# Week of September 7, 2015

### In room 31

Dear Parents,

I hope you had an enjoyable weekend. Thank you for a wonderful Back to School Night. It was so great to see all your smiling faces and feel your excitement for a new year.

We are off to a great start as we really dive into our curriculum. Your student's writing notebooks are looking beautiful and really inspiring your author to write!

Please don't hesitate to email us with any questions or concerns!

Have a great week,

Mrs. Khattar & Mrs. Swanson

## Unit 1 Week 1

David's New Friends by Pat Mora

## Vocabulary

groan, whisper, excited, different, careful

## Grammar

Statements and Questions

## Phonics

short a- cab, hat, mad, cat

short i- pig, pin, lit, six

Analyze Story Structure- Recognize the beginning, middle and end of a story as well as the problem and solution.

Character and Setting- Identify, compare, and contrast characters as well as understand when and where she story takes place.

blue

even

study

## Math

Sums and differences to 100

For homework support with sums and differences to 100 please visit the links below.

Here is a video that will help with lesson one:

## Writing

In writing we are studying the 6+1 traits. Last week we focus on Brilliant Beginnings and showing not telling, This week we will work on using powerful words and good word choices!

## Social Studies

The Land Around Us

Maps

## Homework

Please read the homework tips that have been sent home in the homework folder. If your student forgot to bring in their homework folder last Friday, please be sure to return in with completed work THIS Friday.

There is also one page Math, as well as your child's spelling "My List". You will see a spelling practice sheet in the folder as well. I have not taught the children to do Rainbow Words so please have them alphabetize their spelling words.

This week's special project is explained on the website below. The large 12x12 paper is to be used for the special project.

Here is the homework page link http://sbsd.schoolwires.net/Page/1870

## Volunteer Coffee this Wednesday, September 9th 8:45

Come meet other parents and see how you can volunteer within our PTA

## Ice Cream Social this Friday September 11th 5-7 pm

Come mingle with with our community and enjoy a frozen treat!

## Language Arts MAP Test

Wednesday September 16th 1:10 p.m.