Mrs. Rish's Class Skills Agenda

September 25

Language Arts

We will begin to read about animal classification and animal adaptations.

Students will visit the library two times this week for collaborative lessons. Students will learn about conventions of nonfiction books while selecting a book about a particular animal. Students will then read to become an expert on the chosen animal. Students also will learn about digital researching. They will research digitally to learn even more about the chosen animal.

Our grammar skill focus will be the identification and use of singular and plural nouns.

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.

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Spelling Words

plate, wave, gate, tape, fake, time, nine, life, fine, line, mistake, classmate, bedtime, homemade, paper

Long a and i spelled: /a_e/ & /i-e/

Vocabulary Words

rickety, rattling, prying, impatiently, romp, defeated, jubilant, master

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

We will finish up our unit on plants and begin to learn about animal adaptations. Students will become an expert on one particular animal. Preliminary work for a project will be conducted.


We will continue Module 3 in Eureka Math.

Our objectives this week will be:

  1. Write base ten numbers in expanded form.
  2. Write, read, and relate base ten numbers in all forms.
  3. Count the total value of $1, $10, and $100 bills up to $1000.
  4. Count the value of ones, tens, and hundreds with place value disks.
  5. Change 10 ones for 1 ten, 10 tens for 1 hundred, and 10 hundreds for 1 thousand.
  6. Read and write numbers within 1000 after modeling with place value disks.

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

Upcoming Events

  • Oct. 3 - PP Library Family Check Out Day 1:00
  • Oct. 5 - Birthday Book Club Campaign Begins
  • Oct. 12 - School Closed


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.2,5,6,7,8

Math: Math: O.A.1; NBT.1, 2, 3, 8

Lunch Reservations (we eat at 12:25)

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.

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