# Notes from MissYoung & the Restless

## Learning this Week

We are beginning a new unit in reading! As part of this unit, we will be working with both fiction and nonfiction. Students will be learning how to make predictions; identify the characters (been working on), setting (been working on), problem, and solution; retell a story; compare and contrast similar stories; identify cause and effect; and distinguish between fact and opinion. We will be practicing these skills as a class, as well as one-on-one / in small

groups. Your child will also be answering comprehension questions in writing as part of this unit.

You can support your child in his/her learning at home by asking your child questions before, during, and after he/she reads a book. Here are some questions you can ask that go along with this unit:

- What do you think this book will be about? What makes you think that?

- What do you think will happen next in the story? Why?

- Did your prediction turn out to be true? Why or why not?

- Who are the characters in this story?

- What is the setting in this story?

- What is the problem in the story?

- How was the problem solved?

- How are these two stories the same? How are they different?

- What caused _____ in the story?

- Is this a fact or an opinion?

Math

We will continue to work on the following Indiana place value standards:

2.NS.3: Plot and compare whole numbers up to 1,000 on a number line.

2.NS.4: Match the ordinal numbers first, second, third, etc., with an ordered set up

to 30 items.

2.NS.5: Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number

of members

Writing

We continue to work on Personal Narratives. One way you can help at home is by talking about special memories he/she has. For example, a birthday party, a special holiday tradition, a sleepover, or another memorable event. This could be an event that is happy, exciting, sad, fun or just whatever was impressive. You can help your child make a list so they can remember once at school. :)

## Apps We've Been Using

• Sticky Note- used to type and sort word study words
• Dry Erase Board- allows students to write on iPad just like a dry erase board
• My High Frequency Words
• Number Pieces- place value practice
• Cookie Factory- place value practice
• Fetch Lunch Rush!- math fact practice

## Scholastic Books Clubs

This year you'll have the opportunity to purchase books for your child through Scholastic Book Clubs. This week you will receive the forms listing the books from which you can choose. Then log using the link below with the class code GZB9D. The orders are due on Friday, October 3rd.

## Specials

Monday, 9/22- Day 3- Music

Tuesday, 9/23- Day 1- PE (Tennis shoes) Don't forget to send in library books

Wednesday, 9/24- Day 2- Art

Thursday, 9/25- Day 3- Music

Friday, 9/26- Day 1- PE

## Field Trip Forms

Don't forget to return the field trip forms that were sent home on Friday. If you are interested in being a chaperone, you MUST have a current background check and have completed the on-line anti-bullying video on the HSE website.

## DON'T FORGET ALL OF THE WAYS TO FOLLOW OUR CLASS

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