# This week in class....

### January 7th - January 11th

Report Cards Issued

January 11th

Elementary 2nd Quarter Awards

January 14th

MLK, Jr. Holiday - Camp Provided

January 21st

Science Habitat Diorama Project

Due January 22nd

February 1st

Scholastic Book Fair

February 11th - 15th

Winter Break

February 18th - 22nd

## Weekly Test

Wednesday - CH6 Math Test - Subtraction

Thursday - Science Test - Habitats

Friday - Spelling Test and Comprehension Test

## Weekly Timed Math Test

We are working hard on knowing our addition and subtraction facts to 12. It is important that each student know these facts entering 2nd grade by memory. A student should be able to answer a math fact within 3 seconds.

We are taking 4 timed test a week. Each test has 20 to 24 problems. These will be graded at the end of each week. The test consist of a mixture of addition and subtraction problems. The students are currently given 2 minutes to complete each test, which is double the time. Please work with your child at home on memorizing these facts.

I have listed the link to FACT DASH below. The students play this every week in the library. They need to choose mixed problems and change the time to one minute.

## Vocabulary Words

celebrate - to have a party or another activity in honor of a special event.

grateful - to be thankful.

confetti - tiny bits of colored paper that is thrown during celebrations

pinata - an object filled with candy. fruit, or small toys that blindfolded people swing a stick at in order to break it open.

## Spelling Words

Words with ai and ay.

When two vowels go walking (are beside each other in a word) then the first one does the talking (the first vowel is a long sound and the second vowel is silent). So, ai and ay both make the long a sound.

sprain

raise

praise

await

again

waist

display

spray

stray

holiday

would

*celebrate

## This week in class......

Weekly Story

Mama's Birthday Present

MATH

Chapter 7 - Telling Time

Words with ai and ay

Possessives

Drawing Conclusions

SOCIAL STUDIES

Continents

## Habitat Diorama

Information regarding a Science project came home with your child today. I have provided several samples below of what a habitat diorama should look like. If you have any question please feel free to ask or email me.