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Mrs. Martie’s Newsletter for the week of January 2, 2018

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | January 1, 2018 | No Comment |


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy New (cooooooooooold) Year! I hope everyone had a good holiday season and a chance to rest a little as we will be hitting the ground running in preparation for the end of the 9 week tests.

Please see your newsletter for information on accessing online science and math texts.

Please check that your student is doing their homework.
Important things to know about homework are:
• Please make sure your child reads every night (preferably to you) for 20 minutes. This is in addition to the 20 minutes of homework allowed by the school district. They can check out books on Monday during library. However, if they need a new one before then, they can go before school.
• The spelling words are part of the reading skills for that week so please check that they are doing one menu item nightly and returning the assignment to school every day.
• I will send home a reading passage that your child needs to read to you nightly. There is 1 question to answer per day. Please sign and return these to me on Friday.
• On the weeks that your child has word sorts in the zipper pouch in the front of the binder, please make sure they practice nightly. They would normally have these weekly, but I won’t assign them for a sub.


We will work on the following skills in Reading this nine weeks:
• Use consonants, consonant blends, and consonant digraphs to decode words.
• Use knowledge of short, long, and r-controlled vowel patterns to decode and spell words.
• Use information in the story to read words.
• Use knowledge of sentence structure.
• Use knowledge of story structure and sequence.
• Reread and self-correct
• Use vocabulary from other content areas.
• Ask and answer questions about what is read in fiction and nonfiction.
• Locate information to answer questions.
• Describe characters, setting, and important events in fiction and poetry.
• Identify main idea in fiction and nonfiction.
• Summarize stories and events with beginning middle, and end in the correct sequence.
• Draw conclusions based on text.
• Use table of contents

In Science this week, we will begin studying animal adaptations starting with camouflage.

In Math we will continue to work with fractions and begin to compare them. We will also work on finding the sum/difference for two digit numbers. If you could practice adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers with your student it would be a great help. This is a VERY difficult skill for many students.

In Social Studies will compare/contrast all 3 First American groups.
Mrs. Cindy Martie





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