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Hi All,

This is the last week I will be collecting for the school initiative in Liberia. Thanks to all who have donated!!

This week in our class:

Phonics

Our spelling words were; over, about, boy, good, and can't. Last week we discussed compound words and this week we looked at contractions. When then compared and contrasted the difference between then as they are both comprised of two words joined together. We will continue to talk about contractions this week.

Math

In math this week, we practiced adding 3 or 4 numbers together instead of just 2. We then explored the connection between repeat addition and multiplication. As we move forward into multiplication and division, we will continue to practice two digit addition and subtraction.

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We had a great week back after Spring Break! The weather was beautiful! I want to remind parents that we are still collecting school supplies for the Liberia school project. Please donate if you can:

Pencils, sharpeners, markers, notebooks, paper, folders, staples, staplers, glue, gently used or new flip flops...

This week we had special centering. All of the Homeroom teachers switched grades and lead centering in different classes. It was a blast and the students seemed to really enjoy the fun activities that the other teachers planned for them.

In Phonics this week we practiced identifying and writing compound words. The kids were great at this and had fun doing compound word puzzlers. We also talked about the letter/sound blends for cl,...

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The students did an amazing job on their shelters and I was really impressed with the end result! All of the shelters were so great that I had a really hard time choosing a winner. In the end I went with the criteria given and the winning student got a Leatherman Piranha 2.....although anyone that participated still got a secondary prize and the knowledge of shelter building that came with the class.

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Happy Spring, Families!! This last week of spring break has been an excellent space and time to recharge and get ready for some new learning!

For the past couple of weeks, my word work group has been working on spelling words. We have gone through different spelling rules and sounds for making blends and learning tips and tricks for remembering spelling differences for homophones. One example would be desert has one s for sand, and dessert has two s's for sweet stuff.

Each week we have been doing different activities with our spelling lists, in order to get alot of practice in for each word. We have been putting them in alphabetical order, and grouping words where they fit best , or are opposites. The class also seems to enjoy when I...

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Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a fantastic Easter/Passover weekend! On Friday the kids had a Spring (Math) Egg hunt. They had 3 problems and were challenged to find the eggs with the correct answers. It was a wee bit wet but fun none-the-less. We have been working had on plus ten facts and making tens to solve double digit equations.

The students are working on their final book to be published. It will be our most in-depth writing project thus far. I have posted a picture below of the writing process for the project. Also, per my email, students came home on Friday with their topic outline and I am hoping that they will do a little research over the break. I also encourage everyone to keep reading. Everyone is ding so good with their focus...

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Good Day!

This week in the Armadillo class:

Phonics
We discussed simple verb tense- past, present, and future. Our spelling words were had, done, told, was, were, went. Our letter/sound blends were mp and sp.

Math

This week in math we backed up a little bit and practiced quick recall of plus and minus 2 equations and their fact families, as well as, doubles facts. Each week we will review basic math facts in addition to our Singapore Math curriculum. This will sharpen their mental math capabilities. Next week we will continue with doubles facts and plus and minus 3 facts.

ELA

In ELA our class practiced using the table of contents to find specific articles. Students also practiced using headings, captions, and pictures to help them understand t...

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We have moved from exploring Europe and are now diving into the African continent. We are currently exploring the physical and geographical aspects of this amazing land mass. We will spend the next two weeks on the African continent before moving onto Asia after coming back from spring break. Unfortunately we could spend an entire semester on one continent let alone fitting all of them into a year. Our hope is that we expose students to other cultures and customs so that they know how unique the world around them is!

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Hi There. I have a few announcements this week. The first is that we will no longer be doing Baggy Books as we are moving onto focus books. Students will be practicing their focus book all month. In April we take a field trip to Madison County Community Preschool and the students will read to the preschoolers. Also, money for the Read-to-Feed is due on Monday, March 12th. Finally, students brought home finished work this Friday. It should be in their backpacks. Thanks!

What we have been doing:

Phonics

This week and last week have practiced previous spelling words that are slightly difficult such as, through, where, about, and shoe. We have also been working with the letter blends ink, onk, ank, and unk. Finally, the students have been pra...

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Dear families,

This week in Centering and Extensions, we’ve continued our conversations about responsibility, especially in our Conflict Resolution and Financial Management extensions. In Conflict Resolution, we discussed what acting responsibly would look like on our field trip to Lover’s Leap next week. Some of the ideas we came up with were being aware of your surroundings, keeping track of all of your gear, and staying in control of your body at all times. I also asked students to come up with a list of “buddies” whom they thought they could act responsibly with during the field trip, and I’ll use their lists to place each student with a buddy next week. In Financial Management, our class completed their ...

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