Feb. 21, newsletter 2017


Newsletter  Room 203

Week of 2/20/17

Mystery Reader is Josh Reitan on 2/24/17 at 9:30. Please wait outside the door.


We will discuss how creating mental images of what we read aids comprehension and keeps us engaged. Students will learn different strategies to help them visualize what they are reading.

Students will explore the big idea (theme) of folk tales. Students will identify the big idea using evidence from the text.

Reading homework includes reading 20 minutes each night.  The 20 minutes should include time when you read to your child and when your child reads independently.  A student needs to read 95% of the words correctly to be at an independent level.  Use the five finger rule.  If they miss five words on a page they need an easier book.  


Students will study r controlled vowels. We will compare a and o controlled vowels.


Students will share their fairy tale with the class. 


We will practice sums on the inverse relationship between multiplication and division. We will practice division with a  remainder.

We will explore the concept of a polygon. The essential elements of a polygon include: closed figure, lies in a plane (two-dimensional), made up of three or more line segments, and simple (no segments crossing each other).

Please complete pages 119 to 124 in the Extra Practice book.  Students will keep the book at home and tear out the completed pages. They can return the completed pages.  Do not work ahead in the book! I will give you different math homework if you want more! 

Math Homework:  Students need to memorize the addition and subtraction facts to 20 and multiplication facts for 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10 by the end of the year.  Start practicing and take it slow! 

Social Studies:

Students who are more skilled problem solvers get along better with peers and have fewer conflicts. Students will practice following steps to solve problems and say the problem without blame.


Students will investigate the properties and behaviors of liquids.