Week of February 26, 2018

We are back at school and I hope everyone had a wonderful break. Fortunately, we have a long stretch of days in school and we will be getting down to the business of learning.

Math:

2nd grade- we will focus on different ways of writing numbers through 1000 and word problems using addition and subtraction

3rd grade- we will focus on finding an unknown number when multiplying and dividing, as well as solving 2 step word problems

Reading:

2nd grade- we will focus on the same story told in different versions

3rd grade- we will continue with the Read 180/System 44 program

Language Arts:

we will focus on vocabulary words using prefixes and suffixes and we will continue writing opinion papers

Week of February 12, 2018

Picture reminder:

K-2- Feb. 14

3-5- Feb. 15

Wednesday, Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day-

If you would like your child to pass out cards, that is fine, but please remember they are also probably doing that in their homeroom.

There is a new program that will be helpful to your child. It is called USA Test Prep. There url is https://www.usatestprep.com/. I will be sending home your child’s specific log in. This is a fabulous site for test practice. It will also give you a chance to see what the grade level passages look like, so you know the expectation.

Remember the week of Feb. 19-23 is no school.

This week, we will focus on:

Math:

Our main focus will be on counting and number sense. Also, 3rd graders will look at data and generate line plots.

Last week, we worked with counting money. Please give your child real life opportunities to make change for $1 or $5. This will be a tremendous help to your child. Also, 3rd graders, keep practicing those multiplication facts.

Reading:

2nd grade- We will be focusing on reading fables and fairy tales and being able to recount them and learn the moral it is teaching.

3rd grade- Read 180/System 44- Also, we will be making comparisons between 2 different stories

Please continue to read with your child at home and have discussions about the books.

Language Arts:

We will continue focusing on spelling patterns. Your child has also been introduced to cursive.

We will continue opinion writing. I am so proud of the writing we just finished! Your child wrote about his/her favorite season!

Week of February 5, 2018

February is Black History Month.

Pictures will be:

K-2- Feb. 14

3-5- Feb. 15

Progress reports will be coming home this week.

February Break will be in 2 weeks.

Math:

2nd grade- We will work on money and problem solving

3rd grade- We will continue with fractions and problem solving. Have your child practice multiplication facts 0-9. Knowing these facts will help your child be successful in math.

Reading:

We will be working on Author’s purpose- PIE- an author writes to persuade, inform, and entertain. We will continue to work on reading and comprehension. If your 3rd grader has not told you about System 44, ask… it is great!

Language Arts:

Your child is doing a great job writing an opinion piece! We are continuing with this.

Please let me know if you would like to discuss your child’s progress, individually.