Sunday, February 11, 2018

February 12-16, 2018 Week 24

I hope that everyone stayed warm this weekend!  I'm excited for a warm day to walk to the store this week.  It was way to cold last Thursday to walk. We have our fingers crossed for warmer weather this week!

We will read "Where Are Our Animal Friends?"  It is a drama or play that is intended to be acted out.  The reading skills are to read words with comparative endings -er, -est; draw conclusions; identify contractions with not; consonant pattern -dge (soft j sound like in fudge, bridge); Saxon Phonics

In Math we will continue Fractions and identify parts of a set (Example 2 out of 4 are red)  We will use M &M's, Skittles, and Smarties in our fraction lessons.  We will read the books "When the Doorbell Rang", "Give Me Half" and "Fraction Action" to help students understand fractions.

In Science we will identify things that are living and nonliving.

In Social Studies we will learn about historical figures such as Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, and Richard Allen.  We will also go back and review facts learned about Martin L. King Jr, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Upcoming Events...

Feb 14 - Valentine Party 1:30-2:00
Feb 19 - No School/Staff Development
Feb 20 -23  CES Book Fair
Feb 22 - Progress Reports
Feb 22 - Math/Science Fair
Mar 8- Open House 5:30-6:30
Mar 12 -16  Spring Break
April 13 - Tyler Zoo Field Trip
                   Congrats Addison for earning a 25 pt AR shirt!  
                                  Keep up the great job in reading!  Yippee!

                        We've been working hard on fact and opinion!

       We learned about the different sources of water.  We also learned that we have freshwater and salt water.   We tasted freshwater and salt water!
                       Zanariya gave salt water a thumbs up!
                         Jacoby gave salt water a thumbs down!

           Alicia said no way!  Thumbs down to salt water!

In Science we learned about Recycling!

We can recycle glass.

                                                   We can recycle metal.  

                                                   We can recycle plastic.

                                      We can recycle paper & cardboard.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

    We hope that you have a sweet Valentines Day! ❤

Friday, February 2, 2018

February 5-9, 2018 Week 23

TPRI testing went well last week.  Our class has really made great progress over the last semester!  I'm proud of the way students performed on the TPRI and Math Benchmark Test. I will send home your child's math benchmark score on Monday. 

To end our lesson on money, as an extension we will walk to the store at the end of the road.  Students will gain a lesson on financial literacy by making choices and learning about tax.  Please send a $1.00 with your child by Thursday.  

Since we had 100's Day, and TPRI testing last week we will stay on the same reading story, "I'm a Caterpillar."  We have already taken our reading tests but this will give us time to revisit some skills such as fact and opinion; contractions; r-controlled vowels, /er/, /ir/, /ur/; and verbs.

In Math we will identify fractions, 1/2, and 1/4.  We will learn to recognize and write the fraction.  

In Science we will discuss Recycling.  We will learn how to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Please help your child bring in something that can be recycled.  Please don't send anything made of glass.  We will sort paper, plastic, glass, and metal.  

In Social Studies we will learn more about historical figures George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  

                                                                        Tiger Awards!

                                      Thanks Lillee and Mrs. Duckworth for the                                                                                caterpillar cookies that went along with our reading story!


                                               In  STEM putting our "minds" together
                                               to create something from marshmallows!              

 Feb 8 ~ Store Day
Feb 14 ~ Valentine Party 
Feb 19~ No School / Staff Development

                           Thanks for peeking in to see what we were doing this week!  XO