• 26Mar
  • 21Feb




    Word Analysis and Comprehension

    2.6 The student will use language structure to expand vocabulary when reading. (2002)

    a) Use knowledge of prefixes and suffixes.

    b) Use knowledge of contractions and singular possessives.

    c) Use knowledge of simple abbreviations.

    d) Use knowledge of antonyms and synonyms.

    2.9 The student will demonstrate comprehension of information in reference materials. (2002)

    a) Use a table of contents.

    b) Use pictures and charts.

    c) Use dictionaries and indices.

    3.3 The student will apply word-analysis skills when reading. (2010)

    a) Use knowledge of regular and irregular vowel patterns.

    b) Decode regular multisyllabic words.

    3.4 The student will expand vocabulary when reading. (2010)

    a) Use knowledge of homophones (new)

    b) Use knowledge of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms.

    c) Apply meaning clues, language structure, and phonetic strategies.

    d) Use context to clarify meaning of unfamiliar words.

    g) Use word reference resources including the glossary, dictionary,

    and thesaurus (new)

    3.7 The student will demonstrate comprehension of information from a variety of print and electronic resources. (2010)

    a) Use encyclopedias and other reference books, including online reference materials

     b) use table of context, indices and charts



    2.7 The student will read fiction and nonfiction, using a variety of strategies independently. (2002)

    a) Preview the selection by using pictures, diagrams, titles, and headings.

    2.8 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fiction and nonfiction. (2002)

    f) Describe characters, setting, and important events in fiction and poetry.

    g) Identify the problem, solution, and main idea.

    3.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fictional text and poetry. (2010)

    a) Set a purpose for reading.

    c) Make, confirm, or revise predictions.

    d) Compare and contrast settings, characters, and events.

    e) Identify the author’s purpose.

    f) Ask and answer questions about what is read.

    g) Draw conclusions about text.

    h) Identify the problem and solution.

    i) Identify the main idea.

    j) Identify supporting details.

    l) Differentiate between fiction and nonfiction.

    3.6 The student will continue to read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts.(2010)

    a) Identify the author’s purpose.

    c) Preview and use text features.

    d) Ask and answer questions about what is read.

    e) Draw conclusions based on text.

    f) Summarize major points found in nonfiction texts.

    g) Identify the main idea.

    h) Identify supporting details.

    i) Compare and contrast the characteristics of biographies and autobiographies


    Fourth Nine Weeks 3.11









    3.16 identify and describe congruent and non-congruent plane figures.

    3.20 a) investigate the identity and the commutative properties for addition and multiplication; and

    b) identify examples of the identity and commutative properties for addition and multiplication.

    3.10 Government

    3.11 Republican Government

    3.12 Diversity/Rights (Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness)

    3.1 Scientific Reasoning, Logic and Nature of Science

    3.10 Natural Disaster Pollution, Ecology

    3.11 Energy

  • 21Feb

    You can refer to our school website for important school-related activities and dates:


    Tuesday May 7th- Progress reports issued, “Make It Or Take It” PTA for SOL testing strategies at 6:30 p.m.

    Friday, May 18th- field day

    Thursday, April 19th-Friday, April 27th- Spring Book Fair

    Tuesday, April 24th- 9:30 a.m. student recognition assembly


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  • 19Oct

    Dear Parents,

     Students will be copying homework in their agenda at the end of the day and it will be checked and initialed by myself or my assistant. I am also checking to see that they are carrying home the correct books and notebooks in their backpack. The notebooks have been color coded to help keep the children organized and should have a color dot on the front and the sides shaded. The colors are as follow:

    Math: purple

    Reading: red


    History: orange

    Writing: blue

    Homework: yellow


    Reading: Use word study words in activity of choice.

    Math: Workbook p. 157

    Look for: SOL testing info

     .\access https://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com/snpapp/login/login.jsp for textbook online.

  • 02Sep

    This year is off to a great start. Many parents and students showed up for the “meet and greet” yesterday. I was excited to meet my students and their families. If you were unable to attend, I’m trying to retrieve all email addresses and the best phone number. In an effort to conserve paper and go green, we are attempting to send school and classroom newsletters via email. Parents unable to attend, please call me at the school, 757-923-4167 or email me at robtatterson@spsk12.net with this information. I will be sending home some important forms with your child September 6th. Please look out for these and sign and return the necessary forms.

    Be on the lookout for a parent questionnaire. This asks questions about your child’s likes, dislikes, interests and hobbies, so I can plan more meaningful and fun lessons. Please answer the questions with your child and add any information you think will be helpful.

    Communication between student, teacher, and parent/guardian is essential. I welcome emails, phone calls and visits for conferences or parent participation. For a conference or visit, please call or email to schedule time. Your child’s education is a collaboration of efforts between teacher, student and family, therefore; not to use a cliche but “it takes a village to raise a child.” So, let’s work together to build your child’s successful future.

    I look forward to a great year!

    R. Tatterson