Saturday, October 14, 2017

Week of October 16th-20th

October 16th-20th               
Send in Box Tops!!!!!!!!
Reading: SOLs: 2.8e, h, 2.12, 2.13 : Ingredients of narratives: story elements such as character, setting, plot/events
Next Week: WE will be starting our weather research lab in reading

Some friends are not completing their reading assignment on a nightly basis It will be logged the same as last year, and the expectation is that students read 30 minutes. Also, please have them log in two steps and place your signature beside it. On a daily basis, we should have 4 steps. The time may be broken into intervals

Science:  Scientific Investigation and Reasoning 


Math: 2.5 The student will a) recognize and use the relationships between addition and subtraction to solve single-step practical problems, with whole numbers to 20; and [Moved from 2.9] b) demonstrate fluency with addition and subtraction within 20.


2.6 The student will investigate and understand basic types, changes, and patterns of weather. Key concepts include a)identification of common storms and other weather phenomena; b)   the uses and importance of measuring, recording, and interpreting weather data; and c)   the uses and importance of tracking weather data over time.


WE are completing two steps in reading in class during IRLA time
Homework
Monday:   Have some quality family time; read for 30 mins and log in two steps
Tuesday,: Have some quality family time;read for 30 mins and log in two steps
Wednesday: No school due to teacher/parent conferences/ Professional development
Thursday: Have some quality family time; read for 30 mins and log in two steps
Friday: :   Read two steps over the weekend; math quiz on subtraction and addition




I will be setting up volunteer times to assist with reading within the next two weeks. Please pay close attention to Bloomz for dates and times. Thanks so much for your patience through PALS and IRLA leveling.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Week of October 9th

                             October 9th-13th                            
Start sending in Box Tops!!!!!!!!
Reading: SOLs: 2.8e, h, 2.12, 2.13 : Ingredients of narratives: story elements such as character, setting, plot/events
Reading homework started last week. Some friends are not completing their reading assignment on a nightly basis It will be logged the same as last year, and the expectation is that students read 30 minutes. Also, please have them log in two steps and place your signature beside it. On a daily basis, we should have 4 steps. The time may be broken into intervals

Social Studies: Some students will be taking a retest on Wednesday on the seven continents and oceans. All graded test are in their mailboxes.
Math:

WE are completing two steps in reading in class during IRLA time
Homework
Monday:   Have some quality family time; review Social studies notes for continents and ocean quiz on Friday; read for 30 mins and log in two steps
Tuesday,: Have some quality family time; review Social studies notes for continents and ocean quiz on Friday; read for 30 mins and log in two steps
Wednesday: Have some quality family time; review Social studies notes for continents and ocean quiz on Friday; read for 30 mins and log in two steps
Thursday: Have some quality family time; review Social studies notes for continents and ocean quiz on Friday; read for 30 mins and log in two steps
Friday: :   Read two steps over the weekend


                                    We started PALS testing this week. PALS testing tests students instructional reading level, whereas the leveled reading from ARC (American Reading Company) tests students independent reading level. PALS testing will be completed on October 13th. 

Fall conferences will begin next week. I have many days and many time slots open both by phone and in person. If you should not see a day or time that works for you please message me, and we can try to work out another time. I want to meet with each parent so I can share reading levels and testing information, as well as progress in math. The sign up sheet will be at Back to School Night and on Bloomz.


ALSO, we completed our APEX FUNDRAISER! Thank you to all parents, family, and friends who donated to our fundraiser! Pledges can be sent into school with your child to be collected by our Apex team. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Week of October 2nd

October 2,2017- October 6, 2017                                    
Start collecting Box Tops!!!!!!!!
Reading: SOLs: 2.8e, h, 2.12, 2.13 : Ingredients of narratives: story elements such as character, setting, plot/events
Reading homework and logs will be going home today, October 2nd school-wide. It will be logged the same as last year, and the expectation is that students read 30 minutes. Also, please have them log in two steps and place your signature beside it. On a daily basis, we should have 4 steps. The time may be broken into intervals

Social Studies: We will have a map quiz on Friday ( I am giving a few extra days so that I know that they will be ready) on the seven continents and the 5 oceans.2.6 use globes and maps to locate the seven continents, 5 oceans, equator, four hemispheres, etc…..
Math: 2.1- read, write, and identify the place and value of each digit in a three digit numeral with and without a model; starting greater than and less than with numbers

WE are completing two steps in reading in class during IRLA time
Homework
Monday:   Have some quality family time; review Social studies notes for continents and ocean quiz on Friday; read for 30 mins and log in two steps
Tuesday,: Have some quality family time; review Social studies notes for continents and ocean quiz on Friday; read for 30 mins and log in two steps
Wednesday: Have some quality family time; review Social studies notes for continents and ocean quiz on Friday; read for 30 mins and log in two steps
Thursday: Have some quality family time; review Social studies notes for continents and ocean quiz on Friday; read for 30 mins and log in two steps
Friday: :   Have some quality family time; read and log in two steps; early dismissal at 1:00pm due to parade
Homework is subject to change
Str


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Week of September 25th

9/25-9/29                         
Start collecting Box Tops!!!!!!!!
Reading: SOLs: 2.7- Expand vocabulary when reading d0 discuss meaning of words and develop vocabulary by listening and reading a variety of texts. 2.13- Edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. J)- Use verbs and adjectives correctly in a sentence
Students are still working on stamina, but they seem to enjoy that they are back into the reading book bins. Your child will be re-leveled and may have a different reading level than where they ended based on where they are reading now. Sometime students slide or gain in the summer, and that changes the beginning of the year level slightly. 

Reading homework and logs will be going home the first week of October school-wide. It will be logged the same as last year, and the expectation is that students read 30 minutes. The time may be broken into intervals

Social Studies: We will have a citizenship quiz on Wednesday( open notes and I will read it to them) and a map quiz on Friday on the seven continents and the 5 oceans.2.6 use globes and maps to locate the seven continents, 5 oceans, equator, four hemispheres, etc…..
Math: 2.1- read, write, and identify the place and value of each digit in a three digit numeral with and without a model

WE are completing two steps in reading in class during IRLA time
Homework
Monday:   Have some quality family time; review Social studies notes
Tuesday,: :   :   Have some quality family time; review Social studies notes
Wednesday: :   :   Have some quality family time; review Social studies notes
Thursday: :   Have some quality family time; review map with continents and oceans
Friday: :   Have some quality family time
Homework is subject to change
Str