Weekly Learning

What are We Up To?

May 6th-10th

What Are We Learning?


The information below is for the next two weeks.

Phonics: ar, or, er, ir, ur and oi, oy

alarm marching harder

morning reporter storm

disaster scattered terrific

girl fire

burning turned hurry

boy annoy destroy

point boil poison


These are sample words that may be on your student's test. The most important thing to do is to have students practice sounding out their spelling words.

Spelling Practice Words for test

These are example words.

third squirrel curl person short sharp fern join coin toy boy

Memory Words on Spelling Test

cold, know, does, laugh, both, again

kind, buy, find, right, wash, light

Comprehension Strategy


Ways to Help at Home:

As you read at home with your child be sure to ask them questions. Here are a few questions to use as you are reading.

  • Who are the characters in the story?
  • Who is the most important character in the story? How do you know?
  • What happened after ___________________?
  • What happened before _________________?
  • Tell me what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
  • How did the character feel when __________ happened?
  • Which words in the story help you know how the character is feeling?
  • How would you feel if __________ happened to you?
  • Can you make any connections to the characters in the story?
  • How did this story make you feel? Why?
  • What was the main idea of the story?
  • What are some key details that support the main idea in the story?
  • Was there a problem in the story? What was a problem in the story?
      • How did the character try to solve the problem? Did it work? Why or why not?
      • How would you have solved the problem?
  • Did you enjoy the story? Why or why not?
  • Would you recommend this story to a friend? Why or why not?


Telling Time and Money

Project: Science or Social Studies Aligned

Project Summary:

Surface: We can identify directions on a map and symbols of our countries.

Deep: Different people come from different countries.

Standards focused on:


  • Use terms related to directions-Forward and Backward, left and right-and distance-near and far-when describing locations
  • Recite address including city, state, and country and explain how those labels help find places on a map (DOK 1-2)
  • Geographic tools such as maps and globes represent places.


  • Give examples of various patriotic symbols to include but not limited to the flag, bald eagle, uncle Sam, and the national anthem

Writing - Narrative

This week for our project we are....

Learning about where we live including our state, country, and world.

Weekly Announcements


Class Code is: TZ23T

username is: brigitte_anderson-bucher@dpsk12.org


Homework menu and reading log. This homework will be sent home on Mondays and due April 26th. Students will have 2 weeks to complete their homework. If you have any questions, please send me an email.

Important Dates


6th-10th Art Week

15th Field Day in the Afternoon

21st-Southmoor Dine-Out La Fogata

24th Summer Birthdays Celebration