Weekly News


Here’s what we are working on this week:


  • Taking charge of our reading by noticing tricky words and asking “Does it look right?”,”Does it sound right?”, “Does it make sense?”
  • Using our collections to judge qualities and give reasons for our opinions
  • Specific word work


  • Measurement using non-standard units
  • Comparing the length of two objects
  • Addition fluency

Social Studies

  • Identifying traits of maps.
  • Learning how to read maps.
  • Direction (right, left, straight)

Home Connection

  • Bring your Opinion writing collection to school! (more information below)
  • Read for 20 minutes each night and record in the Reading Log
  • Retell the beginning, middle and end of the story you are reading
  • Practice word patterns by sorting weekly word cards
  • Draw a map of your bedroom, or another part of your house.
  • Practice your math flash cards

Important Dates and Reminders

  • April 12 – 9 am start
  • April 16 & 17 – No School for Students
  • Find the April Calendar here


Opinion Writing Collection (copy of email that was sent)

Good afternoon,

We will be starting a new unit in Writer’s Workshop on Opinion Writing after Spring Break.  Students will be working on their natural persuasive skills by reviewing lots of things – from toys to restaurants – anything they have strong opinions about.

To begin, students will be writing about the “stuff” of their lives.  Judging items from a personal collection, writing about the item they like best and their reason for this judgment.  Please help your child look around home to find a collection of items.  Some examples of collections are:  baseball cards, rocks, stickers, bracelets, hats, action figures, hairbands, etc.  Collections must be made of items that are all the same (for example, 7 Matchbox cars.)  There should be no more than 10 items and all items should fit inside one shoebox or ziplock bag.

Although students will be keeping their collections in the classroom for the next few weeks, please do not send anything valuable or fragile.

Please have your child bring their box to school by Monday, April 10th.


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