Miss Niedringhaus February 1, 2016


2-5-16: Spelling Test Week 20

2-9-16: Character Connection

2-9-16: Lights, Camera, Action Night at 6!

2-12-16: NO SCHOOL!

2-15-16: NO SCHOOL!

Thank you to everyone who has sent in items for our Mexican Fiesta basket! We will continue collecting items until February 5, 2016!

Valentines 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!


Today is the 100th day of school! The pictures that are below show each of the kids at 100 years old! Enjoy!


Reader’s Workshop

Students will:

· Know and use various text 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 with the text.

· Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

Writer’s Workshop

Students will:

Write Informative/Explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop

points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

Participate in shared research and writing projects

Spelling/Phonics: Vowel –ir-

bird, birthday, chirped, dirty, fir, firm, flirt, sir, sirloin,

skirt, smirk, stir, thirst, thirteen, twirl, whirling

Vocabulary: circulate, protect, support

Text: You Can’t See Your Bones with Binoculars, The Skeletal System, Your Bones, Your Heart, Thump-Thump, A Drop of Blood, Breathe In, Breathe Out, Learning About Your Lungs

Math: Topic 10: Place Value to 1,000 Lessons Include: Counting Hundreds, Tens, and Ones

Reading and Writing Numbers to 1,000

Changing Numbers by Hundreds and Tens

Patterns with Numbers on Hundreds Charts

Skip Counting by 5, 10, 100 to 1,000