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Homework Sheet and Newsletter for the Week of February 27th

Homework Sheet and Newsletter for the Week of February 27th

Hi Parents,
I hope everyone had a restful February break! I’m happy to start the week this week since we have our field trip to The Sketchbook Project on Wednesday, March 1st. If you would like to chaperone/take the walk with us, please notify me by email and be at school at 11:45pm. All are welcome. Parents who purchased a sketchbook: please ensure that if the sketchbook is finished and you would like it to be archived that day, to please make sure it is brought to school. If it needs more time, you can bring the sketchbook there when you can.

We have a Math test on Tuesday, March 7th on Mass. For reading, we are moving back to fiction! Students will be getting a Vocabulary and Comprehension packet for their new chapter book, No Talking, that should stay in their homework folder. I will assign basic homework from this packet for the writing assignment.

Please make sure you review your child’s homework each evening and sign it.

Monday

Reading
Read For 30 minutes and log it in your Reading Log.

Word Work

Words of the week, pulled from our Read Aloud, No Talking by Andrew Clements.
fourth, reason, India, clapped, zipped, report, presentation, mouth, index and coughed
Refer to the Speller’s Choice board and complete one of the assignments in your homework notebook….or (NEW ITEM) Put the 5 words in sentences, showing that you know the meaning of the word in a sentence. (We will go over this explicitly tomorrow during morning work)

Math

Worksheet

Tuesday

Reading

Read For 30 minutes and log it in your Reading Log.

Writing

Chapter 1 Page: Top Section…."Clarify vocabulary first" Use context clues to help you find the meaning of clammed up and disgusted.
Chapter 2 Page: Top Section…."Clarify vocabulary first" Use context clues to help you find the meaning of industry and shrugged.

Math
Worksheet

Wednesday

-Field Trip to The Sketchbook Project-


Reading

Read For 30 minutes and log it in your Reading Log.

Word Work

Words of the week, pulled from our Read Aloud, No Talking by Andrew Clements.
fourth, reason, India, clapped, zipped, report, presentation, mouth, index and coughed

Math
Worksheet

Thursday

Reading

Read For 30 minutes and log it in your Reading Log.

Writing

Chapter 3 Page: Top Section…."Clarify vocabulary first" Use context clues to help you find the meaning of pleasant and insult.

Math
Worksheet

Friday

Spelling Test today!
News for the Week of February 27th
Hi Parents,
I hope everyone had an awesome February Break and your children are anticipating returning to school tomorrow. Parent Teacher conferences are March 9th. Stay tuned for a notice home on picking times to sign up for.

A note about the homework folder…..Certain parents have asked when it is OK to take things out of the folder. Each day, as I check the homework, that worksheet is returned directly to the folder. You may take the worksheets out and keep a collection of them at home (after I’ve checked them or after they have been due) to use to study for the math test. By the end of a math unit, you should have a nice pile of resources to use as a study guide when helping your children study at home. Everything else in the folder can be taken out. Tests are always returned back to me signed.
This week our class is learning about……..
Reading-
Wewill beginning our new unit, a fiction unit! Our first chapter book is No Talking by Andrew Clements. Your children will be receiving a Vocabulary and Comprehension Packet that should stay in their homework folder. I will assign homework in it throughout the week, During the first few chapters, I would like to work on the reading skill of summarizing. What types of questions can we ask ourselves to help us to effectively summarize important details? What is a beginning, middle and end of a segment of a story? What is the plot? Hopefully by the end of this week, your children will be an expert at answering these questions.
Writing-
Our biographies are all finished! Please take a look at them on our outside bulletin boards when you come up for Parent-Teacher Conference.
Our next unit is all about opinion writing! Students will be learning the difference between fact and opinion and learn how to use specific wording to express their opinions. Students will be able to choose their topic that they will like to write about. For the first few days of the week, however, I would like the students to celebrate their biographies, reading them to each other. We usually do writing at 9:50, so if any parent would like to come up for 15 minutes and I’ll have your child read their biography to you and the class, I would love to have you! Just let me know!

Math-
This week we will work on Mass, using addition and subtraction to solve problems about mass, measuring in grams and comparing masses in grams. Students will be able to use math manipulatives to help measure. Bar models are still being used to help children visually represent concepts. Please use the various
Social Studies-
We will also be talking about large and small communities, the differences and similarities between them and what are some examples.

Science-
This week we will continue our work on balance and motion.We are working on vocabulary development and discussing gravity, friction and force!

Sincerely,
Ms. Kender
PS- Also a kind reminder that I dismiss between 2:25 and 2:30. Please try your best to be on time.