Week of 10/14

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Second Grade:

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Echolocation – how many words can you create? Congrats to Luca he came in 1st with 39 points, good job to Chance for 2nd place and Katie came in 3rd place. 😊

Relationships and Connections: Bat Vocabulary using Frayer Diagrams – chiroptera, guano, pup, predator, hibernation and mammal . Then we worked on the inside part of our book jacket, important characters – Ralphie, Ms. Frizzle, Ranger Mike and the class, plus our favorite part of the story.

STEM: Echolocation song, echolocation reading and steps.

Divergent Thinking: SCAMPER – learned about how to SCAMPER an object, reviewed FFOE song with the class and the parts of Divergent Thinking.


  1. They See with their Ears
  2. Storyboard, slides 5-8 and pictures for slides 5-8. You can skip slide 7 (Picture of your bat) because I have that info. for you.
  3. Get Step 6 signed on Long Range Planner
  4. Get Behavior Chart signed.

Some students need to finish:

  • Bat Vocabulary – Frayer Diagrams Chiroptera, Guano, Pup, Predator, Mammal and Hibernation
  • Echolocation – Steps and pictures.
  • Book Jacket – rough draft of inside cover

Important Information:

Students in Target only receive a progress report twice a year, so your child will receive their Target Progress Report after the 2nd 9 weeks and at the end of the school year.

First Grade:

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Costume Lineup and Mystery Number

Divergent Thinking: Share Amelia Poems

Relationships and Connections: Work on Final Draft on Book Jacket book report.

Algebraic Thinking: Mystery Puzzle- with 3 digit addition problems

STEM: Parts of a plane, 4 forces that affect a plane, 3 controllable movements of a plane


  1. Kids Scoop – Amelia Earhart -complete starred parts on the front and back
  2. Finish Final Draft of Book Jacket project. Best handwriting and color the pictures.

Important Information:

Students in Target only receive a progress report twice a year, so your child will receive their Target Progress Report after the 2nd 9 weeks and at the end of the school year.


Week of 10/7/19

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Second Grade:

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Pascal’s Bats -looking for patterns on the bats

Algebraic Thinking: Flying Bat Facts – working on subtraction without grouping

Relationships and Connections: Guess the Answers – Read and answer the questions

STEM: WebQuest- we went to the Laptop Lounge to finish our WebQuest, then we discussed all answers as a  class.

Research: Discussed how to complete a story board and save pictures for Slides 1-4.

R & C: Book Jacket project to wrap up the Truth About Bats. Today we worked on the Front cover (New picture, author and your name as the illustrator )and the Back cover (Summary of the story and how many stars out of 5 you would give it and why.)


  1. Finish story board for slides 1-4 and save pictures for slides 1-4 on flash drive. (You need at least 1 picture per slide – name the pictures for the slide where you want to use them in the slide show) Example Title slide pic or Title slide 2.
  2. Get step 5 signed on the Long Range Planner.
  3. Finish rough draft of Front Cover and Back Cover of Book Jacket. Front cover (New picture, author and your name as the illustrator )and the Back cover (Summary of the story and how many stars out of 5 you would give it and why.)
  4. Get Behavior Chart signed

First Grade:

Our Day:

Brainteaser: How many words can you make from the letters in Amelia Earhart? Mae won with 9 points! 😊

Algebraic Thinking: 3 number puzzles -we worked on the 3 number puzzles as a group.

Relationships and Connections: To wrap up our book, More than a Flier, we worked on a rough draft of a book jacket project.

STEM: The Longest Flight – First we made paper airplanes, then we flew the planes 3 times and measured them each time we flew them. Then we figured out the longest and shortest flight, then subtracted the distance. We also discussed why they didn’t all fly the same length.

Divergent: Together we wrote a poem about Amelia Earhart, students will type or write their final draft for homework and add illustrations or pictures.


  1. Finish Rough Draft of Book Jacket report. All writing parts should be done, The inside cover should be done – the 4 main characters Amelia Earhart, Anita Snook, Fred Noonan and George Putnam with a sentence explaining their part in the story. The back inside cover – describe what part of the story is your important part. The back cover – a summary of the book (5 sentences.) Also, the last sentence should tell how many stars you would give the book out of 5 stars and why.
  2. Final Draft of Amelia Earhart Poem – Either in your best handwriting write the poem or you may type it. Once your done writing the poem illustrate it with color pictures.



Week of 9/16/19

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Second Grade

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Endangered Bats Logic

Evaluative: Brushing up on Bats – taken for a grade

R& C: Read Chapter 7 & 8 and answer the questions in complete sentences.

STEM: Sort Micro & Mega bat pictures based on their facial features.

Affective: Read the book, The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes, then we discussed the story & why it’s ok to make mistakes. Then students illustrated a mistake they made and what they learned from their mistake.


1.) Finish Chp. 7 & 8 questions from the Truth about Bats, remember to write complete sentences for all circled questions.

2.) Complete Notecard 3 (Food and Drink) and Notecard 4 (Predators)

3.) In-school Field trip information, due by Oct. 3rd

4.) Enjoy Fall Break! 😊

5.) Get your Behavior Chart signed.

***Please try to help your child complete their homework prior to Fall Break so you all don’t have to do it during the break. ***


First Grade

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Put the Planes in order

STEM: Timelines- Amelia Earhart, then create a time line for Amelia

R& C: Read Chapter 4 in More than a Flier Algebraic Thinking: Number Puzzles

Evaluative: Word search & sentences


1.) Finish word search & sentences

2.) Have a great fall break!

3.) Get your Behavior Chart signed. (Please sign twice to catch us up, we missed Labor Day but I forgot to mark that week out on the B.C.)

Week of 9/9/19

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Second grade

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Bat Scouting Clues Logic

Research: Media Center – lesson and research time

Relationships & Connections: Read Chapter 5 & 6 and answer questions.

Algebraic Thinking: Patterns – Is it a Pattern?, Name the Pattern, Color the Pattern


  1. Finish Notecard 1 & 2 ( Description of Bat, and Habitat of Bat.)
  2. Get Step 2 signed on Long Range Planner
  3. Finish Chp. 5 & 6 questions on Truth About Bats (Some students finished this in class) Remember to write in complete sentences and color your picture.
  4. Get your Behavior Chart Signed.

Project: We went to the Media Center today to help us learn how to research our bats. Here are some helpful sights to help you and your child:


If your child is having a hard time finding information on their bat, please email me and I will try to find you all some info. Or suggest a different bat that isn’t so hard to locate information on. 😊

First Grade

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Cryptogram – Amelia Earhart quote

Divergent: Share timelines the students created about themselves.

STEM: Label a world map with the 7 continents, 5 oceans, Prime Meridian and the Equator

Relationships & Connections: We read Chapter 3 in More than a Flier and completed a chapter summary, telling about the who?, What? & Where? In the chapter.

Evaluative: Roll a Map Game, to review the continents and oceans on the map. Kashin won today!

Talent Development: We worked on learning and/or practicing how to play Boggle.


  1. Finish Chapter Summary for Chap. 3. Don’t forget to draw the most important scene from the chapter and tell why you think it was the most important scene on the back of your paper. The picture should be colored as well.
  2. Read the Amelia Worksheet and answer the question at the end, then do the page about Amelia Earhart.
  3. Get your Behavior Chart signed.

Week of 9/2/19

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No 1st grade this week.

2nd grade

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Looking for Bats Logic

STEM: Discuss Bat Project

Algebraic Thinking: Patterns –what is a repeating pattern, how to name a pattern, how to find the unit pattern

Relationships & Connections: We read Chapter 3 & 4 of our novel, The Truth about Bats.

Affective: The Big Mistake, why is it ok to make mistakes?

Evaluative Thinking: SET


  1. Finish Chap. 3 & 4 Questions – Remember all circled questions need to be answered in a complete sentence, also complete sentences do NOT begin with because.
  2. Select 3 bats you would like to study for your Bat project have parents signed project sheet, have Step 1 signed on your Long Range Planner.
  3. Bat Field Trip Info. was sent home last week, money and permission slips need to be returned by Wed. 10/23.
  4. Get your Behavior Chart signed.

Week of 8/26/19

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2nd Grade

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Back to School Logic Puzzles (2).

STEM: Complete the Bat Flip Book from last week. (Tuesday Class Only)

Algebraic Thinking: Bat Math 2.

Relationships & Connections: We read Chapter 1 & 2 of our novel, The Truth about Bats

STEM: Bat-Natomy – we labeled pictures of bat anatomy.

Evaluative Thinking: Completed a Venn diagram comparing a bat wing with a human hand.


  1. Finish Chap. 1 & 2 Questions – (Chp. 1 – # 1, 2 & 4 need to be answered in complete sentences. Chap. 2 – # 1, 2, 5 & 6 needs to be answered in complete sentences.)
  2. Off the Bat Part 2 – answer questions in complete sentences. (Remember complete sentences don’t begin with “because.”)
  3. Bat Field Trip Info. was sent home today, money and permission slips need to be returned by Wed. 10/23.
  4. Get your Behavior Chart signed.
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  6. 1st Grade

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Sleds- put the 5 sleds in order based on the clues given

STEM: Map Skills – We watched BrainPop Jr. on reading maps then took the hard quiz over the movie. After the movie we worked on Map Scale some more then we used the globe and map to find names of places for all the letters in the alphabet.

Relationships & Connections: We read Chapter 2 in our book, More than a Flier and also discussed creating a personal time line for ourselves.

Talent Development: We worked on Non-Verbal skills today and played an analogy game.


  1. Finish chapter 2 questions, remember to color your picture.
  2. Create your own timeline. One event for each year you’ve been alive. (6-7 years depending on how old your child is)
  3. Get your Behavior Chart Signed.

Week of 8/19/16

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2nd Grade Tuesday and Wednesday

Our Day:

Brainteaser: 4 in a row

Relationships & Connections: Magic School Bus – Going Batty – completed 3-2-1

Algebraic Thinking: Bat Math 1

STEM: Read aloud , Shadows of the Night – create a bat flip book (Tuesday group did not get to this, we will do it in class next week)

Evaluative: SET game


  1. Read “Off the Bat”, answer questions in complete sentences
  2. Finish Bat flip book if needed – most finished this in class.(Tuesday group did not start this, we will work on it in class next week.)
  3. Get your Behavior Chart signed


1st grade Monday

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Math Puzzles (2)

Relationships & Connections: We read Chapter 1 of our novel then with a partner we answered some comprehension questions.

STEM: Map Skills – We looked at a map of the US and a map of the globe. We learned about the 7 continents and the 4 major oceans. We also learned how to read a map using a map skill. We also learned about a compass rose. Ask the students how they remember the 4 directions on the compass rose? (Never Eat Soggy Waffles!)


  1. Finish Chapter 1 questions – All the students finished their questions in class so they started their pictures, and they need to finish their pictures and color them. They also need to complete the sentence that explains why that is their favorite scene from Chapter 1.
  2. Map Scale Worksheet
  3. Get your Behavior Contract signed.

Open House Reminder:

Open House is tomorrow  morning at 7:30 am in the Professional Learning Room, not the Media Center. The Professional Learning Room is diagonal from the gym and next to the Music classroom. Can’t wait to see you all tomorrow morning!

Week of 8/29/16

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We had 2 “Batabulous” days in Target this week! Yesterday,  I saw both groups of students for half the day, then today I had all the students for half the day! It was crazy but we had fun and as usual learned tons!!!

Here is a sneak peek of what all we did:

Logic: Looking for Bats

STEM: Bat anatomy- we watched a short movie then made a bat model of the bones in its wing and discussed briefly how the bat wing is like our hand. We will continue that discussion next week.

Evaluative: We went to the library and Mrs. Kuhn taught us how to get onto Destiny from home and how to take notes on our bats for the bat projects without plagiarizing. Then we got a little time to research our bats for the projects.

Relationships & Connections: We read chapter 3 & 4 from The Truth About Bats (TTAB), and worked on answering the questions for those chapters. We are also working on answering in complete sentences. Example: Why did Ralphie go into the cave? Ralphie when into the cave to see bats. I am trying to emphasize that sentences begin with capital letters and end with punctuation, and also that we need to use part of the question in our answers.

Guest Speaker and visitor: We loved getting to learn more about bats from Ms. Charlee from the Cochran Mill Nature Center and getting to see the Egyptian fruit bat that she brought with her! The bat was so cool to see in person! J

Project info: All students were able to select their bat this week and I gave them information on how to complete a note card (They have a paper in their binders –should be in Don’t forget/HW sections on notecards). We also went to the library and learned how to take notes and did a little research. You are going to have to help your child with research at home, I do not have a specific website with all the information you will need for your child’s bat. You all will have to so some supervised Googling but you should not have a problem locating information on your child’s bat. This week they need to complete notecard 1 & 2. Notecard 1 is on the Description of their bat – what does it look like (color, face, ears, etc.), how big is it, what kind of bat is it? (micro or mega?). Notecard 2 is Habitat- where does this bat live in the world, does it migrate anywhere else, where does it like to roost (caves, trees, buildings, etc.)

Final projects will be due on Monday, Nov. 7th (Tuesday class) or Wedesday, Nov. 9th (Wednesday class).

Also, Ms. Charlee from the Cochran Mill Nature Center said that they are having a Bat night at the nature center on September 10th. She is going to send me more details on this exciting night, so as soon as I get it from her I will forward it to you all.

Homework this week:

1.)    Finish note card 1 & 2 (Description of bat & Habitat)

2.)    Get Project Sheet signed

3.)    Finish TTAB Chp. 3 & 4 questions (if needed)

4.)    Bat Field Trip Survey (Turquoise paper) due back by 9/9

5.)    Get B.C. signed