Froggy News

March 8, 2015

THINK Spring!!! Wear Yellow or Orange on Monday

If we dream it ...it will come. I know it will! Spring is just around the corner and I can't wait!!!! I wanted to bring a little bit of spring into our newsletter this week with our background. I hope you like it!

On Monday, March 9th, we will be honoring our custodial and cafeteria staff for "helping us shine." Please wear yellow or orange to reinforce our "shining" theme.

Portfolio Conferences

Speaking of spring...On the first day of spring, Friday March 20th you will be able to sign up for conferences on using Sign Up Genius.

Events for this Week

Monday-Wear yellow or orange -Custodian/cafeteria Recognition Day

Tuesday and Wednesday-Fiction Core Assessment

Wednesday-Annie Play 1:45 PM Assembly

Friday-Unit 7 Math test

Curriculum

Reading

This week the children will be taking a fiction Core Assessment. They will be expected to read a story and be able to identify the following:

  • characters, setting, problem and solution
  • main idea and details
  • compare and contrast characters
  • character traits

I will share all the results at our portfolio conference.

Math

On Friday, the children will be taking the Unit 7 Math test. I will send home their Math books on Wednesday so they can study. Below are the skills and the math journal pages, math boxes, and Home Link examples are referenced so you can review with your child:

  • Counting by 2s, 5s,and 10s (page 161 and HL 7.1)

  • Number grid puzzles (pages 165 box 3, 171 box 3, 172 box 4, 178 box 4)

  • Add three 2-digit numbers mentally (pages 165 box 2, 171 box 2, HL 7.3, Basketball Addition Game)

  • Frames and arrows with 1 rule (HL 7.4)

  • Complete an in/out rule table (pages 165 box 5, 171 box 5, HL 7.4)

  • Find missing addends for multiples of ten (page 163, HL 7.2, Hit the Target Game)

  • Measure line to nearest inch and cm (pages 173, 174, 176, 177)

  • Make a bar graph of data (page 181)

  • Analyze data (pages 172 box 2, 175 box 4, 178 box 2, 182 box 4, HL 7.8)

  • Find the median of a set of numbers (HL 7.7)

Writing

This week we will begin learning about "How to" writing. The children will be writing about something that they know how to do or make. We will also be reviewing the following: proper nouns, verb tenses and contractions.

Science

This week we are learning about fossils and paleontologist. On Friday the kids will be pretending to be paleontologist by digging out chips from chocolate chip cookies. It should be a lot of fun!

Spelling

We will be working on Sort 35 which is final k sound.Please remember to have your child practice their spelling words using the Spelling City website https://www.spellingcity.com/gayman/. Please look for Sort 35 for this week's words. The kids are really enjoying using the Word Wizard App to practice their spelling words. You can easily download this app and put in their spelling words too.

Homework

Monday

Spelling page 7

Math Home Link 7.7

Tuesday

Read for 10 min. (remember to write in you log)

Extra Math

Wednesday

Spelling page 8 or 9 (you choose which page to do)

Math Home Link 7.8

Thursday

Study for Unit 7 Math test

Study Spelling Words