Week of October 3, 2016

In room 31


Unit 1 Week 4

Meet Rosina by George Ancona


cultures, deaf, signing, relatives, language, celebrate


The predicate of a sentence.

The predicate is the part of a sentence (or clause) which tells us what the subject does or is. To put it another way, the predicate is everything that is not the subject.


Word with Final e (/ī/i_e)

bike, hike, like, bite, site, file, mile, etc

We are also studying the hard vs soft C & G Please see the video below.

Add cards e_i to your stack of phoneme cards. Even though it is not on the list add ci, ci, cy, ge, gi, gy to help them practice the soft c and g sounds.

Soft C & G

Reading Strategy and Skill

Strategy: Summarize
Skill: Identify Main Idea and Details

High-frequency words





Sums and differences to 20


We continue our study of the traits of great writers. Last week we focused making good word choices and we came up with other words in place of the word "said" and "good." Next week we will continue to go over using transition words in our writing.

Social Studies

The Land Around Us



This week the students have their usual spelling practice page. They can chose one of the two activities. Don't forget to practice math facts each day along with reading and fill out the log.

The math facts are so important. We don't want your student moving on to third grade without knowing their basic math facts. So PLEASE practice at home. At school we are practicing with our Rocket Math Activity. And remember it is more about quality than quantity. Drill the facts in small focused time periods rather than long draw out and dreaded sessions. 5 minutes here and there are highly effective!

This week's Special Project is to get connected to the DreamBox site from home. Hopefully, you have your passwords in a handy-dandy place because you will need them to login. Please have your child sign in at least once this week at home. DreamBox does a great job of reinforcing core math concepts and it's fun!!



Username: 1st name last name (with no space) For example: marieschultz

Password: Student 4 digit password (sent home earlier this year on computer login sheet)


  1. Download Dreambox App
  2. Touch "School"
  3. Enter School Code: rdew/solanahe
  4. Find your Teacher's Name, then enter your username/password

Here is the homework page link http://sbsd.schoolwires.net/Page/1870

Upcoming Events

School Assembly this Friday at 8:35am!

October 5th Picture Day!

October 14, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PTA Movie Night

October 24, 2016 Red Ribbon Week