Sneak Peek

2T Edison School * March 21-April 1st, 2016* Mrs. Tallman

2T Community

Board Game Day:

This week we will have a Board Game Day on Thursday, March 24th. The class earned this special time as a reward for excellent character and work! Please bring your favorite game on Thursday!


Canned Goods:

The school is collecting canned goods until March 24th.


Spring Break:

Spring Break begins March 25th and we return to school March 31st. Enjoy the time off!

Literacy

This week, we will ask, “What makes a character interesting?” First, we’ll read My Name is Gabriela, a biography of Gabriela Mistral. Gabriela is a girl who loved to read and became the first Latin American woman to win a Nobel Prize. We will also read a few poems from a collection of poetry in Poems About Reading and Writing. .


Target Vocabulary: accepted, express, fluttering, grand, pretend, prize, wonder, taught


Phonics Skills: Words with long e sound for y (sleepy); changing y to I (sleepier)


Spelling Word Principle: y as the sound of long e (pretty, happy)

No new words- just lessons in school!


Vocabulary Strategy: suffixes –y and -ful


Comprehension Skill: Understanding characters – tell more about the characters


Comprehension Strategy: Analyze/evaluate-tell how you feel about the text and why


Writing: How To

We will create a How To presentation using the Adobe Voice App.

Science

Rocks and Minerals

This week, students will observe and describe the properties of 12 rocks. Students will sort the rocks according to similarities and differences they observe. Then the students will be challenged to describe and discuss the properties they used to sort the rocks. After sharing, the class will sort the rocks according to properties suggested by fellow classmates.

Math

Chapter 8 Lesson 1

Use a measuring scale to measure mass in kilograms.

Compare mass using kilograms.

The mass of an object can be equal to 1 kg.

The mass of an object can be less than 1 kg.

The mass of an object can be more than 1 kg.

Use a balance scale to find the mass of objects.

Subtract to find the mass of an object.


Chapter 8 Lesson 2

Compare and order masses.

Compare masses in kilograms.


Chapter 8 Lesson 3

Use a measuring scale to measure mass in grams.

Use smaller units to measure the mass of lighter objects.

Use the measuring scale to measure the mass of objects less than 1kg.


Chapter 8 Lesson 4

Compare and order masses in grams.

Compare masses in grams.

You can subtract to find the difference in mass.

Mark Your Calendars:

March 23rd- Friday Schedule

March 23rd- Jump Rope for Heart Assembly- pep rally

March 24th- Report Card Day

March 24th- Board Game Day

Spring Break- March 25th-March 30th

Reminders:


• Please have your child put their name and number on all assignments.


*Please label all of your child's belongings!


*It is still warm in our classroom, please help your child to dress appropriately and to bring a water bottle each day!