Week of Dec. 4, 2017

We are working hard as we come to a close of the 2nd quarter.

Please remember to have your child read nightly and fill out the Reading Log homework beginning Nov 10, 2017-1h5r942

Also, please remember to have 2nd graders practice addition and subtraction facts and 3rd graders to practice 0-9 multiplication facts and fill out the Math homework beginning Nov 10, 2017-21w0szg

Math:

We are working on multiplication/division for 3rd graders

2nd graders will continue practicing addition and subtraction.

Reading:

We are continuing with Read 180/System 44. The students seem to be enjoying this program! 2nd graders are on RazKids.

Language Arts/Writing:

We are working on suffixes and root words, vowel sounds, and comparing and contrasting writing

Week of Nov. 27, 2017

I hope you are enjoying your time off with your family. Please have your children read.

Also, another good activity to do the week we have off is board games. This teaches children many skills and it is fun family time!

Upon returning to school next week, we will only have approx. 3 1/2 weeks of school until the holidays. We want to stay as focused as possible because at the end of this, we will be at the halfway mark in this school year! Whew!

Homework:

I sent home a reading log. This is a weekly log for your child to mark and send back each week.

In Math, there is also a log, but that is not for the week. When you have finished filling it up (this should take a month), send it back in for a new one.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Math:

We will be working on subtraction with regrouping in word problems and in isolation.

Reading:

2nd grade is still working on wh- questions

3rd grade will be working on main idea- and of, course, we are working in Read 180/System 44.

Language Arts:

We will be learning about suffixes and how suffixes change how the word is used. Also, we will be researching the Kiwi bird and Kiwi fruit and writing an informational piece about them.

Week of Nov 13, 2017

Homework change: I will be sending home weekly logs for Math. 2nd graders will be working on single and double digit addition and subtraction (12+7, 13-6, etc) and 3rd graders will work on multiplication facts 0-9. 

For reading, I will send home weekly logs. 

Look at both logs and please let me know if I need to clarify anything or give you any more resources. I believe these homework routines will help the students more than trying to give a daily worksheet for homework. 

Math:

Students will continue with measurement (2nd grade) and area (3rd grade)

Reading:

3rd grade- We are working on Systems 44

2nd grade- They will join us in the whole group lessons, but when we break into small group, we will be working on guided reading. In guided reading, I will be having the students read the same book with me and we will discuss it and also work on phonics while we are reading.

Language Arts:

We will be working on compound words as well as writing complete sentences and spelling patterns. Additionally, we will be writing a letter about why we are thankful

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a restful time with your family. Enjoy the week!

Week of November 6, 2017

Remember to turn your clocks back before you go to bed on Saturday night.

Also remember that Tuesday is no school for students due to Election Day.

Math:

2nd grade- we will work on linear measurements- inches, feet, centimeters, meters

3rd grade- we will work on finding the area of a rectangle

Reading:

2nd grade- Raz Kids, phonics- long vowel sounds, and literal comprehension questions

3rd grade- We have started System 44!

Language Arts:

We will discuss the use of apostrophe and contractions

We are still working on our How-To writing. It is coming along well!

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

Week of October2, 2017

I hope everyone had a nice break. Now that testing is over, we are ready to head full-force into our day.

Please be on the look-out for a letter about conferences. We look forward to meeting and talking with you regarding your child’s progress, as well as any questions you may have.

We will begin centers this week. There will be 3 20 minute rotations in Math and Reading.

Small group with me, Independent working, Computers

During the independent work time, we will be focusing on practice of skills, but mainly goals and objectives.

I am very excited about working like this.

Math:

2nd grade: coins and problem solving

3rd grade: multiplication and problem solving

Reading:

Soon, we will begin a new program called System 44- this program will hone in on phonics, which will help your child read better.

We will focus on word work and phonics rules. However, we will also look at the differences among prose (regular text), poetry, and drama.

Language Arts:

We will focus on the 4 different types of sentences and writing a narrative

Week of September 18, 2017

I hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Third graders: We will be finishing the IOWA on Monday and Tuesday.

All: We will be back to a regular schedule on Wednesday.

Ms. Begora’s students, remember that your Native American projects are due on Monday.

Math:

We will be working on subtraction.

Reading:

We will be working on long vowel sounds and making connections when we are reading. We will be having groups for Guided Reading.

Language Arts:

We will work on pronouns and writing a narrative paragraph, given a prompt.

Please remember, to contact me anytime that you have any questions or concerns.