Dear Parents and Guardians,
Congratulations to the 20 students who have met their AR goals for the 3rd period! Please make sure your child reads TO you every night. They can check out books on Wednesday during library. However, if they need a new one before then, they can go before school or at the end the day. Also, check that your child is doing their spelling homework as the words are part of the reading skills for that week. I will continue sending home reading passages that your child needs to read to you nightly. There are 2 questions to answer per day. Please sign and return these to me on Friday.
In Reading in this last grading period, we will work on the following skills:
2.5 use phonetic strategies when reading and spelling.
2.5b use knowledge of short, long, and r-controlled vowel patterns to decode and spell words.
2.7 expand vocabulary when reading.
2.7a use knowledge of homophones
2.8 read and demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts.
2.8h summarize stories and events with beginning, middle, and end in the correct sequence.
2.8i draw conclusions based on the text.
2.9 read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts.
In math we will continue learning about probability. Many of the students continue to struggle with addition and subtraction of two digit numbers. I will continue to work with small groups here at school, but please practice these skills with your child at home.
In Science we will continue learning about living and nonliving things, which includes habitats.
In Social Studies we will continue learning about wants, needs, barter, and money.
Please check with your child about their school supplies. Some students do not have glue sticks, paper, or pencils. We are also down to our last 3 boxes of tissues. If you could donate a box, we would appreciate it.
Thank you for all of your support.