Miss Niedringhaus January 19, 2016


1-18-16: Blood Drive and Jump Rope for Heart Kickoff

1-22-16: Spelling Week 18 Test

  • Please remember that we are taking shoe donations right now! Send in your new or gently worn shoes!
  • We are still taking collections for our Mexican Fiesta Raffle Basket. Our room is also in need of a basket of some sort for our items! Please send in items for our basket!
  • Today is the kickoff for our blood drive. The blood drive will be January 28, 2016.
  • Today is also the kickoff for Jump Rope for Heart! Please pledge with your students!
  • Homework must be completed on Schoology! If it is not turned in, students will have to stay in for recess!


Reader’s Workshop

Students will:

· Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

· Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

· Acknowledge differences in the point of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for

each character when reading dialogue aloud.

· Recount stories, including fables and folktales and determine the central message.

· Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and

how the ending concludes the action.

Writer’s Workshop

Students will:

· Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion,

supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words to connect opinion and reasons, 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 and editing.

Spelling/Phonics: Vowel –er-

nerve, clerk, herd, father, under, numbers, mother, perfect,

after, paper, jerky, over, different, slumber, better, October

Vocabulary: conclude, dialogue, riddle

Text: I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato, A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds, Eating Right with MyPlate: Healthy Snacks, Everybody Bakes Bread

Math: Topic 9: Subtracting Two-Digit Numbers

Lessons Include: Subtracting on a Number Line

Using Addition to Check Subtraction

Ways to Subtract

Problem Solving: Two-Question Problems

Topic 9 Review