Mrs. Shorter's Showcase

Skills Agenda for the week of March 21-25, 2016

Last Week in Review

In our big backyard adventure last week, we completed our study of bees by comparing them to wasps. We headed outside on Friday to observe these tiny creatures in their natural habitat. We used our hand lenses and our eyes to observe while taking notes like entomologists. We returned to the room where we learned to use a microscope to really get a closer look at these small creatures.

We began our Boosterthon fundraiser this week. We currently have close to $20 per lap per student in our class. We've earned extra recess and snack outside. We are hoping to reach our top incentive. At $90 per student per lap, we'll receive a popcorn/coke party. You can help us by getting pledges for your little runner.

Important Dates and Reminders/Homework

Important Dates and Reminders:

March 23-Boosterthon Fun Run-11:30 (Meet us on the big playground field)

March 22-Eggs and baskets due (12 stuffed and taped eggs)

March 23-Easter Egg Hunt


Review all sight words

Review number recognition 1-20 (and beyond)

Listen for and make rhyming words

Count to 100 by 10s and 1s

Read from reading folder, poetry folder, and Ziploc bag of books

Complete homework sheets in agenda

*Use Raz-kids and Ticket to Read daily

Teaching This Week...

Language Arts/Writing:

Standards #s: RLK 1-10; RIK 1-10; RFK 1a-d, RFK2a-d, e, 3a-d; WK 2-3, 5-6, 7-8; SLK 1a-b, 2-6; LK 1a-f, 2a-d, 4a, 5a-d, 6

I can:


Use rules for making long vowel sounds in words

Blend sounds to make words

Make new words by changing sounds

Read sight words and use them in sentences

Phonemic Awareness:

Hear all sounds in words

Hear and make rhyming words

Tell the opposite

Concepts of Print:

Read what I write

Read from left to right (directionality)

Draw pictures to match the words


Write a narrative, an opinion, or a nonfiction story

Use punctuation marks correctly

Start my sentences with capital letters

I Can:


Standards #s: KCC 1,3, 4a-c, 5-7; KOA 2, 3, 4, 5; KMD2-3; KG 1-4

Counting and Cardinality:

Add and subtract within 5 quickly (fluently)

Add more to make 10

Recognize teen numbers (numbers between 10 and 20)

Recognize teen numbers as ten and some more


Our Big Backyard-insects

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From the Paine Primary Office

Kindergarten registration packets for 2016-2017 are now available in both elementary school offices, the Board of Education, and on the Trussville City Schools website.

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