Frenchtown Academic Newsletter

For the week of April 4, 2016

Happy Birthday to our Frenchtown Friends:

April 2: Colin A.

April 3: Chase N. and Brody T.

April 4: Ivy T.

April 5: Brooke M. and Gabriella S.

April 7: Zoe C. and Layla M.

April 8: Madeline A.

Mark your calendar!

School Play is this Friday and Saturday!

COA presents Children's Voices on Thursday.

End of Quarter: Friday

Report cards will be issued on April 15th.

In the classrooms:

KINDERGARTEN:

Math:

End of quarter assessments

Fundations:

Digraphs: Wh, Ch, Sh, Th, Ck

Spelling words

Fluent reading

Trick words: me, be

E/LA:

SL.K.1

Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about

kindergarten topics and

Texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

a.Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion.)


GRADE 1:

Math

-Unit 3.2 Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

-Envisions Unit 6: Problem Solving: Draw a Picture and Write a Number Sentence

ELA:

- Unit 3.2

-Students will use illustrations and key details to describe characters, settings, and major events. They will identify who is telling the story. Students will read prose, poetry and informational text with guidance and support.

Science/SS:

More Spring Topics: Habitats, Trees, Insects, Koala care

Coming Soon: Pebbles, Sand and Silt Science Unit

Other:

Upcoming Event: Field Trip to see The Paper Bag Players at the Park Theater on April 26! Please return your permission slip.


GRADE 2:

Math

Students will continue to practice telling time to the nearest hour, half-hour, and quarter hour. As your children are developing new mathematical skills, it is important to keep practicing the “old” skills such as addition/subtraction facts.

E/LA

Students will be practicing writing responses to a variety of literature. Since April is National Poetry Month, we will be working on our poetry writing skills as well.

Reading

We will continue to work on character change in fictional stories. Students will also be reading and listening to different styles of poetry all month long.

Reminder: Students should be practicing their math and reading skills as much as possible using RAZ Kids and IXL.