Mrs. Rish's Class Skills Agenda

September 4th

Language Arts

Students are continuing to use our friendship themed books to answer the question: "How can I make and keep a friend?" We have taken comprehension quizzes on Frances Frog's Forever Friend, Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend and Yes We Can! Students also are selecting books about friendship when reading with a partner. We will focus on You Will be My Friend! and Chamelia and the New Kid in Class this week.

Students also are reading nonfiction books to continue to expand knowledge of forces and magnets.

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

ham, tan, mat, dip, slip, list, not, box, mop, best, let, get, bug, buzz, plug

We will review short vowels.

Vocabulary Words

ventured, describe, edge, hesitate, anonymous, unselfish, satisfied, neighborly

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 explore forces and magnets.

Our Studies Weekly issue highlights the Constitution and being a good citizen.


We are continuing Model 2 in Eureka Math. This week our objectives are:

  1. Understand Concepts About the Ruler
  2. Measure and Estimate Length Using Different Measurement Tools
  3. Measure and Compare Lengths Using Different Length Units

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

Upcoming Events

  • September 7 - Labor Day - Schools Closed
  • September 10 - Responsible Dog Ownership Demonstration
  • September 8 - 11 - Field Trip Permission & Money Collection
  • September 11 - Friday Freeze
  • September 15 - Fall Pictures
  • September 25 - Oak Mountain Field Trip


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.

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, 9,10

Informational Text: RI. 1, 2. 4, 5,6,7,8,10

Foundational Skills: RF.3, 4

Writing: W.3, 5

Math: OA.1,2, NBT 2,4,5, MD1,2,4,5,6 ,

Lunch Reservations (we eat at 12:25)

Our Schedule

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.

Trussville City Schools


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environment fostering academic and career competencies that prepare them to be productive citizens.