Week of October 30, 2017

Please visit our book fair.

Make sure students do not bring candy for snack.

Math:

We will continue to work on

2nd grade- addition and subtraction

3rd grade- multiplication, please have your child memorize his/her facts 0-9

Reading:

2nd grade- Raz-Kids

3rd grade- We are beginning System 44

Language Arts:

Phonics rules

adverbs

We will also work on writing a How-To piece

Week of October 23

It was good talking with you during conference week! If you were unable to make it, or you have any questions or concerns, please email me. I am always happy to talk with you. Your children’s success is my priority! This week is Red Ribbon Week. Please talk with your son/daughter about making good choices! Also, you can visit the Pitner website to see the daily theme.

Math:

2nd grade- our focus will be addition and subtraction

3rd grade- our focus will be the relationship between multiplication and division. Please have your child practicing his/her multiplication facts. This can be done through video, computer games, or flashcards. You can Google multiplication facts to get resources for this. Also, feel free to let me know that you need something.

Reading:

2nd grade: We are reading on Raz-Kids.

3rd grade: We are moving through learning Read 180/System 44

Language Arts:

We will be working on adverbs, spelling patterns, and writing informational pieces.

Please let me know if you need anything from me to support your child at home.

Week of October 16

This week is conference week. I look forward to meeting with you during our conference time/day (which you received from your homeroom teachers). Please bring any questions/concerns you would like to discuss. Also remember, this week is early release all week. Know how your student is going home.

In each subject, our focus will be:

Math:

2nd grade: Word problems using addition and subtraction

3rd grade: Word problems using addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Please have your child practice multiplication facts. This could be done through song, videos, or flashcards. You can google multiplication facts.

Reading:

2nd grade: We will be looking at a program called Raz Kids. Another good program is called Starfall. You can have your child go to www.starfall.com from your computers at home. We will be working on reading through independent reading and small group with me.

3rd grade: We have started looking at the program Read 180/System 44. The students and I are very excited and can’t wait to get started in the program! They will also be able to access from home! More to come later on this.

Language Arts:

Our writing focus this quarter is on expository/informational writing. We will begin with How to… writing. In addition, we will focus on adjectives and adverbs.

Week of October 9, 2017

Hopefully you have the time and day of our conferences. I look forward to speaking with you. Please feel free to bring any questions and concerns.

I am very excited that my all of my students will be working on new reading programs.

Math:

We will work on numbers and counting– counting beyond 100, counting backwards and skip-counting

Reading:

We will emphasize asking and answering questions, especially the wh- questions. We will also work on phonics- particularly long vowel sounds.

Writing:

After finishing narrative writing for now, we will be moving into expository/informational writing