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 Reading 
We will be finishing up our unit on mammals. We will be reading nonfiction books and passages about mammals. The students will be working on comparing and contrasting 2 mammals using a venn diagram.

Below are the standards we will be working on:

RI5 Know and use various text features (e.g. headings, table of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.

RI6 Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.

RI 9 Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g. in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures)

RI 10 With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade


 Phonics    
This week we will be working on 2 new digraphs, CH & WH. We will practice reading, writing, and building words with these phonics skills.
EX: check, whale, which, what

 Writing
The students will be writing a teaching book on mammals. The students will be using a topic sentence, 3 detail sentences and a closing sentence about what they have learned and know about mammals.  

Grammar
As we begin the 3rd quarter, we will begin learning about nouns. Students will sort nouns, recognize nouns in sentences, and make sure when they write sentences they have a noun. 

SPIRIT WEEK

The Great Kindness challenge is taking place the week of January 22nd-26th. It is an international campaign to prevent bullying in our schools. A letter is going home in the Friday Folder on January 19th to explain our week of kindness in more detail. :)
 Math
We will continue working with related facts in chapter 5. The students will be working with word problems and using clue words to help them decide if they are going to add or subtract. They will also be finding different addition and subtraction ways to make a number. The students will also be solving addition subtraction and addition problems to see if they are equal or not equal. 
**PLEASE SPEND SOME TIME GOING OVER THE MATH PAGES THAT COME HOME*** Our chapter 5 math test will be next week. 

We will also continue to work on gumball math. Please have your child practice their math facts at home with flash cards or some of the websites I have signed them up for
Websites: prodigy math, xtra math

Reminders:
  • MAP TESTING ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY, please be on time for school as we are starting first thing in the morning. 
  • If you have extra paper towel rolls or toilet paper rolls, please send them in. 
  • If you have a shoe box or cereal box, please send them in as we will be using them for our valentines
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due Friday 
  • KINDNESS CHALLENGE WEEK
  • Report cards will go home Friday,please sign and return the envelope. The report card is for you to keep. 






 Other
Please do not send any food items in for your child's birthday. If your child brings any sort of food item they will be asked to take it home. Your child does not need to bring in anything for their birthday, however, if they would like to they could bring in a pencil for their classmates, they could donate a book to the classroom library or they could read their favorite book to the class.

We are not allowed to pass out birthday party invitations even if the whole class is invited. Please do not send them to school. If your child brings invitations to school, they will be sent home.

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