Mrs. Rish's Class Skills Agenda

October 16

Language Arts

Students will listen to and complete a book study on Dinosaurs Before Dark.

Students also will read nonfiction passages about dinosaurs. They will answer comprehension questions and complete a booklet.

Our grammar skill focus will be the identification and use of proper nouns.

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

even, secret, these, theme, eve, zebra, compete, evening, beside, before, begin, incomplete, began, delete, athlete

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Vocabulary Words

brisk, strutted, gobbled, paced, request, negotiate, compromise, improve

Please make sure that you and your child use the vocabulary words each week. Students should be able to understand the word when used in a sentence. The vocabulary tests are read aloud to the students each week.

Science & Social Studies

Students will explore the concept of extinction.

The Pilgrims Come to America is the title of our Studies Weekly issue.

Students Enjoy Materials Borrowed from the Birmingham Zoo

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We will complete Module 3 in Eureka Math. Students will take an end of module assessment.

Our objectives this week will be:

  1. Compare two three-digit numbers with <, >, and = when there are more than 9 ones or 9 tens.
  2. Order numbers in different forms.
  3. Model and use language to tell about 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, 10 less, and 100 more and 100 less.
  4. Model 1 more and 1 less, 10 more and 10 less, and 100 more and 100 less when changing the hundreds place.
  5. Complete a pattern counting up and down.

We also are practicing word problems and the addition and subtraction strategies that we have learned.

Upcoming Events

  • Oct. 17 - Family Check Out Day @ PP from 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Oct. 30 - Organism Dress Up Day
  • Oct. 30 - First Trimester Ends

Organism Dress Up Day

On Friday, October 30th, we will be having an Organism Dress Up Day! Your child may choose any plant or animal to portray. Keep the costume simple—dress in all green and be a blade of grass. Put on mouse ears, paint a nose and whiskers, and be a mouse. Be creative! No Cartoon Characters, please.


Please study spelling and vocabulary words. There will be a vocabulary and spelling test on Friday.

Please complete 2 Homework Tickets per week. Your child should teach a parent/guardian the math concepts at least two nights per week. Students are bringing home completed homework sheets on a daily basis. They should use two of these sheets to explain the lesson to someone in the household. Each Friday, two completed Homework Tickets should be returned to me.

Read daily. Raz-Kids may also be used for reading time.

Good Citizen

This student has been selected as the Good Citizen for this week. Congratulations!

Learning Targets

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

Informational Text: RI. 1, 2. 4, 5,6,7,8,10

Foundational Skills: RF.3, 4

Writing: W. 2

Math: Math: O.A.1; NBT.2, 4, 8

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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