# News from Room 2!

## Welcome Families!

Week of April 16th - 20th

## Literacy

We are continuing our Literacy curriculum this week. We will begin Wonders Unit 5 Week 5. Below are the areas and concepts we will be focusing on:

Comprehension Skill - Character, Setting, Plot

Comprehension Strategy - Problem and Solution

Grammar - Joining Words

Writing Traits - Sentence Fluency: Complete Sentences

Phonics Skill - dipthongs: oi, oy

Spelling Words - toy, joy, boy, coin, join, spoil

High Frequency Words - above, build, fall, knew, money, toward (note that we now have 6 high frequency words - I will test on 5 and the 6th will be another challenge word).

Challenge Words - enjoy, voice (+2 extra credit)

## Math

Everyday Math Unit 7

We will continue in Unit 7 of Everyday Math. We will be focusing on fact families, subtraction fact strategies, and shapes.

Concepts we will be learning this week:

- defining and nondefining attributes of shapes

- In and Out Boxes "What's My Rule?"

**We will take our Unit 7 Exam on Thursday, April 19th after reviewing concepts from this unit on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Homelinks - Monday (7.11), Tuesday (look over the review), Wednesday (look over the review), Thursday (no homework - test in class)

Everyday Math Games

- Listed below are the games we have learned and the ones we will learn this upcoming week:

• Bunny Hop
• Monster Squeeze
• Top - It
• Penny Dice
• Rock, Paper, Scissors
• Rolling for 50
• Penny Plate
• Domino Top-It
• Subtraction Bingo
• The Digit Game
• Fishing for 10

Calendar

- We do calendar every single day. Incorporated into our daily calendar routine are multiple math concepts including:

• Place Value
• Money
• Number of the Day
• Subtracting
• Counting

## Science

We will begin our Life Science unit this week. We will spend time in class researching animal habitats before going on our field trip to the OKC Zoo on May 2nd. We will use books and online resources to conduct our research.

## Social Studies

We will continue with our Second Step lessons. These lessons focus on the social emotional development of each learner. There are Second Step homelinks on our grade level website under the parent page.

We will also use this time to continue to build classroom community. Building that community is imperative for learning to take place.

## Specials

Monday - Music with Shepard

Tuesday - P.E. with Stuemky (wear tennis shoes)

Wednesday - Combined in the gym due to testing

Thursday - Combined in the gym due to testing

Friday - Music with Buckley

## Upcoming Events

Monday, April 16th - End of the Year DRA Window Opens (this may be moved back)

Friday, April 20th - No GMM (due to testing), but Good Afternoon Monroe at 2:00

Tuesday, April 24th - Monroe Arts Festival!!

Friday, April 27th - School - Wide Pajama Day

Friday, April 27th - Principal's Reading Challenge Celebration

Tuesday, May 1st - EOY Math Benchmark Window Opens

Wednesday, May 2nd - First Grade Field Trip to the OKC Zoo

Thursday, May 3rd - Author Visit (David Titus)

Thursday, May 3rd - Spring Individual Pictures

Friday, May 4th - Volunteer Appreciation at GMM

Friday, May 4th - Super Kids Day

Friday, May 11th - Hat Day

As events get closer, I will give you more information. If you have any questions, please email me.