Mrs. Inman's Happenings

February 12-16

Valentine's Day

We will celebrate Valentine's Day by passing out Valentine's to our classmates. Please send in your Valentines.

Reading/Language Arts

We will continue discussing main idea. We will also be focusing on the sounds -au as in taught and -aw as in saw . Our new writing focus this trimester will be opinion writing.

Ticket-to Read

Ticket-to-Read helps with phonics, sight words, and fluency.


We will learn tens and ones (place value). We will learn greater than, less than, and equal to (< , >, and =). We will learn 10 more, 10 less, one more, and one less than a given number. We will learn about three dimensional shapes like the cone, cylinder, cube, sphere, and rectangular prism. We will work on addition and subtraction fluency and do quick fluency checks with students. We will do number talks.

Here is the link to the parent tip sheet for our new math module:


We will start a new Stemscopes module on Animal Trait Inheritance and Variation.

Learning Targets

Reading Literature: RL. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, RI 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10

Foundational Skills: RF, 1, 2, 3, 4

Writing: W. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5

Speaking and Listening: SL. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Language: L, 1.1, 1. 2, 1.5

Math: 1.OA. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, MD 1, 2, 4

Number and Operations: NBT.1, 2, 3

Important Dates

2/14 - Valentine's Day (Don't forget to send in your Valentine cards)

2/19 - President's Day (no school)

2/23 - End of 2nd trimester

2/26 - 3/2 Spring Book Fair

3/1 - Report Cards go home

3/1 - Paine Family Literacy Night (5:30 - 7:00)

Read Across America

Read Across America Day is Friday March 2nd and we will be celebrating LITERACY all week long!!!

We are so excited to have so many FUN and EXCITING events planned for our students here at Paine Elementary for Read Across America. We will have lots of fun activities throughout the week all featuring and promoting literacy. We will have dress up days, classroom activities, a Dr. Seuss Digital Breakout Birthday Bash, special guest readers, a delicious Green Eggs and Ham breakfast with SURPRISE servers and greeters on Friday March 2nd.

Our Scholastic Book Fair will be held during this fun filled week here in the Library. Our two Family Nights will be Tuesday February 27th and Thursday March 1st. We will also feature our Art Show, Marketplace and Paine Literacy Night on those dates. More information and details about all these fun events will be coming home with your child and emailed to our parents soon.

Read Across America Dress Up Days at Paine Elementary…

February 26th-March 2nd.

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Lunch Menu

We eat lunch at 12:20.

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