Dear Room 114 Families, January 17, 2017
There are several notes/reminders for the week.
- Please have your child bring an extra set of clothes and shoes if you have them. It’s great to have an extra set for muddy days like today.
- Thank you for your snack donations. Please keep them coming. I believe January’s donation should come from students with the last names A-K. However, I have misplaced the list so please correct me if I am wrong.
- Please, please, please join us for Raise a Glass for Ray at the Promontory on February 2nd at 6pm. This was an awesome event last year and all proceeds go to Ray School. It’s a great opportunity to meet other families and have a night out. More information is found on the Ray School website.
- Please make sure your child completes their Friday letter at home. Students have ten minutes in the morning to begin them but many do not finish in this time. Encourage them to write with lots of details and ask them questions about their week if they are stuck.
THIS WEEK IN:
Students received a new list of words and are completing sorting activities throughout the week during Daily 5 to prepare for their spelling test on Friday. Sort and Write, Word Hunt and Speed Sort.
Sight Words: has, look, two, more, write, see
Vocabulary: Important, nervous, serious, budge, tucked
This week we will read Ron’s Big Missiont. Students will dig deeper into the text through each reading. We will discuss the meanings of the vocabulary words, identify the setting, characters and story parts in the text. Most importantly, we will discuss character actions and how they affect the story’s outcome.
We will continue Unit 3: Writing How-To books with a focus on listing materials, adding more details, putting it in a book and using transition words. We will also work on introductions and conclusions.
In Math, we are working on unit 5-place value. Students are modeling numbers using base ten blocks, noticing patterns in the ones and tens place and practicing making exchanges. We will learn about greater and less than symbols and play penny dice exchange.
Sound and Light, Oh My! This week we are continuing KLEWS (science version of CLUES) to find out what we Know, want to L, what Evidence we want to gather, and Science terms learned from our Sound and Light unit. We will discuss volume of sounds and pitch. We will talk about how sounds provide information.
This week we will read How to Ride a Bicycle and Flying. We are working on growth mindset and creating goals from our NOT YET lists.
Ray Spirit Day
Homelink 5.2 and 5.3