Miss Niedringhaus January 11, 2016


1-11-16 : Library

1-12-16: Character Connection

1-15-16: Spelling Test week 17

1-18-16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day NO SCHOOL!

Upcoming Events

As we continue focusing on Service Learning in our school, we would like to begin a shoe drive in January. This shoe drive will be conducted through Shoeman Water Projects. Shoeman is an organization that collects gently worn or new shoes for those in need. This collection ensures that shoes stay out of landfills and can be directed to a secondary market. The revenue Shoeman generates is used to provide clean water to developing countries. Therefore, this holiday season when you are receiving and purchasing new shoes please do not throw out your old shoes. We ask that you save your old shoes and help our students learn more about how they can help others.

Students will learn more about this Service Learning Project tomorrow during Character Connection. Please send in any new or gently worn shoes starting tomorrow!


It is now a requirement that homework be turned in through Schoology. A paper handout will still be sent home in order for you to track reading during the week and practice math facts. However, the reading response must be submitted through Schoology. If you need your access code again please let me know!


Reader’s Workshop

Students will:

  • · Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
  • · Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
  • · Describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
  • · Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

Writer’s Workshop

Students will:

  • · Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
  • · With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising, editing, and publishing.

Spelling/Phonics: Odd High-Frequency Words

do, does, done, again, answer, aunt, of, become, been,

caught, come, earth, said, some, taught, young

Vocabulary: healthy, perspective, produce

Text: Making Butter, Eating Right with MyPlate: Vegetable, Fruit, Protein, Healthy Snacks

Read Aloud: Gooseberry Park

Math: Topic 9: Subtracting Two-Digit Numbers

Lessons Include: Models to Subtract Two- and One-Digit Numbers

Subtracting Two- and One-Digit Numbers

Models to Subtract Two-Digit Numbers

Subtracting Two-Digit Numbers

Subtracting on a Number Line