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What We’re Learning, Oct. 9-13, 2017

Posted by: Susan Markham | October 9, 2017 | No Comment |

Reading:  We are reading several stories from our reading series, focusing on short u patterns and sequence. We will take a comprehension test on Friday. Our word skills this week are ending sounds,  short vowels, and titles and pictures. We are working on capitalization and punctuation in writing.

Math: We are working on shapes. Students need to know the four shapes (triangle, rectangle, square, and circle), number of sides and corners they have, as well as right angles, and things in the real world that look like these shapes. Our math benchmark is scheduled for October 17.

Science: We will test on seasons and seasonal change Tuesday, then we will begin studying natural resources. 

Social Studies:  We are looking at patriotic symbols, holidays, and people associated with these holidays (Columbus Day, Presidents’ Day, July 4th) .

Notes:  Science Circus will be Tuesday, October 31, from 2-3:30.  We will do many experiments with pumpkins. If you would like to volunteer and or/donate a pumpkin (pie size preferred), make sure you have a current form on file. Any help is greatly appreciated!


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What We’re Learning Oct. 2-6, 2017

Posted by: Susan Markham | October 2, 2017 | No Comment |


Progress Reports go home Wednesday, October 4

Reading:  We are reading several stories, including those from our reading series. We will take comprehension tests on Friday.  Our word skills this week are short vowel families, beginning and ending sounds, and rhyming words.  We are working on capitalization and punctuation in writing.

Math: We are working with magnitude and reviewing number order and place value

Science:  We are still focusing on seasons and seasonal changes. Please review the study guides nightly.

Social Studies:  We will spend this week on holidays (President’s Day, Columbus Day, July 4th) and will test these skills along with patriotic symbols

Notes:  Progress reports go home Wednesday, October 4. Simply sign the attached paper and return in the “notes to teacher” section of the red folder. Your child will receive an incentive for returning the paper Thursday.


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What We’re Learning September 25-29, 2017

Posted by: Susan Markham | September 25, 2017 | No Comment |

Happy Fall!

Reading:  We are reading our next story from the reading series. Our word skills are focusing on short vowels and beginning/ending sounds. In writing we are composing full sentences.

Math: We are still comparing numbers and ordering as least to greatest and greatest to least.

Science:  We are working on seasons. The seasons follow a cycle and there are different things we feel, see, touch, taste, and smell for each one. There are changes we see in animal and plant life for each season.

Social Studies:  We are studying patriotic symbols. Students need to know that a symbol is a picture that stands for something else, and patriotic means showing respect and love for your country. The four main symbols they need to recognize are the American flag, the Washington Monument, the Statue of Liberty, and the bald eagle. They need to know that we show respect for the flag by saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

NOTES: Fridays are class cash redemption days. Students can purchase coupons for privileges or Gator Cash to be spent later. Class coupons are good for 1 time during the week. They need to be turned in when the child uses the privilege (for example, if they bring a stuffed animal to class, they need to hand me the coupon that day for the “Furry Friend.”). That way we can re-use the coupons for someone else. I will send home a list of our coupons so that you can be on the lookout. Thank you for your support!

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What We’re Learning Sept. 18-22, 2017

Posted by: Susan Markham | September 18, 2017 | No Comment |

This week we are moving through to the next story in our reading series, Tip and Tam. We are reviewing short vowel sounds of -it and -ig as well as beginning/ending sounds.  In our writing we are still working on capitals, punctuation, and complete sentences.

Math:  number sense, comparing numbers, counting

Science:  seasons and seasonal change (SOL 1.7).

Social Studies:  finishing citizenship and adding patriotic symbols:  American flag, bald eagle, Statue of Liberty, Washington Monument. New vocabulary:  patriotic, symbol (SOL 1.11).

*Study guides were included in last week’s homework folder. They are also posted on the blog.





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What We’re Learning, September 5-8, 2017

Posted by: Susan Markham | September 4, 2017 | No Comment |

Monday:  Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday:  Happy First Day of School, 2016-17!

There is a homework schedule in the red folder, along with all important papers that need to be returned. Please do one choice (or all three) daily.  Return the journal Friday to be checked and will be returned Monday. Students need the AUP (computer form) signed and returned in order to use the computers in school.

Remember the red folders  are great communication tools that we use daily to let you know your child’s progress, successes, and concerns. Monthly calendars with important dates are included, as well as a copy of our class rules. On Tuesday, weekly papers go home in the white folder, which needs to be returned every Wednesday. There is a sign sheet on the front that tells me you’ve looked through the papers in the folder. Together we make a great team for your child’s success!

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