Mrs. Stephen's crew (cooler name to be decided - sorry Mrs. Stephens):
next story: Ben and Maya - A Perfect Year
vocab: perfect respect inventor plain scowl
phonics skill: look at multisyllabic words
high freq. words: again world because wouldn't thought yours
The Thundermans (with me):
next story: The Sand Sharks
phonics skill: /ar/ sound
vocab: shark gills school (of fish) carnivore
high freq. words (aka tricky words): is are was do want would as said the a couldn't into
The Spy Kids (with me):
next story: What Makes an Animal a Mammal
phonics skill: /h/
vocab: whale camel hippo mammal
high frequency words: his the as I'm was said is has with
Everyone has homework due on Friday, as usual. As a parent, I prefer to get the homework weekly, so I am going to try really hard to make the Friday assignments continue to work. Read assignments at least 3 times, sign and return - thanks.
Spelling: We will practice words with double consonants/ck. Test on Friday.
Grammar: We will learn about proper nouns (special people, places, things and animals). The kids love showing off their grammar knowledge. Many of them said that they have been pointing out plural nouns to you, I hope that you have the opportunity to celebrate their growing knowledge.
Math: We will learn about centimeters, length, line segments (horizontal and vertical). We will continue to see how many addition/subtraction problems we can complete in a minute. There are programs online to practice Mad Minutes. Some of the kids would love to have extra practice time at home (using the computer or you quizzing them).
A.R.: I am proud to say that we have a couple of students rapidly approaching the big 2-0. 20 A.R. points is a huge accomplishment. A few of the students have requested the website again to take A.R. tests at home. Here it is: https://hosted258.renlearn.com/170380
It will say something like, Welcome to Renaissance. The kids will recognize the site.
Social Studies: We will discuss how people are citizens of their city, state and country.
Box Tops: I have a container in my room already for Box Tops. I can't stand to have them sitting around my house until the end of the year. Feel free to get your Box Tops off of your kitchen counters and send them our way. One little girl already brought in a nice baggie filled with them. They really do help our school earn some nice supplies for the kids.
Chapter Book: The kids beg to listen to stories. We could sit all day and read about some of our favorite "friends." Ask your children about Jack and Annie's visit to a castle. Ask them about Squinty, Red and Mustache!
This is the last weekend for flag football. I will be sad when it is over, but we have the kids' ski passes and are ready for their next sporting activity!