April 3, 2017
Friends of Room 114,
I hope everyone has a wonderful spring break. I will be leaving Thursday night for a long weekend with my sister and her family in Lake Tahoe. I am looking forward to long days on the mountain!
When we return from break Ms. Nair will be begin her lead teaching for two weeks before her time at Ray ends.
I have uploaded new photos to the class Shutterfly account. Please make sure to check them out.
• No School, Friday 4/7
• Spring Break Monday 4/10-Friday 4/14
• School is back in session on Monday, April 17th
• Report Card Pick-Up Parent / Teacher Conference on Wednesday, 4/19. Preferences were sent home today
THIS WEEK IN:
Students are reviewing long vowel pairs such as ai/ay, ee/ea, oa/o_e, r controlled words –ir,-er,-ur. We will take our word assessment this Thursday.
This week we will read Hey Little Ant. Students will learn more about perspective and voice. We will read this text multiple times, providing opportunities to learn new vocabulary, dig deeper into comprehension and write responses to the text.
VOCABULARY OF THE WEEK: squish, crook, crumb, speck, mates
SIGHT WORDS OF THE WEEK: because, play, saw, before, through
We are working on a favorite places book to conclude our unit on Opinion writing.
We will take the unit 7 assessment on Wednesday and Thursday and play some favorite games including Salute, Time Match, Attribute Train Game and Stop and Go. We will begin Unit 8 after break! Unit 8 is all about geometry and shapes. Sounds simple, but with vocabulary like faces, vertices, edges, whole, it can be a wonderful challenge! Our STEM project this Wednesday will focus on creating 2 and 3 dimensional shapes, as well.
We are in STEM week. Our week will culminate with a building challenge this Wednesday, April 5th.
Students are learning about the past and how people’s friendly acts and acts of courage have contributed / impacted families today. Also, they are learning about their family’s past and how it is different from today.