Monday 23rd January 2017

by hahall
  • Please have your child bring an extra set of clothes and shoes if you have them.
  • Thank you for your snack donations. Please keep them coming.
  • Please, please, please join us for Raise a Glass for Ray at the Promontory on February 2nd at 6pm. This was an awesome event last year and all proceeds go to Ray School. It’s a great opportunity to meet other families and have a night out. More information is found on the Ray School website.

Students will work continue working on the list of words from last week and will complete sorting activities throughout the week during Daily 5 to prepare for their spelling test on Friday.

This week we will read Ron’s Big Mission.  Students will dig deeper into the text through each reading. We will discuss the meanings of the vocabulary words, identify the setting, characters and story parts in the text. Most importantly, we will discuss character actions and how they affect the story’s outcome. This week’s book is a great follow up to MLK Jr’s birthday. We will discuss how the main character Ron persevered to make a change.

We will continue Unit 3:  Writing How-To books with a focus on listing materials, adding more details, putting it in a book and using transition words. We will also work on introductions and conclusions. We will edit and revise this week and conclude How-To writing with a celebration next week.

In Math, we will continue working on unit 5-place value. Last week we learned about the greater and less than symbols. This week will will play Addition Top-It to practice using the symbols and determine in sentences are true or false. Many children have difficulty understanding that an = symbol means simply the same as. Today we discussed how 3+1=2+2…

Sound and Light, Oh My!  This week we will discuss pitch. We will make a kalimba.

This week we will read Some Birthday and make a family timeline.

Sight Words: was, your, can, number, way, there

Vocabulary Words: budge, serious, important, nervous, tucked

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