# Daniel's Darlins

## Important Dates

April 11th- Boosterthon Kick-Off 1:50pm

April 13th- National Library Media Specialist (LMS) Day

April 22nd- Boosterthon Color Run (K & 1st) 9:15am

April 27th- Progress Reports Go Home

April 29th- MAV FAN JAM

May 9th & 10th- STAAR TESTING- ***NO VISITORS or VOLUNTEERS***

## Weekly Homework

*Practice counting pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters and making change

*Practice counting by 5's, 10's, & 25's

* Give your child a number & ask them to build different ways to make that amount using quarters, dimes, nickels, & pennies (Example: 64 cents & have them use different coins to make the amount)

1. Read nightly and record books in homework journal. Be sure you are reading book baggie books several times to practice fluency.

2. 1 reading response a week needs to be completed in the homework journal. **Responses can be completed using ANY book, not just from the book baggie.

Reading responses should be completed using complete sentences with correct capitalization and punctuation.**

3. Practice reading and spelling list in book baggies

4. Xtramath.org at least twice a week to practice fact fluency.

5. iStation 30 minutes a week

6. Return book baggie with books and journal to school everyday.

## What are we learning?

I can identify & explain elements of a Fairy Tale by talking to my partner about Fairy Tales.

Writing:

I can complete my armadillo story and explain the writing process to my partner.

The Writing Process

· 1. Brainstorm- Plan

· 2. Draft- B-Introduction, M-Details, & E-Conclusion

· 3. Revise

· 4. Edit

· 5. Publish

Word Work & Grammar:

I can read and write singular words and change them to plural by writing them on my white board.

Math:

I can identify U.S. coins, including pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters, by value and describe the relationships among them. I can use relationships to count by twos, fives, and tens to determine the value of a collection of pennies, nickels, and/or dimes. I can distinguish between spending and saving and define money earned as income by writing about needs and wants in my math journal.

Science / Social Studies:

I can Internalize facts about the meaning of Texas and Texas Pledge by using key vocabulary to write sentences about these facts.

I can share Texas symbols using a power point presentation or any other form of media to present my knowledge with my classmates.

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