The Wise Owl

Mrs. Myerson's Classroom News - Week of January 18th

A Note from Mrs. Myerson

I hope that you enjoyed your three day weekend!


This week students will have 14 new spelling/sight words to identify and memorize. We are still assessing on Friday so please work with your child on these words, as some are challenging! This will now be the normal amount of words that students will be expected to learn each week.


Teacher Tip: Learning Sight Words


*Sight Word recognition in isolation should transfer to reading sight words in text. This practice will help your child make the connection between sight words and their meaning...

- Sight Words in Context: Create or find text with several of the sight words your child needs to practice. With your child, read each sentence, then have him or her circle or highlight the sight words with crayon or marker.

- Timed readings: Prepare a list of sight words and set the time for 1 minute (or any amount of time you see fit). See how many your child can read in that amount of time. It will soon become sort of a competition for your child to read more and more words in that time span.

This Week

Theme: Life Science
Essential Question: What kinds of plants and animals can you find in the ocean?


Spelling Words: that, then, this, this, them, with, bath
Sight Words: blue, cold, far, little, live, their, water, where

Phonics: digraph -th, Inflectional Endings (-s, -es, -ed, -ing)


Vocabulary Strategy: Classify and Categorize Words

Grammar: Proper Nouns

Reading: identifying author's purpose, analyzing and evaluating text, asking and answer comprehension questions


Writing: Writing How To pieces


Math: Unit 4 Review and Test, Problem Solving, Mid Year Assessment (Units 1-4)


Science: Clouds, The 4 Seasons

Weekly Assessments

Wednesday

Unit 4 Test (telling time to the hour and half hour, measurement, addition facts using dominoes, ordering and counting numbers, finding totals of pennies, nickels and dimes, and problem solving)


Friday

Comprehension Quiz

Spelling Test

Mid Year Math Assessment (knowledge of skills in Units 1 - 4)

Important Reminders

Box Tops: Each month the PTO will be sending home a Box Tops collection paper. Please tape or glue the box tops to the page and send in to school. *If no paper is available, just send in the box tops in a bag* The class who collects the most Box Tops each month gets an ice cream treat, and at the end of the year gets a Pizza Party!

Class Dojo
- Don't forget to sign up for Class Dojo! Sign up codes were sent home. Let me know if you need another access code.

Upcoming Dates and Events!

Mennies Spirit Day!

Friday, Jan. 22nd, 9am

Dr William Mennies Elementary, Vineland, NJ, United States

Vineland, NJ

Wear your favorite Mennies shirt along with appropriate uniform bottoms!

Meet Mrs. Myerson!

I am a wife, and a "mommy" to my lab-pit, Chance. I love to read, dance, sing, be creative, organize, decorate, and spend time with my family and friends! I am an 8th year teacher in Vineland, and truly passionate about my job! Making learning fun for my students and sparking their curiosity is what I'm all about.