# Mrs. Fobbe's Class

Theme 8, Week 2,
• Vocabulary words: temperature, normal, select
• Comprehension strategy: use fix-up strategies and review monitor understanding

In reading, we are working on using fix-up strategies to help us understand our stories. We continue to ask questions before, during, and after reading a book to monitor our comprehension. Practice this at home while reading your books. In writing, we are moving from drafting to revising in the writing process. We are working very hard on our class books. It is been a great opportunity for us to use our writing process. We have finished our revising and now are working on our final draft. I can't wait for it to be done!

## Spelling

This week we worked with words that have the ain and ail endings.

## Math

Finished Topic 10, Counting and Number Patterns to 100, and started Topic 11, tens and ones.

• Finding groups of tens and counting the ones left over.
• Determining how many tens are in a two digit number.
• skip counting by 2, 5, and 10
• Finding the pattern in a table
• Figuring out what comes next in a pattern

## Science

In science, we started the unit Pebbles, Sand, and silt. This week we worked with the earth materials sand and clay. We put sand and water and a vial and let them sit overnight. The next day we could see the silt sitting on the top of the sand. After working with the earth material, clay the students had the chance to make clay beads and string them into a necklace.

## Reminders

• NO school on February 15th
• Make sure your child is bringing ALL their snow gear to school.
• PLEASE RETURN YOUR SHEET FOR THE CLASS BOOK ORDER WHETHER YOU ARE PURCHASING A BOOK OR NOT.
• February 11th we are going on our field trip. Don't forget to send a bag lunch.
• Wednesday, February 3rd is Wacky Wednesday
• Friday, February 5th is Jersey/Sports day
• Our class is running low on some word work supplies. We are in need of gel pens, bingo daubers, and play-doh. Thank you to those families that have already donated to our class. If you would be interested in donating you can send it with your child to school. :)