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2T Edison School * May 4th* Mrs. Tallman

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Third Marking Period WEB Project: Poetry!

Students have brought home their instructions for their last WEB of the year! Please take time to work on this project with your student for the whole month. The project is due May 15th.

Exciting News!

On May 12th, Doc Rock, a true geologist and former Edison student (from 50 years ago) will be presenting his collection of exotic rocks, minerals and fossils from all over the world. Doc Rock will do specimen identification on the spot, so bring in your rock samples! Our Pen Pals from Stoy School will come to Edison to enjoy this Program and have lunch with us.


This week we will find out how one act of kindness leads to another in the folktale Half-Chicken. We’ll also learn about acts of kindness in the traditional tale The Lion and the Mouse. Both selections will be a springboard for discussing the question “How can one event in a story cause another to happen?”

Target Vocabulary: tumbling, flung, tangled, empty, peacefully, stream, blazed, swift

Phonics Skills: Prefixes: re-, un-, over-, pre-, mis, and silent consonants

Spelling Words: unhappy, retell, untangle, unkind, repaint, unlike, remake, unpack, refill, reread, unlock, replay, rewrite, without, learning, *readjust*

Vocabulary Strategy: Antonyms

Comprehension Skills: Cause and effect- tell how one event makes another event happen.

Comprehension Strategy: Visualize: picture what is happening while you read.

Writing: Non Fiction Report

Students will use a Research Notebook to organize their ideas. They will use resources to write notes on details about their topics. The students will observe how to take the interesting facts they find in books, articles and internet resources and put them into their own words. Once they have collected multiple facts for each section of their report; features, habitat, diet and life cycle, they will begin drafting an informational paragraph for each section of their report.


Lesson 10.2: Decimal notation for Pennies and Dimes

  • Read and write money amounts in dollar and cents notation.
  • Find fractional parts of 1.00.
  • Estimate the total cost and match equivalent monetary names.

Lesson 10.3: Money Amounts With a Calculator (part 1)

  • Count by 1s, 5s, 10s and 25s.
  • Read and write money amounts in dollars and cents.
  • Calculate the value of coin and dollar amounts.
  • Find equivalent names for money amounts.

Lesson 10.3: Money Amounts With a Calculator (part 2)

  • Count by 1s, 5s, 10s and 25s.
  • Read and write money amounts in dollars and cents.
  • Calculate the value of coin and dollar amounts.
  • Find equivalent names for money amounts.

Lesson 10-4: Using a Calculator to Solve Problems

with Money

• Writing money amounts using dollars-and-cents notation

• Comparing money amounts

• Making and solving difference and comparison problems


To conclude our unit, students will use observations made by geologists and compare them to their own observations. Through this process, the students will try to name all 12 of the minerals. Students will reflect on what they learned.


Please note: It is getting warmer and our classroom can get very hot! Please label and bring a water bottle to school each day and dress in layers to be prepared for the spring weather shifts! It is typically 75-85 degrees in our classroom on a typical Spring day!

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Shane Coyle! Shane turns 8 on May 4th. Our class will celebrate with Shane and make his Birthday Book on Monday!

Mark Your Calendars:

May 7th-Arts Night 7:00pm-8:30pm

May 12th- Doc Rock Assembly and Pen Pal Lunch

May 15th- 1/2 Day Teacher Inservice

May 15th- WEB due

May 25th- No School