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Classroom Updates

posted Sep 26, 2019, 4:36 AM by Katie Powell

Classroom Updates are sent home on a weekly basis through class DOJO under the class story. 

Ms. Powell's Classroom Updates

posted May 10, 2019, 10:19 AM by Katie Powell

Week of May 13th:

Writing: We will continue to practice writing in our journals by exploring various topics given a sentence starter. Students will be required to finish the sentence and write another sentence on the same topic. We will focus on writing complete sentences. Students will be expected to use capitals at the beginning of each new sentence, punctuation at the end of each sentence, and order the words in their sentences so that their sentences are complete thoughts. Students will be given a graded journal.

 

Guided Reading: In reading, students will continue exploring informational text. Students will begin learning about verbs and use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (e.g., Yesterday I walked home; Today I walk home; Tomorrow I will walk home).

 

Math: In math, students will begin exploring Module 3: Ordering and Comparing Length Measurements as Numbers. Students will compare length directly and consider the importance of aligning endpoints. Students will also compare length using indirect comparison by finding objects longer than, shorter than, and equal in length to that of a string. Furthermore, students will order 3 lengths using indirect comparison, express the length of an object using centimeter cubes as length units to measure with no gaps or overlaps, and rename and measure with centimeter cubes, using their standard unit name of centimeters. Students will take a measurement quiz.

 

Science:  Students will continue to explore our Organisms unit.  We will learn more about what living things need to survive and how our habitats and organisms change. Students will have an assessment on living things.

Classroom Updates for April 15-18

posted Apr 12, 2019, 12:06 PM by Katie Powell

Week of April 15th:

Writing: We will continue to practice writing in our journals by exploring various topics given a sentence starter. Students will be required to finish the sentence and write another sentence on the same topic. We will focus on writing complete sentences. Students will be expected to use capitals at the beginning of each new sentence, punctuation at the end of each sentence, and order the words in their sentences so that their sentences are complete thoughts.

 

Guided Reading: In reading, students will be describing the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in informational texts.  Students will be tested on Tuesday, April 16th Students will also be working on the language skill of using singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences. (ex: He hops, we hop)  Students will be tested on nouns and verbs on Tuesday April 16th.

 

Math: We will continue exploring Module 6: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 100. Students will add a pair of two-digit numbers when the ones digits have a sum less than or equal to 10 and when the ones digits have a sum greater than 10 using decomposition.   Students will then add a pair of two-digit numbers when the ones digits have a sum greater than 10 with drawing.

 

Science:  Students will begin to explore our Organisms unit by learning about plants.  We will be planting seeds and learn about the plant life cycle and the parts of a plant.  We will also learn about what living things need to survive.

 

Ms. Powell's Classroom Updates April 8-12

posted Apr 5, 2019, 9:59 AM by Katie Powell

Week of April 8th:

Writing: We will continue to practice writing in our journals by exploring various topics given a sentence starter. Students will be required to finish the sentence and write another sentence on the same topic. We will focus on writing complete sentences. Students will be expected to use capitals at the beginning of each new sentence, punctuation at the end of each sentence, and order the words in their sentences so that their sentences are complete thoughts.

 

Guided Reading: In reading, students will be describing the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in informational texts. Student will also be working on the language skill of using singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences. (ex: He hops, we hop)

 

Math: We will continue exploring Module 6: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 100. Students will count to 120 in unit form using only tens and ones, and represent those numbers on a place value chart as tens and ones. On Wednesday students will have a quiz on topic B.  Students will then add and subtract multiples of 10 to any two digit number within 100.

 

Science:  Students will experience embryology in our classrooms. We will be writing, observing, and exploring the life cycle of chickens. We will be hatching eggs in our room and taking care of the baby chicks until the end of the week!  

Ms. Powell's Classroom Updates March 18-22

posted Mar 17, 2019, 10:23 AM by Katie Powell

Week of March 18tth:

Writing: Students will finish exploring a How-To writing piece. Students will think about and write the steps in making a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich. Students will be guided to include an introduction and closing in their How-To writing. We will continue to focus on making sentences complete by beginning each of our sentences with a capital, making sure each of our sentences has at least 3 words and makes sense, and by ending each sentence with the correct punctuation mark.   Students will need to have their final copy complete by the end of the week.

 

Guided Reading: In reading, students will start to focus on feeling and sensory words.  Students will look at the book The Polar Bear Son and the poem Sometimes and find words that express feelings in them.  In phonics, students will being unit 11 of Road to Reading: Word Endings.  Students will orally add the endings –s, -ed, and –ing to words and then build bigger words by adding endings to root words.   Students will continue rotating in their guided reading groups and focus on a variety of literacy centers based on skills and strategies appropriate for each group.

 

Math: We will continue exploring Module 4: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 40. Students will use tape diagrams to solve word problems. And recognize and make use of part-whole relationships within tape diagrams.  Students will then write word problems or varied types and interpret two-digit numbers as tens and ones, including more than 9 ones. 

 

Social Studies: We will begin exploring unit 1: People Everywhere.  Students will learn about families, the way we care about others in school, and the roles of leaders at school.  Students will also learn about important community places and the roles of community helpers.

Classroom Updates for the week of March 11.

posted Mar 8, 2019, 11:42 AM by Katie Powell

No school on Monday, March 11th!

Week of March 11th:

Writing: Students will continue to explore a How-To writing piece. Students will think about and write the steps in making a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich. Students will be guided to include an introduction and closing in their How-To writing. We will continue to focus on making sentences complete by beginning each of our sentences with a capital, making sure each of our sentences has at least 3 words and makes sense, and by ending each sentence with the correct punctuation mark. 

 

Guided Reading: In reading, students will continue focusing on Poetry. Students will look at several different types of poems and focus on poems that use rhyme, stanzas, figurative language, onomatopoeia, and alliteration. We will read and write a variety of poems to help develop an understanding of poetry. Students will continue rotating in their guided reading groups and focus on a variety of literacy centers based on skills and strategies appropriate for each group.

 

Math: We will continue exploring Module 4: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 40. Students will share and critique peer strategies for adding two-digit numbers. Students will be quizzed on topics C and D on Wednesday. On Friday the class will work together to beat the clock and solve problem in a St. Patrick’s Day Escape Room Data challenge!

Classroom Updates for Feb 25th- March 1st

posted Feb 21, 2019, 12:11 PM by Katie Powell

Week of February 25th:

Writing: We will continue to practice writing in our journals by exploring various topics given a sentence starter. Students will be required to finish the sentence and write another sentence on the same topic. We will focus on writing complete sentences. Students will be expected to use capitals at the beginning of each new sentence, punctuation at the end of each sentence, and order the words in their sentences so that their sentences are complete thoughts. 

Guided Reading: In reading, we will be reading Dr. Seuss books and completing fun Dr. Seuss activities. During whole group we will begin learning how to read and break apart words with syllables. Students will be assessed on text features on Monday 2/25. Our phonics assessment on syllables will be on Tuesday 3/5.

Math: We will continue exploring Module 4: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 40. In topic A, we will identify 10 more, 10 less, 1 more, 1 less than a two-digit number and use dimes and pennies as representations of tens and ones.   In topic B, we will compare two quantities and identify the greater and lesser and compare quantities and numerals from left to right. Topics A and B quiz will be on Thursday 2/28.

 

Social Studies: Students will continue Unit 5: Good Citizens.  We will learn about why people need laws and about our government and leaders.  We will also learn about citizens and American Heroes. American Heroes quiz will be on Thursday 2/28.

Classroom Updates for the week of February 18

posted Feb 15, 2019, 10:10 AM by Katie Powell

*No school Monday the 18th!

Week of February 18th:

Writing: We will continue to practice writing in our journals by exploring various topics given a sentence starter. Students will be required to finish the sentence and write another sentence on the same topic. We will focus on writing complete sentences. Students will be expected to use capitals at the beginning of each new sentence, punctuation at the end of each sentence, and order the words in their sentences so that their sentences are complete thoughts. 

Guided Reading: In reading, students will rotate in their guided reading groups and focus on a variety of literacy centers based on skills and strategies appropriate for their group. During whole group we will begin learning how to read and break apart words with syllables. We will also be learning about text features that are in informational text. Some features we will be focusing on are the Table of Contents, headings, glossary and Index.  Students will be assessed on text features on Thursday.

Math: We will continue exploring Module 4: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 40. In topic A, we will identify 10 more, 10 less, 1 more, 1 less than a two-digit number and use dimes and pennies as representations of tens and ones.   In topic B, we will compare two quantities and identify the greater and lesser and compare quantities and numerals from left to right.

 

Social Studies: Students will begin Unit 5: Good Citizens.  We will learn about why people need laws and about our government and leaders.  We will also learn about citizens and American Heroes.

Classroom Updates for February 11-15

posted Feb 8, 2019, 4:25 AM by Katie Powell

Week of February 11th:

Writing: We will continue to practice writing in our journals by exploring various topics given a sentence starter. Students will be required to finish the sentence and write another sentence on the same topic. We will focus on writing complete sentences. Students will be expected to use capitals at the beginning of each new sentence, punctuation at the end of each sentence, and order the words in their sentences so that their sentences are complete thoughts.

Guided Reading: In reading, students will rotate in their guided reading groups and focus on a variety of literacy centers based on skills and strategies appropriate for their group. During whole group we will begin learning how to read and break apart words with syllables. We will also be learning about text features that are in informational text. Some features we will be focusing on are the Table of Contents, headings, glossary and Index.

Math: We will begin exploring Module 4: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 40. In topic A we will be looking at numbers as tens and ones. We will use a place value chart to record and name tens and ones within a two-digit number. We will interpret two-digit numbers as tens and some ones or all ones, or as addition sentences that combine tens and ones. Lastly we will 10 more, 10 less, 1 more, 1 less than a two-digit number.

 

Science: Students will finish exploring the properties of Solids and Liquids by expanding their awareness of words that describe properties of solids and liquids through investigating and experimenting with a set of solids and liquids. Once we have identified properties for solids and liquids, we will further investigate to compare and contrast the properties of solids and liquids. We will test on Friday. 

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