Brittle News Tuesday, October 29th
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Please remember to have your child bring his/her blue folder to school every day. Please check your child’s “Daily Folder”.
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 U2W2 on Friday, October 25th. We will continue focusing on what animals in stories can tell us. Your child will meet animal characters in many types of stories. We will be taking U2W2 spelling and vocabulary on Tuesday, November 5th. We will be completing the comprehension and writing assessments on Wednesday, November 6th. The skills for u2W2 are identifying plot: problem and solution and making predictions. In writing, we will be focusing on suffixes and singular and plural nouns. U2W2 words contain short /u / and long /u/ words.
Located on the back of the “Blue Daily Folder” are u2w2 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.
Today we started chapter 4 on 2-digit addition. We will be learning how to solve addition problems with 2-digit addends using different strategies.
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.
- Monday, October 28th-Friday, November 1st – Booster Thon begins and Character Ed Week
- Thursday- Character Book Parade in the morning and our class Fall party in the afternoon.
- Friday, November 8th- Boosterthon Funrun
If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Many Happy Days,