Mrs. Bitz and Miss Meisner's News

February 5, 2016

Valentines Grams!

Valentine's Day grams are NOW on sale! All of the proceeds from this student council fundraiser go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. If you want to buy a class set the forms are available at the front desk, or you can send money with you son/ daughter. Please see details below:

$1 for a single sucker to be sent to someone of your choice

$4 for a bouquet of suckers to be sent to someone of your choice. The suckers are tied together with a bow for added adorableness.

If your son/ daughter wants to buy Valentine's Day Grams they should bring their money to their homeroom teacher. The teacher will give them a form to fill out where they must put the students name and their teachers name for who will be receiving the gram. More information about this went home, but please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have. :)

Math/ Science

This week in Math we continued to work on 3-digit subtraction and addition. At the end of the week, we worked on word problems with 3-digit addition and subtraction (mixed). Students had to decipher whether or not to add or subtract. We will continue to work on word problems with mixed 3-digit addition and subtraction.

Next week we will begin talking about time. Please start discussing with your child time by planning experiences so that they will understand the duration of an hour, 30 minutes, 15 minutes, 5 minutes, one minute, and one second. For example:

1. When your child brushes his/her teeth, how long does it take? (one hour, one minute, or one second).

2. When you eat dinner, does it take 5 minutes, one second, or 30 minutes? etc.

In Science this week, we talked about matter. We also discussed physical properties of matter such as: size, shape, texture, temperature, and flexibility. We also talked about solids. Next week we will discuss liquids.



DMH #18

Science Homework Pg 15-17

Spelling Week 4

Reading/ Language Arts

This week in reading we began our second unit of non-fiction. This unit really focuses on teaching students how to research something. Many of the upcoming lessons focus on how to find specific information within a non-fiction text instead of reading the entire thing. This will come in handy next week when we begin out research projects in language arts.

In Language Arts this week we finished up our realistic fiction unit. We revised, edited, and published one of the stories we have been working on. We worked with partners to help each other make changes, located all of our capital letters and end punctuation, and worked on reading for sense. At the end of the week we got to color and create covers (some with blurbs!). I am so excited to read these masterpieces.

Next week we are starting our research unit of writing. We will be researching an animal with a partner and creating an informational report with our collected data. This is one of my favorite writing units because I get to see the more scientific brains of these kiddos and its interesting to see who sees a lot of success with this unit. Next week your son/ daughter may be coming home asking to go to the public library or check the internet for an additional resource. Here are school we only have so much available for these kiddos to use, combine that with the fact that another grade level is currently doing something similar we are a little short on books and resources. If you would like to send in a book/ internet article for your son/ daughter to use it would be greatly appreciated. They will pink animals on Monday! :)


We are in need of some simple sticky notes for our classroom! We used these everyday to show our thinking in our reading and I am running dangerously low. Any donations would be GREATLY appreciated. (:
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