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Week Of February 15th - February 19th

Learning Targets


I can identify the theme of a story by telling a friend.

I can recognize the craft an author has used by sharing with the class.

I can make connections to stories by writing about it.

Things I can practice after reading to someone at home:

I can retell the BME of a story and explain what "PLOT" means by telling an adult.

Word Work & Grammar:

I can apply the short vowel sound in words to read unknown words by stretching them out.


I can write a friendly letter by using the writing process..

I can identify the parts of a letter by labeling them.


I can identify parts of a whole by naming the fraction.

I can define the following vocabulary words by using them when explaining my thinking: equal parts, fraction, part, thirds, fourths, and halves.

I can solve word problems by using the following thinking patterns to complete a UPS check

-SSM-Some and Some More

-SWA-Some Went Away

-BSD-Bigger Smaller Difference (used for how many more or comparing numbers)

I can learn my doubles to help me solve problems in math.

I can use place value to compare numbers as greater or less than.

I can use place value to add and subtract 10 or 20 by solving equations

Social Studies/Science:

I can explain why good citizens exercise their right to vote by writing about it in my journal

I can tell about presidents both past and future by discussing with a classmate.

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PJ Day -- Friday, February 19th

We will have a wear your PJ's to school day. Your child can also bring a teddy bear. No pillows or blankets please! By Friday we will have read all her bedtime books and we are doing this to celebrate!

Important Dates

Monday, February 15th -- NO SCHOOL -- Staff Development Day

Tuesday, February 16th -- Chick-Fil-A Night (121/Custer) 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 17th -- Drama Kids @ 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday, February 19th -- Mav Dads Lunches (1st Grade 10:40 a.m.) & Good News Club @ 3:00 p.m. & Jumprope For Heart Donations are DUE

Tuesday, February 23rd -- Spring Picture Day

Wednesday, February 24th -- World Read Aloud Day & Drama Kids @ 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday, February 26th -- Mav Fan Jam @ 8:15 a.m. & Six Flags Reading Logs are DUE