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 Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Daily Folders

Please remember to have your child bring his/her blue folder to school every day. Please check your child’s “Daily Folder”. 

AR Reading

Every student should be reading an AR book(s) of his/her choice weekly so he/she can meet his/her goal for the second nine weeks. AR points are earned by taking tests at school on books he/she has read on his/her level or above and earning at least 80%. Students can take AR tests on books from our classroom library, school library, public library, or books from home as long as they are AR and on or above his/her reading level. The last day to earn AR points for the first nine weeks is next Friday, October 11th.


We started U1W5 on Friday, September 27th. We will continue focusing on how families work together. We will continue discussing the jobs different family members may have and how these jobs help the family. We will be taking U1W5 spelling and vocabulary comprehension and writing assessments on Monday, October 7th and Tuesday, October 8th. The skills for u1w5 are asking and answer questions using key details.  In writing, we will be focusing on using inflectional endings and expanding and combining sentences. U1W5 words contain short /i/ and long /i/:i_e words. 

Located on the back of the “Blue Daily Folder” are u1w5 spelling words, vocabulary, comprehension strategies, skills, and high frequency words. Please leave it in the back sleeve of the folder. You may also print a copy of the attachment attached to this email.

The students will read and answer the questions independently. The grade will be part of his/her language arts grade and will be recorded in FOCUS. However, the written response will be a work/study grade until January. Starting in January, the written response will be included in your child’s weekly Wonders assessments. In the meantime, I will be giving feedback and showing strategies to help your child improve his/her writing. 




 Our chapter 2 assessment is tomorrow on numbers to 1,000. We will begin chapter 3 on Thursday, October 3rd and begin learning different ways to practice our basic addition and subtraction facts.


Keep practicing recalling basic addition/subtraction facts. Recalling facts is extremely important and comes in handy for our math chapters. I would recommend spending 10 minutes each day doing math flashcards.


Social Studies

Continue map skills

Upcoming Events

  • This week I will be sending information via email to sign up for conferences.
  • Tuesday, October 11th -End of 1st 9 weeks
  • Monday, October 14th -Teacher Planning Day

If you have any questions, please email me at  


To Many Happy Days, 

Ms. Brittle