Sunday, March 4, 2012

Week 30- March 5th-9th 2012

Dear Parents,

We hope everyone had a relaxing weekend!
Individual student and class  pictures for our yearbook will be taken on Tuesday, March 6th.
Easter is not too far away and so we are asking each student to bring in 1 dozen plastic Easter eggs which can be opened. We need them for the Easter activity.
This week your child will inquire into the following:
Language Arts
  • Phonics- This weeks words are name, good, sentence, think, and man. The class will be reviewing these words and other Word Wall words through various words activities and chants.
  • Reading- This week your child starting a new unit entiled 'Fairytales from Around the World'. This reading class will be integrated with social studies. The students will be inquiring into the elements that make fairytales different from other texts as well as exploring the importance culture has on fairytales. The class will be reading various fairytales to get a better understanding of fairytale elements this week. They will also identify the similarities and differences of 2 Little Red Riding Hood stories.
  • Writing- Your child will be exploring a new part of speech, adjectives. He/she will use adjectives to write about a drawing and using his/her friend's descriptive sentence, he/she will be asked to draw a picture. You can review parts of speech at home by asking you child to identify nouns, verbs and adjectives in the stories he/she reads and then use those words to create new sentences.
Math- This week your child will be finishing Chapter 8 and introduced to Chapter 9, 'Money'. You can help your child prepare for this chapter by examining American coins at home and identifying the value of each coin. Also, have your child play some of the online games under the 'Links' heading.
Theme- Social Studies- Needs vs. Wants- This week your child will be learning about resources and the important role they play in our daily lives.


L.A.-Sentence Slotting worksheet
Math- Problem Solving worksheet
Reading- read 10 minutes and fill out the reading log

Math-Chapter 8 review worksheet
L.A.-Fairytale jigsaw puzzle
Reading- read 10 minutes and fill out the reading log

Math-Adding worksheet
L.A.- Fairytale with a Twist worksheet
Reading-read 10 minutes and fill out the reading log

Math-Counting Pennies worksheet
L.A- Study for Spelling Challenge
Reading- read 10 minutes and fill out the reading log

Easter Eggs- Please have your child bring in 1 dozen plastic Easter eggs as soon as possible.
No School- Friday, March 16th
Parent-Teacher Conferences- Friday, March 23rd. We will let you know if you are required to come for a conference. This will be a 1/2 day for all students.
Water Bottles- Your child needs to bring a water bottle to school everyday. Please write your child's name on the bottle.
Sweaters/Jackets and Other Objects: We ask parents to label all their child’s belongings with a permanent marker. This makes it easier for us to help you look for things if they are misplaced or lost. We also ask for your cooperation by sending back with your child any item he/she brings home that does not belong to him, and to notify the homeroom teacher about it (by text message, email or phone call).
Library- Please make sure your child brings back his/her library book on his/her library day every week.
P.E- Please make sure your child wears proper running shoes and clothes on the days when he/she has P.E

Links learn more about the lexile and find books that are in your child's lexile range
MAP Reading Great literacy games
Childrens Library- International children's library- read books online in Spanish and English. You will need to help your child search for books. There are a few fairytales on this site online fairytales
MAP Math
Home School Math- Counting Coins and Money- please help your child select the right game
Apples4theteacher- Money Game-You will need to help your child read the directions

Secret Word- resources

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