Mrs. Rish's Class Skills Agenda

January 15

Language Arts

During the next two weeks, we will learn about snow! We will use fiction and nonfiction texts to learn more about the topic. Students will prepare questions and complete a snow-based project.

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

true, few, new, stew, grew, clue, fuel, blew

crew, chew, argue, rescue, newspaper, value, nephew

Long u - /ue/, /ew/

There will be a spelling test on Friday.


attract, territory, universal, audible, volume, expression, creative, performance, concentrate, relieved

Part of the homework assignment is to review vocabulary words at home.

There will be a vocabulary test on Friday.

Science & Social Studies

We will complete our study of solids, liquids and gases and look at the water cycle. Our study of snow also fits well into both of these science categories,

We will continue to study the American Revolution with Liberty's Kids. We also will use our Studies Weekly magazines that help us with both reading and social studies content.


Students will be working in Module 5 of Eureka Math. We expect to complete lessons 8 - 11. 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 place value disks to solve an addition problem.
  • I CAN use number bonds to solve an addition problem.
  • I CAN use vertical form to solve an addition problem.
  • I CAN use the chip model to solve an addition problem.
  • I CAN show how different strategies relate to the traditional algorithm.

Upcoming Events

  • Jan. 18 - MLK Day - No School
  • Jan. 25 - TCS Board Meeting @ 6 p.m.
  • Feb. 3 - Second Grade Super Bowl of Math
  • Feb. 5 - Friday Freeze
  • Feb. 12 - Second Trimester Ends
  • Feb. 19 - Field Trip to BIrmingham Museum of Art


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.

Students should study vocabulary and spelling words at home.

Learning Targets

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

Informational Text: RI. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Foundational Skills: RF 3, 4

Writing: W. 3, 5, 7

Math: NBT 7, 9

Good Citizen

This student was selected as our Good Citizen this week.

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.

Trussville City Schools


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