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Assignments Nov.13-Nov. 22
Due Date: 11/22/2017
Subject: Reading

 

Penmanship: SOL: 2.11

Students will continue to write in manuscript handwriting.  They will not begin cursive handwriting until after Christmas.

 

Reading:

This is a very difficult story.  Please listen to your child read each night.

On Monday, Nov. 13, students will read the Vocab ulary Warm-Up on pages 244-245, the decodable reader "A Force in the Dirt" and pages 244-259 of the story "Tell Me Tree".

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, students will read pages 260-271  of the story "Tell Me Tree".

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, students will read pages 244-259 of the story "Tell Me Tree" and the decodable reader "Uncle Gene".

On Thursday, Nov. 16, students will read pages 260-272 of the story "Tell Me Tree" and the Science Inquiry on pages 272-273.

On Friday, Nov. 17, students will read "Tell Me Tree".

On Monday, Nov. 20, students will read Test Prep on pages 278-281 and the decodable reader "The Green Leaf Print".

On Tuesday, Nov. 21, students will read the poems at the end of "Tell Me Tree".

 

Vocabulary and High Frequency Words

again                        place                           trunk                       limbs                           stems

minerals                   sprout                         except                      spare                           places

branches                  extremely                    elevations                 moisture                      climates

environments            center                         phloem                     cambium                     strength

carbon dioxide           chlorophyll                  photosynthesis          substance                    sugar

oxygen                     broadleaf                     furniture                   eroding                        release

evergreen                  deciduous                  conifers                     produce                        absorbs

anchor                       breathe                    

Definitions:  Students must write the definitions for these words in their reading composition book and turn them in by Wednesday, Nov. 15.

 

Phonics: 

Students will be expected to locate, decode, read, and spell words with  /s/ spelled ce, ci, and _cy and /j/ spelled ge and gi.

 

Reading Skill:

Students should locate words such as I, my, and we, in a narrative text to prove a story a word is written from a first person point of view.

 

Literary Term

Ellipsis is a sequence of usually three dots (...)  that indicate parts of a word or sentence have been omitted.

 

Spelling: 

Unit 2 Lesson 5

Test: Wed. Nov. 15

Test: Fri. Nov. 17

1. very

2. germ

3. civil

4. cell

5. chief

6. funny

7. thief

8. rigid

9. baby

10. grieve

11. cancel

12. place

13. space

14. fancy

15. brief

Bonus: Two points will be given for each word you can spell correctly. 

1. Thanksgiving    2. Mayflower        3. Pilgrim               4. Native American

Spelling words must be written three times in a spelling composition book. Sentences must be written with these words.

1. germ

2. grieve

3. chief

4. thief

5. Write a sentence with the word of your choice.

 

 

 

Grammar:                                                                                                                                                                                      Students will be expected to change singular nouns to plural nouns.

Math

Students are subtracting on and two digit numbers from a two digit number with and without regrouping ( what many people used to call borrowing).

Math: 

Students are continuing to add two and three digit numbers with and without regrouping.

 

Math Facts:                                                                                                                                                                                         Students are adding 10 to another addend.

 



Assignments: Nov. 6-10
Due Date: 11/11/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Students will continue to practice correct manuscript letter formation.

Reading:

On Monday, Nov. 6, students will read the decodable reader, Granddaddy Spider and the Party.  They will also read the vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 212-213 and pages 214-227 of the story "Birdhouse for Rent"

Election Day- Nov. 7th- No School

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, students will read pages 228-239 of the story "Birdhouse for Rent".

On Thursday, Nov. 9, students will read "Birdhouse for Rent" and the Science Inquiry on pages 242-243.

On Friday, Nov. 10, students will read "Birdhouse for Rent".

Definitions: Students must write these definitions in their reading composition book and turn them in by Wednesday, Nov. 8.

1. rent                    2. vacant                           3. tenants                               4. deserted                           5. examined

Story Vocabulary and High Frequency Words

carry                           funny                           rent                      vacant                                 teachers

finally                         messy                           ready                    tenants                               wasps

ceiling                         deserted                       examined              blowy                                  icy

unfortunately               January                        February               early                                   nestled

softly                           eager                           deserted

Reading Skills:

Students will be expected to determine if a passage is written from a first person point of view or a third person point of view.

The first person point of view uses words such as I, like, me, mine, us, our, and we. 

The third person point of view uses words such as he, she, it, her, they, and their.

Phonics: 

Students will be expected to identify, decode, read, and spell words with /s/spelled ce and ci_.

Students will be expected to identify, decode, read, and spell words with /j/ spelled ge and gi_.

 

Spelling:

Unit 2 Lesson 4

Test: Wed. Nov.8

Test: Fri. Nov. 10

1. age

2. peace

3. pencil

4. magic

5. ice

6. digit

7. face

8. gem

9. circus

10. large

11. piece

12. gentle

13. tragic

14. century

15. excite

Bonus: Veterans Day

Veterans Day does not have an apostrophe.  The word Veterans in Veterans Day is the attributive not the possessive form of the word.  It is a day for honoring all veterans.  An apostrophe would denote it belongs to veterans.

Students must write these words three times in a spelling composition book and turn them in by Wednesday, Nov. 8th. Sentences must be written with these words.

1. piece

2. peace

3. gentle

4. magic

5   ? Students may write a sentence with the word of their choice from the spelling list.

 

 



Assignments: Oct. 30-Nov. 3
Due Date: 11/4/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11                                                                                                                                                                                                        Students must write manuscript letters neatly.

Reading:

On Monday, Oct. 30, students will read the Vocabulary Warm Up on pages 186-187 and pages 188-199 of the story "Hungry Hoppers".

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, students will read pages 200-209 of the story "Huingry Hoppers".

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, students will read the decodable reader, "Meet the Bats" and pages 190-199 of the story "Hungry Hoppers".

On Thursday, Nov. 2, students will read pages 200-207 of the story "Hungry Hoppers" and the Science Inquiry on pages 200-211.

On Friday, Nov. 3, students will read "Hungry Hoppers".

Vocabulary with Definitions

1. antennae                   2. cycle             3. dull                  4. fussy                    5. sensing

Selection Vocabulary  (These are some of the words students must know in order to fluently read the selection.)

length                     stems                         antennae                          creature

lizard                      senses                        enemy                             pappi

fussy                      dull                             enter                              disappear

atttract                   creates                        lavae                              cycle

sensing                  nymph                         underneath                      molting

adult

Reading Skill

Students will find information using the table of contents and the index in books.

Phonics:

Students will decode, read, and spell words with long e and long a.

Spelling:

Unit 2 Lesson 3

Test: Thursday, Nov. 2

Test: Friday, Nov. 3

1. tail

2. reach

3. queen

4. fear

5. say

6. gave

7. sweet

8. acorn

9. player

10. even

11. underneath

12. always

13.  depend

14. wait

15. sneeze

Bonus: Election Day

Each word must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Oct. 31st.  Sentences must be written with the last fivve words.

Math:

 

 

 



Assignments: Oct. 23-27
Due Date: 10/28/2017
Subject: Reading

 

Penmanship:SOL 2,.11 
Students will continue to improve manuscript letter formation.

Reading:

On Monday, Oct. 23, students will read the Vocabulary Warm Up on pages 158-159 plus pages 160-173 of the story "If You Find a Rock".

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, students will read pages 174-181 of the story "If You FInd a Rock".

On Wednesday, Oct. 25, students will read pages 160-173 of the story "If You Find a Rock" and the decodable reader "HIt the Trail".

On Thursday, Oct. 26, the students will read pages 174-181 of the story "If You Find a Rock" and the Science Inquiry on pages 184-185.

On Friday, Oct. 27, students will read "If You FInd a Rock".

Vocabulary- You must write the definitions for these words and turn them in by Tuesday, Oct. 24.

1. chain                  2. trace                3. fossil                   4. print                  5. outstretched

Lesson Vocabulary and High Frequency Words ( Students must know these words in order to fluently read the story.

chain                          crook                       discovery                       trace

surface                       fossil                        pavement                      print

steep                         outstretched              striped                          pebbles

creep                         towers                      spreading                       sifting

smoothed

Reading Skill: SOL: 2.8

Phonics: SOL 2.5(b)

Students will identify, decode, and read words with long a spelled a. ai-, a-e, and _ay.

 

Spelling: SOL 2.5 , 2.13 

  • The test will be given on Wednesday and Thursday. We won't have time for the test on Friday.

Unit 2 Lesson 2

Test: Wednesday, OCt. 25

Test: Thursday, Oct. 26

1. stay

2. rain

3. base

4. April

5. May

6. chain

7. trace

8. play

9. paid

10. fable

11. waist

12. railroad

13. pavement

14. flavor

15. Thursday

Bonus: Native Americans

These words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Oct. 21.  Sentences must be written with the last five words.

Math:  Second grade is supposed to have a nine weeks Math Benchmark test.  This test will be in the computer lab. Please encourage your child to take time to read the questions.  Some students want to skip the questions and just guess the answers.  They must know what is asked before they can correctly answer the questions.

Math Fact: SOL 2.5

Students will have a daily math challenge on adding 8 to another number or subtracting 8 from another number.

Math: SOL 2.6

Students will be adding two digit numbers with and without regrouping. Don't let the term regrouping fool you.  This is what you learned as "carrying".  We use the term adding with regrouping.

 

 

 



Assignments: Oct. 16-20
Due Date: 10/21/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Some students have not mastered all manuscript letters.  Those students will continue to work on cursive letters.

Reading:

 Students have written definitions for the targeted story vocabulary words for the past six weeks. They should know how to write the definitions correctly.  Now, it will be their responsibility to write the definitions for homework instead of during class time.  The name of the story should be written on the first two lines of the next blank page of their composition book.  The entry word, respelling, part of speech, and definition should be written in neat handwriting and turned in by Tuesday of each week.

On Monday, Oct. 16, students will read the Vocabulary Warm Up on pages 130-131 and pages 132-145 of the story "Ants: They are hard workers!". I also have things for them to read about exploring since the name of out new unit is" Let's Explore"

On Tuesday, Oct. 17, students will read pages 146-153 and the Scienec Inquiry at the end of the story. 

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, students will read the story "Ants: They are hard workers!" and the decodable reader "A Good Day at the Beach".

On Thursday, Oct. 19- Students will be on a field trip.

On Friday, Oct. 20, students will read "Ants: They are hard workers!'.

Vocabulary ( These are the words students must use to write definitions.) The vocabulary quiz will be on Friday, since we are supposed to be on a field trip on Thursday.

1. insects       2.  cocoon               3. invade             4. enemies                   5. tunnels

Vocabulary with High Frequency Words ( Students must know these words in order to fluently read the story selection "Ants: They are hard workers".

clean                        keep                       eat                         please                 read                             three

insects                     cocoon                    tunnels                    enemies              invade                          larva

colonies                   pupa                       paste                       squirt                  poison                          research

silky                        anthills



Assignments: Oct. 9-13
Due Date: 10/13/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Some students will continue to practice manuscript letters. 

Reading:

This is a review week in reading.  Students will be reviewing the vocabulary and skills learned during the past five reading lessons.  Some workbook pages will be assigned.  There is no new Reading story for the week.  Students will not have to take their reading books home until Friday.  However, it is very important for children to read every day.  My students will be reading at least one story each day from supplemental readers.  These stories will be for pleasure reading and fluency.

A lengthy reading assessment will be given.  There is no grade on this assessment.  The assessment is to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses.  It is also to practice test taking skills and strategies.

On Monday, Oct. 9, students will read the recordable reader "Be a Wrangler".

On Tuesday, Oct. 10, students will read the poems 'dear tulips" and "Sick Days". Students will read and answer questions on the first comprehension story of the reading assessment.

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, students will read and answer questions on the second comprehension story of the reading assessment.  Students will also read poetry selections.

On Thursday, Oct. 12, students will take the vocabulary, spelling, and grammar portions of the reading assessment.

On Friday, Oct. 13. students will review the test.  They will also have an introduction to the next unit of their reading book.

Spelling

Unit 1 Review

Test: Thursday, Oct. 12

This is a review week in spelling.  For this lesson, students will study five words from each of the previous five lessons.  I have selected words students will most often encounter in reading as well as everyday life.  Since this is a review lesson, students should already know how to spell these words.  They only have to write each word two times in their spelling composition book.  The test will be given only once during the week.  The test will be given on Thursday.

Lesson 1                  Lesson 2                     Lesson 3                    Lesson 4              Lesson 5

able                         most                          zero                           hero                    phone

bake                        nose                          made                          these                   wrap

care                         joke                           use                            gene                    write

kind                         vote                           spoke                         beside                   wrist

time                        menu                          bonus                         elect                    graph

Students do not have to write sentences with these words.



Assignments: Oct. 2-6
Due Date: 10/6/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Students wil practice the manuscript letters Ww, Xx, Yy, and Zz.

Reading:

On Monday, Oct. 2, students will read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 96-97. They will read pages 98-107 of the story "Corduroy".

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, students will read pages 108-117 of the story "Corduroy" and the Theme Connections at the end of the story.

On Wednesday, Oct.4, students will read the decodable reader "Just a Phase for Phil" and pages 96-107 of the story"Corduroy".

On Thursday, Oct. 5, students will read pages 108-117 fo the story "Corduroy" and the Social Studies Inquiry at the end of the story.

On Friday, Oct. 6, students will read "Corduroy".

High Frequency and Lesson Vocabulary These are the words students must know in order to fluently read the story.

palace                               escalator                             dashing

yanked                              fastened                             gasped

sighed                               amazing                             admiring

wondered                          people                                write

together

Definitions:

Students must be able to match these words with their correct definition and respelling.  They must also be able to find the correct vocabulary word to use in sentences.

1. palace

2. escalator

3.  dashing

4. yanked

5. fastened

Spelling:

Unit 1 Lesson 5

Test: Wed. OCt. 4

Test: Thurs. Oct. l5

1. wren

2. knot

3. knife

4. write

5. phone

6. graph

7. wrap

8. knit

9. phase

10. alphabet

11. wrist

12. wrinkle

13. known

14. nephew

15. photo

Bonus: October Oct.

These words must be written three times in a spelling composition book. The composition book must be turned in by Tuesday, Oct. 3.  Sentences must be written with the last five words.

 



Assignments Sept. 25-29
Due Date: 9/29/2017
Subject: Reading

 

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Students will practice the manuscript letters Ss, Tt, Vv, and Ww.

Reading:

On Monday, Sept. 25, students will read the decodable reader "Edith and Pete", the VOcabulary Warm Up on pages 80-81 and pages 84-87 of "The Lion and the Mouse".

On Tuesday, Sept. 26, students will read pages 88-93 of the story "The Lion and the Mouse".

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, students will read pages 84-87 of the story "The Lion and the Mouse" and the Theme Connections at the end of the story.

On Thursday, Sept. 28, students will read pages 88-93 of the story "The Lion and the Mouse" and the Science Inquiry on pages 94-95.

On Friday, Sept. 29, student will read "The Lion and the Mouse" and compare it to another version of the story.

Definitions:

Students will have matching vocabulary word and definition quiz on the following words.

1. snoozing

2. furious

3. repay

4. raged

5. gnaw

High Frequency and Lesson Vocabulary:  Students must know these words in order to fluently read the story.

because                                    does                                       furious                              snoozing

repay                                       raged                                      gnaw                                flashed

tiddly                                       insist                                       puny                                 dusk

stalking                                   scamper                                   survival                             caption

Reading Skills:SOL 2.8

Students will be identifying examples of realism and fantasy in stories.

Phonics:  SOL2.5(b)

Students will decode, read, and spell word with long e spelled e and e-e.

 

Spelling:SOL 2.5

Unit 1 Lesson 4

Test: Wed. Sept. 27

Test: Fri. Sept. 29

1. repay

2. meter

3. eve

4. gene

5. beside

6. elect

7. pretend

8. these

9. hero

10. demand

11. compete

12. create

13. evening

14. delete

15. eraser

Bonus: citizenship

The new spelling words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Sept. 26. Sentences must be written with these words.

1. gene

2. demand

3. delete

4. create

5. hero

Grammar:  SOL 2.12

Students will learn to identify the subject and predicate of a sentence.

Math:SOL 2.1 (c) 

Students will identify, read, and write the value of each digit in a three digit number.

Ex. In the number 754 the 4 is in the ones place and has a value of four ones or 4.  The 5 is in the tens place and has a value of 5 tens or 50.  The 7 is in th hundreds place and has a value of seven hundreds or 700.

 

Math SOL 2.5

Students will continue to practice addition facts to 20 and the corresponding subtraction facts.

Math: SOL 2.9

Students will recognize and describe the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction.

Math: SOL 2.21

Students will create and solve math story problems.

Math Facts: SOL 2.5

The emphasis will be on adding four to another number.

Social Studies:  SOL 2.11

Students ar learning about the responsibilities of good citizenship.  As we learn about good citizenship, we also have four Character Education group sessions with the guidance counselor.

 

 

 



Assignments: September 18-22
Due Date: 9/22/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11                                                                                                                                                                                                     Students will practice the manuscript letters Nn, Pp, Qq, and Rr.

Reading:

On Monday, students will read the Vocabulary Warm-Up and pages 56-67 of the story "The Elves and the Shoemaker".

On Tuesday, students will read pages 68-77 of the story "The Elves and the Shoemaker" and Theme Connections on page 77.

On Wednesday, students will read the decodable A Good Life at the Lake and pages 56-67 of the story "A Good Life at the Lake".

On Thursday, students will read pages 68-77 of the story "The Shoemaker and the Elves" and the Social Studies Inquiry on page 79.

On Friday, students will read "The Shoemaker and the Elves".

The decodable reader is an important component of the reading program.  Every decodable reader features an important sound or skill we are currently using in class.  Please listen to your child read the decodable.

Lesson Vocabulary

These are lesson vocabulary and high frequency words for "The Elves and the Shoemaker".  Students must be able to read these words.

elves                                                shoemaker                                                flash

leather                                             finest                                                        peacefully

amazement                                      customers                                                 curtain

midnight                                          stitched                                                    skipped

another                                           many                                                        usual

Definitions

These are the words students will define in their reading composition book.  Students will write the definition in class, but will need to study at home. Students will have a matching quiz using the words and definitions.

1. elves

2. shoemaker

3. flash

4. leather

5. finest

 

Reading Skills: SOL 2.6 (c)                                                                                                                                                                      Students will use sequence to enhance reading comprehension.

Phonics: SOL 2.5 (b)                                                                                                                                                                        Students will read, decode, and spell words with long vowel sounds.

Grammar: 2,13 (j)                                                                                                                                                            

Students will identify and use linking and helping verbs.                                                                                                                                                                                                             A linking verb links two parts of a sentence.             Ex. Here is the missing book.

A helping verb helps the verb tell what will happen, what has happened, or what is happening.                                                                  Ex.  We are listening to the teacher.           Ex. The fish will swim away from the hook.

Math SOL 2.21                                                                                                                                                                               Students will write number sentences to solve story problems.  Students will also write their own story problems.                                            

Math SOL 2.9                                                                                                                                                                                    Students will use an addition facts to solve related subtraction facts.  They will use subtraction facts to solve related addition problems.

Math SOL 2.5                                                                                                                                                                                     Students will use basic addition and subtraction facts.

Math SOL 2.5                                                                                                                                                                                 Students are adding three addends. When working at home remind students to:

1. Look for ways to make ten

2. Look for doubles

Math: SOL 2.5

Students will add three to another addend.



Assignments Sept. 4-8
Due Date: 9/9/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.10

Students will practice the following lowercase manuscript letters: Ff, Gg, Hh, and  Ii.

Reading:

Students are now ready to begin the first unit in our reading books.  The theme of the first unit is "Kindness".  The vocabulary, reading selections, and language arts lessons will tie in with the theme.

The difficulty of the assignments will quickly become apparent.  Please make sure your child practices the vocabulary words and the high frequency words each night.  Your child needs to also practice the daily reading assignment.

There is no reading assignment over the Labor Day weekend.

On Tuesday, the students will work on the lesson vocabulary, definitions, and the decodable reader, Kate's Picnic.  Please listen to your child read this decodable reader even though we have already read it in workshop.

On Wednesday, students will read "Because of You" and the decodable reader Five Gifts for Mike. 

On Thursday, students will read "Because of You" and the Social Studies Inquiry at the end of the story.

On Friday, students will read "Because of You".

High Frequency Words

ate                            gave                    white                    made                           find                              kind

Lesson Vocabulary: ( These are the words students must be able to read by the end of the week.)

feelings                    share                    precious                 care                            tulip

plenty                      luxury                   ideas                      help                            important

different                   peace

 

Definitions:  (Students should know these definitions by the end of the week.)  Students will have a matching respelling and definition test on these words on Friday.  I do not require them to know the part of speech this early in the year, but we do spend time in class learning about why a word is a noun, verb, adjective, or adverb.

feelings                    share                    precious                care                              kind

 

Spelling:SOl 2.5

Test: Thursday, Sept. 7

Test: Friday, Sept. 8

1. mild

2. care

3. pilot

4. lady

5. bake

6. time

7. sale

8. ride

9. able

10. kind

11. apron

12. final

13. quiet

14. quite

15. share

Bonus:  September  Sept.

Each spelling word must be written three times in a spelling composition book.  Sentences must be written with five spelling words.  The notebooks will be due on Wednesday, September 6.

  • There are only four school days this week, so the spelling test will be given on Thursday and Friday.
  • Some students will have trouble with quiet and quite.

Phonics: SOL 2.5

The focus will be on the long a sound spelled a and a_e.

Grammar: SOL 2.13 (c)

Common and proper nouns will be introduced during the week. Students will identify, write, and use common and proper nouns.

Math: SOL 2.5

Students will solve addition problems and find the corresponding subtraction problem.  They will practice doubles, doubles plus one, and finding ways to make ten. 

Math Facts:  SOL 2.5

Students will practice adding one to another addend.

Math SOL 2.21 

Students will write a number sentence to solve a story problem.

Science: SOL 2.4

Student will read about animals, animal life cycles, and animal habitats.

Social Studies: SOL 2.3

Students will begin to learn about communities.

 

 

 

 

 



Assignments: September 11-15
Due Date: 9/8/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11                                                                                                                                                                      Students will practice the cursive letters Kk, Ll, Mm, and Nn.

Reading:

On Monday, students will read the decodable reader The Mole Zone and pages 35-45 of the story "For the Love of Our Earth".

On Tuesday, students will read pages 46-53 of the story "For the Love of Our Earth".

On Wednesday, students will read pages 35-45 of the story"For the Love of Our Earth" and the decodable reader, Hope's Cute Music Box.

On Thursday, students will read pages 46-55 of the story "For the Love of Our Earth"

On Friday, students will read "For the Love of Our Earth".

Definitions: Students will have a test on these definitions on Friday, Sept. 15.

1. dawn            2. witness                 3. glows                  4. engines             5. litter

The students will write the definitions in class in their reading composition books.  We will go over the definitions in class, but some students will need extra practice at home.  Red composition books will be sent home on Wednesday and should be returned on Friday. Please study the definitions with your child on Wednesday and Thursday night.

High Frequency Words

both                  cold               hold              open                   buy                  goes

Story Vocabulary

Students must be able to read these words by Friday.  They do not have to know how to spell the words unless the word also happens to be on the spelling list.

comb                              byway                             nurture                                 spark

needless                         ancestors                         spark                                   everlasting

both                               cold                                hold                                     open

box                                goes

 

Spelling:

Test: Wed. Sept. 13                                                                                                                                                                             Test: Friday, Sept. 15

1. menu

2. nose

3. most

4. cure

5. joke

6. unit

7. vote

7. fuse

8. unit

9. soda

10. mule

11. comb

12. bugle

13. total

14. human

15. suppose

Each spelling word should be written in a blue spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Sept. 12.  Five sentences should be written with the words.

 

Phonics: SOL 2.5 (b)

The emphasis will be on long o spelled o and o-e plus u spelled u and u_e.

Grammar: SOL 2.13 (c)

Students did not have time to adequately cover common and proper nouns.  Students will continue to work on identifying and classifying common and proper nouns.

Grammar: SOL 2.13(j)

Students will be expected to identify action verbs in sentences and stories.

Math: SOL 2.5

Students must be able to recall addition facts to 20 and the corresponding subtraction facts.  Students will continue to work on addition strategies to help them quickly recall facts.  These addition strategies include doubles, doubles plus one, doubles plus two, related facts, addition with a ten frame, using illustrations for problem solving, and identifying key words in stories.

Math Facts: SOL 2.5

A quiz grade on quickly adding two to another number will be given on Friday.

Math SOL 2.21

Students will write number sentences to solve story problems.

Social Studies: SOL 2.1(g)

Please help your child with the grandparent interview.

 



Assignments: August 24-Sept. 1
Due Date: 8/23/2017
Subject: Reading

 

 

Penmanship:SOL 2.10

Student will review the correct formation of the manuscript letters Bb, Cc, Dd, and Ff.

Reading:

On Thursday, Aug. 24, the students will read "The Elf and the Dormouse" and the decodable reader No Drinks in Class.

On Friday, Aug. 25, the students will read "Ant and the Three Little Figs" and the decodable reader Learning to Swim.

On Monday, August 28, students will read "Ant and the Three Little Figs" and the decodable reader Farm Chores.

On Tuesday, August 29, students will read "Agua, Agua, Agua" and the decodable reader Paddle, Duck Paddle.

On Wednesday, August 30, students will read "Agua, Agua, Agua" and have a quiz over the high frequency cards on the word cards.

On Thursday, August 31, students will begin the first Benchmark Reading Assessment.

On Friday, September 1, students will finish the Benchmark Reading Assessment.  They will also have their first vocabulary quiz.

High Frequency Words

drink                      far                        better                          thank                       bring                       much

why                       seven                    hurt                             black                       wish                        start

think                      learn                     animal                         upon                        under                      sing

first                       use                        pick                             which

 

Grammar: SOl 2.11 d

Students will be identifying and writing complete sentences.  A sentence must begin with a capital letter, end with an end mark, and communicate a complete thought.

Math SOL 2.5

Students will be practicing simple addition of two numbers.  Students must be able to identify the addends and the sum in an addition problem.

 

Math Vocabulary:

1. Addends are the numbers we add together in an addition problem.

2. The sum is the answer to an addition problem.

Example:  In the problem 4 + 5 = 9, the numbers 4 and 5 are the addends. The number 9 is the sum.

 

Math Facts: SOL 2.5

Students will practice and test on zero addition facts.

Math SOL 2.9

Students will recognize and describe the related facts that represent the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction.

Example: For each addition fact there is a related subtraction fact.   7+3=10 so 10 - 7 =3

An inverse relationship between addition and subtraction means one can undo the other.

8 -3 = 5     5+3 = 8

This is also where we continue to work with fact families.   Fact families are three related numbers which can be used to solve two addition and two subtraction problems.

Example:  The numbers 4, 3, and 7 are related facts.  4 + 3 =7         3 + 4 =7              7 - 4= 3                7 - 3+ 4

Math SOL 2.22

Students will recognize and use the symbols for equivalent and nonequivalent equations.

Example: 7 + 3 = 8 + 2   This is balanced equation because both sides of the equation are equivalent or equal.

Example:  4 + 2 = 3 + 4  This is a non equivalent equation because the answers on both sides are not equal.

 Science:  SOL 2.1

This year the curriculum has been changed so there is no time period for science and social studies.  Science and social studies will be cross curriculum subjects.  This means they will be incorporated into reading and math.

 

Please check your child's folder each day.  Sometimes I give them a task or short assignment to complete at home.

 

 

 

 



Assignments May 15-19
Due Date: 5/20/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Students will continue to practice cursive letters.

Reading;

On Monday, students will read the Science Inquiry on pages 420-421.  They will also read the decodable reader,"Communities in LOs Angeles".

On Tuesday, students will read the poems "America's People" and "Statue of Liberty".

On Wednesday, students will read "Let's Go Dinosaur Tracking".

On Thursday, students will read "Down in the Sea: The Jellyfish".

On Friday, students will read an assortment of poems.  They will also write a four line or eight line poem.

Students are finished with the story tests and will not have another definition test. 

Students will work on some of the workbook pages we did not have time to complete.

Phonics: 

Students will review sound/spellings.

Grammar:

Students will review grammar skills they should have already learned.  We will concentrate on sentence structure.

Math:

Students will finish calendar and thermometer skills.  They will work with patterns and three digit numbers.

Math Facts:

Students are learning X6 facts.

Science:

Students will be learning about magnets and forces.

 

 

 



Assignments: May 22-26
Due Date: 5/19/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship:

Students will work on correcting cursive writing errors.

Reading:

On Monday, students will read "A Dinosaur Named After Me".

On Tuesday, students will read "Terrible Tyrone".

On Wednesday, students will read "The Rooster Who Went to His Uncle's Wedding.

On Thursday, students will read a collection of poetry.

Phonics:

Students will review the sound/ spellings.

Spelling:

On Monday, my students will have a class spelling contest.

On Tuesday, second grade students will have a grade level spelling contest.

On Wednesday and Thursday, students will stamp sound/spellings.

 

Grammar:

Students will work on writing skills on Monday through Thursday.

Math Facts:

Students will work on X7

Math

Students will work with 3 digit patterns.

Math: Students will work on subtraction with and without regrouping.

 

 



Assignments May 8-12
Due Date: 5/5/2017
Subject: Reading

 

Penmanship:                                                                                                                                                                                                     Students will continue to practice cursive penmanship.

Reading:

On Monday, May 8, student will read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 396-397 and the decodable reader, "The Seminole Tribe in South Florida".

On Tuesday, May 9, student will read pages 398-411 of the story "Cesar Chavez"

On Wednesday, May 10, students will read pages 412-417 of the story "Cesar Chavez".

On Thursday, May 11, students will read "Cesar Chavez".

On Friday, May 12, students will read "Cesar Chavez"

On Monday, May 15, student will read the Science Inquiry on pages 420-421 and the decodable reader "Communities in Los Angeles".

On Tuesday, May 16, students will read the poems "America's People" and "The Statue of Liberty".

Vocabulary with Definitions: The definitions are due on Wednesday, May 10th.

1. treated

2. border

3. weakened

4. strike

5. union

6. boycott

7. crops

8. awarded

Selection Vocabulary

Mexican Americans                                           treated                                               union

Cesario                                                            border                                                Arizona

Manuel                                                            Estrada                                              Yuma

Librado                                                            Juana                                                 Spanish

eighth                                                             Great Depression                                 crops

Navy                                                              Fabela                                                 California

support                                                           strike                                                 boycott

refuse                                                             awarded                                             weakened

awarded

Reading Skills: Drawing Conclusions

Studnts must use the information they read in a story to make decisions about what is happening.

Phonics:                                                                                                                                                                                                This is a review of the sound/letter spellings the students have learned during the past four weeks.

 Spelling

Unit 6 Lesson 5

Test: Wed. May 10

Test: Fri. May 12

1. law

2. low

3. boot

4. book

5. doom

6. took

7. allow

8. arrow

9. string

10. spring

11. describe

12. strict

13. amuse

14. chew

15. splinter

Bonus: Summer Vacation

Spelling composition books are due on Tuesday, May 9. Spelling words must be written three times in cursive handwriting.  Sentences must be written in cursive handwriting with the five words of your choice.

Grammar Skills:

Students will be reviewing subject/verb agreement. 

Grammar Skills:

Students will be reviewing writing commas in a series.

 

 



Assignments May 1-5
Due Date: 5/1/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship:                                                                                                                                                                                            Students will practice correct cursive letter formation.

Reading:                                                                                                                                                                                                On Monday, May 1, students will read the decodable reader "Polish Communities in Detroit", the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 362-363, and pages 364-381 of the story "Jingle Dancer".

On Tuesday, May 2, students will read pages 382-391 of the story "Jingle Dancer" and the Theme Connections on page 393.

On Wednesday, May 3, student will rea pages 366-3812 of the story "Jingle Dancer".

On Thursday, May 4, students will read pages 382-391 of the story "Jingle Dancer" and the Social Studies Inquiry on pages pages 394-395.

On Friday, May 5, students will read the story "Jingle Dancer".


Vocabulary with Definitions: (Due on Wednesday, May 5)

1. calves

2. ached

3. pounding

4. page

5. shuffled

6. slipped

7. strolled

8. glimpse

Lesson Vocabulary

sewn                                                     blurred                                              kitchen

shifted                                                  shoulders                                           jingle

fetched                                                 bounced                                             video tape

crunched                                               autumn                                             Muscogee

calves                                                   strolled                                              duplex

glimpse                                                powwow                                             pale

shuffled                                                silent                                                 pounding

moccasins                                            practiced                                            ached

 

Spelling: 

Unit 6 Lesson 4

Test: Wed. May 3                                                                                                                                                                                 Test:  Fri. May 5

1. tawny

2. tower

3. pause

4. pounding

5. shawl

6. shower

7. claw

8. clown

9.  awe

10.  owl

11. applaud

12. awkward

13. crawling

14. dawn

15. frown

These words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and sentences must be written with the five words of your choice.

Spelling words and sentences must be written in cursive.  Composition books with words and sentences must be turned in by Tuesday, May 2.

Math Facts:                                                                                                                                                                                           Students must know x5 by Friday.

 

Math:                                                                                                                                                                                                   Students are learning how to retrieve information from a graph.  They are also learning to graph information.

 

Math:                                                                                                                                                                                                               Students are learning about probability.

Science: 

Students are reviewing life cycles.

 

 

 



Assignments April 17-21
Due Date: 4/22/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL: 2.11                                                                                                                                                                        Students will practice the letters X, O, and U.  Students will also practice writing sentences in cursive handwriting.

Reading: 
On Monday, April 17, students will read the decodable reader, "Little Havana in Little York", and the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 338-339.

On Tuesday, April 18, students will read pages 340-349 fo the story "A Picture Book of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

On Wednesday, April 19, students will read pages 349-360 of the story "A Picture Book of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

On Thursday, April 20. students will read "A Picture Book of Dr. Martin Luther King,, Jr. and the Social Studies Inquiry on pages 360361.

On Friday, April 21, students will read "A Picture Book of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

Definitions:  The definitions for these words must be written in cursive handwriting in a reading composition book.

1. demanding                          2. fair                         3. laws                           4. graduated

5. arrested                              6. prejudice                 7. content                      8. section

 

Story Vocabulary: These are the words students must know in order to fluently read the story selection.

laws                           demanding                           fair                       protests

Georgia                      pastor                                  restaurants           minister

doctorate                    arrested                               section                 refused

continued                   content                                 character              honors

violence                     prejudice

Phonics: 

Students are expected to identify, read, and spell words with the these three letter blends: str, scr, spr, and spl.

Grammar: 

Students will review common and proper nouns.  They will review capitalization rules for titles, initials, days, months, cities, and states.

 

 

 

Spelling:

Unit 6 Lesson 3

Test: Wed. April 19

Test: Fri. April 21

1. straw

2. split

3. scrape

4. stretch

5. splash

6. scream

7. sprawl

8. sprout

9. strange

10. scratch

11. strength

12. spry

13. screen

14. stream

15. spread

 

Bonus: metamorphosis

These words must be written in cursive handwriting.  Sentences must be written in cursive handwriting with the five words of your choice.

 

Math Facts:

Students will begin learning the X4 multiplication facts.

Math:

Students are reading and writing time correctly.

Math:                                                                                                                                                                                                      Students will be reading thermometers and writing the temperature indicated on a thermometer.

Math:

Students will be gathering information from calendars.

Social Studies:

Students will be studying Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We will also be reading about him in our weekly reading selection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Assignments: April 24-28
Due Date: 4/21/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Students will practice cursive letter formation.

Reading:

There is not new story for the week.  Students will be reviewing for the MAP Reading Test which will be given on Thursday.

Spelling:

There is no new spelling list.  Students will be reviewing sound/letter relationships to prepare for the MAP test on Thursday.

Math:

Students will be learning about probability.  They will be reading graphs to locate information.  They will be making graphs to show information.

Math:

Students will review calendar and thermometer skills.

Math Facts: 

We are still working on x4.  A test will be given on x 4 on Tuesday.  We will begin x5 on Wednesday.

Science:  We will be learning about the life cycle of a butterfly.

Social Studies:

Students will have the "Famous People" Program on Tuesday, April 25th.  Please make plans to attend the program.

 



Assignments April 10-14
Due Date: 4/10/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Students will practice the uppercase cursive letters R, V, O, and U.

Reading: SOL:

On Monday, April 10, the students will read the decodable story, "Little Havana in Miami".  They will also read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 316-317 and pages 318-327 of the story "New Hope".

On Tuesday, April 11, the students will read pages 328-333 of the story "New Hope". They will also read the Theme Connections on page 335.

On Wednesday, April 12, the students will read "New Hope"

On Thursday, April 13, the students will read "New Hope".

Story Definitions:  (These words and their definitions must be written in a reading composition book and turned in by Tuesday, April 11.

1. brisk

2. doe

3. leather

4. shed

5. recycling

6. citizens

7. adopted

 

Story Vocabulary: These are the words students must know in order to fluently read the story selection.

fashioned                                                 recycling                                Denmark

Minnesota                                                journey                                   traveled

forded                                                      campsite                                adopted

axles                                                        doe                                       harvested

shed                                                         ferry                                     fence

brisk                                                        forge                                     blacksmith

lumbermen                                              fabric                                     bustling

barbershops                                             invitations                             steeple

Gazette                                                   leather                                   Appalachian

citizens

Spelling:  SOL  2.4, 2.5

Unit 6, Lesson 2

Test: Wednesday, April 12

Test: Thursday, April 13

1. listen

2. castle

3. rustle

4. whistle

5. rhino

6. answer

7. doubt

8. island

9. would

10. could

11. chaos

12. lamb

13. scent

14. climb

15. scene

Bonus: Easter

Each word must be written three times in a spelling composition book.  Sentences must be written with five words.  The words and sentences must be written in cursive handwriting.  Composition books are due on Tuesday, April 11.

Math: SOL: 2.12

Students are learning to read and write time to five mintue intervals. 

Math Facts: \

Students will have a test on X3 on Wednesday.

Social Studies: SOL : 2.4

Students will have a test on Helen Keller on Tuesday.

 

 

 



Assignments: April 3-7
Due Date: 4/9/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11                                                                                                                                                                                                      Students will practice the cursive letters F, W, N, P, and M.

Reading:

On Monday, April 3, Students will be introduced to the new unit, "America's People". Students will read the decodable reader, "Chinatown in San Francisco" and the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 300-301.

On Tuesday, students will read pages 302-307 of the story "April and Her Family".

On Wednesday, April 5, students will read pages 308-311 of the story "April and Her Family" and the Theme Connections on pages 312-313.

On Thursday, April 6, students will read "April and Her Family" and the Social Studies Inquiry on pages 314-415.

On Friday, April 7, student will read "April and Her Family".

Definitions: These words and their definitions must be written in a reading composition book and turned in by Tuesday, April 4.

1. explorer

2. orchid

3. chores

4. discovered

5. sesame

6. popular

7. wiser

Story Selection Vocabualry

orchid                                             Chinese                                            Taiwan

Mandarin                                         public                                              calligraphy

sesame                                           explorer                                           Italy

discovered                                      noodles                                            eyebrows

chores                                           popular                                             wiser

Tangram                                       chopsticks                                          Julius

Chin                                             Lan                                                    baba

mama                                          Ba                                                      Tsu ma Liang mein

Chi chiao  bang

Spelling:

Unit 6 Lesson 6

Test: Wed. April 4

Test: Fri. April 6

1. flow

2.flower

3. cook

4. cube

5. tool

6. took

7. nook

8. noon

9. fume

10. loom

11. moonbeam

12. mountain

13. mowing

14. rookie

15. groomer

These words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, April 4.   Sentences must be written with five of the words.  Sentences must be in cursive handwriting and turned in by Tuesday, April 4.

 

 

 

 

 



Assignments March 27-31
Due Date: 4/3/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Students will practice the cursive letters Q, C, I, F, and J.

Reading:

On Monday, March 27, students will read the decodable reader, "The Koi at the Gate".  They will also read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 250-251 and pages 252-269 of the story "Brave as a Mountain Lion".

On Tuesday, March 28, students will read pages 270-285 of the story "Brave as a Mountain Lion" and the Theme Connections on page 287.

On Wednesday, March 29. students will read pages 252-269 of the story "brave as a Mountain Lion and the Science Inquiry at the end of the story.

On Thursday, March 30, students will read pages 270-278 of the story "Brave as a Mountain Lion".

On Friday, March 31, students will read "Brave as a Mountain Lion".

Definitions:  Students must write these words and their definitions in their reading composition book.  Definitions must be turned in by Wednesday, March 29.

1. reservation

2. dreaded

3. qualified

4. mysterious

5. mountain lion

6. stomping

7. inform

Lesson Vocabulary (These are the words students must know in order to fluently read the week's reading selections.

reservation                                  dreaded                                       especially

Winona                                       stomping                                      percent

inform                                        qualified                                        gym

mountain lion                              beasts                                          gymnasium

antelope                                     emblem                                        beading

repeating                                   swirling                                         principal

practicing                                  cradle                                            mysterious

spirit                                         icicles                                            glistened

correct                                      capital                                            proudly

clever                                        coyote

Spelling: SOL 2.4, 2.5

Unit 5 Lesson 5

Test: Wed. March 29

Test: Fri. Mar. 31

1. lawn

2. recall

3. haul

4. stalk

5. thoughts

6. naughty

7. oil

8. loyal

9. noise

10. rejoice

11. ointment

12. walnut

13. checkpoint

14. because

15. employ

Bonus: realistic fiction, poetry

The spelling words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, March 28. Sentences must be written with the five words of your choice.  Sentences must be written in cursive handwriting.

Reading Skills:SOL 2.3

Some students are still having trouble with author's purpose. Students can usually identify when an author write to entertain, but some students have difficulty with when the author's purpose is to inform or persuade.

Reading Skills: SOL 2.6 (b)                                                                                                                                                                                                           Students are working on word families. Students need to look for the base word in word families.                                                                                                                                                                                     Example:  The word hope is the base word and gives a clue to the meaning of each member of this word family: hopeful, hopeless, hoped, hoping, hopes

Reading Skills: SOL 2.6 (b)

Students will be working on related words.  If a student knows how words are related then it helps them to figure out the meaning of words.

 

Grammar Skills:   2.13(j)                                                                                                                                                                                                              Students will be classifying verbs as being in the present, past, or future tense.

Math:  SOL2.12

Students will read and write time to the nearest five minute interval.

 

 Math Facts:                                                                                                                                                                                        I can't make my students practice their multiplication facts at home.  I still have some students who have not mastered X2.  We are going to move on to X3.

Social Studies:SOL 2.4                                                                                                                                                                              Students will have a test on Susan B. Anthony on Wednesday.  We have not had enough time to explore the contribution of Susan B. Anthony.

Science: SOL 2.3

Students will learn about mass and matter.

 

 



Assignments March 20-24
Due Date: 3/26/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11                                                                                                                                                                    Students will practice the cursive letters T, Y, G, D, and F.

Reading:

On Monday, March 20, students will read the decodable reader "How Roy Got a Toy Drum", the Vocabualry Warm-Up on pages 318-319 and pages 222-233 of the story "Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod".

On Tuesday, March 21, students will read pages 234-245 of the story "Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod".

On Wednesday, March 22, students will read pages 222-233 of the story "Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod" and the Theme Connections on page 247.

On Thursday, March 23, students will read pages 234-255 of the story "Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod" and the Science Inquiry on page 249.

On Friday, March 24, students will read "Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod".

Definitions:  Students must write the definitions for these words in their reading composition books.

1. rumble

2. burrowed

3. rugged

4. snowdrift

5. squinted

6. shifted

7. snapped

Story Vocabualry:  These are the words students must know in order to fluently read "AkiaK: A Tale from the Iditarod".

Iditarod                                             rugged                        Anchorage

Alaka                                                descents                      vowed

Kuskokwim                                        Ophir                          snapped

pilot                                                  shifted                       volunteer

blizzard                                             refuge                        burrowed

snowdrift                                           mound                       experienced

Unalakleet                                           padded                      cautiously

Shaktoolik                                         thirst                         community

musher                                             escaped                     raided

snowmobile                                       squinted                    Golovin

recognized                                        usual                         harness

rumble                                             courageous


Reading Skills: SOL 2.8

Students will use illustrations to enhance their understanding of the text.

Students will locate examples of Onomatopoeia in the text. 

Students will identify examples of figurative language in the story.

Grammar: SOL 2.13

Students will identify adverbs and use them correctly in sentences.

Study Skills: SOL 2.10(c)

Students will use a dictionary, thesaurus, and glossary to gather information.

Spelling: SOL 2.4, 2.5

Unit 5. Lesson 4

Test: Wed. March 22

Test: Fri. March 24

1. join

2. spoil

3. annoy

4. choice

5. boys

6. voyage

7. coin

8. enjoy

9. boil

10. toy

11. royal

12. appoint

13. moist

14. cowboy

15. voice

Bonus: Susan B. Anthony

These words must be written three times in cursive handwriting and turned in by Tuesday, March 21.  Sentences must be written with five words.  Two sentences must be written in cursive handwriting.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Assignments March 13-17
Due Date: 3/19/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship:  SOL 2.11

Students will practice these uppercase cursive letters: V, B, A, H. and T

Reading: 

On Monday, March 13, students will read the decodable  reader "Kim and the Wave".  They will read the Vocabulary Warm Up on pages 196-197  and pages 198-202 of the story "The Empty Pot".

On Tuesday, March 14, students will read pages 208-213 of the story "The Empty Pot" and Theme Connections on pages 214-215. 
On Wednesday, March 15, student will read pages 200-207 of the story "The Empty Pot"
On Thursday, March 16, students will read pages 208-213 of the story "The Empty Pot" and the Science Inquiry on pages 216-217.                                                                                                                                                                                                       On Friday, March 17, student will read "The Empty Pot".

Definitions : These are the words with definitions these students must write in their reading composition book and turn in on Wednesday, March 15.  If there is no school on Wednesday, then definitions must be turned in on the first day they return to school.

1. transferred

2. sprout

3. courage

4. tended

5. blossom

6. emperor

7. kingdom

Lesson Vocabulary These are the words students must know in order to fluently read the story selection.

burst                                 bloom                              kingdom                              perfume

Emperor                            successor                           tended                                throne

choose                              proclamation                     issued                                 palace

succeed                            created                             throughout                          swarmed

received                           happiest                            sprout                                 soil

blossom                          transferred                        months                               clothes

eagerly                             ashamed                           empty                                clever

punished                          impossible                         courage                              entire

truth

Reading Skills: 

Students are expected to use inferences about characters and events to understand the whole story.

Reading Skills:                                                                                                                                                                                   Students will try to identify the problem and solution of each reading selection they read.  This includes the story selection, the decodable, and any stories they may read in workshops.

Phonics: 

Students will be decoding, reading, and spelling words with ough.

Spelling:

Unit 5 Lesson 3

Test: Wednesday, March 15

Test: Thursday, March 16

Test: Friday, March 17

  • This is the most difficult and confusing spelling lesson in the second grade curriculum.  The letters ough have more than one sound.  Most of the student will need extra practice learning how to spell the words.  The spelling test will be given three times next week.
  • If we miss school on Wednesday, the test will be given on the first day students return to school.

1. cough

2. dough

3. fought

4. though

5. thought

6. rough

7. although

8. tough

9. ought

10. thoughtful

11. thorough

12. sourdough

13. enough

14. throughout

15. bought

 

Bonus:  There is no bonus word for the week.  Students need to spend time learning to spell the unit words.

Students must write the first ten words in cursive handwriting.  Sentences must be written with five of the words.  The words and sentences must be written in a spelling composition book and turned in on Tuesday, March 14.

 

Social Studies: 

Students will have a test on Jackie Robinson on Thursday, March 16.

Science: Students are learning about severe weather.  Students should bring home a study guide on Tuesday.

Math Facts: 
Students are practicing X2.  They will have a quiz on X2 on Friday. They must know the facts.  They will not be given time to count them on their fingers.

Math:  Students are learning to weigh in grams and kilograms. 

Math: Students are learning to measure in grams, kilograms, cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.

Math:

Students review previous learned math skills each day.

 

 

 



Assignments March 6-10
Due Date: 3/12/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Students will practice the lower case cursive letters and begin on the uppercase cursive letters Z and K.

Reading:

On Monday, March 6, students will read the decodable reader, "A Bootmaker's Daughter".  They will also read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 174-175 and pages 176-185 of the story "A Hole in the Dike".

On Tuesday, March 7, students will read pages 186-191 of the story " A Hole in the Dike" and Theme Connections at the end of the story.

On Wednesday, March 8, students will read pages 178-185 of the story " A Hole in the Dike".

On Thursdasy, March 9, students will read pages 186-191 of the story "A Hole in the Dike" and the Social Studies Inquiry on pages 194-195.

On Friday, March 10, students will read "The Hole in the Dike".

Vocabulary with Definitions:  These words and their definitions must be written in a reading composition book and turned in by Wed. March 8.

1. trickling

2. flooded

3. rumbling

4. numb

5. dikes

6. windmill

Selection Vocabualry: Thse are the words students must know in order to read the story selection fluently.

Holland                                    cottage                             tulip                           windmill

strong                                      dikes                                flooded                       usual

gurgling                                   trickling                            through                       leak

village                                      gushing                           bottom                         echo

strength                                   numb                              rumbling                       stream

repair

Reading Skills:

Students must be able to distinguish cause from effect.

Phonics:

Students will be expected to decode, read, and spell words with /aw/ spelled al, all, ough, and augh.

Spelling:

Unit 5 Lesson 2

Test: Wed. March 8

Test: Fri. March 10

1. walk

2. overall

3. bought

4. call

5. always

6. sought

7. taught

8. caught

9. halt

10. small

11. daughter

12. chalk

13. tall

14. called

15. distraught

Bonus:  Students may decide on their own bonus word.  It needs to be something they fell is important for them to know and remember how to spell.

  • The first ten words must be written in cursive handwriting.
  • Words must be written three times in a spelling composition book.
  • Sentences must be written with the last five words.

Grammar: 

Students will be using the suffixes -ly and -y to words to change the meaning of the base word.

Students will be adding the suffix -ed to base words to show change the tense of a word from present to past.

 

Grammar:

Students will be locating and using quotation marks correctly  around the titles of stories, poems, and book chapers.

Students will read a speaker's words by locating quotation marks around what is said.

Math: 

Students will have a test on fractions on Tuesday. 

Math:                                                                                                                                                                                                           They are working on linear measure.  They will begin using cups, pints, quarts, and gallons on Wednesday.

Math Facts: 

Students are learning to multiply by two.  When the number two is a factor, it is called "The doubler".  This is because the product will be double the other factor.

Social Studies:                                                                                                                                                                                       Students will have a test on George Washington on Wednesday, March 8.

Science:

Students will begin learning about Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thursday,



Assignments Feb. 21-24
Due Date: 2/26/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11                                                                                                                                                                     Students will review the lowercase cursive letters a. d. o. c. g, and q.  They will also practice the letters n, m, and y.

Readng

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, students will read the decodable reader "A Plant that Acts Like an Animal ". They will also read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 128-129 and pages 130-139 of the story "Animals in Hiding".

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, students will read pages 140-145 of the story "I See Animals Hiding".

On Thursday, Feb. 23, students will have reading class in the afternoon.  They will take the Cogat Math test during the morning.  They will have reading in the afternoon.  During reading they will read "I See Animals Hiding" and the Scienec Inquiry at the end of the story.

On Friday, Feb.24, students will read "I See Animals Hiding" and the poems on pages 148-150.

Words with Definitions

Students must write the definitions for these words in their reading composition book and turn them in by Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Lesson Vocabulary  These wre the words students must know in order to fluently read this week's reading selection.

porcupine                            natural                            dangers

unaware                             available                          unnoticed

protective                           coloration                        wariest

shrubby                              autumn                           leafless

scene                                 squint                             invisible

weasel                               screech                            perfectly

speckled                            garter                              slithering

bittern                               streaks                            invisible

 

Phonics:  

This is a review week in phonics. Students are expected to decode, read, and spell words with /oo/spelled oo,_ew, _ue, u_e, u. They are expected to decode, read, and spell words with /oo/ spelled oo as in theword foot. They will decode, read, and spell words with /ow/ spelled ow and ou-.

Grammar:

Students will recognize and use colons correctly.                                                                                                                                   Colons can be used to introduce a list.                                                                                                                                                 Ex. Place these things on your desk: reading book, reading composition book, and reading workbook.

Colons are also used to separate the hour from the minutes when writing time.                                                                                         Ex.  25 minutes after 12 is 12:25                                                                                                                                                        Ex.  one-thirty is 1:30  

Grammar:                                                                                                                                                                                     Students will review inflectional and comparative endings.

Grammar:                                                                                                                                                                                Students will review irregular plurals.

Spelling:   

Unit 4, Lesson 5                                                                                                                                                                             Test: Wed. Feb. 22                                                                                                                                                                             Test: Fri. Feb. 24

Spelling Skill: Review words with oo, _e, _ue, u_e, u

1. blue

2. rude

3. frown

4. cookie

5. plow

6. count

7. duty

8. cool

9. scout

10. books

11. looser

12. snowplow

13. overlook

14. true

15. shampoo

Bonus: punctuation

These spelling words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Feb. 21.  Sentences must be written with five of these words.

Math:                                                                                                                                                                                               Students will continue to work with fractions.

Math:                                                                                                                                                                                         Students will begin linear measure.  They will begin by measuring with nonstandard measures such as with paper clips, shoes, hands,etc.  They will measure in centimeters, and inches.

Math Facts:                                                                                                                                                                                Students are reviewing subtraction facts 0-9.

Math Facts:                                                                                                                                                                                               Students are learning x0 and x1 multiplication facts.

Science:

Social Studies: 

Students are learning about Abraham Lincoln.  They were given a study guide and will have a test on Abraham Lincoln on Thursday.

 

Spelling: Unit 5 Lesson 1

Test:  Wed. March 1

Test: Fri. March 3

  • Students will write the first five words in cursive handwriting.  This last ten words will be written as usual in manuscript handwritng.  I sent a copy of the words in cursive handwriting as a guide for your child to trace and practice before writing in their composition book.  If letters are not made correctly, then the spelling of the word will be counted as incorrect.

1. hawk

2. sauce

3. thaw

4. draw

5. launch

6. crawl

7. yawn

8. author

9. cause

10. vault

11. squawk

12. daunting

13. fault

14. claw

15. August

Bonus: courageous  ( The name of our new reading unit is Courage>)

These words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Feb. 28.  Sentences must be written with the five words of your choice.

Math:

Students are working on measurement.  Students must be able to accurately measure to the nearer inch, half-inch, foot, and centimeter.

Math: 

Students will still have a little work with fractions.

Math Facts:                                                                                                                                                                                                           Students will work on multiplying using 2 as one of the factors.  The number two is called "Doubler" because the product when two is a factor is double the other factor.

 

Social Studies:

Students are learning about George Washington.  A study guide will be sent home on Wednesday.

 

 

 

 



Assignments Feb. 27-March 3
Due Date: 2/24/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanshiip:  SOL 2.11

Students will practice the cursive letters x, v, and z.  They will have a review of the letters n, m, y, x, and v.  On Friday, they will  practice the twenty-six lower case cursive letters.  On March 5, students will begin practicing their uppercase cursive letters.

Reading: 

On Monday. Feb. 27, students will read the decodable reader, "The Lion and the Mouse".  It is the first day of a new unit so we will talk about the theme which is "Courage".  The students will go over the vocabulary.

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, students will read pages 160-165 of the story "Dragons and Giants".

On Wednesday, March 1, students will read pages 166-169 of the story "Dragons and Giants".  Students will also read the Theme Connections at the end of the story.

On Thursday, March 2, students will read "Dragons and Giants" and the Science Inquiry on pages 172-173,

On Friday, March 3, student will read "Dragons and Giants".

Vocabulary with Definitions: These words and their definitions must be written in a reading composition book and turned in by Wed. March 1.

1. trembling

2. avalanche

3. leaping

4. puffing

5. afraid

6. brave

 

Lesson Vocabulary: Student must know these words in order to fluently read the story selection.

brave                                            dragons                                       giants                                 mirror

mountain                                       leaping                                        puffing                               mouth

climbed                                          higher                                        avalanche                           trembling

afraid                                             hawk                                         screamed                            covers

Spelling: Unit 5 Lesson 1

Test:  Wed. March 1

Test: Fri. March 3

  • Students will write the first five words in cursive handwriting.  This last ten words will be written as usual in manuscript handwritng.  I sent a copy of the words in cursive handwriting as a guide for your child to trace and practice before writing in their composition book.  If letters are not made correctly, then the spelling of the word will be counted as incorrect.

1. hawk

2. sauce

3. thaw

4. draw

5. launch

6. crawl

7. yawn

8. author

9. cause

10. vault

11. squawk

12. daunting

13. fault

14. claw

15. August

Bonus: courageous  ( The name of our new reading unit is Courage>)

These words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Feb. 28.  Sentences must be written with the five words of your choice.

Math:

Students are working on measurement.  Students must be able to accurately measure to the nearer inch, half-inch, foot, and centimeter.  Stiudents will weigh items to the nearest ounce, pound, gram, and kilogram.   They will begin to measure in cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.

 

Math: 

Students will still have a little work with fractions.

Math Facts:                                                                                                                                                                                                           Students will work on multiplying using 2 as one of the factors.  The number two is called "Doubler" because the product when two is a factor is double the other factor.

 

Social Studies:

Students are learning about George Washington.  A study guide will be sent home on Wednesday.



Assignments Feb. 13-17
Due Date: 2/19/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11                                                                                                                                                                    Students will practice the lowercase cursive letters o, g, c, and q.

Reading:                                                                                                                                                                                         On Monday, Feb. 13, students will read the decodable reader "Mr. Brown Sees the World", the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 102-103 and apages 104-113 of the story "How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots".                                                                                                        On Tuesday, Feb. 14, students will read pages 114--123 of the story "How the GUinea Fowl Got Her Spots".                                                                                                                                                                                                                On Wednesday, Feb. 15, students will read pages 104-113 of the story "How th Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots" and athe Science Inquiry at the end of the story.                                                                                                                                                                                                      On Thursday, Feb. 16, students will read "How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots" and the Theme Connections at the end of the story.               On Friday, Feb. 17, students will read "How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots".

Definitions  Students must the respelling, part of speech, and definition for each of these words in their reading composition book. The composition book must be turned in by Wed. Feb. 15.

1. delicate

2. reeds

3. bank

4. admired

5. temper

6. glossy

Story Selection Vocabulary

Nganga                          glossy                         feathers                        fowl

speckles                         Guinea                        scratch                         hungrily

mouthful                        slinking                       scrambled                     whirred

RAAUGH                        temper                        cautiously                     reeds

stubby                          whirlwind                     duststorm                     spluttered

gratefully                      calabash                      tasseled                         spattered

sleek                            admired                       delicate                          traveling

Reading Skills:

Students will be classifying and categorizing information to show how details are related.

Phonics:                                                                                                                                                                                           Students will be expected to decode, read, and spell words with /ow/ spelled ow and ou_.

Grammar:                                                                                                                                                                                Students will be using the prefixes mis-and mid- to change the meaning of words.                                                                               Ex. The prefix mid means in the middle of.  The word midweek means in the middle of the week                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ex. The prefix mis means bad, wrong, or incorrectly.  The word misuse means to use incorrectly.

Grammar:                                                                                                                                                                                     Students will review synonyms and antonyms. Synonyms are words that have the same or similar meanings and antonyms are words that have opposite meanings.

 

Math:SOL 2.3                                                                                                                                                                                 Students will continue to work with fractions.  They must be able to identify and represent the parts of a set or region as halves, fourths, sixths, eighths, and tenths.  They must be able to write fractions correctly  and they must be able to compare unit fractions for halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, eighths, and tenths. 

Math:

Math Facts:SOL 2.5                                                                                                                                                                            We will review one subtraction fact each day for the next two weeks.  We have spent ten weeks learning to suubtract zero through 10 from another number. Students should have mastered this skil.

Math Facts:  x0                                                                                                                                                                                        Students will begin learning multiplication facts.  We will begin with zero.  Zero is considered to be the "King of Multiplication". The king (zero) turns every number in his kingdom to zero.  Ex. 0x6=6    8x0=0

 

Social Studies:SOL2.2                                                                                                                                                                        Your child should review the study guide for a test on Thursday.

Famous People:  SS SOL 2.11

We will learn about Abraham Lincoln.  Your child will bring home a study guide on Friday.

 

 



Assignments Feb. 6-10
Due Date: 2/12/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship:  SOL2.11  

 Students will write the lowercase cursive letters p, a, d, g, and o.

Reading Skills: SOL 2.3                                                                                                                                                                           Students are expected to determine the author's purpose.  The stories in our book are to inform, entertain, or persuade.  SOL 2.3 also expects students to determine when the author's purpose is to clarify or to respond.

Reading Skills: SOL 2.8                                                                                                                                                                     Students must be able to determine fact from fiction.

Reading:                                                                                                                                                                                                On Monday, Feb. 6, students will read the decodable reader, "How Pets Adapt". They will also read the Vocabulary Warm Up on pages 78-79 and pages 80-89 of the story "How to Hide an Octopus and Other Sea Creatures".                                                                                                                                                                                       On Tuesday, Feb. 7, students wil read pages 90-99 of the story "How to Hide an OCtopus and Other Sea Creatures".                                                                                                                                                                                        On Wednesday, Feb. 8, students will read the story "How to Hide an Octopus and Other Sea Creatures" plus the Theme Connections at the end of the story.                                                                                                                                                                                  On Thursday, Feb. 9, students wil read "HOw to Hide an OCtopus and Other Sea Creatures"  plus the Science Inquiry on pages 100-101.                                                                                                                                                                                                  On Friday, students will read "How to Hide an Octopus and Other Sea Creatures".  

Definitions:   Students must write the definitions for these words in a reading composition book and turn them in by Tuesday, Feb. 7.  

1. delay

2. glides

3. designed

4. fade

5. creatures   

Lesson Vocabulry

creature                                                                              camouflaged                                                  although

rough                                                                                 glides                                                             octopus

relative                                                                              cuttlefish                                                        fade

grotesque                                                                         sargassum                                                      delay

dragon                                                                              bizarre                                                            ribbons

spread                                                                              enemies                                                          shrimpfish

urchins                                                                             designed                                                         decorator

barnacle                                                                            sponge                                                           proceeds

pipefish                                                                             spines                                                            anemone

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Phonics: SOL 2.4                                                                                                                                                                       Students will be expected to decode, read, and spell words with /oo/ spelled oo.

 

Spelling:SOL 2.4 2.5, 2.11

Unit 4 Lesson 3

Test: Wed. Feb. 8

Test: Thurs. Feb. 9

1. look

2. good

3. soot

4. shook

5. stood

6. foot

7. brook

8. wood

9. hoof

10. hook

11. uncooked

12. childhood

13. notebook

14. understood

15. cookbook

Bonus: Abraham Lincoln

These words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Five sentences must be written with the words of your choice.

Grammar: SOL 2.7(b)                                                                                                                                                                           A prefix is a word part added to the beginning of a word that changes the meaning of a word.  Students will be working with the prefixes dis- and un-.  The prefix dis-means "the opposite of" or "not".   Ex. obey disobey  The prefix un- means "not". lock unlock

Math: SOL 2.3                                                                                                                                                                                     Students are learning about fractions.

Math: SOL 2.7                                                                                                                                                                            Students are subtracting from a two digit number.  They must also be able to estimate the difference of two digit numbers.

Math Facts: SOL 2.5                                                                                                                                                                          Students are stubtracting ten form another number.

Science: SOL 2.6                                                                                                                                                                                   A test on wether will be given on Wednesday.  Students were given a study guide.

Social Studies:SOL 2.2                                                                                                                                                                         Students will be given a study guide on Monday. 

 



Assignments: Jan.30-Feb. 3
Due Date: 2/5/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Monday-cursive letter s

Tuesday-cursive letter j

Wednesday-review cursive letters h,f, k,r,s, and j

Thursday-cursive letter p

Friday cursive eltter p (Lower case p is the most difficult cursive letter to master.)

Reading:

On Monday, Jan. 30, students will read the decodable reader "A Robin's red Plumes", the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 46-47 and pages 48-61 fo the story "Hungry Little Hare".

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, the students will read the decodable reader "Drew's True Lesson" and pages 62-75 of the story "Hungry Little Hare".

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, students will read pages 48-61 of the story "Hungry Little Hare".

On Thursday, Feb. 2, students will read pages 62-75 of the story "Hungry Little Hare" and the Science Inquiry on pages 76-77.

On Friday, Feb. 3, students will read "Hungry Little Hare".

Vocabulary with Definitions (Students must write these words and definitions in their reading composiition book and turn them in by Wednesday, Feb. 1>)

1. meadow

2. pond

3. scent

4. disguise

5. hare

6. stump

Lesson Vocabulary  ( These are the words students must know in order to fluently read the story.

hare                                             paws                                     raspberries                             scent

pond                                            meadow                                supposed                                twig

squirrels                                      sneaky                                   slender                                   katydid

disguise                                       exactly                                   mantises                                leaned

moth                                          fluttering                                 wily                                       drowsy

woodcock                                     lilies                                      lizards                                    invisible

jackrabbit                                    disappear                               scent                                     stump

avoid                                          barely                                     spied                                     tender

environment

Reading Skills: SOL 2.9                                                                                                                                                   

Students will locate and read descriptive language.  They will also write examples of descriptive language.

Phonics: The emphasis is on /o// spelled u, u_e, _ew, and _ue.  Students are expected to decode, read, and spell words with /oo/.

Grammar SOL 2.13 (d)

Students will learn how to write singular possessive and plural possessive nouns correctly.

Singular possessive nouns end with 's.  Ex. Makenzie's blue macaw

Plural possessive nouns end with an apostrophe.  Ex. boys' stinky shoes

Grammar SOL 2.13 (d)

Students will learn to use possessive pronouns correctly.

A singular possessive pronoun takes the place of a possessive noun.  Ex. Peyton's dog   his dog

A plural possessive pronoun takes the place of a plural possessive noun.  Ex. girls' dresses   their dresses

 

Spelling: SOL 2.4, 2.5, 2.11

Test: Wed. Feb. 1

Tets: Fri. Feb. 3

Skill: /oo/spelled u, u-e, _ew, and _ue

1. clue

2. blue

3. lure

4. June

5. student

6. due

7. dew

8. grew

9. ruby

10. overdue

11. blueberry

12. salute

13. fluid

14. newsroom

15. flute

Bonus: February

The words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Jan. 31.  Students must write five sentences with the words of their choice.  Sentences may not begin with the word "I".

Math:  SOL 2.3

Students will learn about fractions.

Math: SOL 2.6, 2.7

Students will continue to add and subtract two digit numbers with and without regrouping.  They will also use estimation to check their answers.

Math : SOL 2.15, 2.16

Students still have a few geometry activities.  They will test on geometry and symmetry pm Thursday.

Math:SOL 2.5

Students will practice subtracting nine from another number.

Science:SOL 2.6

A study guide on weather will be sent home on Monday.  Your weather chart is due on Tuesday.

Social Studies:

A study guide on the Pueblo Indians will be sent home on Wednesday.

 

 

 

 

 



Assignments Jan. 23-27
Due Date: 1/29/2017
Subject: Reading

 

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Students will practice these cursive letters: h, f, k r, and s.

Reading:

On Monday, Jan. 23, students will previwe the new unit, identify an expository text, read the Vocabulary Warm-Upon pages 14-15, and read the decodable reader"Under the Moon".

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the students will read pages 14-29 of the story "Animal Camouflage".

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the students will read pages 30-43 of the story "Animal Camouflage".

On Thursday, the student will read "Animal Camouflage" and the Science Inquiry on pages 44-45.

On Friday, the students will read "Animal Camouflage".

Definitions:-Students should write the definitions for these words in their reading compositon book and turn them in by Tuesday, Jan. 24.

1. camouflage

2. mimicry

3. patterns

4. surroundings

5. pretenders

6. blend

Vocabulary-These are the words students must know in order to fluently read the story.

costumen                                   camouflage                                 patterns                            reptiles

enemies                                     blend                                          surroundings                     objects

reasons                                      designs                                      fawn                                  mimicry

pretenders                                 masked                                       soon                                  match

patches                                     marshes                                      sways                                 protection

Reading Skills: SOL 2. 8 , 2.9(g)                                                                                                                                                                                                           Students will identify the main idea in reading selections and the details that support the main idea.

Phonics: SOL 2.4, 2.5

Students will spell the /oo/ you hear in the word goo with  the letters oo.

Grammar: SOL 2.13(d)

Students will review adding -s and -es to nouns to make plural nouns.

Grammar:  SOL 2.2 (d) 2.7(b)                                                                                                                                                                                                          Students will review synonyms which are words that are similar in meaning and antonyms which are words with opposite meanings.

 

 

Spelling: SOL. 2.4, 2.5, 2.11     

Unit 4 Lesson 1

Test: Wednesday, January 25

Test: Friday, January 27

1. hoop

2. tooth

3. mood

4. igloo

5. soon

6. bloom

7. food

8. room

9. pooch

10. pool

11. noodle

12. rooster

13. school

14. gloomy

15.broom

 

 

 Bonus: responsibility

 

These words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Jan. 24th. Sentences must be written with the last five words.

Math: SOL 2.16                                                                                                                                                                               Students will be tested by the end of the week on identifying , comparing, and contrasting these figures: circle, sphere, square, cube, rectangle, rectangular prism, cylinder, pyramid, triangle, and cone.  Students must be able to count the faces, edges, and vertices, of solid figures.

Math: SOL 2.15                                                                                                                                                                               Students must be able to draw lines of symmery, identiy how many lines of symmetry, and create figures with at least one line of symmetry.

Math: SOL 2.20                                                                                                                                                                                 Students must be able to identify, create, and extend a line of patterns.

Math: SOL2.5

Students will practice subtracting eight from another number.  Some students still need practice subtracting seven from another number.  Many students are  having trouble getting into a routine.

Math: SOL 2.6, 2.7

Each week we spend some time adding and subtracting from two digit numbers.  The students are able to add and subtract, but many make mistakes because they do not look at the plus or minus sign as they solve the problems.

Math: SOL 2.3 

Students will begin identifying parts that represent halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, eighths, and tenths.  Students will learn to write fractions correctly.   During the following week, students will compare the unit fractions for halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, eighths, and tenths using the symbols <, >. and =.

Science:  SOL 2.6

Don't forget the weather chart is due by Friday, Jan. 31.

Social Studies: SOL 2.2 

Students will have a test on the Plains Indians on Wednesday, Jan. 25.  They will begin learning about the Pueblo Indians after they take the test on the Plains Indians.

 



Assignments Jan. 13-21
Due Date: 1/13/2017
Subject: Reading

   

 

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Students will practice these undercover letters that loop back: e, l, b,and h.

Reading:                                                                                                                                                                                               On Monday, Jan. 16, the students will read the Vocabulary Warm Up on pages 388-389 of the story "Grandpa's Corner Store"                      On Tuesday, Jan. 17, the students will read pages 408-423 of the story "Grandpa's Corner Store" .                                                                                                                                                                                              On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the students will read pages 390-407 of the  story "Grandpa's Corner Store" and the decodable reader "Kitten's Rescue"                                                                                                                                                                                            On Thursday, Jan. 19, the students will read pages 408-423 of the story "Grandpa's Corner Store and the Social Studies Inquiry.                                                                                                                                                                                                    On Friday, Jan. 20, the students will read "Grandpa's Corner Store".

Vocabulary with Definitions (Students must write these words, respellings, parts of speech and their definitions.)

1. arrangement                          2. tingly                         3. huddled                4. sharp               5. construction    6. aisles

Story Vocabulary

hardware                                     suitcase                           aisles                       grocery                kitchen                                       Kalfo                                           sandwiches                       rye                          cereal                  construction                                  register                                       tingle                                deliveries                 straightens           huddled                          arrangement                               sharp                                tiles                         charge                  flutters

diapers                                       avenue                              clothesline                bunched              carpenters                        supermarket                               flyers                                 spruce up                  owner                 today

eight

 

Phonics: SOL 2.4, 2.5                                                                                                                                                                        Student will review how to decode read and spell words with long vowels.

Grammar: SOL 2.13 (e)                                                                                                                                                                          Students will identify the two words that make up a contraction.

Spelling: SOL 2. 4, 2.5, 2.13                                                                                                                                                              Unit 3 Lesson 5                                                                                                                                                                                Test: Wednesday, Jan. 18                                                                                                                                                                    Test: Friday, January 20

1.  open

2. humid

3. until

4. person

5. cancel

6. fuel

7. begin

8. wagon

9. number

10. minus

11. continue

12. dial

13. united

14. radio

15. moment

Bonus: precipitation

These words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Jan. 17.  Sentences must be written with these words:

1. humid

2. cancel

3. moment

4. fuel

5. united

 

 

 

Math: SOL 2. 16                                                                                                                                                                                    Students will continue their study of geometry.

Math SOL 2.15                                                                                                                                                                                    Students will learn about symmetry and how to determine lines of symmetry.  They will also create figures with lines of symmetry.

Math: SOL 2.20                                                                                                                                                                            Students will work with patterns and how to continue a pattern.

Math: SOL 2.6, 2.7                                                                                                                                                                          Students will add and subtract two digit numbers with and without regrouping.  They will also continue to estimate the sum and difference of two digit numbers.

Science: SOL 2.6                                                                                                                                                                       Students will continue to learn about weather.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Social Studies: SOL 2.2                                                                                                                                                            Students will have a test on the Powhatan Indians of the Eastern Woodlands on Monday.  They will begin learning about the Lakota Sioux of the Plains on Tuesday.

 

 

 



Assignments Jan. 3-Jan. 12
Due Date: 1/12/2017
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Students will begin to learn the strokes to master legible cursive penmanship.  Students will learn one cursive letter each day.  They will learn the letter in clas, practice it in their composition book, and review the letter for bellwork the next day.  If a student needs extra practice, I will send additional worksheets in their blue folder.  If the daily letter is a difficult letter, such as lower case cursive "p" the students may need to spend more than one day mastering the letter.

Manuscript handwriting is a series of straignt lines and curves.  The pencil is lifted after each letter.  The most difficult aspect of cursive penmanship for young children is remembering not to lift the pencil until they finish the last letter of a word.  Cursive penmanship may be more difficult to master, but it is quicker and easier once students have practiced this letter.

Students will begin curisive penmanship by practicing the undercurve letters.  The undercurve stroke is the easiest to master.  When students have learned a set of letters beginning with the undercurve stroike, they will have a lesson of review letters.  We will begin with these lowercase cursive letters: i, t, u, and w.

Students will be given a cursive composition book.  Students will practice the letter of the day in their cursive composition book.  Students will turn in their cursive composition book each morning with their blue folder.

Students  must not "work ahead" in their composition book.  It is much easier to teach a child correct letter formation than to retrain them when they have allready acquired incorrect strokes.

Cursive penmanship is really a lot easier to master than it sounds in this explanation of cursive expectations.

Reading:

In my opinion, this is the most difficult story in our second grade reading curriculum.  Many second graders do not relate to this story because they have never had any experience with the mayor or town council.  Most of our students live outside the town limits.  We will talk about Grundy's Town COuncil and Mayor Diann Hagy Blankenship, but I will also include the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors. 

Children need to know the Public Service Authority is the Water and Sewage Department.  Some children have heard of PSA, but have no clue about the responsibilities of the Public Service Authority.  Other children live in homes with private well and are not familiar with PSA.

Another difficult concept is Law Enforcement.  The students who live in the town limits are familiar with the Grundy Police Department, but the students who live outside the town limits depend on the Buchanan County Sheriff's Department.                                                                                                                                                                                      On Wednesday, Jan. 4, the students will read the Vocabulary WarmUp on pages 362-363 and pages 363-373 of the story "Out and About at City Hall".

On Thursday,Jan. 5, students will read pages 374-385 of the story "Out and About at City Hall".

On Friday, Jan.6, students will read pages 362-373 of the story "Out and Aobut at City Hall".

On Monday, Jan. 9, students will read pages 374-385 of the story "Out and About at City Hall" and the decodable reader "A Stroll on Mule Avenue".

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, students will read "Out and About at City Hall" and the Social Studies Inquiry on pages 386-387.

Vocabulary withDefinitions:                                                                                                                                                                       Students must write the definitions for these words in their reading composition books. Definitions are due on Friday, Jan.6.

1. council              2. mayor                   3. elect                     4. cashier                     5. taxes                    6. routes

Selection Vocabulary:  These are the words students must know in ored to fluenty read the story, "Out and About at City Hall".

manager                                               mayor                                 restaurants                            protection

sewer                                                   services                              garbage                                 basic

schedule                                              activities                              parades                                 picnics

celebration                                           health                                 taxes                                     transportation

libraries                                               utilities                                services                                 citizens

cashier                                                council                                elect                                       routes

system                                                repersents                           recorder                                 governmet

Students need to bring in a picture, newspaper clipping, or handwritten paragraph aboaut something that is happening in Buchanan County.

Phonics:  SOL:2.4 ,2.5                                                                                                                                                                                           Students will learn to decode, read, and spell long u spelled _ew, _ue, _u, and u_e.

Students will also be identifying open and closed syllables.                                                                                                                 Open syllables occur when a syllable ends with avowel. Ex. la bel                                                                                                          Closed syllables occur when a vowel is followed by a consonant and the vowel usually has a short sound.Ex. let ter

Spelling: SOL 2.4, 2.5,2.13

Unit 3 Lesson 4

1. cue

2. hue

3. few

4.music

5. pure

6. value

7. mew

8.cute

9.human

10. rescue

11. fury

12. confuse

13. view

14. skew

15. argue

 

Bonus: Powhatan

These words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Friday,Jan. 6.  Sentences must be written with the last five words.  Plese help your child with writing a sentence with skew.  Some students will have difficulty with this word.

Grammar:2.13

Students will identify and write sentences in which there is subjec/verb agreement. 

Math:SOL:2.16

Students will begin their study of  geometry. Students are expected to identify plane and solid figures.  They will learn to identify and count the number of faces, edges, and vertices of solid figures.

Math: SOL:2.6 ,2.7                                                                                                                                                                                     Students will continue to add and subtract  two-digit numbers with and without regrouping

MathFacts: SOL2.5                                                                                                                                                                                          Students will practice subtracting six from another number.

Science:SOL 2.3

Students will continue to study weather.  Details about to keep a weather chart will be sent home on Friday.

Social Studies                                                                                                                                                                                 Students are studying Native Americans.  A study guide will be sent home on Thursday.

 

 



January 11-13
Due Date: 1/11/2017
Subject: Reading

 

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

On Wednesday, students will write the cursive letter u.

On Thursday, students will write the cursive letter w.

On Friday, students will practice writing the letters: i. t, u, and w.

Reading:

On Wednesday, January 11, students will read pages 362-373 of the story, "Out and About at City Hall" and the decodable reader "A Stroll on Mule Avenue".

On Thursday, January 12, students will read pages 374-385 of the story, "Out and About at City Hall" and the Social Studies Inquiry on pages 386-387.

On Friday, January 13, studetns will read "Out and About at City Hall" and take the vocabulary quiz and comprehension test on  the story.

Students need to bing in a picure, newspaper clipping, or handwritten paragraph about something that is happening in Buchanan County.

Phonics: SOL 2.4, 2.5 

Students are learning to decode, read and spell words with long u spelled _ew, _ue, _u, and u_e.

Students are also learning to identify open and closed syllables.

Spelling: SOL 2.4, 2.5, 2.13

Unit 3, Lesson 4

Test: Wednesday, Jan. 11

Test: Friday, Jan. 13

1. cue

2. hue

3. few

4. music

5. pure

6. value

7. mew

8. cute

9. human

10. rescue

11. futy

12. confuse

13. view

14. skew

15. argue

Bonus: Powhatan

These words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Thursday, Jan. 12.  Sentences must be written with five spelling words.  Please help your child write a sentence with skew.

Grammar: 2.13

Students will identify sentences with subject/verb agreement.

Math: SOL 2.16

Students are studying geometry.  Students are expected to identfy plane and solid figures.  They will learn to identify and count the number of faces, edges, and vertices of solid figures.

Math SOL 2.6, 2.7

Students will continue to add and subtract two-digit numbers with and without regrouping.

Science:  SOL 2.3                                                                                                                                                                                            Students will continue to study weather.  A weather chart must be turned in by Jan. 31.

Social Studies:                                                                                                                                                                               Studens are studying the Powhatan Indians of the Eastern Woodlands.  A test will be given on Monday. Jan. 16.

 

 

 

 



Assignments Dec. 12-22
Due Date: 12/13/2016
Subject: Reading

Math

  • Reading MAP Test will be on Thursday, Dec. 17, at 8:15.   Your child needs to eat breakfast either at home or at school on Thursday.  Please ensure your child is not tardy on Thursday.

 

Reading:

On Monday, Dec. 12 students will review the story "In the Money: A Book About Banking".  They will take a test on the story.  They will also read and discuss the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 242-243.

On Tuesday, Dec. 13, students will read pages 244 -253 of the story, "Jalapeno Bagels".

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, students will read pages 254-259 of the story "Jalapeno Bagels" and the Theme Connections at the end of the story.

On Thursday, Dec. 15 students will spend the morning in the computer lab taking the Reading MAP test.

On Friday, Dec. 16, students will read the decodable reader "Apples Up High" and  story "Jalapeno Bagels"

On Monday, Dec. 19, students will read "Jalapeno Bagels and the Social Studies Connection on pages 360-361,

ON Tuesday, Dec. 20, students will read "Jalapeno Bagels" and take a comprehension test on the story.

On Wednesday, Dec. 21, students will read Christmas books and poetry.

 

Vocabulary with Definitions: 

Students must write the definitions for these words in their reading composition book. Definitions are due on Thursday, Dec. 15.

1. culture                     2. international                 3. ingredients                   4. dough                    5. Jalapeno

Selection Vocabulary

Students must know these words in order to fluently read the selection.

international                        culture                      panaderia                        bakery                    suggests

Pable                                  Mexican                    ingredients                       pan dulce                knead

loaves                                 dough                      change                             figure                     dessert

empanadas de calabaza        especially                 bagels                              Yiddish                   sesame

Bubbe                                 challah                     Jewish                              braided                  jalapeno

lox                                      salmon                    crinkle                              chiles


Reading Skills:SOL 2.8

Students must learn to distinguish fact from opinion. 

Phonics:  SOL 2.5 b

Students will be learning to decode, read, and spell words with long i spelled _igh, i, i_e, _y, and _ie and words with long o spelled _ow, oa_, o, and o_e.

Grammar:  SOL 2.13                                                                                                                                                                           Students will be learning how to use commas in a series.                                                                                                                     Ex.  Santa sent Dancer, Vixen, and Blitzen back to the North Pole because they bullied Rudolph.

Math: SOL 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.10

Students will take the Benchmark Math Test in the computer lab on Thursday over the SOLs covered in math during the past nine weeks.  The majority of the test will be story problems that incorporate addition and subtraction with and without regrouping .  It will also include story problems with money counting skills.  We will be reviewing for this test.

Math Facts: SOL 2.5                                                                                                                                                                                 Students will be practicing subtracting 4 and 5 from another number.

Science:  SOL 2.6

Students are studying weather.

Social Studies: SOL 2.6 (c)                                                                                                                                                                   On Thursdday, students will have a quiz on placing the Great Lakes, Rocky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, James River, Rio Grande River, and the Mississippi River in correct locations on a map.

Social Studies: 2.3(a)                                                                                                                                                                     Students will be reading and learning about the Powhatan Indians of the Eastern Woodlands.

 

 



Assignments: Dec. 5-9
Due Date: 12/10/2016
Subject: Reading

Reading:

On Monday, Dec. 5, students will read the Vocabualry Warm-Up on pages 314-315 and pages 316-329 of the story "In the Money: A  Book about Banking".

On Tuesday, Dec. 6, students will read pages 330-339 of the story "In the Money: A Book About Banking".

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, students will read the decodable reader "The Boat Show" and the story "In the Money: A Book About Banking".

On Thursday, Dec. 8, students will read "In the Money: A Book about Banking" and the Social Studies Inquiry on pges 340-341.

On Friday, Dec. 9, students willr ead the story "In the Money: A Book About Banking".

Vocabulary with Definitions:  There will be a matching word and definition test on these five wods.  Definitions for these words must be wrtiiten in a reading ccomposition book and turned in by Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Lesson Vocabulary:  Thse are the words the students must know to fluently read the reading selection for the week.

officer                         money                                 ancient                             Mesopotamia

temples                      employees                            lobby                                deposits

automatic                   machine                               customers                         account

withdrawals                interest                                 money                              purchases

transactions                receipt                                  magician                           destroyed

government                vault                                     legal                                 appointment

application                  expensive                             Federal Reserve


Spelling:  SOL 2.4 , 2.12

Test: Wed. Dec.7

Test: Fri. Dec. 9

1. strore

2. loan

3. grow

4. boat

5. know

6. toad

7. blow

8.coat

9. hello

10. show

11. borrow

12. coast

13. below

14. robot

15. owe

Bonus:  December  Dec.

The words in this lesson must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Sentences must be written with the five words of your choice.  Sentences must be turned in by Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Phonics: SOL 2.4                                                                                                                                                                                Students are learning tto decode, read, and spell words with long o spelled oa, ow, and o_e.

Gerammar:  SOL 2.12

Days of the week, months of the year, holidays, cities, and states must begin with a capital letter.

Social Studies: SOL 2.6

Students are learning the location of the Appalcahian Mountains, Rocky Mountains, James River, Rio Grande River, Misissippi River, and the Great Lakes.

Math:  SOL: 2.12                                                                                                                                                                                                Students will continue to review how to count collections of coins and write money amounts correctly.

Math: SOL 2.6 2.7

Students will continue to practice adding and subtracting two whole numbers with and without regrouping.

Math Facts:  SOL 2.5 

Students will practice subtracting four and five from another digit.



Assignments Nov. 28-Dec. 2
Due Date: 12/2/2016
Subject: Reading

Reading:

On Monday, Nov. 28, students will read "Meet the Firefighters" and the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 284-285.

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, students will read pages 286-299 of the story "Red Light, Green Light, Mama and Me".

On Wednesday, Nov. 30, students will read pages 300-311 of the story "Red Light, Green Light, Mama and Me" and the decodable reader "Try My Pie".

On Thursday, Dec. 1, students will read :"Red Light, Green Light, Mama and Me" and the Social Studies Inquiry on pages 312-313.

On Friday, Dec. 2, students will read "Red Light, Green Light, Mama and Me" and the Theme Connections on page 311.

 

Definitions: Student should write the spelling, respelling, part of speech, and the definition for these words in their reading composition book and turn them in by Wednesday, Dec. 1.

1. public

2. automatically

3. recognize

4. perched

5. practice

High Frequency and Lesson Vocabulary: Students should be able to read these words by the end of the week.

light                              work                                myself                                    try                                  fly

public                            automatically                    recognize                               perched                           practice

muffin                           tight                                 finally                                    important                        library

inside                            behind                             high                                       bright                              millions

caught                          pigeons                             lunchtime                              mustache                         crocodile

time                             tiger                                 puppets                                 puzzles                             mirror

thousand                       whispers                          hungry                                  desserts                            chooses

ices                              while                                pile                                       find                                   middle

squeeeze

Phonics:

Students will be learning to locate, decode, and read words with long i spelled _igh, i, and i_e.

Grammar:

Students will use comparative adjectives when describing nouns. 

Rule: Add -er when comparing two nouns or pronouns.  Add -est when comparing more than two nouns or pronouns.

Rule: Use more to compare two things.Use most when comparing more than two things.

Math:                                                                                                                                                                                                 Students will be adding two digit numbers with and without regrouping.

Math:                                                                                                                                                                                                         Students will be subtracting two digit numbers with and without regrouping.

Math:                                                                                                                                                                                                       Studens will be counting and writing money amounts that are more than one dollar. 

Math Facts:                                                                                                                                                                                Students will be subtracting two and three from another number.

Social Studies:  Students will have a test on the continents and oceans.  Students will be given a map of the world.  Students will also be given a list of the continents and oceans.  Students will use the list to label the continents and oceans on the map.

 

 



Assignments Nov. 14-22
Due Date: 11/22/2016
Subject: Reading

Reading: 

This is a very difficult story.  Please listen to your child read each night.

On Monday, Nov 14, students will read the decodable reader "A Force in the Dirt" and the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 244-245.  Students will also read pages 244-259 of the story "Tell Me Tree".

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, students will read pages 260-271 of the story "Tell Me Tree".

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, students will read pages 244-259 of the story "Tell Me Tree".

On Thursday, Nov. 17, students will read pages 260-271 of the story "Tell Me Tree".

On Friday, Nov. 18, students will read "Tell Me Tree".

On Monday, Nov. 21, students will read the decodable reader "The Green Leaf Print " and the Science Inquiry on pages 278-280.

On Tuesday, Nov. 22, students will read the poems on pages 274 and 276. Students will also read the Test Prep on pages 278-281.

Vocabualry and High Frequency Words

again                          minerals                               trunk                             limbs                           stems

minerals                     sprout                                  except                            spare                          places

branches                    extremely                             elevations                       moisture                     climates

environments             center                                   phloem                          cambium                     strength

carbon dioxide           chlorophyll                             photosynthesis               substance                   sugar

oxygen                      breathe                                 produce                         deciduous                   conifers

broadleaf                   furniture                               eroding                          release                       evergreen

anchor                      absorbs                                 grow

 

Spelling: 

Unit 2 Lesson 5

test: Wed. Nov. 16

Test: Fri. Nov. 18

1. very

2. germ

3. civil

4. cell

5. chief

6. funny

7. thief

8. rigid

9. baby

10. brief

11. grieve

12. cancel

13. place

14. space

15. fancy

Bonus:   Two points will be given for each word you can spell correctly.

1. Thanksgiving                        2. Mayflower                     3. Pilgrim                  4. Native American

The unit words must be written three times in a spelling composition book.  Sentences must be written with these words.

1. germ

2. grieve

3. chief

4. thief

5. Write a sentence with the word of your choice.

Spelling composition books are due on Tuesday.

Phonics:

This week is a review of long e spelled _ie_, _y, ee, ea, e, and e_e.  It also reviews /s/ spelled ce and ci_ , plus /j/ spelled ge and gi_.

Grammar:

This is a review of singular and plural nouns.

1. Most nouns add s to form the plural noun.

2. When nouns in in s, x, z, ss, ch, or sh, add es.

Nouns ending in consonant y need to change the y to i before adding es.

Math:

Children should know how to count money by now.  Please review money with your child at home.  Students will have a money assessment test on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

Math:

Students will continue to add two and three digit numbers with and withour regrouping.

Math:

Students are subtracting tgwo and three digit numbers without regrouping.  On Wednesday, they will begin subtracting from a two-digit number with regrouping.  This is what many people learned as carrying.

Social Studies:

Students are learning the continents, oceans, lakes, and mountain regions.

 

 



Assignments Nov.7-11
Due Date: 11/13/2016
Subject: Reading

 

 

Reading:

Reading Skills:                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Personification is a term used when an author gives human qualities to a nonhuman object. A birdhouse is not human but is given many human qualities in the story "Birdhouse for Rent".

2. Italics are used to draw attention to important information in a story.

3. Plot includes the problem and solution in a story.

Phonics:                                                                                                                                                                                                        The focus is on /s/spelled ci and ce plus /j/ spelled ge and gi.

Spelling:

Unit 2 Lesson 4

Test:Wed.Nov.9                                                                                                                                                                                                              Test: Fri. Nov. 11

1. age

2. peace

3. pencil

4. magic

5. ice

6. digit

7. face

8. gem

9. circus

10. large

11. piece

12. gentle

13. tragic

14. century

15. excite

Bonus: Veterans Day

Veterans Day does not have an apostrophe.  The word Veterans in Veterans Day is the attributive not the possessive form of the word.  It is a day for honoring all veterans.  An apostrophe would denote it belongs to veterans.

Students must write these words three times in a blue spelling composition book and turn them in by Wednesday, Nov. 9. Sentences must be written with these words.

1. piece

2. peace

3. gentle

4. magic

5. ? Students may write a sentence with the word of their choice from the spelling list.

Grammar:                                                                                                                                                                                   Adjectives are words that tell how many, how much or what kind.

Articles are special adjectives.  Three articles are a, and, and the.

Math:                                                                                                                                                                                                              Students will continue to count money and make change.

Math:                                                                                                                                                                                                       Students will add three digit numbers with and without regrouping.

Math:                                                                                                                                                                                                Students will subtract two and three digit numbers without regrouping.

MathFacts:                                                                                                                                                                                                  Students will subtract 0 and 1 from another number.

Science:                                                                                                                                                                                                  Students will have a test on plants on Thursday.

SocialStudies:                                                                                                                                                                                            Students will learn about the continents and oceans.

                                                                                                                                                                                               



Assignments Oct.31-Nov. 4
Due Date: 11/4/2016
Subject: Reading

Reading:                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On Monday, Oct. 31, students will read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 186-187 and pages 188-199 of the story "Huingry Hoppers".

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, students will read pages 200-209 of the story "Hungry Hoppers".

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, students will read the decodable reader "Meet the Bats" and pages 188-199 of the story "Hungry Hoppers".  THey will also read the Theme Connections at the end of the story.

On Thursday, Nov. 3, students will read pages 200-209 of the story "Hungry Hoppers" and the Science Inquiry on page 210.

On Friday, students will rea d"Hungry Hopeprs".

Vocabulary with Definitions (Students must write the definitions for these five words in their reding composition book. The definitions are due on Wednesday.

1. fussy

2. dull

3. sensing

4. antennae

5. cycle

 

Vocabulary and High Frequency Words (These are the words your child must know in order to read the story selection fluently.

creates                     inner                         only                      live

fussy                        attract                      nymphs                 dull

sensing                    nature                       underneath            outer

palpi                        antennae                   cycle                     still

molting                    female                      danger                   tail

autumn                   acorn                         attract                   protects

 

Spelling Unit 2 Lesson 3

Test: Wed. Oct 31

Test: Fri. Nov. 4

1. tail

2. reach

3. queen

4. fear

5. say

6. gave

7. sweet

8. acorn

9. player

10. underneath

12. always

13. depend

14. wait

15. sneeze

Bonus: Election Day

Each word must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Wednesday, Nov. 2

Students must write sentenes with the last five words.

 

 



Assignments Oct. 24-28
Due Date: 10/28/2016
Subject: Reading

 

Reading:  SOL 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.8. 2.9

On Monday, Oct. 24, the students will read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 158-159 and pages 160-173 of the story "If You Find a Rock".

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, students will read pages 160-173 of the story "If You Find a Rock".

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, students will read pages 160-173 of the story "If You Find a Rock" and the decodable reader "Hit the Trail".

On Thursday, Oct. 27, students will read pages 174-181 of the story "If You Find a Rock" and the Science Inquiry on pages 184-185.

On Friday, Oct. 28, the students will read "If You Find a Rock".

Vocabulary with Definitions:  You must write the definitions for these words in you reading composition book and turn them in by Wednesday, Oct. 26.

 

1. chain

2. trace

3. fossil

4. print

5. outstretched

Lesson Vocabulary and High Frequency Words (Students must know these words in order to fluently read the story.)

chain                                     crook                                discovery                               trace

surface                                  fossil                                 pavement                              print

steep                                     outstretched                      striped                                  pebbles

creep                                    towers                                spreading                             sifting

smoothed

Reading Skills Vocabulary:SSOL 2.7(e)

1. compare-tell how things are alike

2. contrast- tell how things are different

Reading Focus: SOL 2.8 Compare and Contrast

Students will practice this skill by comparing and contrasting the different kinds of rocks in "If You Find a Rock".

 

 

Spelling:  SOL 2.4 2.5 (b)

Unit 2 Lesson 2

Test: Wed. October 26

Test: Thursday, Oct. 27

1. tail

2. rain

3. base

4. April

5. May

6. chain

7. trace

8. play

9. paid

10. fable

11. waist

12. railroad

13. pavment

14. flavor

15. Thursday

Each word must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016

Five sentences must be written with the words of your choice.

Bonus Words:  One point will be given for each Halloween word you spell correctly.  You do not have to spell all the words.

1. cauldron

2. witch

3. ghost

4. apparition

5. broomstick

6. haunted

7. spooky

8. spider

9. vampire

10. pumpkin


Phonics: 2.5(b)

Students will identify, decode, and read words with long a spelled a, a_e, ai, and ay.

Grammar:SOL 2.13(b)

Students will learn and use the correct terms for the four types of sentences and the punctuation mark for each sentence.

1. A declarative sentence always makes a statement and ends with a period.

2. An interrogative asks a question and ends with a question mark.(?)

3. An imperative sentence gives directions or a command and ends with a period.

4. An exclamatory sentence shows strong feeling and ends with an exclamation mark. (!)

Math: SOL 2.10

Students will spend the majority of math class counting money and solving money problems.

Math: SOL 2.1

Students will continue to work on place value.

Math:SOL 2.6
Students will solve addition problems with and without regrouping.

Math Facts: SOL 2.5

Students will drill and quiz on adding 9 to another number.

Science:

Students will continue their study of plants.  They will get a study guide on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Assignments Oct. 17-21
Due Date: 10/22/2016
Subject: Reading

Penmanship:                                                                                                                                                                    Some students are still working toward mastery of manuscript letters.

Reading:                                                                                                                                                                                           

On Monday, Oct. 17, students will read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 130-131.  I also have things for them to read about exploring since the title of our new unit is Let's Explore.

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, students will read pages 132-145 of the story "Ants! They are Hard Workers!"

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, students will read pages 146-153 of the story "Ants! They are Hard Workers!" and the decodable reader "A Good Day at the Beach".

On Thursday, Oct. 20, students will read "Ants! They are Hard Workers!" and Theme Connections at the end of the story.

On Friday, Oct. 21, students will read "Ants! They are Hard Workers!" and the Sciecnce Inquiry on page 156.

Students have written definitions for their vocabulary words for five weeks as they read the stories in Unit 1.  Now, it is their responsibility to write the definitions as a homework assignment.  The name of the story should be on the first two lines of the next page in their reading composition book.  The word, respelling, part of speech, and the definition should be written in neat handwriting and turned in by Wednesday of each week.

Key Vocabulary( These are the words students must use to write definitions.)

1. insects

2. cocoon

3. invade

4. enemies

5. tunnels

Vocabulary and High Frequency Words  (Students must know these words before they can fluently read the story selection.)

clean                                  keep                      eat                           please                       read                     three

insects                               cocoon                   tunnels                     enemies                     invade                  larva

colonies                             pupa                      paste                        squirt                         poison                  research

silky                                  anthills

Reading Skill:                                                                                                                                                                              Students need to determine if an author is writing to persuade, inform, or entertain.

Spelling:

Unit 2 Lesson 1

Test: Wed. Oct. 19

Test: Fri. Oct. 21

1. real

2. sleep

3 we

4. feel

5. east

6. green

7. team

8. belong

9. knee

10. clear

11. peach

12. cheese

13. please

14. between

15. eagle

Bonus: Halloween

These spelling words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Tueday, Oct. 18. Sentences must be written with the last five words.

Phonics:

Students will be identifying, decoding, and reading words with long e spelled ee and ea.

 Grammar:                                                                                                                                                                                                   Students need to determine if a group of words is a sentence or an incomplete sentence.  They must also be able to write complete sentences.

Math Facts:                                        

Students will practice andding 8 to another addend.  A +8 quiz will be given on Friday.

Math: SOL 2.6

Students will add two digit numbers with regrouping.  This regrouping is what you may have learned as carrying in addition.  It is not called regrouping.  

Math: SOL 2.10 

Students will begin to count money.  We will be spending at least 20 minutes of our math class this week on money.  Next week we will spend at least 40 minutes of our math class on money.  We will  begin by identifying coins and their value.  Then we add pennies.  This will be followed by nickels plus pennies.  Next, we will add dimes, nickels, and pennies together.  By Friday, we will be counting quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies.  Many children will need to practice counting money at home. 

Science:
Students are studying plants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Assignments Oct. 10-14
Due Date: 10/15/2016
Subject: Reading
  • This is a review week in reading and language arts.

Penmanship:  SOL 2.11                                                                                                                                                                                                     Students are reviewing correct formation of manuscript letters.

Reading: SOL 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.8, 2.9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                This is a review week in reading.  Studients will be reviewing the vocabulary, phonics, and comprehension skills taught during the first five lessons of Unit 1.  There is no new reading story this week.

A lengthy reading assessment will be given.  The assessment is divided into phonics, vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and comprehension.  The assessment is to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses.  It is also to practice test taking skills and strategies.

On Monday, Oct, 10, students will read the Social Studies Inquiry on pages 118-119.

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the students will read "dear tuiips".  They will identifying similes and sharing other examples of similes.

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, the students will read "Sick Days".  This is an example of rhyming poetry.  Many poems have rhyme to make the poems more interesting, especially for young children.

On Thursday, Oct. 13, the students will read Test Prep.

On Friday, Oct. 14. the stuents wil review the test and the correct answers.  Students will discuss what may have caused them to choose the incorrect answer.

 

Spelling:  SOL 2.4, 2.5

Unit 1 Rview

Test: Thursday, Oct. 13th

This is a review week in spelling.  For this spelling review, I chose the words my students missed most often during the past five weeks.  Students do not have to write sentences with these words.  They do have to write each word in their spelling composition book.  The review test will only be given once this week.  The test will be on Thursday.

1. usual

2. label

3. nephew

4. quite

5. quiet

6. basic

7. able

8. fuse

9. graph

10. elect

11. gene

13. meter

14. use

15. demand

  • Please do not asssume your child knows how to spell these words.

 

Math:SOL 2.1 (a) (c)

Your child will read, write, and identify the place value of each digit in a three digit number.  They will compare two numbers using the symbols and terms <less than, >greater than, and =equal to.

Math: SOL 2.4 

Count forward by twos, fives, and tens.

Count backward by tens from 100.

Recognize numbers as odd or even.

Math: SOL 2.6
Estimate and find the sum of two numbers.

 

Math Facts: 

On Friday, students will have a quiz on adding 7 to another number.


Social Studies: SOL 2.3                                                                                                                                                                 Students will have a test on Communities on Tuesday, Oct. 11.  Don't forget to work on the map.

Science:

Students are studying plants and their needs.

 

 

 

 



October 3-7
Due Date: 10/9/2016
Subject: Reading

  Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Students will be practicing manuscript letters and letter combinations.  Some students may have extra handwriting practice if they did not master a letter during the first six weeks.

Reading: Sol 2.2 2.4 2.5. 2.8 2.9

On Monday, Oct. 3, the students will read the Vocabualry Warm-Up on pages 96-97. Students will also read pages 98-107 of Corduroy".

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the students will read pages 108-117 of the story "Corduroy".

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the students will read the decodable reader "Just a Phase for Phil".

On Thursday, Oct. 6, the studetns will read "Corduroy".

On Friday, Oct. 7, the students will read "Corduroy" and the Social Studies Inquiry on pages 118-119.

High Frequency and Lesson Vocabulary

palace                                                      escalator                                               dashing

yanked                                                     sighed                                                 gasped

wondered                                                 write                                                  amazing

admiring                                                  people                                                 together

fastened

Vocabulary Quiz

Students must be able to match these words with the correct definition, match the words with their correct respellings, and be able to find the correct vocabulary word to use in a sentence.

1. palace

2. escalator

3. dshing

4. yanked

5. fastened

Reading Skills:

1. Characterization

2.Onomatopoeia

3. Making inferences

Phonics: SOL 2.5

Students are identifying, decoding, and reading words with silent letters.  The emphasis will be on /f/ spelled ph, /r/ spelled wr, /m/ spelled mb. and /n/ spelled kn.

 

Spelling: SOL 2.4  2.5

Unit 1 Lesson 5

Test: Wed. OCt. 5

Test: Fri. Oct. 7

1. wren

2. knife

3. knot

4. write

5. phone

6. wrap

7. wrist

8. graph

9. phrase

10. knit

11. alphabet

12. known

13. wrinkle

14. nephew

15. photo

 Bonus: October Oct.

The spelling words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Oct. 4.  Sentences must be written with the last five words.

Math Facts:

Students will have a quiz on +6 on Friday

Math:
Students must know the place value and the value of each digit in a three digit number.

Students must be able to compare numbers by using the words and symbols for <less than, >greater than, and =equal to.

Students will be adding and subtracting three digit numbers with and without regrouping.

 

Social Studies: 

Students are learning about communities and good citizenship. Students will bring home a study guide on Wednesday.

Project:  Students should have a note about a community map.  Details are on the paper and the project is due on Oct. 13.

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Sept. 26-30
Due Date: 9/30/2016
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Students will practice the manuscript letters Vv, WW, Xx, Yy, and Zz.

Reading:

On Monday, Sept. 26 the students will read the decodable reader "Edith and Pete", the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 80-81 and pages 84-87 of the story "The Lion and the Mouse".

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, the students will read pages 88-93 of the story "The Lion and the Mouse".

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the students will read pages 84-87of the story "The Lion and the Mouse". 

On Thursday, Sept. 29, the students will read pages 88-93 of the story "The Lion and the Mouse" and Science Inquiry on pages 94-95.

On Friday, Sept. 30, the students will read " The Lion adn the Mouse" and compare it to another version of the story.

Reading Skills:  Students must be able to identify the elements of realism and fantasy.

Definitions: Students will have a matching vocabulary word and definition test on the following words.

1. snoozing

2. furious

3. repay

4. raged

5. gnaw

High Frequency and Lesson Vocabulary Words ( Students must be able to read these words by Friday.)

becasuse                                            does                                        furious                                  snoozing

repay                                                 raged                                      gnaw                                     flashed

tiddly                                                 insist                                        puny                                     dusk

stalking                                              scamper                                  survival                                  caption

 

Phonics:

On Monday and Tuesday, the students will work with long e words spelled e and e_e.

On Wednesday-Friday, the studentws will practice decoding words with long a, e, i, o, and u vowels.

Spelling:

Unit 1 Lesson 4

Test: Wednesday, Sept. 28

Test: Thursday, Sept. 29

1. repay

2. meter

3. eve

4. gene

5. beside

6. elect

7. pretend

8. these

9. hero

10. demand

11. compete

12. create

13. evening

14. delete

15. eraser

Bonus:  citizenship

The new spellingwords must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Sept. 27.  Sentences must be written with these words.

1. gene

2. demand

3. delete

4. create

5. hero

Math:

Students will continue to work toward mastery of basic subtractions facts through 20-10.  Some students are still having difficulty with minus 7 and 8. 

Students will begin working on place value.  Students must know the place and the value of each digit in a three digit number and how to write the three digit number in expanded form.

Ex. In the number 627  the 7 is in the ones place, the 2 is in the tens place, and the 6 is in the hundreds place.

The value of the 6 is 600 since the 6 is in the hundreds place.  The value of the 2 is 20 since the 2 is in the tens place.  The value of the 7 is 7 since it is in the ones place. 

627 = 600+20+7

Students will also be reviewing addition and the corresponding subtraction fact.

Science: Students will have a test on animal needs and animal coverings on Tuesday.  Students received a study guide last week.  They have reviewd the study guide in class but some students may need to study at home.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Assignments Sept. 19-23
Due Date: 9/25/2016
Subject: Reading

 

 

Penmanship:  SOL 2.11

Students will practice the letters Nn, Pp, Qq, Rr, and Ss.

Reading: 

On Monday, Sept. 19, students will read the Vocabulary Warm-Up and pages 56-67 of the story "The ELves and the Shoemaker".

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the students will read pages 68-77 of the story "The Elves and the Shoemaker" and Theme Connections on page 77.

On Wednesday, the students will read the decodable reader "A Good Life at the Lake" and pages 56-67 of the story "The Elves and the Shoemaker".

On Thursday, Sept. Sept. 22, the students will read pages 68-77 of the story "The Elves and the Shoemaker" and the Social Studies Inquiry on pages page 79.

On Friday, the students will read "The Elves and the Shoemaker".

The decodable reader is an imprortant component of the reading program.  Every decodable reader features an important sound or skil we are studying and using in class.  Please listen to your child read the decodable.

Lesson Vocabulary and High Frequency Words

elves                                                      shoemaker                                            flash

leather                                                   finest                                                    peacefully

amazement                                            customers                                             curtain

midnight                                                stitched                                                 skipped

another                                                  many                                                    usual


Definitions

These are the words the students will define in their reading compopsition books.  Students will write the definitions in class, but will need to study them at home.  Students will have a quiz on the definitions, respellings, and use of these words in sentences.

1. elves                                                2. shoemaker                                     3. flash

4. leather                                              5. finest

 

Spelling

Unit 1 Lesson 3

Test: Wed. Sept. 21

Test: Fri.  Sept. 23

1. label

2. vine

3. bonus

4. wild

5. gate

6. huge

7. zero

8. made

9. spoke

10. use

11. basic

12. program

13. finest

14. usual

15. caper

 Bonus: Buchanan County

The spelling words must be written three times in a spelling composition book.  Sentences must be written with five of these words. One sentence must be written with the word caper.  Spelling composition books are due on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

 

Math:                                                                                                                                                                                                1.  Students are learning to write subtraction story problems.

2.  The majority of math class will be spent on mastering subtraction strategies and facts.

3.  Students are reviewing addition strategies.

 

Math Facts: 

Students are practicing adding three to another addend.

Science: 

Students will take home a study guide on animal needs on Wednesday.

Social Studies:

Students are learning about communities. 

They are also learning  and practicing good citizenship.

 



Assignments Sept 12-16
Due Date: 9/16/2016
Subject: Reading

 

 

 

 

Penmanship: SOL 2.11                                                                                                                                                                    Students will practice the cursive letters Kk, Ll, Mm,Nn, and Pp.

Reading:

On Monday, student will read the decodable rader, The Mole Zone and pages 35-42 ofthe story "For the Love of Our Earth" in the student reading book.

On Tuesday, The students will read pages 46-53 of the story "For the Love of Our Earth".

On Wednesday, the students will read pages 35-42 of the story "For the Love of Our Earth" and the decodable reader Hope's Cute Music Box.

On Thursday, the students will read pages 46-55 of the story "For the Love of Our Earth".

On Friday, the students will read "For the Love of Our Earth " for comprehension and fluency.

Definintions:                                                                                                                                                                                           Students  will have a definition test on these words on Friday, September 16. 

1. dawn                                                                                                                                                                                              2.witness                                                                                                                                                                                                     3. glows                                                                                                                                                                                               4. engines                                                                                                                                                                                           5. litter

The students will write the definitions to the words  in their reading composition books.  We will go over the definitions in class, but some students will need to practice at home.  Reading composition books will be sent home on Wednesday and should be returned to school on Friday.

High Frequency Words

both                                          cold                          hold                     open                buy                         goes

Story Selection Vocabulary

Students must be able to read these words by Friday  in order to fluently read this wek's selection.

comb                                      byway                              nurture                                 spark

needless                                 ancestors                          everlasting                            both

cold                                        open                                buy                                       goes

 

Spelling:  SOL 2.4

Unit 1 Lesson 1

Test: Wed. Sept. 14

Test: Fri. Sept. 16

1. menu

2. nose

3. most

4. cure

5. joke

6. unit

7. vote

8. fuse

9. soda

10. mule

11. comb

12. bugle

13. total

14. human

15. suppose

 

Bonus: communities

Each spelling word should be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.  Five sentences must be written using at least one spelling word in each sentence.  One sentence must include the word fuse.

  • Many students have difficulty understanding the meaning of fuse and how to use it in a sentence.

 

Math: SOL 2.5

The students will be spending most of the time practicing subtraction facts. 

Math Facts: SOL 2.5 

Students will have a quiz on Friday on adding the number three to another addend.

Math: We will continue to practice addition facts.

Social Studies : SOL 2.3, 2.10

The students are learning about communities.  They are also learning about good citizenship.

Science:

The students will continue to learn about animals and animal needs.

 

 

 

 



Assignments Sept. 6-9
Due Date: 9/10/2016
Subject: Reading

 

Penmanship: SOL 2.11                                                                                                                                                                                                    Students will practice Hh, Jj, Kk, and Ll.

Reading:                                                                                                                                                                                                  We are now ready to begin the first unit in our reading books.  The title of the first unit is "Kindness". The vocabulary, reading selections, and language arts lessons will tie in with the theme, "Kindness".

The difficulty of the assignmens will quickly become obvious.  Please make sure your child pracices the vocabulary words and high frequency words each night.  Your child needs to practice the daily reading assignment.

There is no reading assignment overthe Labor Day week-end. 

On Tuesday, Sept. 6, the students will work on the lesson vocabulary, definitions, and the decodable reader "Kate's Picnic".  Please listen to your child read this decodable reader even though we have already read it in workshop.

On Wednesday. Sept 7, the students will read "Because of You" and the decodable reader"Five Gifts fr Mike".

On Thursday, Sept. 8, the students will read "Because of You" and the Social Studies Inquiry at the end of their story.

On Friday, Sept. 9, the students will read "Because of You".

High Frequency Words

ate                       gave                         white                               made                                  find                        kind

Lesson Vocabulary (Students must know these words in order to fluently read the story selection.)

feelings                                    share                               precious                             care                               tulip

plenty                                      luxury                              ideas                                  help                              important

different                                   peace

Definitions( Students must know the definitions for these words.)  Students will have a matching respelling and definition test on these words on Friday.  I do not require them to know the part of speech this early in the year, but we do spend time in class learning about why a word is classified as a noun, verb, adjective, or adverb.

1. feelings

2. share

3. precious

4. care

5. kind

 

Spelling: 2.4  2.11

Unit 1 Lesson 1                                                                                                                                                                              Test: Thursday, Sept. 8                                                                                                                                                                       Test: Friday, Sept. 9

1. mild

2. care

3. pilot

4. lady

5. bake

6. time

7. sale

8. ride

9. able

10. kind

11. apron

12. final

13. quiet

14. quite

15. share

Bonus: September   Sept.

Each spelling word must be written three times in a spelling composition book.  Five sentences must be written with at least one spelling word in each sentence.   The notebooks are due on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

  • Just a reminder the spelling test will be given on Thursday and Friday.

Phonics: SOL 2.5(b)

Studens will be learning to decode, read, and spell words with long a or long o.

 

Grammar:   SOL 2.13(b)

Students will be learning to identify, classify, and write common and proper nouns.

Math : SOL 2.5

Students are solving simple addition problems with sums to 20 and the corresponding facts.

 

Math: SOL 2.5

Students will be spending a lot of time practicing subtraction.

 

Math: SOL 2.5

Students will be practicing doubles.  They will have a quiz on doubles on Thursday.

0+0=0                          1+1=2                                  2+2=4                                  3+3=6

4+4=8                          5+5=10                                6+6=12                                 7+7=14

8+8=16                        9+9=18                               10+10=20                              11+11=22

12+12=24

Math Facts

Students will have a quiz on adding 2 to another number on Friday.

 

Math:SOL 2.5

Students will practice doubles plus one

Example: If 7+7=14, then 7+8=15

Science: SOL 2.5

Students are learning about animals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Assignments August 29-September 2
Due Date: 9/2/2016
Subject: Reading

 Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Students will be writing the letters Bb, Cc, Dd, Ff, and Gg.

Reading:

Students will continue to review letters, sounds, and essential reading skills.  They will also be reading from their Getting Started Reader.  Students do not need to return but they do need to practice the paper decodable readers they have in their baggie.  Students will take their first Reading Benchmark Assessment on Thursday and Friday.

On Monday, August 29, the students will read "Ant and the Three Little Figs" and the decodable reader Learning to Swim.  

On Tuesday, August 30, the students will read "Ant and the Three Little Figs" and the decodable reader "Farm Chores".  

On Wednesday, August 31, the students will read "Agua, Agua, Agua" and the decodable reader Paddle, Duck, Paddle        

On Thursday, the students will read "Agua, Agua, Agua" and they will begin the Benchmark Reading Assessment. 

On Friday, September 2, the students will complete the first Reading Benchmark Assessment.   

Reading books will be sent home on Friday, September 2.

Students will have a vocabulary test on the following words on Friday, September.

1. toadstool

2. trembled

3. finally

4. figs

5. agua

6. dormouse

7. si

The students will match each word with the correct respelling and definition.  The students must also be able to find the correct vocabulary word to use in a sentence.

 

High Frequency Words (sight words)

Students must be able to read and recognize these words by Friday.

1. far

2. much

3 start

4. upon

5. which

6. wish

7, bring

8. drinks

9. pick

10. sing

11. than

12. think

13. better

14. first

15. hurt

16. learn

17. never

18. under

19. animal

20. black

21. seven

22. use

23. why

 

 

 Spelling:

Number Words

Test: Wed. August 31

Test: Friday, Sept. 2

0. zero

1. one

2. two

3. three

4. four

5. five

6. six

7. seven

8. eight

9. nine

10. ten

11. eleven

12. twelve

 

Bonus: Labor Day

The spelling words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, August 30.  The words must be written neatly.

Sentences must be written with the five words of their choice.  Each sentence must contain at least one spelling word.  Only one sentence may begin with the word "I".

Grammar:SOL 2.3(a)

Students will continue to work on identifying and writing complete sentences.

Math: SOL 2.22, 2.9

On Tuesday, students will have their first math assessment on fact families and determining the equality or inequality of an equation.  It may sound difficult, but my class is doing well on balancing equations.  If I sent a note in your child's folder, please help with extra practice on balancing equations.

Math SOL 2.21

Students will continue to work on basic addition and subtraction facts.                                                                                                      Students are also expected to complete numerical sentences involving basic addition and subtraction facts.

Example: 11-_______=5

Math Facts: SOL 2.5                                                                                                                                                                                           Students will have a quiz on adding the number one to another addend.

Math Vocabulary:

communicative property of addition- changing the order of the addends will not affect the sum

Example: If 6+5=11 then 5+6=11

Science: SOL 2.1, 2.5

Students will continue to learn how to work like a scientist and they will begin to learn about the needs of animals.

 

 



August 19-26
Due Date: 8/27/2016
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Students will be reviewing the manuscript letters Aa, Ee, Ii, Oo, and Uu.

Reading:

On Friday, August 19, the students will review sound/letter relationships plus they will read "Little Green Riding Hood" and the decodable Sand, Tan Hats, and a Mat.

On Monday, August 22, the students will read the decodable reader Mitts and Hits.

On Tuesday, August 23, the students will read "Down the Hill" and the decodable reader"A Contest.

On Wednesday, August 24, the students will read "Down the Hill" and the decodable reader Gwen Must Run.

On Thursday August 25, the students will read the decodable reader The Red Star and the story "The Elf and the Dormouse"

Selection vocabulary words are important to the understanding of the main reading selection.  We will concentrate on the respelling, part of speech, and definition of each word.  These are the words we will write in a composition book. During the first six weeks we will write the definitions in class.  Sometimes we will draw pictures of them.

"Little Green Riding Hood"

1. wood

2. replied

3. market

4. main

5. square

 

High frequency words are the words your child will encounter most often as they read.  It is essential that students learn these high frequency words in order to become fluent readers.  Many of the high frequency words are "rule breakers".  Rule breaker words can not be decoded because they do not follow the sound/spelling rules.  These words are difficult for young readers.  You may need to practice these words with your child.

High Frequency Words

1. would

2. could

3. around

4. where

5. away

6. have

7. before

8. give

9. may

10. these

11/ been

12. our

13. those

14. best

15. fast

16. off

17. stop

18. tell

19. who

20. must

21. run

22. ten

23. us

 

Spelling: SOL 2.4, 2.11

Color Words

This is a review of color words your child has been learning since kindergarten.

Test: Wed. Aug. 24

Test: Fri. Fri. Aug. 26

1. red

2. blue

3. yellow

4. green

5. orange

6. brown

7. black

8. white

9. pink

10. purple

11. gray

12. violet

13. indigo

 

Bonus: August  Aug.

 

 

Grammar: SOL 2.11(d)

Students will be identifying and writing complete sentences.  Sentences must begin with a capital letter, end with an end mark, and communicate a complete thought.

Science:  SOL 2.1

The first week of science deals with working like a scientist with an emphasis on the terms observation, plan, and predict.

Math: SOl 2.5 

Students will be practicing simple addition of two numbers.  Students must be able to identify the addends and sum in an addition problem.

 

Math SOL 2.9

Students must be able to recognize and describe related addition and subtraction facts.  Students will spend the majority of math class working with fact families.  Fact families have three related numbers that can be used to develop four math sentences.

Ex.  the numbers 3, 8, and 11 can be used to make these math sentences. 

3+8=11

8 + 3 =11

11-8=3

11=3=8

Math Facts: 2.5

Students will practice and test on zero addition facts.

 

Math Vocabualry

1. Addends are the numbers you add togethere in an addition problem.

2. The sum is the answer to an addition problem.

Example: In the problem 4+5=9, the numbers 4 and 5 are the addends and the sum is 9.

3. The symbol  = means equal to or equals ( + is an equality sign)

4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



May 23-27
Due Date: 5/27/2016
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11 
Students are still practicing their cursive penmanship letters.

Reading: 

On Monday, May 23, students will read a decodable reader.  They are also reading the chapter book "Miss Daisy is Crazy".

On Tuesday, May 24, students will read the poems at the end of Unit 6.  They will read two chapters from "Miss Daisy is Crazy".

On Wednesday, May 25, students wil take a benchmark assessment of Unit 6.  They will finish the chapter book "miss daisy is Crazy".

On Thursday, students will be going on a class picnic.

On Friday, students will read and write poetry.

 

Spelling:

Students will review sound/spellings they have learned this year.

 

Math:

Students must know multiplication facts 0-5.

Students are working on addition and subtraction of numbers that are three or more digits.  They are also working on number patterns.

Students are reading and interpreting graphs.

Science:  Students are leaning about energy and magnets.

Social Studies: Students are learning about Helen Keller.  They have a study guide and will take their last social studies test on Friday.



May 13-17
Due Date: 5/18/2016
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Students are continuing to practice cursive handwriting.

 

Reading:

On Monday, May 16, the students will read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 396-397 and the decodable reader "The Seminole Tribe in South Florida".  Students will also red pages 398-411 of the story "Caesar E. Chavez".

On Tuesday, May 17, students will read pages 412-417 of the story "Caesar E. Chavez".

On Wednesday, May 18, students will read pages 398-411 of the story "Caesr E. Chavez" and the Theme Connections at the end of the story.

On Thursday, May 19, students will read pages 412-417 of the story "Caesar E. Chavez" and the Science Inquiry on pages 420-421.

On Friday, May 20, students will read "Caesar E. Chavez".

VOcabulary with Definitions

1. treated

2. border

3. weakened

4. strike

5. union

6. boycott

7. crops

8. awarded

Selection Vocabulary

Mexican Americans                                              treated                                             union

Cesario                                                               border                                               Arizona

Manuel                                                                Estrada                                             Yuma

Librado                                                               Juana                                                 Spanish

eighth                                                                Great Depression                               crops

Navy                                                                  Fabela                                                 California

support                                                             strike                                                   boycott

refuse                                                                decade                                                weakened

 

Spelling:

Unit 6 Lesson 5

Test: Wed. May 18

Test: Fri. May 20

1. law

2. low

3. boot

4. book

5. doom

6. took

7. allow

8. arrow

9. string

10. spring

11. describe

12. strict

13. amuse

14. chew

15. splinter

Bonus: Summer Vacation

Spelling composition books are due on Tuesday, May 17.

 

Math:

Students are working on number patterns and place value for numbers up to nine digits(hundred millions place).

Students are adding three digit numbers.

Students must know their multiplication facts to 5.

Students are drilled on multiplication facts every day.

Students are working on graphing.

Social Studies:

Students are learning about Jackie Robinson.  They have a study guide and a test will be given on Thursday, May 19.

 



May 9-13
Due Date: 5/14/2016
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Students are transitioning from manuscript to cursive in all subjects.

Reading:

On Monday, May 9, students will read the decodable reader "Polish Communities in New York".  They will also read the Voacbulary Warm-Up on pages 362-363 and pages 364-381 of the story "Jingle Dancer".

On Tuesday, May 10, thes tudetns will read page 382-391 of the story "Jingle Dancer" and the Theme Connections on page 393.

On Wednesday, May 11, the students will read pages 366-381 of the story "Jingle Dancer".

On Thursday, May 12, the students will read pages 382-391 of the story "Jingle Dancer" and the Social Studies Inquiry on pages 394-395.

On Friday, the students will read "Jingle Dancer".

Vocabulary with Definitions (Due on Tuesday, May 10)

1. calves

2. ached

3. pounding

4. pale

5 shuffled

6. slipped

7. strolled

8. glimpse

Lesson Vocabulary

sewn                                                   blurred                                          kitchen

shifted                                                shoulders                                      jingle

video-tape                                          bounced                                        fetched

crunched                                            autumn                                          Muscogee

calves                                                 duplex                                           glimpse

strolled                                               powwow                                       pale

shuffled                                              silent                                             pounding

moccasins                                          practiced                                       ached

 

Spelling: Unit 6 Lesson 4

Test: Wednesday, May 11

Test: Friday, May 13

1. tawny

2. tower

3. pause

4. pounding

5. shawl

6. shower

7. claw

8. clown

9. awe

10. owl

11. applaud

12. awkward

13. crawling

14. dawn

15. frown

These words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Wednesday, May 12.  Sentences must be written with the five words of your choice.

Bonus Words: Students may earn up to ten bonus words by learning how to spell thes words.

1. larva

2. larvae

3. caterpillar

4. pupa

5. chrysalis

6. butterfly

 

Math:

Temperature: Students are learning how to use a thermometer to read temperature.  Students are expectd to learn Celcius as well as Farenheit.  They must be able to read and write the temperature correctly.  They are also expected to tell something about the weather by reading the temperature.

 

Calendar:   Students are reviewing calendar skills.

Multiplication Facts:   Students are reviewing 0-4 facts and are practicing X5,

Time:  We are reviewing reading and writing time correctly.

 Social Studies: Students are learning about Susan B. Anthony.  They have a study guide and will have a test on Friday.

 

 

 

 



May 2-6
Due Date: 5/7/2016
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

All assignments must be completed in cursive handwriting.

Students who have not mastered cursive penmanship will have additional cursive practice. 

Reading:

On Monday, the students will read the decodable reader"Little Italy in New York".  They will also read the Vocabulary Warm-Up and pages 340-349 of the story "A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr."

On Tuesday, the students will read oages 350-357 of the story "A Pciture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr."

On Wednesday, May 4, the students will read pages 340-349 of the story "A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr," and the Theme Connections at the end of the story.

On Thursday, May 5, the students will read pages 350-357 of the story "A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr." and the Social Studies Inquiry on pages 360-361.

On Friday, May 6, the students will read "A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.".

Vocabulary with Definitions:

1. demanding

2. graduated

3. fair

4. laws

5. arrested

6. prejudice

7. content

8. section

Selection Vocabulary

speaker                                                     laws                                                 demanding

protests                                                    fair                                                    pastor

chairs                                                       slaves                                                elsewhere

minister                                                   graduated                                          doctorate

arrested                                                  section                                               refused

continued                                                bomb                                                 freedom

character                                                 content                                              restaurants

garbage                                                  violence                                             prejudice

 

Reading Emphasis:

Main Ideas and Details

 

Phonics:

Students are expected to decode and read these three letter blends: str-, spl-, scr-, spr-,

Spelling;

Test: Wednesday, May 4

Test: Friday, May 6

1. straw

2. split

3. stretch

4. scrape

5. splash

6. scream

7. sprawl

8. sprout

9. strange

10. scratch

11. strength

12. spry

13. screen

14. stream

15. spread

Bonus: metamorphosis

The spellling words must be written three times in a spelling composition book.  Students must write five spelling sentences. They may choose the words they wish to use in sentenecs.   Spelling words and sentenes must be turned in by Tuesday, May 3.

 Math:

Students are learning to interpret and create graphs.

Students are learning about probability.

Students are learning calendar skills. Facts: 

Multiplication Facts:

Students are reviewing 0x3 facts.  They are also practicing x4.

Social Studies: SOL 2.11

Students are learning about famous Americans.

 



April 25-29
Due Date: 4/27/2016
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

 Monday-uppercase cursive F

Tuesdasy-uppercase cursive H

Wednesday-uppercae cursive I

Thursday-uppercase cursicve O

Friday-uppercase cursive U

Reading:  

On Monday, April 25, the students will read the decodable reader "Little Havana in Miami", the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 216-317, and pages 318-327 of the story "Ne Hope".

On Tuesday, April 26, thes students will read pages 328-333 of the story "New Hope" and the Theme Connections on page 335.

On Wednesday, April 27, the students will read pages 320-327 of the story "New Hope".

On Thursday, April 28, the students will read pages 328-333 of the story "New Hope".

On Friday, April 29, the students will read "New Hope".

Vocabulary with Definitions:

These words and their definitions must be written in the red reading composition book and turned in by Tuesday, April 26.

1. brisk

2. doe

3. leather

4. shed

5. recycling

6. citizens

7. adopted

Story Vocabulary

These are the words students must know in order to fluently read the story selection.

fashioned                                       recycling                                   Denmark                                                                     

Minnesota                                      journey                                     traveled

forded                                            campsite                                  adopted

axles                                              doe                                          fence

brisk                                               forge                                       blacksmith

lumbermen                                    fabric                                       bustling

barbershops                                  invitations                               steeple

Gazette                                         leather                                    Appalachian

citizens                                         statue

Reading Skill: SOL 2.10

Cause and Effect

Word Stucture:  SOL 2.7 (b)

Review of prefixes- dis-, un-, re-, and mid-

Spelling: SOL 2.4, 2.5

Test: Wednesday, April 27

Test: Friday, April 29

1. listen

2. castle

3. rustle

4. whistle

5. rhino

6. answer

7. doubt

8. island

9. would

10. could

11. chaos

12. lamb

13. scent

14. climb

15. scene

Each word must be written three times in a blue spelling composition book. Sentences will be written with the five words of your choice. The sentences must be written in cursive handwriting.  Composition books are due on Tuesday, April 26.

Spelling Skill:

Thes emphasis is on silent letters.

Grammar:

Review of capitalization and end marks

Math: SOL 2.17, 2.19 

Students are learning to read and gathre information from graphs.

Math: SOL 2.11

Students are converting units of liquid measure.                                                                                                                                                Example: How may pints are in a gallon?

Math Facts: 

Students are learning X3.  There will be a X3 quiz on Thursday.

Social Studies: SOL 2.11

Students will have a test on Abraham Lincoln on Wednesday.

Social Studies: SOL 2.2

The William King Arts Center will be here during the week for a presentation on Egypt and an Egyptian art project.

Science: SOL 2.3

Students will have a test on the three states of matter on Friday.

 

 

 



April 18-22
Due Date: 4/18/2016
Subject: Reading

Penmanship:SOl 2.11

Monday-uppercase cursive N

Tuesday-uppercase cursive D

Wednesdasy-uppercase cursive W

Thursday-uppercase cursive F

Friday-uppercase cursive H

Reading:

On Monday, students will read the Vocabualry Warm-Up on pages 300-301 and pages 302-307 of the story "April and Her Family".

On Tuesday, students will read pages 308-311 of the story "April and Her Family".

On Wednesday, students will read the decodable reader "Chinatown in San Francisco" and the Theme Connections at the end of the story.

On Thursday, students will read "April and Her Family" and the Social Studies Inquiry on pages 314-315.

On Friday, students will read "April and Her Family".

Words with Definitions:  Thse words and their definitions must be written in cursive handwriting in a blue spelling compostion book and turned in by Tuesday, April 19.

 

Story selection Vocabulary: 

orchid                                           Chinese                                            Taiwan                                              Mandarin                            public                                            calligraphy                                        sesame                                             explorer                            Italy                                              discovered                                       noodles                                             eyebrows                                     chores                                          popular                                            wiser                                                  tsu ma liang mein                         Tangram                                      BA                                                     Chi Chiao bang                                  Chin                                             chopsticks                                    Julius                                                baba                                                  mama

 

Spelling: SOL 2.4, 2.5

Test: Thursday, April 21

Test: Friday, April 22

1. flow

2. flower

3. cook

4. cube

5. tool

6. took

7. nook

8. noon

9. fume

10. loom

11.  moonbeam

12. mountain

13. mowing

14. rookie

15. groomer

 

Bonus:  gymnasium (4 points)

The spelling words must be written three times in a blue spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, April 19.   Sentences must be written in cursive handwriting with the five words of your choice.

 

Math: SOL 2.7, 2.9

Students are learning to read, interpret, and make graphs.

Math SOL2.12

Students are learning to read and write time to five minute intervals.

Social Studies:2.11                                                                                                                                                                                                  Students are learning about famous people by practicing their part in our play and listening to the parts of the other children.  We are also learning about citizenship.

 

Math Facts:                                                                                                                                                                                                                Students are leaning X3

 

 



April 11-15
Due Date: 4/15/2016
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Monday-uppercase cursive Z                                                                                                                                                                                       Tuesday-uppercase cursive K                                                                                                                                                                           Wednesday-uppercase cursive Q                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday-uppercase cursive C                                                                                                                                                                                    Friday-uppercase cursive N

Reading:

On Monday, April 11, the students will read the decodable reader, "Koi at the Gate" . The students will also read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 250-251 and pages 260-269 of the story "Brave as aa Mountain Lion".

On Tuesday, April 12, the students will read pages 270-285 of the story "Brave as A Mountain Lion" and the Theme Connections on page 287.

On Wednesday, April 13, the students will read pages 252-269 of the story "Brave as a Mountain Lion" and the Scicene Inquiry at the end of the story.

On Thursday, April 13, the students will read pages 270-285 of the story "Brave as a Mountain Lion".

On Friday, the students will read "Brave as a Mountain Lion".

Vocabulary with Definitions: Students must write these words and their definitions in the red reading composition book.  These definitions must be truned in by Tuesday, April 12.

1. reservation

2. dreaded

3. qualified

4. mysterious

5. mountain lion

6. stomping

7. inform

Lesson Vocabulary: These are the words students must know in order to fluently read this week's selection.

reservation                                                             dreaded                                          especially                                                                         Winona                                                                   stomping                                         percent                                                                              inform                                                                     qualified                                           gym                                                                        mountain lion                                                          beasts                                             gymnasium                                                             antelope                                                                 emblem                                            beading                                                              repeating                                                               swirling                                             principal                                                              practicing                                                                cradle                                          mysterious                                                                      spirit                                                                     icicles                                                glistened                                                                   correct                                                                    capital                                              proudly                                                                     clever                                                                     coyote

Skills Focus:  SOL 2.3                                                                                                                                                                                          Students are identifying author's purpose.  This may seem simple to you, but is sometimes confusing to children. Many students have trouble separating author's purpose from why they like the story.

Phonics: SOL 2.4                                                                                                                                                                                           Students are reviewing /aw/ and /au/.

Word Structure: SOL 2.6(b)                                                                                                                                                                                Students will be working on word families.  A base word can give a clue to other words in the same family.                                                       Example: The base word snow gives a clue to the meaning of the entire word.  These are some of the words in the snow family.  snowball, snowbird, snowplow, snowflake, snowman, snowy, snowing, snowed, snows, snowmobile, snowplow, snowdrift, snowfall, and snowbound.  OF course, all children of school age know the meaning of snow day.

Word Structure: SOL 2.6 (b)                                                                                                                                                                           Related words are words that help reader's figure out the meaning of words.                                                                                                   Example: place-park-Breaks Interstate Park

 

Grammar: SOL 2.13(j)                                                                                                                                                                                       Students are learning how to use verb tenses correctly.

Spelling: SOL 2.4, 2.5

Test: Wednesday, April 13                                                                                                                                                                                Test: Friday, April 15

1. lawn

2. haul

3. recall

4. stalk

5. thoughts

6. naughty

7. voyage

8. noise

9. loyal

10. rejoice

11. ointment

12. walnut

13. because

14. checkpoint employ

Bonus: realistic fiction   poetry

These words must be written three times in a blue spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, April 12.  Sentences must be written in cursive handwriting.

Math: SOL 2.12       Students are learning to read and write time to five minute intervals.  They must know quarter after means 15 minutes after the hour(not 25 minutes after the hour).  The terms "quarter before" and "quarter until"  means 15 minutes before the hour but is written as 45 minutes after the hour.  Example: A quarter before the hour means 15 minutes before 6 but is written as 45 minutes after five or 5:45.

 

Math: SOL 2.11                                                                                                                                                                                             Students are reviewing working with weighing in ounces/kilograms and ounces/pounds.               

Math SOL 2.4                                                                                                                                                                                                     You child will have a quiz on X2 on Wednesday and will begin X3 on Thursday.  Practice X2 with your child.  Mix up those factgs. Don't give them out in order.

Math Review:                                                                                                                                                                                                       You child spends at least ten minutes each day reviewing previously learned math skills.

Science: SOL 2.3                                                                                                                                                                                                     Students are learning about mass and matter.  They are learning about the three states of matter.

Social Studies:  SOL 2.2                                                                                                                                                                                       The William King Arts Center will be here on April 12 to do a presentation on CHina.  This was originally scheduled for February, but was rescheduled when snow caused a school cancellation.

Social Studies: SOL 2.2                                                                                                                                                                                   William King Arts Center will be here the last week in April to teach the children about Egypt and to do an Egyptian art project with the children.

Social Studies: SOL 2.11                                                                                                                                                                                   The students are learning about Abraham Lincoln.  They are also learning about famous people represented aby the students in our play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 



April 4-8
Due Date: 4/10/2016
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Monday: uppercase cursive B

Tuesday: uppercase cursive A

Wednesday: uppercase cursive V

Thrusday: uppercase cursive E

Friday: uppercase cursive S

 

Reading:

On Modnay, April 4, the students will read the decodable reader "How Roy Got a Toy Drum", the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 218-219, plus pages 222-233 of the story "Akiak: A Tale of the Iditarod".

On Tuesday, April 5, the students will read pages 234- 245 of the story "Akiak: A Tale of the Iditarod".

On Wednesday, April 6, the students will read pages 222-233 of the story "Akiak: A Tale of the Iditarod" and the Theme Connections on pages 249.

On Thursday, April 7, the students will read pages 234-245 of the story "Akiak: A Tale of the Iditarod" and the Sicene Inquiry on pages 249-250.

On Friday,April 8, the students will read "Akiak: A Tale of the Iditarod".

Words with Definitions: Students must write these words and definitions in their red reading composition book and turn them in by Tuesday, April 5.

1.rumble

2. rugged

3. snowdrift

4. squinted

5. shifted

6. snapped

Story Vocabulary: These are the words students must know in order to fluently read the story "Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod".

rugged                               Anchorage                           Alaska                                     descents

vowed                                Kuskowim                          Ophir                                       volunteer

shifted                                pilot                                    blizzard                                  burrowed

refuge                                snowdrift                            mound                                    experienced

Unlakleet                           padded                               Shaktoolik                               thirst

community                          musher                              escaped                                   snowmobile

raided                                 Golovin                              squinted                                   recognized

usual                                  harness                             rumble                                     courageous

 

 

Reading Skills:

Sequence is the order of what happens in a story.  Students will be looking for time and order words to help them follow sequence.

Time words such as today, yesterday, night, and dawn show the passage of time.

Order words show the order in which things happen.  These are words like first, then, and finally show the order of events.

 

Phonics: 

Students will be focusing on words wih /oi/ spelled oi and -oy.

Grammar:

Students will be identifying and using adverbs.  Adverbs are words that describe verbs by telling how, where, and when. Many adverbs end with _ly.

Example: slowly (how)               inside  (where)              sometimes (when)

Grammar:

Students must be able to distinguish homographs from homophones.

Homographs are words that are spelled and pronounced the same but have different meanings.

Example: right - correct: right - direction

Homophones are words that pronounced the same but spelled differently.

Example: scent, cent, sent

 

Spelling:

Test: Wed. April 6

Test: Fri. April 8

1. join

2. spoil

3. annoy

4. choice

5. boys

6. voyage

7. coin

8. enjoy

9. boil

10. toy

11. royal

12. appoint

13. moist

14. cowboy

15. voice

Bonus: Famous Americans

These words must be written three times in cursive writing and turned in on Tuesday, April 5. Sentences must be written with the five words of your choice. Sentences must be written in cursive handwriting.

 

 

                                   

 

 



March 28-April 1
Due Date: 3/24/2016
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOl 2.11

Monday-uppercase cursive M

Tuesday-uppercase cursive  R

Wednesday-uppercase cursive G

Thursday-uppercase cursive A

 

Reading

On Monday, March 28, the students will read the decodable reader" Kim and the Wave".  They will read the Vocabulary Warm-Up and pages 198-207 of the story "The Empty Pot".

On Tuesday, March 29, the students will read apges 208-213 of the story "The Empty Pot" and the Theme Connections on pages 214-215.

On Wednesday, March 30, the students will read "The Empty Pot" and the Science Inquiry on pages 216-217.

On Thursday, March 31, the students will read "The Empaty Pot".

Vocabulry with Definitions: These are the words with defintions the students must write in their red reading composition book and turn in by Tuesday, March 29.

1. transferred

2. sprout

3. courage

4. tended

5. blossom

6. Emperor

7. kingdom

 

Lesson Vocabulary-These are the words the students must know in order to fluently read teh selectgion.

burst                                                bloom                                             kingdom                             perfume

Emperor                                           successor                                       tended                               throne

choose                                             peoclamation                                 issued                                palace

succeed                                           created                                          sprout                                 soil

received                                          happiest                                         throughout                         swarmed

blossom                                          transferred                                     months                               clothes

eagerly                                           ashamed                                         empty                                clever

punished                                        impossible                                       courage                             entire

truth

 

 

 



March 21-24
Due Date: 3/18/2016
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Monday- uppercase cursive X

Tuesday- uppercase cursive J

Wednesday cursive T

Thursday cursive L

 

Reading

On Monday, March 21, the students will read the recordable reader, "The Bootmaker's Daughter", the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 174-175, and pages 174-185 of the story "The Hole in the Dike".

On Tuesday, March 22, the students will read pages 186-191 of the story "The Hole in the Dike" and discuss the Theme Connections at the end of the story.

On Wednesday, March 23, the students will read pages 178-182 of the story "The Hole in the Dike" and the Social Studies Inquiry on pages 194-195.

On Thursday, March 24, the students will read "The Hole in the Dike".

Vocabulary with Definitions

1. trickling

2. flooded

3. rumbling

4. numb

5. dikes

6. windmill

 

Selection Vocabulary: These are the words the students must in order to read the story fluently.

Holland                              cottage                              tulip                                           windmill

strong                               dikes                                  flooded                                       usual

gurgling                             village                               strength                                      numb

stream                               trickling                             gushing                                       repair

bottom                              rumbling                            leak                                             echo     

through                      

 

 



March 14-18
Due Date: 3/14/2016
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Monday-lowercase cursive z

Tuesday-reiview n, m, y, x, v, z

Wednesday-review of lowercase cursive leters

Thursday-uppercase cursive X

Friday-uppercase cursive J

 

Reding:

On Monday, March 14, the students will read the decodable reader, "The Lion and The Mouse".

On Tuesday, March 15, the students will read pages 16--165 of the story "Dragons and Giants".

On Wednesday, March 16, the students will read pages 166-169 of the story "Dragons and Giants' and the Theme Connections on page 171.

On Thursday, March 17, the students will read "Dragons and Giants" and the Science Inquiry  on pages 172-173.

On Friday, March 18, the students will read "Dragons and Giants".

Vocabulary with Definitions:  These words and their definitions must be written in a red reading composition book and turned in by Tuesday, March 15.

1. trembling

2. avalanche

3. leaping

4. puffing

5. afraid

6. brave


Lesson Vocabulary: Students must know these words in order to fluently read the selection.

brave                                                     dragons                                              giants                                                mirror

mountain                                               leaping                                                puffing                                              mouth

climbed                                                  higher                                                 avalanche                                         trembling

afraid                                                     hawk                                                  screamed                                          covers

 

Spelling;  Unit 5, Lesson 1

Test: Wednesday, March 16                                                                                                                                                                                Test: Thursday, March 17    

Test: Friday, March 18

  •  Students will write these words in cursive handwriting.  Students have a copy of these words in cursive handwriting.  Students will write these words three times in a blue spelling compositin book.
  • If letters are written incorrectly, then the spelling of the word will be counted as incorrect.  Common mistakes are a for o, l for b, and n for m.
  • Notice the test will be given three times this week.  Do not be upset if your child does not make 100 on Wednesday. Let them practice the missed words with correct letter formation.
  • Manuscript to cursive is a big transition.

1. hawk

2. sauce

3. thaw

4. draw

5. launch

6. crawl

7. yawn

8. author

9. cause

10. vault

11. squawk

12. daunting

13. fault

14. claw

15. August

Bonus: courageous   The title of our new reading unit is Courage. 

The new spelling words must be written three times in a blue spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Marh 16.  Sentences may be written in manuscript or cursive with the five words of your choice.      

 

Math: Students are learning to measure in centimeters, inches, feet, yards, and meters.

Social Sudies: Students will have a test on China on Tuesday.  

                                                                                                                                             

 



March 7-11
Due Date: 3/4/2016
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Monday-lowercase cursive n

Tuesday-lowercase cursive m

Wednesday-lowercase cursive y

Thursday-lowercase cursive x

Friday-lowercase cursive v

 

Reading:

On Monday, March 7, students will read the decodable reader, "A Plant that Acts Like an Animal". They will also read the Vocabulary WarmUp on pages 128-129 and pages 138-139 of the story "I See Animals Hiding".

On Tuesday, March 8, students will read pages 14-145 of the story "I See Animals Hiding".

On Wednesday, March 9. students will read "I See Animals Hiding" and the Science Inquiry on pages 146-147.

On Thursday, March 10, students will read "I See Animals Hiding" and the decodable reader "Animal Expert in Outer Space".

On Friday, March 11, students will read "I See Animals Hiding" and the poems on pages 148-150.

Words with Definitions:Students must wrtie the definitions for these words in their red reading composition book and turn them in by Tuesday, March 8.

1. unaware

2. protective

3. coloration

4. imitator

5. available

6. natural

Lesson Vocabulary: These are the words students must know in order to fluently read the week's reading selections.

porcupine                                                 natural                                           dangers

unaware                                                  available                                         unnoticed

protective                                                coloration                                       wariest

shrubby                                                   autumn                                           leafless

scene                                                      squint                                              invisible

weasel                                                    screech                                            perfectly

speckled                                                  garter                                             slithering

bittern                                                     streaks                                           invisible

 

Spelling: Unit 4 Lesson 5

Test: Wed. March 9

Test: Fri. March 11

1. blue

2. rude

3. frown

4. cookie

5. plow

6. count

7. duty

8. cook

9. scout

10. books

11. looser

12. snowplow

13. true

14. overlook

15. shampoo

Bonus: Peking (ancient capital of China)       Bejing (current capital of China)

The spelling words must be written three times in a blue spelling composition book and turned in by Wed. March 8.

Sentences must be written with these words.

1. duty

2. rude

3. snowplow

4. shampoo

5. books

 

Grammar: SOL 2.13

Studentws will be learning to use colons correctly in sentences.

  Colons are used to introduce a list and are used to separate the items in the list.

Example-  Place these things in your bookbag: folder, mail, and reading books.

Colons are also used to separate the hour and minutes when writing time.

Example- Workshop begins promptly at twenty-five minutes after eight.  8:25

Grammar: SOL 2.13(j)

The inflectional ending -ing lets you know something is happening now.

The inflectional ending -ed lets you know something has already happened.

Grammar: SOL 2.13(h)

In an irregular plural the entire word is changed to make it plural.

Example: mouse-mice               goose-geese

Math: SOL 2.3 Fractions
Students will test on fractions this week.  A few students still have trouble with the concept that the larger the denominator, the smaller the pieces.

Math 2.11(a)  Length and Measurement

Students will learn to measure to the nearest centimeter and inch.

Math Facts:  SOL 2.5                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Students must become more proficient with addition and subtraction facts through twenty.

Social Studies: SOL 2.2

Students are learning about China.

 

 

 

 



Feb. 29-March 4
Due Date: 2/29/2016
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Monday-lowercase cursive o

Tuesday-No School

Wednesday-lower case cursive c

Thursday-lowecase cursive q

Friday-review lowercase cursive letters a, d, g, o, c, and q

 

Reading:

On Monday, Feb. 29, students will read pages 114-123 of the story "How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots'.

Tuesday, March 1-No School

On Wednesday, March 2, students will read pages 104-113 of the story "How the Guinea FOwl Got HEr Spoats" and the Science Inquiry on pages 126-127.

On Thursday, March 3, students will read pages 114-123 of the story "How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots".

On Friday, March, 4, students will read "How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots".

Vocabulary with definitions: Students must write the definitions for these words in a red reading compostion book and turn them in by Wednesday, March 2.

1. delicate

2. reeeds

3. bank

4. admired

5. temper

6. glossy

Story Selection Vocabulary: These are the words students must know in order to fluently read the story"How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots".

Nganga                                                glossy                                                  feathers                                            fowl

speckles                                               Guinea                                                scratch                                              hungrily

mouthful                                               slinking                                               scrambled                                         whirred

RAAUGH                                                temper                                               cautiously                                         reeds

stubby                                                 whirlwind                                            duststorm                                         spluttered

gratefully                                             calabash                                             tasseled                                           spattered

sleek                                                   admired                                              delicate                                             traveling

 

Spelling: Unit 4 Lesson 4  /ow/ spelled ou and ow

Test: Wed. March 2

Test: Fri. March 4

1. ouch

2. hour

3. loud

4. now

5. frowd

6. down

7. sound

8. town

9. howl

10. round

11. birdhouse

12. outside

13. shower

14. powder

15. mouse

 Bonus: George Washington

These words must be written three times in a blue spelling composition book and turned in by Wed. March 2.  Sentences must be written with the five words of your choice.

 

 

 



Assignments Feb. 18-26
Due Date: 2/18/2016
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Thursday- owercase letter p

Friday: review of letters r, s, k, r, s, j, and p

Monday- cursive a

Tuesday- cursive d

Wednesday- cursive g\

Thursday-cursive o

Friday-cursive c

 

Reading: 

On Thursday, Febraury, 18, the students will read the first half of the story "How to Hide an Octopus and Other Sea Creatures" abnd the Theme Connectins at the end of the story. 

On Friday, Feb,19, the students will read the last half of the story "how o Hide and Octopus and Other Sea Creatures" plus the Science Connection at the end of ths stroy.

On Monday, students will read "How to Hide an Octopus and Other Sea Creatures".

On Tuesday, students will read "How to Hide an Octopus and Other Sea Creatures.  THey will also have the vocabulary quiz and comprehension test on the story.

Students will get a new reading assignment sheet on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Feb. 24, students will read the decodable reader, "Mr. Brown Sees the World", the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 102-103 and pages 104-113 of the story "How the Guineaa Fowl Got Her Spots".

On Thursday, Feb. 25, students will read pages 114-123 of the story "How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots".

On Friday, Feb. 26, students will read pages 104-113 of the story "How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots" and the Science Inquiry on pages 126-127.

On Monday, Feb. 29, students willl read pages 114-123 of the story "How the Guinea Fowl" Got Her Spots" and the Theme Connections at the end of the story.

On Wednesday, March 2, students will read "How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots".

Vocabulary with Definitions: Students must write the definitions for these words in their red reading composition book and turn them in by Friday, Feb. 26. 

1. delicate

2. reeds

3. bank

4. admired

5. temper

6. glossy

Selection Vocabulry: These are the words students must know in order to fluently read the story "How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots".

Nganga                                               glossy                                            feathers                                     fowl

speckles                                              Guinea                                           scratch                                      hungrily

mouthful                                             RAAUGH                                          stubby                                      gratefully

sleek                                                   slinking                                           scrambled                                whirred

calabash                                             admired                                           cautiously                                duststorm

splattered                                          tasseled                                           delicate                                   traveling

reeds                                                spluttered                                          spattered                               temper

 

Spelling: SOL 2.4, 2.12

Students will test on Unit 4 Lesson 3, on Friday and Tuesday.  This is the lesson the students were studying before our long break.

Phonics: SOL2.4, 2.12                                                                                                                                                                                         Students are reviewing /oo/.

Word Structure:  SOL 2.7(b)

Students are expected to recognize the prefixwes dis- and un-.  Students must be able to tell how the prefix changes the meaning of teh base (root) word.

Grammar 2.13 

Students are learning about conjunctions.  They are also learning to recognize and write compund sentences.

Math:
SOL 2.3  Students are learning about fractions. 

SOL 2.16 Students have not had sufficient time to complete their study of geometry, so students will continue to review geometry.

SOL 2.6, 2.7  Students are continuing to add and subtract two digit numbers with and withoug regrouping.  They must also be able to estimate the sum and difference of two digit numbers.

Math Facts: SOL 2.5   Students are still practicing to gain proficiency in adding 6, 7, 8, and 9 to another number.

Science: SOL 2.7 

I gave students another copy of the study guide, in case parents or studnets misplaced them during the long break.  The test will be given on Monday.  I don't usually give a test on Monday, but I feel the students know the material.

Social Studies:  SOL 2.2  Students are studying the Pueblo Indians.  I gave the students another copy of the study gudie.  The test will be on Wed. Feb. 24.

 

 

 



February 4--12
Due Date: 2/12/2016
Subject: Reading

Spelling:  Unit 4, Lesson 3

Test: Friday, Feb. 5

Tet: Tuesday, Feb. 9

1. look

2. good

3. soot

4. shook

5. stood

6. foot

7. brook

8. would

9. hoof

10. hook

11. uncooked

12. childhood

13. notebook

14. understood

16. cookbook


Bonus: Abraham Lincoln

The spelling words must be written three times in a blue spelling composition book and turned in by Monday, Feb. 8. Five sentences must be wriiten with the words of your choice.  Only one sentence may begin with "I".



Assignments Jan. 29-Feb. 4
Due Date: 2/5/2016
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Students will learn to write the lowercase cursive letters h, f, k, r, s, and j.

Reading:

On Friday, Jan. 29, students will read the decodable reader, "Drew's True Lesson" and pages 62-73 of the story "Hungry Little Hare".

On Monday, Feb. 1, students will read pages 48-61 of the story "Hungry Little Hare" and the Theme Connections at the end of the story.

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, students will read pages 62-73 of the story "Hungry Little Hare" and the Science Inquiry on pages 76-77.

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, students will read "Hungry Little Hare". 

Students will have their vocabulary quiz and comprehension test on "Hungry Little Hare" on Wednesday. Feb/ 3.

 

Spellling:

Studnets will have a spelling test on Tuesday. If they do not make 100 on Tuesday, they may take the test again on Wednesday.

Social Stuidies:  Students iwll have a test on the Lakota Sioux Indians of the Great Plains on Tuesday.

Science:  Students should bring a study guide home on Wednesday.

Math:  Students are studying geometry and symmetry.  They are adding and subtracting two digit numbers with and without regrouping.

            Students are also rounding numbers to the nearer ten and hundred and they are estmating sums and differences.

 



Jan. 18-24
Due Date: 1/15/2016
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11 

Students will review the lowercase letters e, l, and b.  They will also practice the letters h, f, k, and r.

 Reading:

On Monday, Jan. 18, the students will read the decodable reader, " A Robin's Red Plumes", the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 46-47, and pages 48-61 of the story "Hungry Little Hare".

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the students will read the decodable reader, "Drew's True Lesson" and pages 62-73 of the story "Hungry Little Hare".

On Wednesday, Jan. 20, the students will read pages 48-61 of the story "Hungry Little Hare" and the Theme Connections at the end of the story.

On Thursday, Jan. 21, the students will read pages 62-73 of the story "Hungry Little Hare" and the Sicence Inquiry on pages 76-77.

On Friday, Jan. 22, the students will read "Hungry Little Hare".


Vocabulary with definitions - Students must write the definitions to these words in their red reading composition book and turn them in by Tuesday, Jan. 19.

1. meadow

2. pond

3. scent

4. disguise

5. hare

6. stump

 

Story Vocabulary Students must know these words in order to fluently read the story selection.

squirrel                             katydid                         turtle                           lizard

meadow                           pond                            tender                         spied

bare                                 tips                               sneaky                       slender

barely                             environment                  stump                         disguise

scent                              fluttering                        drowsy                       avoid

 

Spelling : SOL 2.4, 2.5

Unit 4, Lesson 2

Test: Wed. Jan. 20

Test: Fri. Jan. 22

Skill: /oo/ spelled u, u_e, _ew, and u_e

1. clue

2. blue

3. lure

4. June

5. student

6. due

7. dew

8. grew

9. ruby

10. overdue

11. blueberry

12. salute

13. fluid

14. newsroom

15. flute

Bonus: January  Jan.

The words in this lesson must be written three times in a blue spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Jan. 19. 

Students must write five sentences with the words of your choice.

Sentences must not begin with the word "I".

 

Grammar: SOL 2. 13 (e)

Students will write and use singular and plural possessive nouns.  A singular possessive noun shows ownership by one person, place, or thing and ends with an apostrophe s ("s).  A plural possessive noun shows ownership by more than one person, place, or thing and ends with an apostrophe (").

Students will practice using singular and plural pronouns correctly.

Singular  Pronouns: I, you, she, he it, me, him, her

Plural  Pronouns: we, you  they, them, us,

Grammar: SOL 2.13 (f)

Students will review compound words and contractions.

Math SOL 2.15 (a) (b)

Students will draw lines of symmetry.  They will also identify and create lines of symmetry.

Math SOL 2.16

Students will identify, create, compare, and contrast plane and solid geometric figures. (circle/ sphere, square/cube, rectangle/rectangular prism) 

Students must also be able to count faces, edges, and vertices of geometric figures.

Math: SOL 2.5                                                                                                                                                                                                           Students are subtracting 6-9 form another number.

Math SOL 2.6                                                                                                                                                                                               Students are continuing to estimate and find the sum of two-digit numbers.

Math: SOl 2.7                                                                                                                                                                                               Students are continuing to estimate and find the difference of two-digit numbers.

Social Studies:  SOL 2.2

Students are learning about the Lakota SIoux Indians of the Great Plains.  Students will have a test on the Lakota Sioux Indians of the Great Plains on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Science: SOL 2.5, 2.7

Students are learning about how seasonal changes may affect the habitats and behavior of animas.  This includes the terms camouflage, hibernation, and migration.

 

 



Assignments Jan. 11-15
Due Date: 1/13/2016
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Monday-review letters i, l, u, and w

Tuesday- e

Wednesday-l

Thursday- b

Friday-review e, l, and b

Phonics: SOL 2.4

Students will recognize, decode, read, and use words with /oo/ spelled oo.

Reading:

On Monday, Jan. 11, students will preview the new unit, identify an expository text, and read the decodable reader, "Under the Moon".

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, students will read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 14-15 and read pages 14-29 of the story "Animal Camouflage".

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, students will read pages 30-43 of the story "Animal Camouflage".

On Thursday, Jan. 14, students will read "Animal Camouflage" and the Science Inquiry on pages 44-45.

On Friday, Jan. 15, the students will read "Animal Camouflage".

Definitions: Students should write the definitions for these words in a red reading composition book and turn them in by Tuesday, Jan. 12.

1. camouflage

2. mimicry

3. patterns

4. surroundings

5. pretenders

6. blend

 

Vocabulary: These are the words students must know in order to fluently read the story selection.

costume                                             camouflage                                    patterns                                         reptiles

enemies                                             blend                                             surroundings                                  objects

reasons                                             designs                                          fawn                                               mimicry

pretenders                                       masked                                           soon

 

Reading Skills:

Students will learn to skim a text for information.

 

Spelling: Unit 4 Lesson 1                                             

   Skill:/oo/ spelled oo

Test: Wed. Jan. 13

Test: Fri. Jan. 15

1. hoop

2. tooth

3. mood

4. ifloo

5. soon

6. bloom

7. food

8. room

9. pooch

10. pool

11. noodle

12. rooster

13. school

14. gloom

15. broom

Bonus: Eastern Woodland Indians

These words must be written three times in a spelling composition book.  Sentences must be written with the last five words.  The words and sentences must be turned in by Wed. Jan. 13.

 

Grammar: SOL 2.29(d)

Students are reviewing synonyms, antonyms, and plurals.

Grammar: SOL 2.

Students will identify and use pronouns correctly. 

Math : SOl 2.6 (a) (b)

Students will continue to estimate and find athe sum of two and three  two-digit numbers

Math: SOl 2. 7 (a) (b)

Students will continue to estimate and find the difference using two-digit numbers.

Math SOL 2.5

As usual, students will continue to wok on basic addition and subtraction facts.  Some students are not fast enough stubtracting 6-9 from another number.

Social Studies: SOL 2.2

Students are learning about different Indian groups.  We are currently studying the Powhatan Indians of the Eastern Woodlands.  Students have a test scheduled for Tuesday on the Powhatan of the Eastern Woodlands.

 

 

                                                



Assignments Jan. 3-Jan. 12
Due Date: 1/12/2016
Subject: Reading


Assignments Jan. 3-Jan. 12
Due Date: 1/12/2016
Subject: Reading


Assignments Jan. 29-Feb.4
Due Date: 1/5/2016
Subject: Reading


Assignments Jan. 5-8
Due Date: 12/18/2015
Subject: Reading

On Tuesday, Jan. 5, we will read the Voabulary Warm-Up on pages 388-389 and pages pages 390-407 of the story "Grandpa's Corner Store".

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, we will read pages 408-423 of the story "Grandpa's Corner Store" and the decodable reader "The Kitten's Rescue".

On Thursday, Jan. 7, we will read pages 390-407 of the story "Grandpa's Corner Store".

On Friday, Jan. 8, we will read pages 408-423 of the story "Grandpa's Corner Store" and the Social Studies Inquiry.

Vocabulary with Deffinitions: Students must write the definitions for these words in their red reading composition book and turn them in by Wednesday, Jan. 6.

1. arrangement

2. tingle

3. huddled

4. sharp

5. construction

6. aisles

Vocabulary:

hardware                           suitcase                            aisle                           grocery                              kitchen

Kalfo                                  sandwiches                       rye                             cereal                                construction

register                             tingle                                 deliveries                   straightens                        huddled

diapers                             avenue                              clothesline                  bunched                            carpenters

 

 

Spelling: Unit 3, Lesson 5

Test: Thursday, Jan. 7

Test: Friday, Jan. 8

1. open

2. humid

3. person

4. cancel

5. until

6. fuel

7. begin

8. wagon

9. number

10. minus

11. continue

12. dial

13. united

14. radio

15. moment

Bonus: resolution

These words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Thurssday, Jan. 7. sentences must be writtne with these words.

1. humid

2. canel

3. moment

4. fuel

5. united

 



Assignments Dec. 12-18
Due Date: 12/15/2015
Subject: Reading

Reading Assignments: Dec. 8-12

In my opinion, this is the most difficult story in our second grade reading curriculum. Many second graders do not relate to this story because most of our students live outside the town limits, and have never had any experiences with the mayor or town council. We will talk about the Grundy Town Council and Grundy Mayor Diann Hagy Blankenship but I try to tie this story in with the BUchanan County Board of Supervisors.

Children need to know the Public Service Authority is the county's Water Department.  Some children have heard of PSA, but have no clue about the responsibilities of the PSA.  Other children live in homes with private wells and septic systems. 

Another difficult concept is law enforcement.  The students who live in the town limits are familiar with the Grundy Police Department, but the students who live outside the town limits depend on the Buchanan County Sheriff's Department.

Although it will be difficult, I feel sure we can survive this reading story, math, and Christmas.

On Monday, Dec. 14, we will read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 262-263 and pages 362-373 of the story "Out and About at City Hall".

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, we will read pages 374-385.

On Wednesday, Dec. 16, we will read "Out and Bout at City Hall" and the decodable reader " A Stroll on Mule Avenue"

On Thursday, Dec. 17, we will read "Out and About at City Hall" and the Social Studies Inquiry on pages 386-387.

On Friday, Dec. 18, we will read "Out and About at City Hall".

Vocabulary and Definitions: A vocabulary test will be given on Thursday instead of Friday.

1. council

2. mayor

3. elect

4. cashier

5. taxes

6. routes

Vocabulary (These are the words the students must know in order to fluently read the story selection.

manager                              mayor                        restaurants                                  protection

sewer                                  service                      garbage                                      basic

schedule                              activities                    parades                                       picnics

celebration                          health                        taxes                                           transportation

libraries                               utilities                      services                                       citizens

cashier                                council                        elect                                           routes

system                                represents                  recorder                                    government

 

Students need to bring in a picture, newspaper clipping, or handwritten paragraph about something that is happening in Buchanan County.



Dec. 7-11
Due Date: 12/13/2015
Subject: Reading

Reading:

On Monday, Dec. 7, the students will read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 242-243and pages 344-353 of the story "Jalapeno Bagels".

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the students will read pages 354-359 of the story "Jalapeno Bagels".

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, the students will read the decodable reader "Apples Up High" and pages 346=353 of the story "Jalapeno Bagels".

On Thursday, Dec. 10, the students will read "Jalapeno Bagels" and the Social Studies Inquiry on pages 354-359.

On Friday, Dec. 11,we will read "Jalapeno Bagels".

Definitions" 

Students must write the definitions for these words in their red reading composition book.  Definitions are due Tuesday, Dec. 8. Students must also be able to match the word with the correct definition and be able to use the word correctly in a sentence.

1. culture

2. international

3. ingredients

4. dough

5. jalapeno

Story vocabulary

international                      culture                          panaderia                           bakery                        suggests

Pablo                                 Mexican                        ingredients                         pan dulce                     knead

loaves                               dough                           change                               figure                            desserts

empanadas de calabaza                                        especially                           bagels                           Yiddish

Bubbe                               challah                           Jewish                               braided                          sesame

lox                                     salmon                          crinkle                                chilies                            jalapeno

 

Unit 3, Lesson 3

Test: Wed. Dec. 9

Tset: Friday, Dec. 11

1. dry

2. tie

3. fight

4. why

5. tow

6. soap

7. below

8. bike

9. cone

10. oak

11. July

12. twilight

13. shallow

14. cocoa

15. thigh

Students must write these words these words three times in their blue spelling composition book. Five sentences must be written with the words of your choice.

Science: Students are studying weather.  They will take home a study guide on Wednesday.

Social Studies: Students will have an economics test on Thursday.

Math: Students are rounding two digit numbers to the nearer ten.

          Students are adding and subtracting two digit number with and without regrouping.

          Students are estimating two digit addition and subtraction problems.



Nov. 30-Dec. 4
Due Date: 11/24/2015
Subject: Reading

Reading:

"In the Money: A Book about Banking" is a very difficult story.  Please read and review definitions with your child each night.

 

On Monday, Nov. 30, the students will read the Vocabulry Warm-Up on pages 314-315 and pages 316-329 of the story "In the Money: A Book about Banking".

On Tuesdsay, Dec. 1, the students will read pages 330-339 of the story "In the Money: A Book about Banking", 


On Wednesday, Dec. 2, thes students will read the decodable reader " The Boat Show" and pages 316-239 of the story "In the Money: A Book about Banking".

On Thursday, Dec. 3, the students will read pages 330-339 of the story "In the Money: A Book about Banking" and the Social Studies Inquiry on pages 340-341.

On December Dec. 4, the students will read "In the Money: A Book about Banking".

 

Vocabulary with Definitions: there will be a matching definition test on these five words.   Definitions for these words must be written in a red reading composition book and turned by Tuesday, Dec. 1.  Students get the words deposits and withdrawals confused when matching the correct word with a sentence.

1. vault

2. withdrawals

3. borrow

4. employees

5. deposits

 

Vocabulary  These are the words the students must know in order to fluently read this reading selections for the week.

officer                                        money                                  ancient                                    Mesopotamia

temples                                     employees                            lobby                                       deposits

automatic                                  machine                                customers                                account

withdrawals                              interest                                 money                                     purchases

transactions                              receipt                                  magician                                  destroyed

government                              vault                                     legal                                         appointment

application                                expensive                             Federal Reserve

 

Spelling:

Unit 3, Lesson 2

Test: Wed. Dec. 2

Test: Fri. Dec. 4\

This lesson focuses on long o spelled o, -ow, o-e, and oa-.

1. store

2. loan

3. grow

4. loan

5. boat

5. know

6. toad

7. blow

8. coat

9. hello

10. show

11. borrow

12. coast

13. below

14. robot

15. owe

Bonus: December Dec.

These words must be written in a blue spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Dec. 1.  Sentences must be written with the last five words.

  • If school is not in session on a test day, the test will be administered on the first day students return to school.

 

Math: Students are adding and subtracting two and three digit numbers with and without regrouping.

Math: Students are rounding two digit numbers to the nearer ten.

Math: Students will quiz on subtracting 0-4 from another number.

Science:  Students are learning about weather.



Thanksgiving Week
Due Date: 11/23/2015
Subject: Reading

Reading:

We will review skills. 

On Monday, Nov. 23, the students will read the decodable reader "Green Leaf Print" and the story "Grandma Without Me.  They will also review long vowel sounds, author's purpose, and point of view.

On Tuesday, Nov. 24, students will read "Voyage of the Mayflower" and locate information in the story. They will review /j/ and /s/ and sequence.

 

Math: Students will work on addition and subtraction with and without regrouping.  Look for sticky notes as to whether your child needs extra practice at home.

 

Spelling:  Students will review sound/letter spelling.

 

Social Studies: Students will work on map skills.

 

Science: Students will begin to study weather.

 



Nov. 16-20
Due Date: 11/20/2015
Subject: Reading

 

 Spelling: Unit 3, Lesson 1

Test: Wed. Nov. 18

Test: Fri. Nov. 20

1. pie

2. night

3. fly

4. pile

5. child

6. right

7. shy

8. lie

9. mice

10. try

11. recognize

12. skyscraper

13. style

14. knight

15.  mighty

Bonus: cornucopia

The spelling words must be written three times in a blue spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Nov. 17.

Sentences must be written with these words.

1. recognize

2. skyscraper

3. style

4. knight

5. night

 

 

Math:

Students will begin to subtract two digit numbers with and without regrouping.  On Monday and Tuesday, the students will subtract two digit numbers without regrouping.  Students will begin subtracting with renaming and regrouping.  (Renaming and regrouping is what you learned as borrowing.)

Math Students will continue to add two and three numbers with and without regrouping.

Math:  As always, students will count money and make change at least  fifteen minutes each week.

 

Social Studies:  Students will learn the major mountain ranges and rivers in the United States.  They will also learn the five states bordering Virginia.

Social Studies : Don't forget the community maps are due.

 



Assignments Nov. 9-13
Due Date: 11/13/2015
Subject: Reading

Reading;
"Tell Me Tree" is a very difficult story.  Please listened to your child read each night.

On Monday, Nov. 9, students will read the decodable reader, "A Force in the Dirt".  They will also read the vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 244-245 and pages 245-259 of the story "Tell Me Tree".

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the students will read pages 260-269 of the story "Tell Me Tree" and the Theme Connections at the end of the story.

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the students will read pages 246-259 of the story "Tell Me Tree" and the decodable reader "Uncle Gene".

On Thursday, Nov. 12, the students will read pages 260-269 of the story "Tell Me Tree" and the Science Inquiry on pages 272-273.

On Friday, Nov. 13, the students will read "Tell Me Tree" and the decodable reader "Green Leaf Print".

 

Story Vocabulary and High Frequency Words

again                               place               trunk                             limbs                   stem

minerals                          sprout             except                           spare                  places

branches                        extremely         elevations                    moisture              climate

environments                 center               phloem                        cambium              strength

carbon dioxide               chlorophyll         substance                   sugar                   oxygen'

photosynthesis              breathe             produce                       deciduous            conifers

broadleaf


Vocabulary with Definitions  The word, respelling, part of speech, and the definition for  these words must be written in a blue composition book and turned in by Thursday, Nov. 12.

1. trunk

2. limbs

3. stems

4. minerals

5. sprout

 

Spelling:  Unit 2, Lesson 5

Test: Wed. Nov. 11

Test: Fri. Nov. 13

 

1. very

2. germ

3. cell

4. civil

5. chief

6. funny

7. thief

8. rigid

9. baby

10. brief

11. grieve

12. cancel

13. place

14. space

15. fancy

These words must be written three times in a blue composition book and turned  in by Wednesday.

 

Bonus: expository text

  Sentences must be written with the following words.

1. germ

2. grieve

3. chief

4. thief'

5 (Write a sentence with the word of your choice.)

 

Math

Students are rounding numbers to the nearer ten.

Students are adding two and three two-digit numbers with and without regrouping.

 

Social Studies

Students will have a quiz on the continents and oceans on Thursday.

 

 

 

 



Oct. 30-Nov. 6
Due Date: 10/29/2015
Subject: Reading

Reading:

On Monday, Nov. 2, students  will read the decodable reader "Granddaddy Spider and the Party". Students will also read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 212-213 and pages 214-227 of the story "Birdhouse for Rent".

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, the students will read pages 228-239 of the story "Birdhouse for Rent".

On Thursday, Nov. 5, the students will read "Birdhouse for Rent" and the Science Inquiry on pages 242-243.

On Friday, Nov. 6, students will read "Birdhouse for Rent". 

Vocabulary with Definitions  Students must write the definitions for these words in their red compostition book and turn them in by Wednesday, Nov. 4.

1. rent

2. vacant

3. tenants

4. deserted

5. examined

 

Vocabulary with High Frequency Words (These are the wrods students must know in order to fluently read the reading selections fot the week.

carry                               funny                                rent                                vacant                                     teachers

finally                             messy                               ready                              tenants                                   wasps

ceiling                            deserted                          examined                        blowy                                       icy

unfortunately                 January                            February                         early                                        nestled

softly                              eager                              deserted                     

Spellling:  Unit 2 Lesson 4

Test: Wed. Oct. 4

Test: Fri. Oct. 6

1. age

2. peace

3. pencil

4. magic

5. ice

6. digit

7. face

8. gem

9. circus

10. large

11. piece

12. gentle

13. tragic

14. century

15. excite

Bonus: Veterans Day

Math:  Students are adding two digit numbers with and without regrouping.  They will also add three two digit numbers.

Math: Students will subtract 0, 1, and 2 from another number.

Math: Students will review place value and money.

Social Studies: Students are learning map skills.

Science: Students will have a test on plants on Thursday. Students were given a study guide on Oct. 27 in order to prepare for the test.

 

    



Oct. 26-30
Due Date: 10/23/2015
Subject: Reading

Spelling: Unit 2 Lesson 3

Test: Wednesday Oct. 28

Test: Thursday, Oct. 29

1. tail

2. reach

3. queen

4. fear

5. say

6. gave

7. sweet

8. acorn

9 .player

10. even

11. underneath

12. always

13. depend

14. wait

15. sneeze

Bonus: November Nov.

Each spelling word must be written three times in a blue spelling composition book and turned in by Wednesday, Oct. 27.  Sentences must be written with the last five words.

 

Reading:

Definitions are due on Tuesday.

The definition test will be on Thursday.

The story comprehension test will be on Friday.

On Monday, students will read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 186-187 and pages 188-199 of the story "Hungry Hoppers".

On Tuesday, students will read pages 200-209 of the story "Hungry Hoppers".

On Wednesday, students will read the decodable reader "Meet the Bats" and pages 188-199 of the story "Hungry Hoppers".

On Thursday, students will read pages 200=-209 of the story "Hungry Hoppers" and the Science Inquiry on pages210-211.

On Friday, students will read "Hungry Hoppers".

Words with Definitions:  The definitions must be written in a blue composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Oct. 27.

1. antennae

2. dull

3. sensing

4. cycle

5. fussy

 

High Frequency and Story Selection Words

length                                    antennae                                  lizard                                fussy                

enemy                                   attract                                       larvae                               sensing

underneath                           adult                                         stems                                palpai

creatures                              senses                                      dull                                    disappear

enter                                    creates                                      molts                                 cycle

nymph

 

Reading Skills: SOL 2.8(h)

Students will learn what to include in a summary.

 

Phonics: SOL 2.5 (b)

Students will decode, read, write, and spell words with long a and long e.

 

Grammar: Students will  write proper nouns, names, initials, and titles with capital letters.

Grammar: SOL 2.10 (a) (c)

Students will review table of contents and index.

Grammar: SOL 2.139a) 

Students are continuing to learn the four kinds of sentences and the end mark for each kind of sentence.

A declarative sentence tells something and ends with a period.

An interrogative sentence asks a question and ends with a question mark. 

An imperative sentence gives a command and ends with a period.

An exclamatory sentence shows strong feeling and ends with an exclamation mark.

Math:SOL 2.6

Students will be adding two digit numbers with and without regrouping.

Math: SOL 2.10                                                                                                                                                                                                     Students will be counting money and making change. A test on money will be given on Tuesday.

Math: SOL 2.1                                                                                                                                                                                                Students are reviewing place value.

Mth: SOL 2.5                                                                                                                                                                                                 Students will be adding ten to another number.

Social Studies: SOL 2.6 (a)

Students are learning map skills.

Science: SOL 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 

Students are reading about plants, animals, and life cycles.

 

 

 



October 19-October 23
Due Date: 10/19/2015
Subject: Reading

Spelling: Unit 2  Lesson 2

Test: Wed. OCt. 21

Test: Fri. Oct 23

1. stay

2. rain

3. base

4. April

5. May

6. chain

7. trace

8. play

9.paid

10. fable

11. waist

12. railroad

13. pavement

14. flavor

15. Thursday

Bonus: Halloween

 

These words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Oct. 21. Sentences must be written with the last five words.

 

Reading:

On Monday, Oct. 22, students will read athe Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 158-159 and pages 160-173.

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, students will erad pages 174-181.
On Wednesdasy, Ocrt. 24, students will read "If You Find a Rock" and the decodable reader "Hit the Trail".

On Thursday, Oct. 25, students will read "If You Find a Rock" and the Science Inquiry on pages 184-185.

On Friday, Oct. 26, students will read "If You Find a Rock".

Vocabulary- Students must write the definitions for these words and turn them in by Wednesday, Oct.24.

1. chain

2. trace

3. fossil

4. print

5. outstretched

 

Lesson Vocabulary and high Frequency Words (Students must know how to read these words.)

chain

crook

discovery

trace

steep

surface

fossil

pavement

print

steep

outstretched

striped

pebbles

creep

towers

spreading

sifting

smoothed

 

 

 

 

 

 



October 12-16
Due Date: 10/9/2015
Subject: Reading

Reading: Oct. 12-16

Students have written definitions for their vocabulary words in class for the past five weeks.  They know how to write the definitions correctly.  Now, it is their responsibility to write the definitions as homework.  The name of the story should be on the first two lines of a page.  The word, respelling, part of speech, and the definition should be written in neat handwriting and turned in by Wednesday of each week.

On Monday, Oct. 12, students will read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 130-131.  I also have things for them to read about exploring since the name of the unit is "Let's Explore".

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the students will read pages 132-145.

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, the students will read pages 146-1543 and the decodable reader "A Good Deed at the Beach".

On Thursday, Oct. 15, the students will read "Ants! They are hard workers!"

On Friday. Oct. 16, the students will read "Ants: They are hard workers!" and the Science Inquiry on page 156.

Vocabulary ( These are the words students must use to write the definitions.)

1. insects                         2. cocoon                        3. invade                               4 enemies                    5. tunnels

 

Vocabulary and High Frequency Words (Students must be able to read these words.)

clean                             keep                    eat                             please                       read                      three

insects                          cocoon                 tunnels                      enemies                     invade                   larva

colonies                        pupae                 paste                          squirt                         poison                   research

silky                              anthills



October 5-9
Due Date: 10/4/2015
Subject: Reading

Math: SOL 2.10  MONEY

Students are counting money and making change. Counting money and making change is the most difficult math skill for most second grade students.   Please practice counting money with your child.


Reading: 

This is a review unit in reading.  Students will be reviewing the vocabulary and skills taught in Unit 1. Students will read poetry and decoadable readers.  There is no new reading story for the week.  However, it is very important your child reads every day.  My students will be reading at least one story each day for pleasure reading. 

 

Students will  take a lengthy reading assessment.  There is no grade on this assessment.  It will reflect areas of reading mastery and needed reading remediation.   It is also to practice test taking skills and strategies.

On Monday, Oct. 5, students will read the Social Studies Inquiry on pages 118-119. 

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, students will read the decodable reader "Be a Wrangler".

On Wednesday,  students will read the poems "dear tulips" and "Sick Days".  They will read the Test Prep on pages 124-127.  Students will take the first comprehension story of the reading assessment.

On Thursday, Oct. 8, students will read and answer questions on the second comprehension story of the reading assessment.  Students will also read poetry selections.

On Friday, Oct. 9, students will take the vocabulary, spelling, and grammar portions of the reading assessment.

 

 

 

Spelling: Unit 1 Review

Test: Thursday, Oct. 8th

This is a review week in spelling.  For this spelling review I have selected the words my students missed most ofter during the past five weeks.  Students do not have to write sentences with the words. They do have to write each word two times in their blue spelling composition book.  The review test will be given only once during the week.  The test will be on Thursday.

1. usual

2. label

3. nephew

4. quite

5. quiet

6. basic

7. able

8. fuse

9. graph

10. elect

11. gene

12. pilot

13. meter

14. use

15. demand

 



Sept. 28-Oct. 2
Due Date: 9/25/2015
Subject: Reading


Reading Assignments: Sept. 28-Oct. 2

On Monday, Sept. 28, the students with read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 96-97. We will also read pages 98-107 of "Corduroy".

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, the students will read pages 108-117 of "Corduroy".

On Wednesday, Sept. 30, the students will read the decodable reader "Just a Phase for Phil".

On Thursday, Oct. 1, the students will read "Corduroy".

On Friday, Oct. 2,  the students will read "Corduroy" and the Social Studies Inquiry on pages 118-119.

The special reading skills we will be working on are characterization, onomatopoeia, and making inferences.

High Frrequency and Lesson Voacabulary

palace                                            escalator                                            dashing

yanked                                           fastened                                            gasped

sighed                                           amazing                                              people

wondered                                      admiring                                             together

write

 

Vocabulary with Definitions

1. palace

2. escalator

3. dashing

4. yanked

5. fastened

 

Spelling

Unit 1, Lesson 5

Test: Wed. Sept. 30

Test: Fri. Oct. 1

1. wren

2. knot

3. knife

4. write

5. phone

6. graph

7. wrap

8. wrist

9. phase

10. knit

11. alphabet

12. wrinkle

13. known

14. nephew

15. photo

Bonus: October  Oct.

 

The spelling words must be written three times in a blue spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Sept. 29.  Sentences must be written with the last five words.

 



Sept. 21-25
Due Date: 9/18/2015
Subject: Reading

On Monday, Sept. 21,  the students will read the decodable reader "Edith and Pete", the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 80-81, and pages 84-87 of "The Lion and the Mouse".

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the students will read pages 88-93 of "The Lion and the Mouse".

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, the students will read pages 84-87 of the story "The Lion and the Mouse".

On Thursday, Sept. 24, the students will read pages 88-93 of the story "The Lion and the Mouse" and the Science Inquiry on pages 94-95.

On Friday, Sept. 25, the students will read "The Lion and the Mouse" and compare it to another version of the story.

One of the main reading comprehension skills we will be focusing on is identifying examples of fantasy and realism.

 

On Friday, we will have a matching vocabulary word and definition test on the following words.

1. snoozing                    2. furious                  3. repay                         4. raged                       5. gnaw

 

High Frequency Words and Lesson Vocabulary (Students should be able to read these words in order to fluently read this week's selections.

because                           does                       furious                          snoozing

repay                               raged                     gnaw                             flashed

tiddly                               insist                      puny                               dusk

stalking                           scamper                  survival                          caption

 

Spelling

Unit 1, Lesson 4

Test: Wed. Sept. 23

Test: Fri. Sept. 25

1. repay

2. meter

3. eve

4. gene

5. beside

6. elect

7. pretend

8. these

9. hero

10. demand

11. compete

12. create

13. evening

14. delete

15. eraser

Bonus: citizenship

The new spelling words should be written three times in a blue spelling composition book and turned in by Tues. Sept. 22. Sentences must be written with these five words.

1. gene

2. demand

3. delete

4. create

5. hero



Sept. 14-18
Due Date: 9/14/2015
Subject: Reading

Spelling: Unit 1, Lesson 3

Test: Wed. Sept. 16

Test: Fri. Sept. 18

 

1. label

2. vine

3. bonus

4. wild

5. gate

6. huge

7. zero

8. made

9. spoke

10. use

11. basic

12. program

13. usual

14. finest

15. caper

Bonus: camouflage

Students must write these words three times in a blue spelling composition book and turn them in by Tuesday.  Students must also write sendtences with five words.  Sentences must begin with a capital letter and end withan end mark  Sentences are to be turned in with the words on Tuesday.



Sept. 8-11
Due Date: 9/4/2015
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11 

Tuesdsay-Students will write Nn

Wednesday-Students will write Pp

Thursday-Students will write Qq

Friday-Students will write Rr

 

Reading Sept. 8-11

On Tuesday, the students will read the decodable reader The Mole Zone and pages 35-45 of "For the Love of Our Earth" in the student reading book.

On Wednesday, the students will read pags 46-53 of the story "For the Love of Our Earth".

On Thursday, the students will read "For the Love of Our Earth" and the decodable reader "Hope's Cute Music Box".

On Friday, the students will read "For the Love of our Earth" for fluency and comprehension.

The students will have a definition test on these wrods on Friday, Sept. 11.

1. dawn      2. witness      3. glows      4. engines                      5. litter

 

The students wwrite the definitions to the words in class in their red composition books.  We go over the definitions in class, but some students will neeed to practice them at home.  Red composition books will be sent home on Wenesday and should be returned to school on Friday.

High Frequency Words

both                cold                     hold                           open                  buy             goes

 

Students must also be able to read these words by Friday.  They do not have to know how to spell them unless the word also happens to be on the spelling test.

 comb                                                       byway                             nurture                             spark

needless                                                  ancestors                        spark                                everlasting

both                                                         cold                                 hold                                  open

buy                                                           goes

 

 

Spelling: Unit 1 Lesson 2

Phonics Skill:  long o spelled o and o-e and long u spelled u and u-e

Test: Thursday, Sept 10

Test: Friday, Sept 11

1. menu

2. nose

3. most

4. cure

5. joke

6. unit

7. vote

8. fuse

9. soda

10. mule

11. comb

12. bugle

13. total

14. human

15. suppose

 

Bonus: September Sept.

Each spelling word should be written three times in a blue spelling composition book and turned in by Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Sentences should be written with these five words.

1. menu

2. human

3. suppose

4. cure

5. fuse

 

 



August 31-Sept. 4
Due Date: 8/28/2015
Subject: Reading

Reading

Monday:Read "Because of You" and reread the decodable Kate's Picnic".

Tuesday_ Read "Because of You" and Theme Connections on page 31.

Wednesday-Read "Because of You", reread the decodable " Five Gifts for Mike" and the Social Studies Inquiry.

Thursday-Read "Because of You

 

High Frequency Words:

ate                                   gave                            made                                find                                 kind

Lesson Vocabulary     (Quiz on Friday) 

feelings                             share                         precious                           care                                tulip

plenty                               luxury                         ideas                                help                                important

different                           peace

Definitions        (Quiz on Thursday)

1. feelings                        2. share                       3.    precious                  4. care                            5. kind

 

Spelling

Test: Wed. Sept. 2

Test: Fri. Sept 4.

1. mild

2. care

3. pilot

4. lady

5. bake

6. time

7. sale

8. ride

9. able

10. kind

11. apron

12. final

13. quiet

14. quite

15. share

Bonus: communities

Write each word three times in a blue spelling composition book.  Write five sentences with the words of your choice.

The words and sentences are due on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Math

Please go over any problems missed on papers sent home.

Practice doubles.

Practice +2

 

 



Assignments August 24-28
Due Date: 8/24/2015
Subject: Reading

Penmanship: SOL 2.11                                                                                                                                                                                                     Students will pracitce the lowercase manuscript letters Bb, Cc, Dd, Ff, and Gg.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Reading:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Monday"Ant and the Three Little Figs"                                                                                                                                                           

Tuesday- Read "Ant and the Three Little Figs"

Wednesday-Read "Agua, Agua. Agua".

Thursday-Read "Agua, Agua, Agua".

High Frequency Words  Study the high frequency words for a quiz on Friday.

1. far

2. much

3. star

4. upon

5. which

6. wish

7. bring

8. drink

9. pick

10. sing

11. thank

12. think

13. better

14. first

15. hurt

16. learn

17. never

18. under

19. animal

10. blacck

21. seven

22. use

23. why

Students will have a matching definition and respelling test on the following words on Friday.

1. toadstool

2. trembled

3. finally

4. figs

5. agua

6. dormouse

7. si

 

 

 



Assignments August 17-21
Due Date: 8/17/2015
Subject: Reading

Reading:

Monday: Read "Little Green Riding Hood". Study the high frequency words in the baggie.

Tuesday: Read "Down the Hill" and study the words in the baggie.

Wednesday- Read " Down the Hill" and study the words in the baggie.

Thursday'Read "The Elf and the Dormouse". Students will have a quiz on the high frequency words in their baggie on Friday.

 

Spelling:

Color Words

1. red

2. blue

3. yellow

4. green

5. orange

6. brown

7. black

8. white

9. pink

10. purple

11. gray

12. violet

13. indigo

Bonus: August   Aug.

Monday- Study the color words.

Tuesday-Study the color words.  There wll be a test on Wednesday.

Wednesday- Study the color words if you did not make 100 on the test.

Thursday- Study the solor words if you did not make 100 on Wednesday's test.

 

Math

  Please go over any problems your child does not solve correctly.  The students are working on related facts. Children should be able to use three related numbers to make a fact family by Wednesday.  Students are also working on balancing equations. (Refer to the math sheet for an explanation.)   Students should be able to identify the addends and sum in an addition problem.    By Friday, students should be able to solve and identify equivalent and nonequivalent equations.

 

 

 

There will be a quiz on + 0 on Friday.

 

 

 



Assignments May 22- 29
Due Date: 5/29/2015
Subject: Reading


Assignments June 1-5
Due Date: 5/29/2015


Penmanship: SOL 2.11

The students are continuing to practice cursive handwriting.a

 

Reading: 

On Monday, June 1, the students will read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 396-397 and the decodable reader "The Seminole Tribe in South Florida". 

On Tuesday, June 2, the students will read pages 398-411.

On Wednesday, June 3, the students will read "Caesar Chavez".

On Thursday: Class Picnic

On Friday, June 5, the students will read "Caesar Chavez".

Vocabulary and Definitions:  THe definitions for these words are due on Tuesday, June 2.

1. treated

2. border

3. weakened

4. strike

5. union

6. boycott

7. crops

8. awarded

 

Selection Vocabulary: Students must know these words in order to fluently read this week's reading selection.

Mexican Americans                                                  treated                                                union

Cesario                                                                   border                                                  Arizona

Manuel                                                                    Estrada                                                Yuma

Librado                                                                   Juana                                                   Spanish

eighth                                                                     Great Depression                                 crops

Navy                                                                       Fabela                                                  California

support                                                                  strike                                                    boycott

refuse                                                                     decade                                                 weakened

awarded

 



Assignments May 18-22
Due Date: 5/23/2015
Subject: Reading

Penmanship

Students are not expected to complete all reading, spelling and language arts assignments in cursive as they transition from manuscript to cursive.

Reading:

  On Monday, May 18, the students will read the ecodable story, "Little Italy in New York".  They will also read the Vocabualry Warm-Up on pages 338-339 and pages 340-349 of the story "A Picture Book of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

On Tuesday, May 19, we will read pages 350-357 of the story "A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. "  

On Wednesday, May 20,  the students will read pages 340-349 of the story "A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr."

On Thursday, May 21, the students will read pages 350-357 of the story "A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. " and the Social Studies Inquiry on pages 360-361.

On Friday, May 22, the students will read "A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.".

Vocabulary with definitions

1. demanding

2. fair

3. laws

4. graduated

5. arrested

6. prejudice

7. content

8. section

Selection Vocabulary ( These are the words students must know in order to fluently read this week's story selection.)

speaker                                         laws                                 demanding

protests                                         fair                                   pastor

chains                                            slaves                              elsewhere

minister                                         graduated                        doctorate

arrested                                        section                             refused

continued                                      bomb                                freedom

character                                      content                             restaurants

garbage                                       violence                             prejudice

 

Spelling

Test: Wed. May 20

Test: Thurs. May 21

1. straw

2. split

3. scrape

4. stretch

5. splash

6. scream

7. sprawl

8. sprout

9. strange

10.  scratch

11. strength

12. spry

13. screen

14. stream

15. spread

Bonus: The bonus word can be any word that is four or more syllables.

The spelling words and sentences must be writtten in cursive handwriting.

 

Grammar:

Grammar for the week will be a review of some of the skills the  students should have learned this year.  Students will review capitalization, punctuation, adjectives, and articles.

Math:SOL 2.11 
Students are measuring in linear and liquid measure.  They are learning to measure in inches, feet, yards, centimenters, meters, cups, pints, quarts, gallons, and liters. 

Students are also using nonstandard units of measure such as paper clips, cubes, and hands.

 

Math SOL 2. 6, 2.7 
Students are adding and subtracting two digit numbers.

Math: SOL 2.12

Students will learn to read and write time correctly to the hour, half hour, quarter hour, and five minute intervals.

Ex. If the time is 12:30, the students should be able to say and write it is half past twelve, it is twelve thirty, and it is thirty minutes after twelve.

Social Studies:

Students will learn about China.

Science: 

Students will continue their study of plants and animals until the end of school.

 

 

 

 

 



Asignments May 11-15
Due Date: 5/13/2015
Subject: Reading


Penmanship SOl:2.11                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Students are continuing to transition from manuscript to cursive handwriting. They are working on penmanship in class, but some students need additional practice . Students who need additional practice will find  handwriting assigments in their blue folders. All reading and language arts assignments are to be completed in cursive handwriting. 

Reading: SOL 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5. 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 2.12

Reading Skill:  The students will spend a lot of time identifying cause and effect.

On Monday, May 11, the students will read the decodable story, "little Havana in Miami", and the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 318-327 of the story "New Hope".

On Tuesdaym May 12, the students will read pages 328-333 of the story "New Hope".  We will talk about the Theme Connections on page 335.

On Wednesday, May 13, the students will read pages 320-327 of the story, "New Hope".

On Thursday, May 14, the students will read pages 328-333 of the story "New Hope" and the Social Studies Inquiry.

On Friday, May 15, the students will read "New Hope".

Vocabulary with definitions( These words and their definitions must be written in the reading composition book and turned in by Tuesdasy, May 12.

1. brisk

2. doe

3. leather

4. shed

5. recycling

6. citizens

7. adopted


Story Vocabulary These are the words students must know in order to fluently read the story selection.

fashioned                                                        recycling                                                Denmark

Minnesota                                                       journey                                                  traveled

forded                                                             campsite                                                adopted

axles                                                               doe                                                        harvested

shed                                                                ferry                                                      fence

brisk                                                                forge                                                     blacksmith

lumbermen                                                      fabric                                                     bustling

barbershops                                                   invitations                                              steeple

Gazette                                                           leather                                                  Appalachian  

citizens

 

Spelling:
Unit 6, Lesson 2

Test: Wed. May 13

Test: Thurs. May 14

1. listen

2. rustle

3. whistle

4. rhino

5. castle

6.  answer

7. doubt

8. island

9. would

10. could

11. chaos

12. lamb

13. scent

14. climb

15. scene

 

Each word msut be written three times in a spelling composition book. Students must write five sentences with the words of their choice.  The words and sentences must be written in cursive handwriting.  Composition books are due on Tuesday, May 12  

 

 Grammar: SOL 2.4, 2.7 (a), 2.7(b), 2.13(a), 2.13(c)  2.13(c)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         he grammar in Unit 6 is a review of the skills the students learned in the first five units.  During the week of week of May 11-15, students will review capitalization, end marks, complete and incomplete sentences, as well as prefixes and suffixes.  Students are also supposed to write a personal (friendly) letter, but we jumped ahead to complete that skill by Mother's Day.  

 

Math :  SOL 2:11

Students will measure to the nearest inch and centimeter.    They will also measure in cups, pints, quarts, and liters.

MAth SOL 2.3  Students are studying fractions.

Math Facts: Students must practice X3 facts

 

Ameica's People: Students should bring in a picture (drawing, printed from internet or book, or photograph) of an American they admire.  IT must be along with an explanation of why they admire that person.

 

 



Assignmaents May 4-8
Due Date: 5/8/2015
Subject: Reading


Reading 27-30
Due Date: 5/2/2015
Subject: Reading


Assignments April 6-10
Due Date: 4/2/2015
Subject: Reading

Reading Assignments: April 6-10

On Monday, April 6, the students  will read the leveled reader, "Kim and the Wave".  We will read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 198-207 of the story "the Empty Pot".

On Tuesday, April 7, the students will read pags 208-213 of the story "The Empty Pot" and the Theme Connections on pages 214-215.

On Wednesday, April 8, the students will read pages 200-207 of the story "The Empty Pot".

On Thursday, April 9, we will read pages 208-211 of thes tory "The Empty Pot" and the Science Inquiry on pages 216-217.

On Friday, April 10, the students will read "The Empty Pot".

Vocabulary with Definitions: These are the words with definitions the students must write in their red reading composition book and turn in by Tuesday, April 7.

 

1. transferred

2. sprout

3. courage

4. tended

5. blossom

6. Emperor

7. kingdom

Lesson Vocabulary: These are the words the students must know in order to fluently read "The Empty Pot".

burst                                      bloom                                     kingdom                             perfume

Emperor                                 successor                               tended                               throne

choose                                   proclamation                          issued                                 palace

succeed                                  created                                 throughout                          swarmed

received                                 happiest                                sprout                                 soil

blossom                                 transferred                            months                                clothes

eagerly                                  ashamed                                empty                                  clever

punished                               impossible                              courage                               entire

truth



Spelling April 6-10
Due Date: 4/2/2015
Subject: English

Unit 5, Lesson 3

Test: Wed. April 8

Test: Fri. April 10

  • This is the most difficult spelling lesson of the year.  Your child will definitely need to study for this test. These words are easily confused with other words.  Some students will have trouble with the meaning of some of the words. 
  • All words must be written in cursive handwriting.
  • Students will not write their sentences at home. For thsi week only, we will write the sentences in class.  We will go over the pronunciation and meaning of each word.  Then students will be expected to write sentences.

1. cough

2. dough

3. fought

4. though

5. thought

6. rough

7. although

8. tough

9. ought

10. thoughtful

11. thorough

12. sourdough

13. enough

14. throughout

15. bought

 

Bonus: Famous Americans (This is the title of our play.)

These words must be written in cursive handwriting.

 

 



Penmanship
Due Date: 4/2/2015
Subject: English

The students will learn these uppercase cursive letters.

Monday: J

Tuesday: E

Wednesday: Z

Thursday: V

Friday: H



Assignments March 30-April 2
Due Date: 3/30/2015
Subject: Reading

Reading:  On Monday, MArch 30, the students will read the decodable reader "The Bootmaker's Daughter".  They will also read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 174-175 ajnd pages 176-185 of the story "The Hole in the Dike".

On Tuesday, March 31, the students will read pages 186-190 of the story "The Hole in the Dike".

On Wednesday, April 1, the students will read "The Hole in the Dike" and the Social Studies Connection on pages 194-195.

On Thursday, April 2, the students will read "The Hole in the Dike".

Vocabulary with Definitions:  The students need to write these words and their definitions in their red reading composition book. Definitions are due on Tuesday, March 31.

1. trickling

2. flooded

3. rumbling

4. numb

5. dikes

6. windmills

 

Selection Vocabulary_  Thes are the words studeents must know in order to fluently read "The Hole in the DIke".

Holland                                     windmills                                    cottage                           tulips

strong                                       dikes                                          wheeled                         flooded

gurgling                                     trickling                                      gushing                          leak

echo                                          strength                                    numb                              rumbling

village                                        repair                                       shoulders                        hero

 

Spelling:  The students will not have a spelling test this week.



Assignments March 23-28
Due Date: 3/28/2015
Subject: English

Spelling: Unit 5 Lesson 2

Test: Wed. March 25

Test: Friday, March 27

 

1.walk                                                                                                                                   2. bought

3. overall                                                                                                                 4. call                                                                                                                     5. always                                                                                                                6. sought                                                                                                                7. taught

8. caught

9. halt                                                                                                                    10. small                                                                                                                11.daughter                                                                                                                      12. chalk                                                                                                                  13. tall                                                                                                                       14. called                                                                                                                15. distraught

 

Bonus:  Jackie Robinson  (5 points)

            Helen Keller ( 2 points)

Thes words must be writtn thre times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, March 24.  Sentences must be written with the last five words.  The first ten words must be written in cursive handwriting.

 



Spelling Assignment March 16-20
Due Date: 3/13/2015
Subject: English

Test: Wed. March 18

Test: Fri. March 20

1. hawk

2. sauce

3. thaw

4. draw

5. launch

6. crawl

7. yawn

8. author

9. cause

10. vault

11. squawk

12. daunting

13. fault

14. claw

15. August

Bonus: courageous  (The name of our new reading unit is Courage.)

 

Students will write the first five words in cursive handwriting.  The last ten words will be written as usual in manuscript handwriting.  I am sent a copy of the first five words in cursive handwriting as a guide for your child to trace and practice before writing in their composition books.  if letters are written incorrectly, then the spelling of the word will be counted as incorrect.



Assignments March 16-20
Due Date: 3/13/2015
Subject: Reading

On Monday, March 16, the students will read "I See Animals Hiding" and the Science Inquiry on pages 146-147.

On Tuesday, March 17, the students will read "I See Animals Hiding" abnd the decodable reader "A Plant that Acts Like an Animal".

On Wednesday, March 18, the students will read "I See Animals Hiding" and the poems on pages 148-150.

On Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20, students will review the vocabulary and skills they learned in Unit 4.   Students will begin a new story on Monday, March 23. 

Words with Definitions: Students must write the definitions for these words sin their red reading composition book and turn them in by Monday, March 16.

1. unaware

2. protective

3. coloration

4. imitator

5. available

6. natural

 

Lesson Vocabulary:  These are the words the students must know in order to fluently read the story selection.

pporcupine                        natural                                 dangers

unaware                           available                               unnoticed

protective                         coloration                              wariest

shrubby                           autumn                                  leafless

scene                               squint                                   invisible

weasel                             screech                                 perfectly

speckled                          garter                                    slithering

bittern                             streaks                                  invisible



Spelling Unit 4, Lesson 5
Due Date: 3/4/2015
Subject: English

Unit 4, Lesson 5

Test: Friday, March 6

Test: Tuesday, March 10

Please note the difference in the spelling schedule.  The spelling test will b given on Friday and Tuesday.  

1. blue

2. rude

3. frown

4. cookie

5. plow

6. count

7. duty

8. cool

9. scout

10. books

11.  looser 

12. snowplow

13. overlook

14. true

15. shampoo

Bonus:  punctuation or Susan B. Anthony

These spelling words must be written three times in a blue spelling compostion book and turned in by Friday, March 6. Sentences must be written with five of these words.



Spelling Assignments March 2-4
Due Date: 3/2/2015
Subject: English

Test: Tuesday, March 3

Test: Wednesday, March 4

1. ouch

2.hour

3. loud

4. now

5. crowd

6. down

7. sound

8. town

9. howl

10. round

11. birdhouse

12. outside

13. shower

14. powder

15. mouse

Bonus: summarizing  or George Washington

These words must be written three times in a sspelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, March 3.  Sentences may be written with the five words of your choice.



Reading Assignments March 2-6
Due Date: 3/2/2015
Subject: Reading

On Monday, March 2, we will read the decodable reader "Mr. Brown Sees the World", the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 104-113 of the story "How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots".

On Tuesday, March 3, we will read pages 114-123 of the story "How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots".

On Wednesday, March 4, we will read pages 104-113 of the story "How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots" and the Science Inquiry on pages 126-127. 

On Thursday, March 5, we will read pages 114-123 of the story "How the Gunea Fowl Got Her Spots".

On Friday, March 6, we will read "How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots".

 

Vocabulary with Definitions: Students must write the definitions for these words in a red reading composition book and turn them in by Wed. March 4.

1. delicate

2. reeds

3. bank

4. admired

5. temper

6. glossy

Vocabulary- These are the words students must know in order to fluently read the story "How the Guinea Fowl Got HEr Spots".

Nganga                                        glossy                                 feathers                                 fowl                                                                speckles                                       guinea                                scratch                                   hungrily                                                             mouthful                                       slinking                               scrambled                              whirred                                                           RAAUGH                                        temper                               cautiously                               reeds                                                                  stubby                                          whirlwind                            duststorm                              spluttered                                                         gratefully                                      calabash                            tasseled                                  spattered                                                           sleek                                             admired                             delicate                                   traveling



Math Assignments Feb. 16-21
Due Date: 2/21/2015
Subject: Math

Math : SOL  2.6

Students are learning to add two-digit numbers with and without regrouping.  Students must also be able to set up and solve two digit addition problems to accompany story problems.

Math: SOL 2.7 

Students will be learning to subtract two digit numbers with and without regrouping.

Math: SOL 2.5 

Students are reviewing sutracting 5-9 from another number. 

Please go over and help your child with any problems they miss on daily assignments.

 



Language Arts Feb. 16-21
Due Date: 2/13/2015
Subject: English

Penmanship: SOL 2.11

Students will learn the cursive letters o,c, d, and g.

Grammar:  SOL 2.7(c)                                                                                                                                                                                            Students will be identifying, reading, and using synonyms and antonyms.

Grammar: SOL 2.7 (c)                                                                                                                                                                                                Students will be learn how the prefixes mis- and mid- change the meaning of words when added to the base word.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The prefix   mid- means in the midddle.  When the prefix mid- is added to the word night it changes the word to midnight which means the middle of the night.                                                                                                                                                                                              The prefix mis- means bad, wrong, or incorrectly. When the prefix mis- is added to the beginning of the base word place, it changes the meaning to put in the wrong place.

 

Spelling: SOL 2.4

Featured Sound: Students are learning to read, spell and use words correctly that contain /ow/ spelled ou or ow as in ouch and cow.

Test: Mon. Feb. 16                                                                                                                                                                                                Test: Feb. 17

1. ouch

2. hour

3. loud

4. now

5. crowd

6. down

7. sound

8. town

9. howl

10. round

11. birdhouse

12. outside

13. shower

14. powder

15. mouse

Bonus: summarizing   or George Washington

These words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Friday, Feb. 13.  Sentences must be written with the five words of your choice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                           .

 



Reading Assignments Feb. 16-21
Due Date: 2/12/2015
Subject: Reading

On Monday, Feb. 16, the students will read the decodable reader, "Mr. Brown Sees the World", the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 102-103 and pages 104-113 of the story "How the Guinea Fowl" Got Her Spots".

On Tuesday, Feb. 17, the students will read pages 114-123 of the story "How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots".

On Wednesday, Feb. 18, the students will read pages 104-113 of the story "How the Guinea Fowl Got HEr Spots" and the Science Inquiry opn pages 126-137. 

On Thursday, Feb. 19, the students will read pages 114-123 of the story "How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots".

On Friday, Feb. 20, the students will read "How the Guinea Fowl Got HEr Spots".

Vocabulary with Definitions: Students must write the definitions for these words in their red reading composition book and turn them in by Monday, Feb. 16.

1. delicate

2. reeds

3. bank

4. admired

5. temper

6. glossy

 

Vocabulary- These are the words students must be know in order to fluently read the story "How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots".

Nganga                                            glossy                                      feathers                                      fowl

speckles                                           Guinea                                     scratch                                        hungrily

mouthful                                           slinking                                   scrambled                                    whirred

RAAUGH                                            temper                                   cautiously                                     reeds

stubby                                              whirlwind                               duststorm                                     spluttered

gratefully                                          calabash                                 tasseled                                       spattered

sleek                                                admired                                   delicate                                        traveling

 



Feb.. 9-13
Due Date: 2/6/2015
Subject: Social Studies

Assignments: Feb. 9-13

Penmanship:SOL 2.11                                                                                                                                                     Students will learn the lowercase cursive letters: p, a, d, and o.

Reading: SOL 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8

On Monday, Feb. 9, students will read pages 82-89 of the story "Hoe to Hide an Octopus and Other Creatures".

On Tuesday, Feb. 10, students will read pages 90-99 of the story "How to Hide an Octopus and Other Sea Creatures".

On Wednesday, Feb. 11, students will read  "How to Hide an Octopus and Other Sea Creatures".  They will also have the vocabulary quiz and the story comprehension test.

On Thursday, Feb. 12, students will read the decodable reader "Mr. Brown Sees the World", the Vocabulary Warm -Up on pages 102-103 and pages 104-113 of the story "How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots".

On Friday, Feb. 13, we will read pages 114-123 of the story "How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots".

Tested Vocabulary with Definitions

1. delicate

2.  reeds

3. bank

4. admired

5. temper

6. glossy

Selection Vocabulary

These are the words students must know in order to fluently read the selection.

Ngnaga                          flossy                           fowl                  feathers           speckles                         RAAUGH                       mouthful            stubbly

gracefully                        sleek                          Guinea                whirlwind

slinking                          temper                        calabash              admired

scratched                       scrambled                     cautiously           duststorm

tasseled                        fowl                              hungrily              delicate

whirred                         reeds                             sputtered           spattered

 traveling

Grammar 2.10(c) Students will locate information using an index.

Grammar: Students will identify and write conjunctions and compound ssentences.

Grammar: Synonyms and Antonyms

Social Studies: SOL 2.2  Students will have a test on the Pueblo Indians on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Math: SOL 2.6 Students will add two digit numbers with sums to 99.

Math: SOL 2.7 Students will review subtraction strategies.

Math Facts: Students are reviewing subtracting 0-9 from another number.

Science: Students will begin studying plant life.

 

 

 

                                                    

 



Feb. 2-6 Math
Due Date: 2/2/2015
Subject: Math

Math Facts:  SOL 2.5                                                                                                                 Students will practice subtracting 0-9 from another number.  Students should have mastered addition and subtraction facts.  They have practiced these facts since the beginning of this academic year. 

Math SOL 2.6. Students will be adding two digit numbers with sums to 99. Students will also begin regrouping.  ( You probably called it carrying when you were in school.  Now, we must always call it regrouping.)

Mth: SOL 2.7 Students will be practicing subtraction strategies.

 



Expectations Feb.. 2-6
Due Date: 2/2/2015
Subject: English

Penmanship: SOL 2.11                                                                                                                       Students will write the lowercase cursive letters r, s, j, and p.

Grammar:                                                                                                                                     Students will identify and write conjunctions and compound sentences.

Grammar: SOL 2.10(a)                                                                                                                Students will locate titles and page numbers using a Table of Contents.

Grammar: SOL 2.10(c)                                                                                                                Students will locate facts and information using the index in a book.

Spelling: SOL 2.4, 2.13 (h)                                                                                                             Unit 4, Lesson 3                                                                                                                        Test: Thursday, Feb.. 5                                                                                                                 Test: Friday, Feb. 6                                                                                                                      The words for the week have /oo/ and some are also compound words.

1. look

2. good

3. soot

4. shook

5. stood

6 foot

7. brook

8. wood

9. hoof

10. hook

11. uncooked

12. childhood

13. notebook

14. understood

15. cookbook

Bonus:  comprehension or Abraham Lincoln

The unit spelling words must be written three times in a spelling composition book and turned in by Tuesday, Feb. 3.  Sentences must be written with five of the words.  Only one sentence may begin with the word "I".

 



Assignments: Feb. 2-6
Due Date: 2/2/2015
Subject: Reading

Reading:  SOL 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, and 2.9                                                                      I placed a list of new reading assignments in each child's folder.   

Reading: The emphasis this week is on SOL 2.8 (j)                                                                      Students must be able to read and reread poems with fluency, accuracy, and meaningful expression.         

Reading Comprehension Skills:  Author's Purpose and Fact/Opinion                                                      Students must be able to identify the author's purpose when reading a selection.                                    The author's purpose is to entertain, persuade, or inform.                                                                Students must also be able to distinguish between fact and opinion.

On Tuesday, Feb. 3, the students will read the decodable reader "How Pets Adapt".  They will also read the Vocabulary Warm-Up on page 78-79 and pages 80-89 of the story "How to Hide an Octopus and Other Adventures".

On Wednesday, Feb. 4, the students will read pages 82-89 of the sotry "How to Hide an Octopus and Other Adventures".

On Thursday, Feb. 5, the students will read "How to Hide an Octopus and Other Adventures" and the Science Inquiry on pages 100-101.

On Friday, Feb. 6, the students will read "How to Hide an Octopus and Other Adventures".

 

 

 

         

 

 

 



Reading Assignments Jan. 26-30
Due Date: 1/31/2015
Subject: Reading

Penmanship:SOL 2:11                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Most of the students are doing extremely well on writing the cursive lowercase letters of the alphabet.  During the week of Jan. 26-30, students will learn and practice these lowercase cursive letters: h, k, f, and j.

Reading SOL 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 21, 2.11, 2.12

 On Monday, Ja. 26, the students will read the decodable reader, "A Robin's Red Plumes", the Vocabulary Warm-Up on pages 46-47 of the story, "Hungry Little Hare".

On Tuesday, Jan. 27, the students wil read the decodable reader, "Drew's True Lesson"., and pages 62-75 of thes story "Hungry Little Hare".

On Wednesday, Jan. 28, the students will read pages 62-75 of the story "Huangry Little Hare".

On Thursday, Jan. 29, the students will read pages 62-75 of the story "Hungry Little Hare" and the Science Inquiry on pages 76-77.

On Friday, Jan. 300, the students wil read "The Hungry Little Hare".

Vocabulary (Studens must write these words and definitions in their reading composition books and turn them in on Wed. Jan. 28.

1. meadow

2. pond

3. scent

4. disguise

5. hare

6. stump

Lesson Vocabulary These are the words students must know in order to fluently read the story selection.

hare                                           paws                                       raspberries                                     scent                                                              pond                                          meadow                                  supposed                                        twig                                                             squirrels                                    sneaky                                     slender                                            katydid                                                          disguise                                     exactly                                     mantises                                         leaned                                                           moth                                          fluttering                                  wily                                                 drowsy                                     woodcock                                  lillies                                          lizards                                            invisible                                   jackrabbit                                  disappear                                 scent                                              stump

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling:  SOL 2.5, 2.13

Sspelling Unit 4, Lesson 2

Test: Wed.Jan. 28

Test: Fri. Jan. 30

1. clue

2. blue

3. lure

4. June

5. student

6. due

7. dew

8. grew

9. ruby

10. overdue

11. blueberry

12. salute

13. fluid

14. newsroom

15. flute

 

Bonus: decodable or environment

These words must be written three times in a spelling composition book. Sentences must be written with five of the words.  The words and sentences must be turned in by Wed. Jan. 21.

 

Math: SOL 2.5

Students are practicing subtraction facts.  Students have a one minute subtraction drill each day.  There is no grade on this drill.  The drill is intended to increase speed and proficiency as they practice subtraction facts. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Math: SOL 2.5

Students are reviewing subtracting 0-5 from another number, plus we will concentrate on subtracting six from another number.

Math SOL 2.6

Students are using mental math to add and subtraction and ones.  They are using a hundreds chart to add and subtract ones and tens.

They are rounding two-digit numbers to the nearer ten to estimated differences.

Social Studies: SOL 2.2

The students are studying the Lakota Sioux of the Plains.I gave each child a study guide on Thursday and they will have a test on the Plains Indians on Thursday, Jan. 29th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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