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August 18-22

Posted by sweiss on August 18, 2014 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

*Our first week of school went great!  We are now getting into a routine that the students are adapting to very well.  We have started AR with the students taking tests on their own this week.  Math Fact Mondays will start this evening.  There should be a small explanation in their folders if they forget what to do.

*I will be sending home Scholastic Book catalogs home tomorrow.  The due date for those orders is next Monday Aug. 25th.  Don't forget, you can order online or send a check in with the order form.  Scholastic does not accept cash, but personal checks only.   Also, if you have not signed up for the Remind101 so you can receive important texts from me, you should do so soon if you are interested. 

*This week we will be having a test as usual over our story of the week and vocabulary.  This test is always on Thursdays.  We will also have our normal spelling test on Friday.  I will grade these tests, but they will not be recorded this week in my grade book.  These tests will be our "test taking practice round". On Monday of next week, we will have our first "practice" math test. 

*Here is what we are learning this week:

Language Arts: short /a/, /i/; types of sentences and their end marks; character, setting

Writing: using complete sentences; Owl About Me

Math: joining stories; comparing stories; separating stories; related facts (fact families); problem solving using addition and subtraction; PRACTICE MATH TEST MONDAY

Religion: God's creation; God's greatest gift: Son of God; God's gifts to us

Social Studies: neighborhoods; communities

Science: how plants start growing; life cylce of a bean

Question of the Week:  What is the name for the answer to an addition problem?

Have a fabulous week!