Mrs. Bitz and Miss. Meisner's News

January 15th, 2016


We have started to notice that some students are currently missing, have lost, or have ran out of some different supplies. This is especially prevalent in glue sticks and expo markers. If your son or daughter is missing any supplies please send a replacement in next week to ensure that they are prepared for class everyday. Thank you :)

**Side note: Miss Meisner needs some 2 gallon sized Ziploc bags to use as book bags. If you would like to donate some to our classes we would GREATLY appreciate it!


This week in Math, students have been working on 3-digit addition with and without regrouping. Students have added numbers where the ones need to be regrouped to the tens and the tens need to be regrouped into the hundreds. Your children will add 3-digit addition up to 999. Next week, students will need to add 3-digit numbers that require regrouping in the ones and tens. For example:


+ 389

Also next week, students will be subtracting 3-digit numbers. At first, students will subtract 3-digit numbers without regrouping. Later in the week, students will subtract 3-digit numbers with regrouping in the ones and tens. There is a great interactive website that you can go to and work with base ten blocks. This website is:

Math homework for next week is DPM #15.

Language Arts

This week was an important week for language arts. We completed our Writing DPM tests on small moments, and we took out Revising and Editing DPM test. I was SO proud of each and every student for their hard work and dedication on these tests. Grades will posted in some time, please be patient as it takes time to grade all 40 small moments.

Next week we will be jumping back into our fiction writing unit. Students will be writing realistic fiction stories. We are going to work on adding dialogue, additional details, and writing two possible endings for our stories. I am excited to finally get back into this unit because I know that these kiddos have so many fun and creative stories in those brains. :)


We are off Monday January 18th in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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In reading this week we have been reinforcing the passage strategies we learned last week. With a partner we used the strategies and answered questions for a non-fiction passage. Next week we will review these strategies and then we have our reading DPM.

Wednesday and Thursday next week we are taking our reading DPM! Please make sure your son/ daughter is at school if possible :)

We will continue with our fiction reading unit next week Friday which includes recognizing character traits and feelings once again.


In Science this week, we have discussed weather. Next week we will discuss weather decisions and weather in the water cycle. We will also discuss weather patterns and seasonal weather. The unit 3 test will be given on January 27th. It will cover all of unit 3 in the study guide. Science homework is pp. 6-8 (Part 3- Week 2).

I hope that you all have a wonderful 3-day weekend. Hopefully, we will have beautiful weather. I loved this quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. :

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education."


Due 1/22/16

Spelling Week 9

DMH #15

Science HW pg 6-8

Unit 3 test pg 34-41- January 27th

READING DPM TEST - 1/21 and 1/22

Leo visits students who ROCKED this weeks Monday Meeting Skill!

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