Our weekly news 1/28-2/2

Reading:
Story: A Tale of a Tail
Grammar: using was and were
Comprehension Skill: Plot and sequence
Comprehension Strategy:  Ask and answer questions
Spelling/Phonics: Long a: a, ai, ay

This week our class will be focusing on how animals use different parts of their bodies to help them.

Here are some activities that you can do with your child to help reinforce the skills we’ll be practicing.

Word Workout

  • Words to Know: use a dictionary Help your child make up original definitions for the words.
  • Spelling/Phonics: long Help your child practice spelling the words and writing rhyming words. This week’s phonics sound is long spelled ai and ay, as in pain and stay.

Comprehension: character, setting, plot

In this activity, your child will read a story about what he or she was able to do from the time he or she was a baby until now. Then you will help your child complete the sentences about the story.



Math:
 Unit 4
*Mixed addition with tens and ones
*Counting on strategy using 2 digit numbers
*Practice with two digit numbers


Writing:
 Persuasive Writing
*Persuasive writing tells your opinion
*It tries to make others feel the way you do about the topic



Science:
*How can liquids be described?
*What are the properties of liquids? 


                                News and Notes

*Please be sure that you have scheduled your child's conference time.
*We will not be making a Valentine box at school.  We ask that your child makes their own at home and brings it to school for our party.
*Please make sure your child has a hat and gloves for going outside for recess.
*Please check with your child if their earbuds or headphones are working. Many of them are no longer working or have broke.  We do use these weekly in class, so please be sure they have them.