Mrs. Rish's Class Skills Agenda

November 13

Language Arts

We will explore Native American Legends.

We will explore several legends that have been passed down within a variety of Native American tribes. Students will read each legend and answer questions to support key details.

We also will read several picture books. We will read The Frog Princess A Tlingit Legend from Alaska retold by Eric A. Kimmel, The Story of Jumping Mouse A Native American Legend retold by John Steptoe, Raven A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest by Gerald McDermot, The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by Tomie DePaola and The Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie DePaola.

Students have taken a placement test for grammar using the computer program Moby Max. This program allows them to learn grammar skills coordinated to their own level. We will be using this program during our Daily Five rotations. This program is also good for many other subject areas. Students may log in to our class by going to . I encourage you to check it out! Students earn game points at school and they may want to use these at home!

Spelling Words

fur, shirt, burn, stir, turn, herd, third, learn, search, bird, perfect, birthdate, purple, circus, surprise

/er/, /ir/, /ur/, & /ear/

Vocabulary Words

dappled, entranced, trooped, circling, adorable, assortment, habitat, immense

Please make sure that you and your child use the vocabulary words each week. Students should be able to understand the word when used in a sentence. The vocabulary tests are read aloud to the students each week.

Science & Social Studies

Students will learn about Native American culture. We also will begin to discuss our Thanksgiving history and traditions.


We will continue Module 4 in Eureka Math.

Our objectives this week will be:

  1. Use mental strategies to relate compositions of 10 tens as 1 hundred to 10 ones as 1 ten.
  2. Use manipulatives to represent additions with two compositions.
  3. Relate manipulative representations to a written method.
  4. Use math drawings to represent additions with up to two compositions and relate drawings to a written method.

We also are practicing word problems and the mental math addition and subtraction strategies that we have learned.

Upcoming Events

  • Nov. 25-27 - School Closed for Thanksgiving
  • Dec. 4 - Children's Theatre
  • Dec. 4 - Friday Freeze
  • Dec. 11 - Christmas Program at 9:00 a.m.


Please study spelling and vocabulary words. There will be a vocabulary and spelling test on Friday.

Please complete 2 Homework Tickets per week. Your child should teach a parent/guardian the math concepts at least two nights per week. Students are bringing home completed homework sheets on a daily basis. They should use two of these sheets to explain the lesson to someone in the household. Each Friday, two completed Homework Tickets should be returned to me.

Read daily. Raz-Kids may also be used for reading time. I also recommend Moby Max.

Good Citizen

This student has been selected as the Good Citizen for this week. Congratulations!

Learning Targets

Reading Literature: RL.1, 3. 5. 6, 7. 10

Informational Text: RI. 4

Foundational Skills: RF. 3, 4

Writing: W. 3, 5

Math: OA 1, 2 NBT 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9

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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