Mrs. Rish's Class Skills Agenda

April 4

Language Arts

We will be reading Where on Earth is my Bagel? from our Story Town book.

We will be reading cookbooks and other stories about baking and cooking.

Students will work in groups to plan, describe, present and prepare a special snack for the class. This project will involve learning from all areas of the curriculum. (Parents may be asked to send in some items - you should receive word from you child after they have planned the snack.)

We are continuing to work through the five areas of Daily Five. This design gives students lots of practice in the most essential aspects of literacy.

Spelling Words

rejoice, boil, joy, soil, noise, hoist, voice, point, toy, coin, enjoy, poison, loyal, annoy, joyfully

There will be a spelling test on Friday.


fragrant, crave, belongings, correspond, fleeing, pleaded, gently, grunted, replied, smothered

I will hand out these words and definitions on Monday, April 4. I do not want them to get lost over Spring Break.

Please try to use these words in conversations throughout the week.

Science & Social Studies

We will complete our discussion of government.

We will begin to talk about butterflies and how they work to pollinate plants.


We will begin Module 6. This module is called: Foundations for Multiplication and Division.

  • I CAN use manipulatives to create equal groups.
  • I CAN use math drawings to represent equal groups, and relate to repeated addition.
  • I CAN represent equal groups with tape diagrams, and relate to repeated addition.
  • I CAN compose arrays and count to find the total number of objects.

Second Grade Word Problems for Homework Choice

If you choose the word problem option for homework; you must follow our procedure of Read, Draw, Write. You must have a picture, model or tape diagram. The question must be answered in a complete sentence. You must show how you solved the problem.

  1. Dan has forty-four books and twenty-seven magazines in his library. He brought several books at a yard sale. Now he has fifty-seven books. How many books did he buy at the yard sale?
  2. On Monday, there were forty-two birds in cages at a pet shop. By Monday afternoon, twenty-five birds had been sold. How many birds are still in cages?

Homework Grid

We will continue with homework grids. All work should be turned in together on Friday.

Your child will be asked weekly to complete various assignments on a coded grid. In order to save ink - items are now identified with a star, plus or smiley face. Please do not send partial homework assignments during the week. ITEMS COMPLETED ON THE GRID ARE TO BE TURNED IN WITH THE SIGNED GRID ON FRIDAY OF EACH WEEK. Students should turn in the entire packet each week.

Your student is responsible for getting paper from school; if they do not have any at home. Please encourage your child to head up the paper with student name, number and date. Neatness and effort are necessary for these assignments to be meaningful and beneficial. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

This week's grid will go home as a hard copy on Friday. I also will send a copy via email and attach to our Facebook page. It will be due on April 8.

Learning Targets

Reading Literature: RL 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10

Reading Informational: RI 4

Foundational Skills: RF. 3, 4

Writing: W. 2, 3, 5

Math: MD 1, 5, 6, 9

Good Citizen

This student was selected as our Good Citizen this week.

Upcoming Events

  • March 28 - Spring Break Begins
  • April 4 - Return from Spring Break
  • April 6 - Fun Run Money Due
  • April 16 - Trussville's Earth Day

If ALL Fun Run pledges are returned we will have an ice cream party.

Please remember, the classroom teacher will receive 10% of all money turned in on time for use in the classroom. THank you so much for your support of the school fundraiser this year!

Lunch Reservations (we eat at 12:25)

Message from the Office


Each student is allowed 6 parent excuses per year (this is a change from years past). Parent excuses can be a hand written note or you may email the excuse to your child’s teacher and copy the excuse to:

An ORIGINAL doctor’s excuse may be turned in from the parent by the student. Doctor’s excuses may be faxed to 205-228-3201 ONLY by the doctor’s office. We can NOT accept a faxed doctor’s excuse from a parent.

All excuses MUST be turned in within 3 days of the absence.

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