Monday, March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017

Welcome to spring!  Last week we enjoyed beautiful weather.  This week doesn't look so warm.  We will be going outside for breaks.
We have new spelling words.  We are continuing our work with alphabetizing to the second letter of the word.  The words are listed on the side.
We are starting a new unit in science.  The human body.  We will learn about the different systems, skeletal, digestion, etc.
We will have some chick eggs in an incubator this week.  We hope they hatch.
In Skills we will start working with adverbs. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful spring like weather.  We are busy as can be in school.  We do have new spelling words this week.  We are learning the ph spelling for the sound of f.  It will take a little practice.  
We have finished up on the Civil War and will be starting the War of 1812.  We are learning about non-fiction books.

Monday, March 6, 2017

March 6, 2017

We made it through all the assessments last week!  Everyone did wonderfully well.  We need a bit more practice on addressing an envelope and writing plurals.  We are practicing those two things this week.
It is a short week, so we will not have spelling words.  Next week we will resume spelling with 20 words.  If the children can see the patterns it will help them spell.
We are finishing up our studies of the Civil War in social studies.  
In math we have started recognizing and counting coins.  If you have any change it would be good for your child to count real coins as a practice.
Enjoy your long week end.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February 28, 2017

We are very busy doing assessments in our Skills work.  We will have no spelling words for two weeks!  We will resume spelling words on Monday, March 13.  We are testing on punctuation, plurals, parts of speech, subject and predicate, verb tense, alphabetizing, comprehension, and decoding skills.  This takes quite a bit of time.  We are not doing it all at once.
In social studies we are learning about the Civil War.  We just took the math chapter test today and everyone did extremely well!  Our next math chapter is on time and money.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Februaru 21, 2017

Everyone did exceptionally well on the spelling test last week!  Please do what ever you did last week because it seems to have worked.  We do have new spelling words this week. 
In CKLA we are learning about past, present, and future tense in verbs.  We are also working on subject and predicates.  We have been reading about Sir Gus in our reader.  Have your child tell you about some of his adventures.
In Social Studies we are learning about the Civil War.  Right now we are learning about slavery.  We learned the song "The Drinking Gourd" today.  You can find it on you tube and hear it.  Everyone was given a copy of the song to take home.
In math we are finishing up on Chapter 6, adding and subtracting with regrouping.  Everyone is doing really well on this chapter.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!
Thank you for attending the Grandparents program.  I felt the children did a fantastic job!
We have started chapter 6 in math.  It is adding with regrouping (carrying) up to the hundreds place.  We will be beginning a new unit in Social Studies tomorrow.  We are going to be learning about the Civil War.  In Skills we are working on past tense of verbs.  We do have new spelling words this week.  They are spelled with all the different sounds of the letter y.  They will probably need a little practice during the week.