Mrs. Hensler's Helpful Hints

2/3 Multiage Classroom

Week of 1/19 - 1/23

Reading Response Question

1. Who is the main character of your book? Describe the main character’s personality using 5 descriptive words or phrases. Then explain why you chose the words by using evidence from the text to support your thinking.

2. How does this story or these chapters make you feel? Why? Be sure to explain your thinking using evidence from the text.

Remember - Essay is due on Sunday Night!

Snow Day ELearning

If school is closed due to weather please note that we will have an E Learning Day! This means that students are required to do assignments/activities at home. Because our school has been granted this opportunity to participate in E Learning Days, we will NOT be required to make these days up at the end of the year. Last semester we practiced a mock Snow Day. If your child has access to the internet they will need to go to the "SNOW DAY" tab at the top of our class website. If your child does not have access to the internet they will be given a "Snow Packet" to complete in advance. They will have one assignment in reading, math, and writing.

If there are any questions regarding E Learning Assignments. I will be available via email at

Check Out Our Class Website!

I have uploaded HUNDREDS of new pictures from the month of December! Enjoy!

I will keep our website updated daily. On our website you will find pictures of our learning in action! We will also use our website to post our weekly newsletters, spelling words, vocabulary words, class projects, etc.!

Spelling Practice & Tic-Tac-Toe Sheets

This is just a reminder that the Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe sheet contains simply optional ideas to practice spelling words. Students can choose ANY activity to study spelling words. For example, your child can spell them aloud while riding in the car, write them out like a practice spelling test, or log in to spelling city and play an online game with their spelling words. Tic-Tac-Toe activities are optional. However, your child is required to practice their spelling words 3x per week. If your child chooses to do another activity please note this in the margin or on the back of their Tic-Tac-Toe sheet. Your child will receive full credit for homework as long as they complete 3 activities. Parent signature is required if a hard copy cannot be turned in (i.e. spelled words with shaving cream). If you have any questions please let me know!

This Week's Lessons

Writing -

  • Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Essays - Opinion/Persuasive Writing
  • Writing Checkpoint - Personal Narrative
  • Conventions
  • Using a Thesaurus

Language -

  • Abbreviations
  • Compound Words
  • Verb Tenses

Reading -

  • Character Traits
  • Cause & Effect

Social Studies- Economics & Martin Luther King Jr.

2nd Grade

Math -

Adding Two-Digit Numbers & Multiplication Facts

Anchor Text - Officer Buckle & Gloria & Safety at Home

3rd Grade

Math -

Division Facts & Fractions

Anchor Text - Ramona Quimby, Age 8 & Imagine a Recipe