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

Math:

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.

Reading:

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.