August 16: First Book Checkout at the Learning Commons
August 12: Homework & Spelling begins
August 22: Picture Day!
August 23: Learning Commons Book Checkout
August 30: Learning Commons Book Checkout
September 2: Labor Day Holiday…No School
September 20: Ballet at the Cobb Civic Center (Students Only)
September 23-27: Fall Break
September 30: Fire Safety Village Visit (Students Only)
October 14-18: Conference Week-Sign Up online at a later date
November 20: KMHS Drama performance of Peter and the Starcatcher
Reading: We will continue to work on identifying story elements: characters, solution, problem, solution, beginning, middle, and end. When you’re reading at home here are some comprehension questions to ask your child…
- Who are the characters in the story?
- What is the setting of the story? Where does the story take place?
- What was the problem in the story?
- What was the solution in the story?
- Can you retell the story from beginning to end?
Writing: We will continue to zoom in on special memories & choose a small moment or tiny topic to write about. In grammar, we will focus on the components of a complete sentence- noun & verb. We will start by simply identifying whether a sentence is complete or incomplete.
Spelling: We will start spelling by working on magic E or silent E words. These words have a long vowel sound + a silent E. Here are some examples: tape, cube, cone, dice. We will look at how the vowel sound changes when an E is added at the end of the word. Students will be coming home with a list of words on Monday. These words may be practiced at home each night using any strategy that works best for your child (flashcards, www. spellingcity.com, shaving cream, etc..). On Friday, they will have an orally dictated test. They may try the challenge words but they will not count against them. It is more important that we focus on phonics and letter patterns/sounds and not just a list of words. Ask them about a great video we watched!
Math: We will continue to work on writing the different forms of a number: standard, expanded, base ten, and word form. We will also start to help students understand that 12 tens is the same as 120 or 13 tens is the same as 130. We used our personal whiteboards in our agenda and it was so much fun!
Social Studies: Students will be able to identify the 5 regions of Georgia and the three main rivers. We will also throw in some map skills as well.