This week in Superkids, we will:Read pattern words with final ff, ll, or ss after a short vowel Spell new memory words Identify nouns and verbs Distinguish between complete and incomplete sentences Read and write words with suffix –able and –ible Identify parts of a letter Identify and correct misspelled words Understand and use capitalization rules Rezognize and use commas in a letter Determine cause and effect Understand use conjunctions Ask your child: What are some words with suffix –able and –ible? When do you use a comma in a letter?Give me an example of cause/effect. This week in math, we will:Start a unit on measurement Understand that objects can be measured using different units Understand that measuring with stands units makes comparing lengths easier Represent and measure the length of an object using tiles and a ruler Ask your child: Give your child paperclips and ask s/he to measure the length of a pencil in paper clips. “The pencil is __ paper clips long.” Do the same thing with a ruler. “The pencil is __ inches long.” Which is larger, an inch or centimeter?This week in writing, we will: Soon we will be starting a unit on Natural Disasters. We will be incorporating writing. To prepare, we will review word sense (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, onomatopoeia) Capitalization and punctuation rules Review the writing process Introduce what are natural disasters Understand the types of natural disasters closest to home Ask your child: What is a natural disaster? What do we see here in Colorado?
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We still need LOTS of help for our holiday party. We have had a tricky time getting help this year. Please consider signing up to help our classroom out!https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F4EABAB29A4FD0-holiday We also need snacks, we are running low. This week in Superkids, we will:Read words with /old/, /ost/, /ild/, and /ea/ Vocab: weather, meant, breath, already, instead, healthy, heavy, breakfast, break, streak, great Spell memory words Read and write words with suffixes –ful and –less Use editing marks to show corrections Identify and correct misspelled words Understand mechanics Understand similes Participate in discussions We are testing iReady reading this week. Ask your child: What is a suffix? Give me an example of a similie? What are the two sounds /ea/ makes?This week in math, we will review:UNIT MATH TEST is this Monday. Please use the homework provided to help your child study. We will be completing our i-Ready mid-year math diagnostic this week. Two and three digit addition Place value Even and odd numbers Compare numbers using greater than, less than Numbers in written form Ask your child: How do you write the number 132 in words? Which is greater 564 or 546?This week in writing/PBL, we will:-Continue to write our first draft of our fairytale. -Read opinion texts and use texts to write opinion paragraphs using supporting evidence form teh texts, Ask your child: What is your fairytale about? Who are the characters and what is your character's problem. What 3 events does your character experience to try and solve their problem. Have you started to think about how your fairytale will end?We still need help for our holiday party. This is just a donation sign-up for our Pajama Polar Express Party. This is an all day class party. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F4EABAB29A4FD0-holiday This week in Superkids, we will:Decode pattern words with /igh/ and /stle/ and /scle/ Recognize that –ed endings indicate past tense of verbs Read and write words with prefix re- Participate in discussions Read and understand the meaning of words that relate to the genre play Use memory words to complete sentences Work on fluency Ask your child: What are some words with ending /igh/, /stle/ and /scle/? What does the prefix re- do to a word? How does a group of students read a play together?This week in PBL writing, we will:Discuss central messages in a text Understand the lesson or moral introduced in a text Begin brainstorming and planning for our narrative Continue using venn diagrams to compare/contrast Ask your child: What are some lessons an author will try to communicate through a story? What does compare and contrast mean?This week in math, we will:Subtract three digit numbers using base ten Understand regrouping when practicing two digit subtraction Add several two digit numbers Compare numbers using greater than and less than Focus on place value Ask your child: Which number is greater 345 or 354? Why is it important that place value is lined up when adding or subtracting vertically? What does “Go next door and borrow ten more” mean when dealing with subtraction? How many ones are in a ten? How many tens are in 100?
This week in Superkids, we will:Read words with /kn/ /gn/ /wr/ and /mb/ Encode words with intial kn, wr, and gn Read and write words with prefix un- Use a dictionary to looks up words Participate in discussions Spell memory words from this week Ask your child: How do you look words up in a dictionary? When do we use the prefix un-? What happened this week in your decodable? (Soccer games)This week in writing, we will:Continue our focus on our driving question, “How do we use our voice to tell a story?” Read stories with similar central messages Use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast two stories Begin thinking about what kind of story we want to tell Ask your child: How did different authors use their voice/culture to tell the story of Cinderella? What does a venn diagram do?This week in math we will:Subtract three digit numbers using base ten Understand regrouping when practicing two digit subtraction Add several two digit numbers Compare numbers using greater than and less than Ask your child: Which number is greater 345 or 354? Why is it important that place value is lined up when adding or subtracting vertically? What are the different strategies for subtraction?This week in Superkids, we will:Read words with /oo/ Identify meanings of homonyms Spell memory words Participate in discussions Understand and use quotation marks Read words with ew, ue, oo, u /oo/ Idenifty and use compound words Ask your child: How is the word “glasses” a homonym? What does the compound word “that’s” mean?Small group: In small group we are working on Comprehension skills from iReady. We are reading a short story and then using the text to answer questions. Students need to refer to the text to find the appropriate answer. Ask your child: What is comprehension? Why is it important?This week in writing we will:Dive into our first PBL driving question “How do we use our voice to tell a story?” Tell a story through a form of physical art (dance, music) Read two versions of Cinderella and discuss story elements Create a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast characters from both versions of Cinderella Create interest-based graphic organizer to compare and contrast two things Ask your child: How do authors use their voice to tell a story? What does compare and contrast mean? How did the two versions of Cinderella compare to one another? How were they different?This week in math, we will:Compare 3 digit numbers Add three-digit numbers Subtract three-digit numbers Write numbers in written form Add several two-digit numbers (with regrouping and base ten) Ask your child: What do the symbols < > mean? Which number is bigger, 352 or 328? What does the number 257 in written form look like?Important Dates 11/7 PTO/CSC 11/12-11/16 Book Fair 11/15 Thanksgiving Lunch ---12:25-12:50 Brady, Hoover, Hutson, Russell 11/19-11/23 Thanksgiving Break 11/30 November Birthday Celebrations Tomorrow, October 30, is picture retake day!Halloween Party: Parade will begin at 2:30Classroom parties will be from 3:00-3:30Please send your child's costume to school in their backpack. They will change after lunch.https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c45a8a629a3fc1-brady1Families, as of now, I have no one to help with a simple craft for our party. We need two families to bring a simple craft form Michaels to do with the children. If you need ideas, please talk to me. Last year, we made slime and made a simple pumpkin craft a parent found at the craft store. Sign up to help here: This week in Superkids, we will:Read words with /ow/ and /ou/ Read pattern words with -ow, -ound, -out, -ouch, and –our Use memory words to complete sentences Understand and discuss homonyms Read words with tag-along E Match words to definitions Rhyme words Identify nouns, verbs, and adverbs Participate in discussions Ask your child: What are some words with ending –ow and –out? What is a homonym? Give me an example of an adverb.This week in writing, we will:Go over the writing process Step Up to Writing Review sequence words Understand topic sentences (introductions) Understand conclusions Use sentences to support the key detail Write a letter Understand the hamburger analogy for writing stories Discuss word sense (noun, verb, adjective, adverb) Ask your child: What does the top “bun” represent when writing a story? (Topic sentence) What is the “cheese”? (The key ideas. Must include sequence/transition words.) What does the “meat” represent? (The details)This week in math, we will:Add using arrays Add and subtract within 100 Participate in mathematical discourse Solve two-step word problems Solve base ten Subtract two digit numbers Ask your child: What are columns and rows in an array? What are different strategies for adding? Solve: Ms. Compoz has 34 rocks in her hand. How many more rocks does she need until she gets to 70 rocks? This week in Superkids, we will:Read words with /aw/, /awn/ /all/, /aul/, and /al/ Alphabetize according to the first or second letter Use memory words to match definitions Use memory words to complete crossword puzzle Identify homonyms Spell memory words for spelling test This week in small group, we will:Finish up Careful Cousin Compare/Contrast characters Write a summary with sequence words first, second, last Understand and discuss vocab words Understand onomatopoeia Ask your child: What is a homonym? Why is park a homonym? What does aw sound like? What is happening for Invention Day in Ms. Blossom’s class?This week in writing, we will:Focus on how to explain our thinking in writing in math Look at the writing continuum to see where we fall Understand word sense (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs) to make detailed sentences Ask your child: What do adjectives and adverbs do? How do you explain your thinking in math? What is the writing continuum?This week in math, we will:Use a place value model to represent a 2-digit number as tens and ones Use an equation to represent 2-digit numbers as the sum of multiples of ten and some number of ones Determine the difference between a 2-digit number and a multiple of 10 up to 100 Find as many combinations of a 2-digit number as possible Use standard notation to represent addition and subtraction situations Ask your child: What are two ways to represent 43? (40+3, 10+10+10+10+3, 40+1+1+1, etc) How many tens and ones are in the number 67? (6 tens and 7 ones) What are different strategies you have done in class to add or subtract? (base ten, hundreds chart, counting on, number line, vertical double digit)SPREE Field Trip This Thursday 10/11 The forecast is a high of 48 and cloudy. Please dress in warm layers and sneakers or other appropriate shoes for walking outside. Remember to pack a disposable lunch and a water bottle too! Halloween Party help neededOur class Halloween celebration will be at 3:00-3:30. Please stay tuned for the parade start time. Please click on the link to help: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C45A8A629A3FC1-brady1 Parent Teacher Conference Sign upParent teacher conferences will be held the week of October 15th. The common night for all teachers will be on Wednesday October 17 from 4:00-8:00pm. Please note: due to my course schedule, I will not be able to hold conferences that week outside of the times offered. If needed, please contact me so that we can make sure we find a time to meet! Please click on the Sign-Up Genius Link: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080f4eabab29a4fd0-parent This week in Superkids, we will: Read words with /or/, /er/, /ear/, /ar/ Associate ed with /ed/, /d/, and /t/ Spell memory words Recognized that ED represents past tense Identify base words and endings Encode words with and without spelling changes before adding /ing/ and /ed/ Understand meanings of comparative and superlative adjectives Add /er/ and /est/ to compare things Add /ed/, /er/, /es/, /est/, and /ing/ to words with final Y Ask your child: If I add /ed/ onto the base word Skip, what is my new word? (skipped) What does ending sound /ed/ tell us? (past tense) What is an adjective? (describes a noun)This week in math, we will:Use a place-value model to represent a 2-digit number as tens and ones Determine a quantity represented by a given number of tens and ones Find combinations of 2-digit numbers, using only tens and ones Recognize that different combinations of tens and ones for the same number are equivalent Determine the difference between a number and a multiple of 10 up to 100 Use an equation to represent a two-digit number as the sum of multiples of ten and some numbers of ones Ask your child: How many tens are in the number 47? How many ones? What happens when we are adding two-digit numbers and the ones-place value is greater than ten?This week in writing, we will:Understand the difference between nouns, verbs, and adjectives Understand word order Recognize that using detail makes us stronger writers Begin a character study with Stellaluna We will use our character findings to write about how she changes (character traits) Ask your child: What is a noun? Verb? Adjective? Why do writers use those parts of speech? What is the story of Stellaluna? How does she change throughout the story?SPREE Field Trip is on October 11. We have not had any parent chaperones volunteer to go with us. If you can go with us, please let Mrs. Brady know ASAP. Your child will need to bring a sack lunch from home. If you will need to order a lunch from school, please let Mrs. Brady know right away. This week in Superkids we will: -Decode and encode words with ar/är/, or/ôr/spelling patterns -Encode Pattern Words with -art, -ark, -arm, -orn, -ort, -or -Understand and discuss the meaning of Memory Words -Recognize the meaning of nouns with -er endings Ask your child: What sound do er, ir and ur sound like? Write a word that uses each of these patternsIn small reading groups we are: -Working on developing our comprehension skills and strategies for Non-Fiction texts. We will: -Draw and support conclusions -Sequence events or steps Connect text to self or experience Respond to text in writing Recognize text features Determine important ideas Ask your child: Can you identify 3 new facts you learned this week in while reading a your non-fiction texts. Why did the author write the article? What did the author want you to learn?This week in writing, we will:-Continue to work on Autobiographies and completing final drafts and illustration. -Some of us are finishing, so we will be asking for feedback and working on final drafts. -Evaluate own and others' writing Ask your child: Why do writers need to write more than one draft? What does every sentence need? Do you know what step comes next after Revising your draft? This week in math, we will:-Students will solve story problems in relation to place value and base ten. -Students will think about how the base ten system and solving story problems using dimes, pennies and groups of ten and singles -Students will solve one step story problems using addition and subtraction -Students will use different strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems: number line, 100 grids, cubes and pictures. -Students will build fluency with addition and subtraction facts from 0-20. -Students will count by 2,5 and 10 (skip counting) which will help them to add and subtract on a number line. Ask your child: Kira has 87 baseball cards. Each pack of cards has 10 in each pack. How many groups of 10 will she have? How many singles does she have?IMPORTANT DATES:10/03 CSC Fall Forum, 6-7pm 10/06 Moose is Loose Carnival (2:00pm-5:00pm) 10/10 Middle School Information Night (7-8pm) 10/11 Muffins for Moms (8:00am) 10/11 2nd Grade SPREE Field Trip This week in Superkids, we will:Read words with /s/ /z/ /ss/ and /zz/ Recognize and practice plurals Encode pattern words and spell memory words Recognize syllables Understand long and short vowels Use memory and pattern words to complete sentences Read and write words with plural endings –s and –es Participate in discussions Ask your child: What does plural mean? If a word is plural, what should it have at the end? How many syllables in the wordhelicopter?This week in writing, we will:Understand the writing process Edit our first drafts of our Autobiography Revise our first drafts Create a second draft Understand how to “extend” a sentence to clarify our thinking Understand mechanics Ask your child: Why do writers need to write more than one draft? What does every sentence need? Do you know what step comes next after Revising your draft?This week in math, we will:Solve a comparison story problem with the difference unknown Dig deeper into subtraction Practice moving left and right on the number line Practice one-step word problems Continue working on number strings Develop fluency with addition and subtraction up to 20 Ask your child: Does order matter with subtraction? Why? When using a number line, do we go left or right with subtraction? |
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