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Miss Niedringhaus February 8, 2016

Reminders

2-9-16: Lights, Camera, Action Night

2-10-16: Math Topic 10 Test

2-11-16: Valentine's Exchange

2-11-16: Spelling Week 21 Test

2-12-16: NO SCHOOL!
2-14-16: Valentine's Day!

2-15-16: President's Day! NO SCHOOL!


Please send back your conference request form!

Valentine's Day!

We will have a Valentines exchange in the classroom on Thursday February 11, 2016. It is not a requirement that students participate. However, if your child would like to bring in Valentines, they must bring one in for EVERY student. We have 19 students in class so make sure to bring in 19 Valentines. Also, if you would like to participate, I ask that you bring in some sort of mailbox or bag. Feel free to get creative and decorate your mailbox! I would also love it if you sent me picture of the decoration process! I hope to include those in our newsletter the following week! If you have any questions please let me know!

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who sent in items for our Mexican Fiesta basket! We had a lot of donations and I am sure that we will have a great basket!

Objectives

Reader’s Workshop

Students will:

  • Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
  • Know and use various test features to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
  • Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
  • Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

Writer’s Workshop

Students will:

  • With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
  • Write Informative/Explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
  • Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

Spelling/Phonics: Vowel –r: wor

word, wordy, work, workmanship, workshop, world, worm, worry, worse,

worship, worst, worth, worthy, fireworks, network, silkworm

Vocabulary: abbreviation, article, exhale/inhale, summary

Text: A Drop of Blood and Breathe In, Breathe Out: Learning About Your Lungs

Math: Topic 10: Place Value to 1,000

Lessons Include: Comparing Numbers

Problem Solving: Look for a Pattern

Topic Review

Topic Test