Monday, February 19, 2018


Week of February 19-23, 2018


A week full of celebrations!



Reading:  “One Little Mouse” is our story for the week. This is an animal fantasy that answers the question “What adventures can animals have?” Story sequence will be stressed in these lessons. The amazing words presented are: woodland, vale, comfortable, nest, hollow, and shadows. The targeted sight words are: one, two, three, four, and five. We will also learn what parts are needed in a sentence to make it complete.

Phonics:  Consonant blends will be introduced this week. The students will learn how to blend two sounds together in a word. (ex. /s/ and /l/ together make a /sl/ sound, as in slide.

Math: Topic 6 (Numbers on a hundred chart) will be tested this week. The skills included are counting and writing numbers, counting groups of 10, counting by 2’s, looking for patterns on a hundred chart, and estimating about how many.  Topic 7 will also be introduced. The goal of this topic is to understand addition. We will use stories showing how to join groups and count how many items there are altogether. The plus and equal sign will be used to write addition sentences.

 Reminders:

~ Please review sight words daily. Also practice counting by 1’s, 2’s, and 10’s. Students are expected to count to 100!

~Don’t forget to log the books you are reading. 15 is the goal for each month.


~ Friday, February 23rd is Movie Night in the high school auditorium. It begins at 7:00pm for anyone who would like to attend.

Specials:
Monday- Computers Tuesday- Music Wednesday- Library Thursday- Gym  Friday- Art




Monday, February 12, 2018


Week of February 12-16, 2018
Celebrating a moment of historic sports history!


Reading: We will begin “My Lucky Day” this week. This animal fantasy tells about a fortunate adventure involving a piglet and a fox. We will be exploring cause and effect, as well as action parts in a sentence. The Amazing Words for the week are: piglet, lucky, cook, fox, filthy and scrubber. The Sight Words: are, that and so will be rehearsed.

Phonics: The focus letter is Ll. The sound for this letter is /l/, as in lemon. We will explore this sound in the beginning and end of words.


Math: Topic 6 will explore Numbers to 100.  We are counting and writing numbers, counting groups of 10, looking for patterns on a hundred chart, and estimating about how many. Please also practice these skills at home.


Reminders:
~ Remember to have your child wear a winter coat to school daily. Sweatshirts are too cold for outside recess.
~ Please practice sight words daily. Also go over class work that is sent home. This helps to reinforce the concepts learned throughout the day.

 ~Friday is a Spartan Dress Down Day. A donation of $1.00 will allow students to wear jeans or sweatpants with a Spartan shirt.

Specials:

Monday-Computers  Tuesday-Music Wednesday-Guidance  Thursday-Gym   Friday-Art

 Thank you for the valentine wishes. Have a lovely week!

~ Mrs. Green

Silly Valentines!

Monday, February 5, 2018


Week of February 5-9, 2018
We had a "super" 100th Day of School!

Reading: “My Lucky Day” is our new story. This animal fantasy tells about a fortunate adventure involving a piglet and a fox. We will be exploring cause and effect, as well as action parts in a sentence. The Amazing Words for the week are: piglet, lucky, cook, fox, filthy and scrubber. The Sight Words: are, that and so will be rehearsed.

Phonics: The focus letter is Ll. The sound for this letter is /l/, as in lemon. We will explore this sound in the beginning and end of words.


Math:  Topic 5 (Numbers to 20) will be tested this week.  In this unit we count, read, and write numbers 11-20. (Please continue practicing writing the numbers 0-20 at home, along with counting to 100.) Topic 6 will also begin this week. This unit teaches numbers to 100. It will start by counting to 30, and estimating items. Our estimations will determine if objects are closer to 10 or 20.



Reminders:

~ Remember to have your child wear a winter coat to school daily. We go outside for recess as often as possible. It is too cold to wear only sweatshirts. 

~ Please practice sight words daily. Also go over class work that is sent home. This helps to reinforce the concepts learned throughout the day.

~Friday, 2/9/17 is our Valentine party from 2:00-3:00.  Please have cards sent in on time.


Specials:

Monday- Gym     Tuesday- Art     Wednesday- Computers     Thursday- Music     Friday- Guidance



Have a lovely week!

~ Mrs. Green

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Week of January 29-February 2, 2018



Reading: We will start Unit 4 this week. The stories in this section will discuss adventures. The first story is Eric Carle’s animal fantasy, “Rooster’s Off to See the World.” Sequence (the order of events in a story) will be the skill taught.  The new amazing words to explore are: world, trip, journey, lonely, horizon, and homesick. The sight words to focus on are: are, do, and that.



Phonics:  Our letter of the week is Hh. The initial /h/ sound (as in helicopter) will be the focus.



Math: We will continue to work on Topic 5, "Numbers to 20." In this unit we count, read, and write numbers 11-20. The next Topic works on Numbers to 100.  (Please keep practicing writing the numbers 0-20 at home, along with counting to 100. We have many students who met both goals already!)



Class News:

~Our 100th day is only a few days away! On Thursday, February 1st we will be completing activities involving the concept of 100. Students are encouraged to dress as if they were 100 years old. (If there is a snow day, the 100th day will be pushed back to Friday.)
~Friday, February 2nd is Groundhog Day.  Remember to check Phil’s weather predictions!

~ We will also make Superbowl predictions on Friday in class. FLY EAGLES FLY!
~Our Valentine Party will be held on Friday, February 9th from 2:00-3:00pm. This is when valentine cards will be passed out. Please be sure to have your child bring their cards to school by that on time.

Specials:

Mon. Art      Tues. Computers      Wed. Music      Thurs. Library      Fri. Gym








Monday, January 22, 2018


Please support our Fun Run!

Week of January 22-26, 2018



Reading: This week’s story is the classic fable, “The Lion and the Mouse.” The skill we are focusing is Main Idea (the important part of the story). The amazing words we will discuss include: jungle, nibbling, trembling, beast, snarled, and entangled. The sight words to focus on will be: they, you, and of. During the week we will also examine how to correctly write sentences. Children should know that a sentence is a complete thought. It starts with a capital letter, has spaces between words, and ends with a period.



Phonics:  This week is a continuation of the /o/ sound, spelled with letter Oo. Remember: this is a vowel, it has two sounds! We will be practicing /o/ in the beginning, as well as the middle of words. Phoneme segmentation is also emphasized this week (breaking words into individual sounds- example: /c/, /a/, /t/ ).



Math:

Topic 4 will be completed and tested. This unit compares and orders numbers from 0 through 10. Topic 5 also begins this week. This topic explores the numbers to 20.  The students will be counting, reading, and writing the numbers 11 through 20.



Reminders:

~ Please continue to practice sight words, counting to 100, and writing 0-20.

~ Outdoor recess continues throughout the winter. Please dress your child appropriately for the cold weather.

~ The children will participate in a glow fun run on Friday, January 26th. Pledges are being accepted to raise money for the PTO Boosterthon. Please make sure your child is wearing sneakers and the blue shirt that was provided without cost. (These went home sometime in October). The PTO provides our students with many fun activities throughout the year. Please show your support if possible. Students can gain rewards when goals are met.

Thank you for your continued cooperation!

~ Mrs. Green


Monday, January 15, 2018


Week of January 15-19, 2018
Fun times at the  Brainshow Mania on Friday!



Can you believe it is already the middle of the school year? Our 100th day is quickly approaching. We have some activities planned to celebrate this milestone event, which is scheduled for January 30th.



Reading: The title of this week's story is "Then and Now." This non-fictional story emphasizes how things we use today are different from things used long ago. We will practice how to draw conclusions in a story. We will also work on developing meaningful word groups when writing sentences. The amazing words presented will be: gears, webcams, phonographs, headphones, handwritten, and newspapers. The sight words we will focus on are: they, you, and of.
Phonics: The letter of the week is Oo. The children will work with the short /o/ sound, as in hop, as well as the long /o/ sound, as in hope.

Math: Topic 4 will be completed and tested. This unit compares and orders numbers from 0 through 10. Topic 5 will also be introduced this week. This topic explores the numbers to 20



Reminders:


 ~ Remember to have your child wear a winter coat to school daily. We go outside for recess as often as possible. It is too cold to wear only sweatshirts. 

~ Please practice sight words daily. Also go over class work that is sent home. This helps to reinforce the concepts learned throughout the day. Continue to review letter sounds, counting to 100, and writing numbers to 20.



~All tests that are sent home should be signed and RETURNED.



~Friday, January 19th will be a dress down day. Students may wear jeans or sweatpants with a Spartan shirt for a donation of $1.00.


Specials:
Mon. Library         Tues. Gym         Wed. Art       Thurs. Computers         Fri. Music

Have an outstanding week!





Monday, January 8, 2018


Week of January 8-12, 2018


We are very excited to continue learning in the New Year!




Reading: This week we will enjoy an animal fantasy called “Farfallina and Marcel.” This touching story about a duckling and a caterpillar helps the students understand how some animals change as they grow. The story uses plot identification as the skill to enhance comprehension.



Phonics: Ff  is the letter of the week. The initial and final /f/ sound will be practiced, as in the words fountain and leaf.



Math: Topic 4 will continue this week. This unit compares and orders numbers 0-10. We are still working with the terms greater and less. Students are determining groups that have 1 or 2 more, as well as 1 or 2 fewer. We are also putting random numbers in correct order.



Reminders:

~ Please continue to practice sight words (schedule changes have delayed testing).
~ Also continue to practice letter sounds, segmenting words (this skill will help children learn how to spell when writing), and blending sounds to read words.

~ Math skills to practice include counting to 100 and writing 0-20.
~ The weather has been extremely cold lately. Temperatures are not the same in all parts of the school. Your child may feel more comfortable if they have a sweater they can wear if they get chilly. 


Thank you for your continued cooperation and have a fantastic week!



~ Mrs. Green