Mrs. Rish's Class Skills Agenda

February 19

Language Arts

We will read a variety of nonfiction texts about land forms. We also will explore with our online research resource Pebble Go.

We will begin to discuss and brainstorm topics for our class book that we will be creating. Stay tuned for more information!

Our grammar skill will be subject/verb agreement.

We are continuing to work through the five areas of Daily Five. This design gives students lots of practice in the most essential aspects of literacy.

Spelling Words

grouch, town, count, house, mouse, ground, now, powder, growled, down, flower, around, shouted, tower, somehow

There will be a spelling test on Friday.


admit, hilarious, assumed, absurd, serious, acquired, barely, witty, extremely, attempt

Please use these words at home during the week. Students should know how to use them in conversation. We will take a vocabulary test on Friday.

Science & Social Studies

We will study land forms, erosion and weathering. We will use nonfiction texts and online research. We also will engineer some of our own experiments.

We will continue to study the American Revolution with Liberty's Kids. We also will use our Studies Weekly magazines that help us with both reading and social studies content.

We also will continue to learn about Black History Month.


We will continue working with Module 7.

Our I CAN statements for the week will be:

  • I CAN recognize the value of coins and count up to find their total.
  • I CAN solve word problems involving the total value of a group of coins.
  • I CAN solve word problems involving the total value of a group of bills.
  • I CAN solve word problems involving different combinations of coins.
  • I CAN use the fewest number of coins to make a given value.

Upcoming Events

  • Feb. 19 - Field Trip to Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Feb. 23 - Class Pictures
  • Feb. 23 - Scholastic Book Club Order Due
  • March 2 - Individual Spring Pictures
  • March 8 - Green Hall Open House - NEW DATE!!!
  • March 8 - Family Night at the Book Fair
  • March 10 - Family Night at the Book Fair

Book Fair

Paine Primary's last book fair - Groovy Book Fair - is coming to our school Monday, March 7th - Friday, March 11th! Help your little reader grow by providing some great self-selected books! We will have 2 Family Shopping Nights - Tuesday, March 8th and Thursday, March 10th from 3 - 7pm. A lucky family night shopper will win $25 worth of FREE BOOKS. See you at our last book fair - Peace, Love, Books!!!


Students will receive a math homework sheet on Friday. This sheet must be returned by the following Friday. Students also will take a quiz that comes directly from the problems on the homework sheet.

Students should use Raz-Kids to complete reading assignments. Students should strive to complete level P before the start of 3rd grade. Level Q correlates to a third grade reading level.

Students should study vocabulary and spelling words at home.

Learning Targets

Informational Text: RI. 1,2,5,6,7,8,10

Foundational Skills: RF.3, 4

Writing: W. 2,8,5,6,7

Math: MD. 8; NBT 2, 5, 6

Good Citizen

This student was selected as our Good Citizen this week.

Lunch Reservations (we eat at 12:25)

Message from the Office


Each student is allowed 6 parent excuses per year (this is a change from years past). Parent excuses can be a hand written note or you may email the excuse to your child’s teacher and copy the excuse to:

An ORIGINAL doctor’s excuse may be turned in from the parent by the student. Doctor’s excuses may be faxed to 205-228-3201 ONLY by the doctor’s office. We can NOT accept a faxed doctor’s excuse from a parent.

All excuses MUST be turned in within 3 days of the absence.

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