

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math: https://www.funbrain.com/games/shape-surveyor

https://www.turtlediary.com/game/calculate-area.html

http://mrnussbaum.com/zoo/

http://www.multiplication.com/quiz/multiplication-self-correcting-quizzes

Social Studies: http://mrnussbaum.com/explorers/john_cabot/