Brittle News Friday, October 18, 2019

Brittle News🍎

 Friday, October 18, 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. Your child received his/her new AR goal for the second nine weeks and it is located in his/her “Daily” folder.


We started U2W1 on Tuesday, October 15th. We will continue focusing on the ways in which animals survive. Some animals live in hot places; others live in cold places. Wherever they live, animals need to adapt to their environment. We will be taking U2W5 spelling and vocabulary on Tuesday, October 22nd. We will be completing the comprehension and writing assessments on Wednesday, October 23rd.  The skills for u2W1 are identifying character, setting and plot and making predictions. In writing, we will be focusing on using prefixes and using commas in a series. U2W1 words contain short /o / and long /o/ words. 

Located on the back of the “Blue Daily Folder” are u2w1 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. 


 Continue chapter 3 on learning different ways to practice our basic addition and subtraction facts. Our chapter 3 math assessment is scheduled for Monday, October 28th.


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.

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, October 23rd- Report cards go home
  • Friday, October 25th- 1st nine week AR celebration
  • Monday, October 28th-Friday, November 1st – Booster Thon begins and Character Ed Week

If you have any questions, please email me at  


To Many Happy Days, 

Ms. Brittle