Mrs. Rish's Class Skills Agenda

February 12

Language Arts

We will explore African American legends and stories. We will use the book Read-Aloud African American Stories (edited by Susan Kantor.

Our grammar skill will be subject/verb agreement.

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.

Spelling Words

book, cook, took, stood, hook, look, crook, good, wood, foot, notebook, football, understood, cookbook, overlook

There will be a spelling test on Friday.


There will not be any vocabulary words this week. Please continue to review previous words.

Science & Social Studies

We will visit the Birmingham Museum of Art on Friday. Students will follow a docent on an animal safari. They also will participate in a hands on music and art activity.

We will continue to study the American Revolution with Liberty's Kids. We also will use our Studies Weekly magazines that help us with both reading and social studies content.


We will continue working with Module 7.

Our I CAN statements for the week will be:

  • I CAN draw and label a bar graph to represent data.
  • I CAN draw a bar graph to represent a given data set.
  • I CAN solve word problems using data presented in a bar graph.

Upcoming Events

  • Feb. 15 - No School - Presidents Day
  • Feb. 18 - Report Cards go home
  • Feb. 19 - Field Trip to BIrmingham Museum of Art
  • March 3 - Green Hall Open House


Students will receive a math homework sheet on Friday. This sheet must be returned by the following Friday. Students also will take a quiz that comes directly from the problems on the homework sheet.

Students should use Raz-Kids to complete reading assignments. Students should strive to complete level P before the start of 3rd grade. Level Q correlates to a third grade reading level.

Students should study vocabulary and spelling words at home.

Learning Targets

Reading Literature: RL 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10

Foundational Skills: RF 3, 4

Writing: W 1, 3

Math: MD 6, 10

Good Citizen

This student was selected as our Good Citizen this week.

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.

Trussville City Schools


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