Week of January 29, 2018

Your children are working hard at school!

We are starting to work on a site called USA Test Prep for 3rd – 5th graders. The URL is https://www.usatestprep.com/

We have not yet had a chance to discuss it in class, but will this coming week. They will have a login and can go on it at home. The login will go home with them next week. I have assigned two math “tests” and “practice” for my math students. One is for this upcoming week and one is for next week. Please don’t let them get frustrated with it, but please let them try. I am fine with you helping them. This is simply more practice.

Spring pictures are coming soon–

2nd grade- pictures will be Wednesday, February 14

3rd grade- pictures will be Thursday, February 15


2nd grade will continue with shapes and will work on money and problem solving.

3rd grade will continue with fractions and problem solving. One of the best way to work on fractions at home is to spend time cooking as a family. Also, please continue to work on memorizing the multiplication facts 0-9. If you need resources, please let me know.


2nd- Guided reading and Raz Kids

3rd- We will continue with Read 180/System 44– what a great program!

We will be working on Author’s Purpose- to persuade, inform, or entertain and explaining how a character’s actions leads to a sequence of events.

Language Arts:

We will continue writing Opinion papers. We will discuss the four seasons and decide on a favorite.

the following spelling rules:
wr, gn, mb, lk, mn, gh

Also, use of adjectives and adverbs


As always, feel free to contact me anytime. The best way is through mail.


Week of Jan. 22, 2018

Hopefully, the snow will stay away for a while, so we can be back on track.

We will continue with what we planned for last week.


Shapes- solids and plane shapes, and going into fractions


We, of course, are continuing with Read 180/System 44- with a focus on asking and answering questions and main idea

Language Arts:

We will focus on use of commas and writing opinion papers

Week of Jan 15

Remember that Monday, Jan 15 is Martin Luther King Jr Day- there will be no school.


We will be working on shapes, fractions and word problems. Also, students will begin learning how to use a calculator. Please let them use it on their homework, when appropriate, to check work.


I am testing your children on DRAs. We will continue to work on our reading and comprehension skills. We will work on making connections between events in text and seeing how they are related.

Language Arts:

We are working on writing opinion papers and learning when to use commas in writing.

3rd grade will start working on cursive writing

Week of Jan 8, 2018


2nd grade- we will continue with adding and subtracting

3rd grade we will continue with multiplying and dividing

Keep working on the multiplication facts 0-9


We will be working in Read 180/System 44

3rd grade- we will focus on main idea

2nd grade- we will focus on asking and answering questions and read fables

Language Arts:

We will continue with understanding non-fiction text as well as bossy r rule

We are starting opinion writing

Week of January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful break and lots of fun family time!

We are now at the mid-year point which means that we are beginning our 3rd quarter of school. We are going to dive right into learning! You will receive your child’s report card and progress reports (on goals and objectives) this Friday. Please be on the look-out for it. Also, let me know if you have any questions/concerns regarding your child’s progress.

During the next 2 days we will review expectations for learning, goal-setting, and review skills we learned before the break. Of course, I look forward to hearing about your child’s break.