January 12, 2014

Blue Bird News

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Jan. 16th-2:30 -3:00 PM Assembly

Friday, Jan. 17th-Unit 5 Math test

Monday, Jan. 20th-Dr. Martin Luther King Day-No School

Friday, Jan. 24th Early Dismissal Day-Half Way Day

Monday, Jan. 27th-Staff Development Day-No School for students



Return of the Dinosaurs Play-password second

Curriculum for the Week

Reading

This week we will be reading the story I Can Read.

We will also be focusing on the following:

  • identifying the characters and setting
  • identifying the relationships among characters
  • identifying the problem and solution
  • understanding a character
  • understanding the character's relationship to the plot





Math

This week we will be working on the following skills:

  • compare and contrast the characteristics of 3-Dimensional shapes
  • construct pyramids
  • identify lines of symmetry

On Friday the children will be taking the Unit 5 test. We will be reviewing on Thursday. The following topics will be on the test:

  • ballpark estimates
  • adding 2 digit numbers
  • missing numbers
  • drawing line segments
  • identifying two-dimensional shapes
  • identifying symmetrical figures
  • describing geometric shapes in two-dimensions



Writing

This week the children will be writing about a difficult time they overcame. I will be reading to them some stories to give them examples of difficult times. Some of the books are A Chair for My Mother, Sheila Rae the Brave and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. For this piece of writing they will use a storyboard to help them organize their thoughts. Next they will write a rough drafts and editing their own writing. I will be grading this piece of writing.



Spelling

We will be working on Sort 22 which is long i vowel. Please remember to have your child practice their spelling words using the Spelling City website https://www.spellingcity.com/gayman/. Please look for Sort 22 for this week's words.


Social Studies-Geography

We will be continuing our geography unit this week. The children will be identifying continents and oceans. Students will also learn how people use and misuse the environment.

This Week's Homework


Monday-Home Link 5.6 and Spelling pg. 27

Tuesday-Home Link 5.7 and Spelling pg. 28

Wednesday-Home Link 5.8 and Spelling pg. 29

Thursday-Review for Unit 5 Math test and studying your spelling words