Mrs. Cornell's Class

News for the week of February 18 - 22

Dear Parents,

March is right around the corner. Tuesday you will receive a tentative time for spring conferences. If it does not work for you, please write a few other possibilities on the sheet and send it back to school as soon as you can (or email) so that I can get a new time scheduled. Conferences are held the afternoon and evenings of the 14th, 19th, and 21st.

Tuesday is 100 day! Students are excited. We will have been in school for 100 days. We will will have a pretty normal schedule, but will do some related activities.

Tuesday is also the Jumprope for Heart activity after school. It's always fun to peek in after school and see the participating students having a great time.

(As usual, the February Skills Checklist can be found at the bottom of this newsletter.)

Have a good week!

Jo Cornell

This week we are working on:

READING - Long e - y

Summarizing / Analyzing Plot

Vocabulary Words: heard, happen, falls, before, began, told

Sentence Punctuation, Contractions with Not, Apostrophes, Story Writing

MATH - What's My Rule?

Counting Coins - Quarters, Dimes, Nickels, Pennies

Writing Digital Time

Addition and Subtraction Fact Practice

Data and Bar Graphs

Problem Solving - Number Stories

Upcoming Events:

Tues, Feb 19th - Jump Rope for Heart
Fri, March 8th - No School - Prep Day
Tues, March 12th - Two Hour Late Start
Thurs, March 14th - Conferences
Tues, March 19th - Conferences
Thurs, March 21st - Conferences

Fri, March 22 - 31st - No School


This "Glog" is a fantastic resource for me in the classroom. We are able to use some things on it each week to enhance our learning through engaging activities. I am sharing it with you. Students may do some exploring or may go back to activities that we used in class.
Raz-Kids is an online, self-paced reading website. The teacher username is "jocornell". Students know their passwords. Students first listen to a story, then read that story, then take a quiz. Each task they do earns them points.


We use this weekly in school. Students really enjoy practicing math on this site. Your child should know their username and password, if not I can email it to you.

Some good activities to practice this week include:
First Grade: B11, B15, D13, D14, F3, F6, L3, L4, M1, M2, N2
Second Grade: E7, E10, E11, F7, F9, F11, M7, M14

Students may explore other activities and may need support.
Be sure to bookmark this site. There are hundreds of math games to choose from. The higher the number, the more difficult the skills.

February Skills Checklist

Dear Parents,

This checklist includes many of the topics and skills that your child is working on during the month of February. Many skills continue from previous months. You can help me in tracking your child’s progress by using and returning this checklist at the end of the month. When you feel that your child has mastered a skill, check on the line. Not all lines need to be checked off to return the sheet to school, but please work on each skill with your child throughout the month of February. Thank you for all of your extra help working with your child at home.

Sincerely, Mrs. Cornell

· Can tell time on an analog clock to the half hour (half past) and quarter hour

(quarter-to or before and quarter-past or after) ___

· Can write time in digital notation (example: 5:45 or 11:30) ___

· Identifies numbers as even or odd ___

· Can draw and solve +/- number stories using the number line, number grid, tallies,

pictures, counters, base 10 (any) ___

· Can calculate and write the value of money when using pennies/nickels/dimes/quarters ___

· Can solve math facts including adding or subtracting 0, 1, 2, and doubles up to 10 + 10 ___

· Knows facts whose sums are 10 (example: 7+3 = ) ___

· Can read any two and three digit number ___

· Can compare numbers using > = < symbols ___

· Can measure to the nearest inch / centimeter ___

· Can count by 2’s to 100 and up and back by 5’s and 10’s to 100 ___

· Can read high frequency words (see below) ___

· When reading, pauses for commas and periods ___

· Can answer questions about what he/she has read ___

Can identify main characters, setting and main events in stories ___

Can read long u, long a (ay, ai), and long e (ee, ea, ey, y) words: tune, train, meat

· Can write complete sentences using correct capitalization and punctuation ___

Your Child’s Name _____________________________

Parent Signature _____________________________

*Please keep your chart in a safe place so it will not get lost or destroyed.

Due back March 1st.


February 4 to 8 - work, after, find, old, new, done

February 11 to 15 - warm, cold, sounds, great, know, their, there

February 18 to 22 - kind, knew, house, friends, far, by,

February 25 to March 1 - heard, began, before, happen, told, falls