Mrs. Rish's Class Skills Agenda

January 6

These 3 Days Matter!

During our first three days back after our break, we will be exploring the states and properties of matter! Students will be reading books about matter. We also will watch demonstrations and complete experiments. I hope everyone returns to school ready to be a scientist!

Moby Max and Xtra Math

Please use Moby Max and Xtra Math during the holidays. It is fun and will keep young minds fresh!

Spelling Words

No Spelling Words during this short week.

No Vocabulary Test this Week!

No vocabulary during this short week.

Science & Social Studies

Students will explore the states and properties of matter.


We will look at an addition strategy called sums below. Students use place value to solve problems. First, students will add the numbers in the ones column and write them together on the top line. Next, students add the tens and write them on the next line. Finally, the two lines are added together to get the answer.

Sums Below:


+ 23




Upcoming Events

  • Dec. 18 - School will dismiss at noon.
  • Dec. 21 - Jan. 5 - Student Winter Break
  • Jan. 6 - Students return
  • Jan. 6 - Reading Logs Due
  • Jan. 15 - Friday Freeze
  • Jan. 18 - MLK Day - No School


Please us Moby Max and Xtra Math during the break!

Learning Targets

Informational Text: RI. 1,2, 4, 6, 10

Foundational Skills: RF. 3, 4

Writing: W. 8

Math: OA 1, 2 NBT 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9

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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