Tue, Jan 22, 2019

Spelling:  R-Controlled Vowels: er, ir, ur

    This week we will explore r-controlled vowels.  Even though (er) is used a bit more than (ir) and (ur),  there is not a clear rule for these r-controlled vowels.  Therefore, we are giving you the words this week.  Study!  Study!

Focus: er, ir, ur

Words:  her, verb, sister, under, bird, first, third, birthday, hurt, turn

Red Words:  These words will be on the test.  (before, does, need, said, any)

Reading:  Who are astronauts? What do astronauts do?  How do you become an astronaut?  Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/catagorize

Math:   Measuring; Rocket Quiz Review (+7, 8, 9)/Thursday

English:  What are pronouns?  When is a good time to use pronouns in our writing?

Science: What are rocks? How are different rocks formed? Who are astronauts? What do astronauts do?  How do you become an astronaut?

Things to Remember:

*1/29/19 100th Day of School Celebration -Wear something with 100 items!

*2/1/19 Parent/Teacher Conferences/ Student Holiday

*2/3/19 PDS Sunday

*2/14/19  Valentine's Day Party @ 1:45 p.m.  (All parents are welcome.)

*2/15-2/18  Winter Break/President's Day

Last modified on January 22, 2019
Mon, Jan 14, 2019

Spelling:  Vowel Teams: ee, ea

Reading:  What are rockets?  How can you design a rocket using simple machines and recycled materials? Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/categorize

Math:   Measurement; Graphing; Rocket Quiz (+9)/Thursday

English:  What are contractions?  When is a good time to use contractions in our writing?

Social Studies:  What are rockets?  How can you design a rocket using simple machines and recycled materials?

Things to Remember:

*1/21/19  MLK, Jr. Holiday/No School

*1/29/19 100th Day of school (dress up in 100 items)

Mon, Jan 07, 2019

In Class this Week:

Spelling:  Vowel Teams: oa, oe

Reading: We will begin our Space Unit this week.  Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/catagorize

Math: Measurement; Rocket Quiz (+8)/Thursday

English: Antonyms/Synonyms

Science: We are beginning our Space Unit this week.

Helpful Info:

-Accelerated Reader- I am sending home the information sheet today in case it did not make it home on Friday. Please be sure to use the URL on the sheet to login to your PDS account. https://hosted122.renlearn.com/86735/HomeConnect/

Dates to Remember:

*1/9/19  Books for Breakfast at 8:00 a.m.- Please drop your son off as usual in his classroom.  We will meet Dads in the Fellowship Hall at 8:00. Please bring or have your son bring 3-5 books for the two of you to share.**If you are unable to attend, please let me know as soon as possible.  I will arrange to have a special friend there to read with your son.

*1/21/19  MLK, Jr. Holiday/No School

*2/1/19 Parent/Teacher Conference- No School- Please sign-up for a conference if you have not already done so.  Click on the following link  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080B45AEAA2BAAF94-winter

Last modified on January 7, 2019
Mon, Dec 10, 2018

In Class This Week:

Spelling: No new spelling skill this week. We will be reviewing skills and red words. 

Reading: Christmas Stories Skills-drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/categorize

Math: Time, Rocket Quiz (+7) Thursday

Writing: Nonfiction Books

Things to Remember: 

12.12.18 Polar Express Day! Make sure to wear your PJs

12.12.18 Robes due

12.18.18  Half Day of School/Christmas Pageant @ 6:30 pm  *Boys need to come to the classrooms at 5:45 pm. Boys will need to wear khaki pants and a white button down shirt. 

12.19.18  Christmas Party @ 9:45 (All parents are welcome to attend.)/Half Day Dismissal

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