Ms. Klein's Newsletter

Monday, September 21, 2015

This week...

This week we'll begin by exploring the question "What are animal homes like?" We'll read an informational text called Animals Building Homes that tells about different types of animal homes around the world. Can you guess what animal makes a nest in a tress even though it doesn't have wings? We'll find out as we continue to learn about animal homes while reading Whose Home Is This?

Always a Good time at Black Bob!

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More about our week ahead...

Target Vocabulary: beaks, break, deepest, hang, pond, shaped, winding, branches

Phonics Skills: Common final blends nd, ng, nk, nt, ft, xt, mp

Vocabulary Strategy: Base words and prefixes un - (means "not" or "undo") and re - (means "again")

Comprehension Strategy: Question - ask questions about what you are reading

Writing Focus: Informative/explanatory writing - Informational paragraph (details/ main ideas)


Topic 3: Subtraction Strategies: We will continue our topic 3 unit throughout the week. On Thursday we will have our review and send the review home for the long three day weekend. Our topic 3 test will be on Monday, September 28.

Important Dates

Friday, September 25: Staff Professional Day (NO SCHOOL)

Saturday, October 3: Jared Coones Pumpkin Run

Oct 5-8 Bully Awareness Week

Wednesday, October 7, International Walk to School

Thursday, October 8 PTA meeting @ 7pm

Friday, October 9 Staff Professional Day (NO SCHOOL)