Dear Families, March 19, 2018
We have some new helpers in the classroom:
Ms. Feltz - a retired Army/Navy School Teacher is here to help with sight words. reading groups and fluency reads.
She has taught all over the world and has been helping me for years. She has just recovered from knee surgery and is ready to get back into the classroom.
Ms. Williams - a Senior in high school who wants to go to school for education will be joining us a few mornings a week to help where needed.
We are so fortunate to have such wonderful, dedicated volunteers to help us learn!
Here's what we'll be learning this week:
Character Trait of the Month - Resourcefulness
Guided Reading Groups - Book Studies
Blue Group- Frindle
Yellow/Red/Green - Cam Jansen and the School Play Mystery
Reading Story: - Akiak (cont...)
Genre: realistic fiction
Comprehension Strategy: Context Clues
Comprehension Skill: Sequencing, inferencing
Spelling: New WTW groups and list - Follow Week 2 on Accountability Checklist- Test on Friday!
Test on Friday!
Blue Group - SA10
Orange Group - SA6
Yellow Group - WWP 23
Green Group - WWP 13
Students will have an Accountability Checklist and have WTW Homework every night.- Blue this month!
The Checklist must stay in their Return to School side of their folder.
Please initial each day your child completes his/her daily sort.
The words that go home are to stay at home. We have a color coded list we keep in school.
The students should know how
to the sorts as we have been practicing in class for a few weeks.
Homework Schedule: - See Daily Homework Assignment for Details
Math - Homework and Remembering – Daily
Reading - for 20 minutes
Spelling – Daily WTW Sorts
Grammar: Review Adjectives
Writing: We be writing for information about everything we learned about the Iditarod
Geography of the Week: A Land and Water Map of Arizona
Social Studies: Goods and Services. How products are made.
Science: We finish up our unit on Solids/Liquids/Gases before break
Math: We begin Unit 5 with telling time to the hour, half hour, quarter hour, and 5 minute intervals
Keep practicing math facts. A good web-site for practice is http://www.aaamath.com or Xtra Math. We will be practicing this week so the students become familiar with the programs.
Computer Lab: Keying and aaamath practice
Cursive: Learning our lower case letters and the 3 P's for great penmanship!
Tuesday, March 20th - Niagara Chocolate P/Up - in the Union Aud from 3:00-6:30
Walk Across America - sign up online @www.hamburgschools.org/upes
Second Grade begins on Wednesday, March 21st - May 18 from 8:30 am -8:50 am Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays.
Students should be dropped off by the gym doors located near the playground.
Please drive in Pleasant Avenue driveway and exit on Hawkins Avenue.
Field Trip to Toy Theater on Thursday, March 22nd. - Please have students dressed appropriately for the theater - no jeans please!
Friday, March 23rd, - District-wide Family Reading Night - 6:30-8:30 at HHS.
Tuesday, March 27th - Bulldog Pride Spirit Day/Community Meeting @ 1:30 - wear purple and white!
Spring Recess - No School from Friday, March 30 - Friday, April 6th!