Archive for January, 2018

Weekly Overview January 16, 2018

Hope everyone had a good Martin Luther King Day.  I hope your children showed you the poems we read together about Dreams by Langston Hughes and talked about the stories that we read.

Our Black History Month Assembly will be Wednesday February 21st.  More information to come.  But, your child will work on a project for display for the month of February.  I will be sending the information home next week.

We need more snacks!!  Thanks!!

Please welcome Ms. Mo to our room for the next few Mondays.  She will be doing some observations and will teach a lesson or two.  A note is going home today for you to sign in allowing your child to participate in this.  Thanks

*Please always remember to have your child wear their Green every Wednesday and gym shoes every Friday!!!

Language Arts:  We will continue our non-fiction focus through the month of January.  I am seeing your children choose to read many non-fiction books!!!  We are discussing how to figure out the meaning of a word by using the text that it is in!!

Homework:  Is your child reading each night?  Thanks!!

Your child has a writing assignment that should be worked on each night, and turned in this Thursday.  Thanks for your help.  Remember to edit the work with your child.

Math:  Today we will review work from previous units.  They will be bringing their Math Journal 1 home this week and we will start in their new Math Journal 2 tomorrow.

Unit 5 is all about addition and subtraction!  This week we will be working with coins, working with calculators, and adding and subtracting up to 3-digit numbers!!  Please work with counting coins at home!!

Homework:  Addition, subtraction, and multiplication sheets will go home today-they do not need to be returned-work on at home.

Tuesday-Thursday- Homelinks 5.1-5.3.  As always, due the next day.

Science:  We will be starting a new unit this week-Land and Water and discussion will be around landscapes and how we and nature influence them (wow-pretty relevant now:(  ).

Social Science:  We will tie our lessons into science in discussions around landscapes and recycling.  We will also continue our step 2 with lessons on emotion management.  I also hope that you have heard about our Calm Classroom activities!!

Have a great week.  I am looking forward to our days together this week!!!

Sincerely, Jean Clement

Weekly Overview January 8, 2018

Welcome to 2018!!  Hope everyone had a fun-filled two weeks of family time!!!  I’m excited to be back!!

Language Arts:  We will continue to work with non-fiction for the rest of this month.  The older grades will participate in the Ray School spelling bee this week, so we will have our own, non-competitive version in our room this week-just working on vocabulary and spelling!!

Homework:  They have a writing assignment that is due Thursday.  I am going to talk with them about academic goals that they could write about, but whatever works for your child is fine.   Due Thursday.

Math:    We will work in Unit 4 covering The Inch, The Centimeter, and perimeter and area and have  our Unit 4 assessment on Friday.

Homelinks:  Monday through Wednesday, with a review sent home for Thursday homework.

Science:  We will wrap up our Science Unit on Solids and Liquids this week by investigating changes that happen (or not) when mixing some liquids and solids.

Social Studies:  We will continue to work with our Second Step Community building Lessons and beginning a Unit on Using Our Resources.

Have a great week!

Thanks

Jean Clement