Archive for January 2016

Students will present their African American reports this week.  Please use home time to help your child practice presenting their research.  Because we are serious about wanting you to spend time on this we are not assigning a writing application until next week.

We are going on a field trip tomorrow.  Thanks in advance to our chaperons.

Please make sure you provide a water bottle for your child.  It is dry in the classroom and we cannot always take breaks for this.

 

Parents there are some opportunities to help out in the classroom in the coming days.  Ms. Sheridan needs help with a big project with the American Red Cross.  Also we need help wiping down the classrooms with disinfecting wipes, putting away books, and filing writing assignments.  Please let us know if and when you are interested.

We need snack and Warrior store contributions.

Our trip to the theater is next week.  We have very limited seating for this trip.  Please see your teacher for details.

Home Assignments:

  • Read daily 15 minute minimum 7 days (track on the contract due Mon)
  • Math Home link (make it more challenging for your child as needed)
  • Word study: daily practice sight words for improved reading fluency (5 days)
  • Writing Application: Mon plan, Tues draft, Wed revise, Thurs edit, Fri submit

Writing Application Choices:

Choice #1: A Job Application
Pretend a neighbor is moving.  He wants to pay someone to pack for him.  Write a letter to the neighbor.  Tell why you would be good for the job.

Choice #2: Dripping with money
You know that there are different kinds and sizes of money.  Pretend you live in a place where water is used as money.  Write a funny story about the place.

Sight words: obeys, safety, station, attention, buddy, speech, shocked, enormous

Please consider donating either a snack, a ream of copy paper or collectibles from Oriental Trading for the Warrior store this week.

This week Students embark on a science unit about balance and motion.  Students will work in class making observations about how things move and how weight impacts movement.

In math we will continue to look at place value and time and coins.

In language arts we will consider “author’s purpose” and discuss the difference between fiction and non fiction.

Our field trip is scheduled for January 27th to the Chicago Children’s Theater.  We have purchased a very limited number of seats.  Please see the classroom teacher if you are interested in chaperoning.  If you have not returned your trip slip or fee yet please note that we purchased tickets already for all students.  All field trips are a required part of our curriculum.  If there is an obstacle for your family in paying please speak to your classroom teacher as soon as possible.

Home Assignments:

  • Read daily 15 minute minimum 7 days (track on the contract due Mon)
  • Math Home link (make it more challenging for your child as needed)
  • Word study: daily practice sight words for improved reading fluency (5 days)
  • Writing Application: Mon plan, Tues draft, Wed revise, Thurs edit, Fri submit

Writing Application Choices:

Choice #1: Creative Writing:
Write a fairy tale about a king or a queen who lives in a very unusual kingdom and who has the same name as you!  Begin your story with these words…”Once upon a time…”

Choice #2: A Thousand Thanks!
Pretend you just spent the weekend at a castle.  Write a thank you letter to the prince or princess you stayed with.  Tell them what you liked most about your visit.

Sight words: king, thank, hand, sing, and, think, bring, long, end, thing