Sneak Peek

2T Edison School * January 11, 2016* Mrs. Tallman

2T Community

Science Fair: The Science Fair will be on February 25th. Students that chose to participate must return their Application Form to Mr. Ehert by January 15th. We will visit the Science Fair on February 25th and parents and families are invited to attend the Science Fair that evening. Students involved in the Science Fair will be in the APR from 12:30-3:00 on the 25th with Mr. E.


Schedule Update:

We will be having Health Class with Mr. Foti on Wednesdays and PE on Fridays for the next few months.


Spanish

Please bring in a list of dates/events for a calendar on Monday. The students will be creating in Spanish Class.


Reading

Students have been reading independently all year. We are enjoying the classroom library, reading on computers and iPads. Feel free to bring in a favorite book for your independent reading book box!

Literacy

This week, we are going to answer the question, “How do you know if something is a fact or an opinion?” First, we will read an Informational Text called Jellies. We will then read another called Meet Norbert Wu. As we read, we will keep talking about the Big Idea, “Nature can teach us many things.”


Target Vocabulary: millions, choices, drift, simple, weaker, wrapped, disgusting, decide


Phonics Skills: Contractions

Spelling List 10: don't, that's, we'll, I've, didn't, it's, wouldn't, they're, you've, I'm, can't, wasn't, because, they, really **you're


Vocabulary Strategy: Base words and suffixes: -er -est


Comprehension Skill: Identifying statements as fact or opinion.


Comprehension Strategy: Monitor/clarify – Good readers monitor their understanding. While reading, they ask, “Does this make sense?” If it does not, they go back to clarify.


WEB Project

The Second Marking Period WEB Project will be a Biography poster. It will include a timeline, portrait and paragraph about a person. Students can get biography books in class or from our school library. Look for information to come home this week!


Writing

We will write a movie or TV review, a written argument and a persuasive friendly letter this week.

Social Studies

Our Earth

This week we will begin Unit 3 of our Social Studies curriculum, Looking At the Earth. We will explore the idea that geography of the Earth varies from place to place. The students will identify and describe the physical characteristics of various landforms, compare the features of different kinds of land, and distinguish regions of the United States. We will identify and learn about different landforms and bodies of water. We will learn about the 7 continents and the oceans of the world.

Math

Chapter 4: Lesson 3 Comparing 2 sets

Model addition as comparing sets.

Apply the inverse operations of addition and subtraction.


Chapter 4: Lesson 4 Real World Problems 2 steps

Use bar models to solve real world problems.

Apply the inverse operations of addition and subtraction.


Chapter 4: Lesson 4 Put on Your Thinking Cap

Use bar models to solve real world problems.

Apply the inverse operations of addition and subtraction.


Chapter 4: Lesson 4 Chapter Wrap Up

Use bar models to solve real world problems.

Apply the inverse operations of addition and subtraction.


Chapter 4 Lesson Assessment

Friday!

Mark Your Calendars:

January 4th- School Resumes

January 11th- WEB Project Introduced

January 14th- I Am Corey Assembly 1:45

January 18th- No School MLK Day

January 20th- Monday Schedule

January 29th- Character Counts Assembly

Reminders:


Send a Note to Let Me Know:

Please send in a note or email to notify me if your child is leaving school early or coming to school late. I can order lunch for students arriving late to class and I will be better able to prepare homework and have students packed and ready to leave early without interrupting the class. Thanks!


• Please have your child put their name and number on all assignments.


*Please label all of your child's belongings!


*It is still warm in our classroom, please help your child to dress appropriately and to bring a water bottle each day!