Mrs. Rish's Class Skills Agenda

April 29

Language Arts

We will read The Lizard and the Sun from our Story Town Book.

We will research American symbols.

We are continuing to work through the five areas of Daily Five. This design gives students lots of practice in the most essential aspects of literacy.

Spelling Words

scrape, scream, screen, split, splash, spray, sprout, spread, strap, stretch, scratch, splinter, sprint, straight, string

There will be a spelling test on Friday.


zoom, enthusiast, inexplicable, itinerary, delay, fantastic, spare, historical, impressive, upbeat

All students were given a copy of the words and definitions on Friday.

Please try to use these words in conversations throughout the week.

Science & Social Studies

Our butterflies are in the chrysalis stage.

We will continue to learn about American symbols. Students will research the symbols with Pebble Go. We also will rotate through other classrooms to complete a booklet about American Symbols. Students will create crafts to represent their studies.


The students did a fantastic job persevering with the Global Scholar test. I was very pleased both with how hard they worked and with the level of their problem solving.

We are continuing to work with shape, time and fractions.

We will take the end of module test.

Please work on math addition and subtraction facts at home. Students must be able to complete 20 problems in one minute in order to receive a 4 on the report card at the end of the year.

Fun with Shapes!

Fun with Fractions!

Homework Grid

We will continue with homework grids. All work should be turned in together on Friday.

Your child will be asked weekly to complete various assignments on a coded grid. In order to save ink - items are now identified with a star, plus or smiley face. Please do not send partial homework assignments during the week. ITEMS COMPLETED ON THE GRID ARE TO BE TURNED IN WITH THE SIGNED GRID ON FRIDAY OF EACH WEEK. Students should turn in the entire packet each week.

Your student is responsible for getting paper from school; if they do not have any at home. Please encourage your child to head up the paper with student name, number and date. Neatness and effort are necessary for these assignments to be meaningful and beneficial. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

This week's grid will go home as a hard copy on Friday.

Homework Resources

Learning Targets

Informational Text: RI. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Foundational Skills: RF. 3, 4

Reading Literature: RL 1,3,,5, 10

Writing: W 1,2,8

Math: G1,2, 3

Math: MD 1

Math: NBT 1,7,5

Good Citizen

This student was selected as our Good Citizen this week.

Upcoming Events

  • April 30 - Cahaba River Shrimp Boil - TCS Education and Athletic Foundations *
  • May 2- 6 - Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 5 - Magnolia Elementary School Meet and Greet
  • May 12 - Last day for parent visitors in the lunchroom

* Jackson Capps (a former second grade student of mine) will be performing. He is rapidly growing in the country music field. See him now - so that you can say "I knew him when!"

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Returning Students

Returning students grades 1st-10th will begin online registration May 3rd. A link and code will be emailed to you after 4:00 PM on May 2nd. You will also find information at under online registration.

Registration is currently available for returning 11th-12th graders and new Kindergarten students. For more information contact 228-3782

Zika Virus Information

Zika Virus Information from the Alabama Department of Health and ALSDE

As warm weather approaches, we want you to take an active role in reducing your exposure to mosquitoes. To avoid viruses transmitted by mosquitoes, use THIS checklist to reduce sources of water in yard which are potential breeding sites. A coloring book, provided HERE, can involve the entire family in prevention measures. The coloring book will be provided for Prk-3rd grade. For more information concerning Zika Virus call 1-888-246-2675 or visit

Lunch Reservations (we eat at 12:25)

April & May Lunch Reservations

May 12th is the last day to join students for lunch.

Message from the Office


Each student is allowed 6 parent excuses per year (this is a change from years past). Parent excuses can be a hand written note or you may email the excuse to your child’s teacher and copy the excuse to:

An ORIGINAL doctor’s excuse may be turned in from the parent by the student. Doctor’s excuses may be faxed to 205-228-3201 ONLY by the doctor’s office. We can NOT accept a faxed doctor’s excuse from a parent.

All excuses MUST be turned in within 3 days of the absence.

Trussville City Schools


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move forward on a positive path toward college and career readiness.


The Mission of Trussville City Schools is to educate all students using high standards in a safe, nurturing

environment fostering academic and career competencies that prepare them to be productive citizens.