Mrs. Rish's Class Skills Agenda

January 8

Language Arts

We will explore the story Mr. Putter and Tabby. Students will identify the Who, What, When, Where, How and Why in the story.

We also will continue to read nonfiction books about solids, liquids, and gases. Students will gain valuable knowledge that they can use during science hands-on activities.

Our grammar focus this week will be amazing adjectives!

We will write descriptive paragraphs.

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

goat, soak, own, know, coat, boat, float, low, snow, grow, snowflake, carload, window, borrow, sailbot

Long o - /oa/, /ow/

There will be a spelling test on Friday.


disturb, underneath, procrastinate, diversion, cozy, enchanting, instead, thrilled, review, celebrate

Please review these words throughout the week with your child. You may snuggle underneath a cozy blanket and talk about an enchanting diversion instead of disturbing your child with chores. They will be so thrilled that they will celebrate. Please don't procrastinate, get started right away!

There will be a vocabulary test on Friday.

Science & Social Studies

Students will continue to explore the states and properties of matter. Students will be sorting and classifying matter based upon properties. Students also will engineer several items while exploring the properties of matter.


Students will be working in Module 5 of Eureka Math. You should expect to see Problem Set and Homework sheets coming home. Please ask your child about these sheets if you do not see them.

Our I CAN statements for the week will be:

  • I CAN use the arrow way for addition and subtraction.
  • I CAN add multiples of 100 and some tens within 1000.
  • I CAN subtract multiples of 100 and some tens within 1000.
  • I CAN make 100 in order to add.
  • I CAN check subtraction problems by using addition.
  • I CAN change both numbers in a subtraction problem in order to solve more easily.
  • I CAN participate in number talks and share and defend the way I solved the problem.

Upcoming Events

  • Jan. 15 - Friday Freeze
  • Jan. 18 - MLK Day - No School


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.

Learning Targets

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

Informational Text: RI 4

Foundational Skills: RF 3, 4

Writing: W 2, 3, 5, 7

Math: NBT 7, 8, 9

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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