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May 7-11

READING STANDARD: RL.2.4:  Literal and non-literal language in text 

 We are working with idioms and will work on a poetry menu in class, to be completed by May 18.

We will also be organizing our notes on hurricanes to write an ecplanatory essay on why hurricanes are so dangerous.

KID BIZ:  Students are allowed to access Kid Biz at home for practice in reading and using strategies to answer questions.  We are working hard to earn a 75% on our first try using Kid Biz, and we are tracking our data to help us improve as readers of informational text. Those receiving an 88 or 100% on their first try can be rewarded with candy or small prizes.  If you would like to donate small toys or wrapped candy, feel free!

 

DISTRICT REQUIRED HOMEWORK:  Read each night for 20 minutes. Reading aloud for a portion of this time is a great way to practice fluency! (Fluency rate target for 3rd nine weeks is 126 words per minute)

WHAT TO DO WHEN THERE IS "NO HOMEWORK" -- These are provided for DESIRED practice only, NOT REQUIRED!

  • Work on addition/subtraction/multiplication facts
  • Practice spelling words and vocabulary words if needed
  • Do Kid Biz at home to practice question types found on the FSA.

Parents may request extra practice for their students as they feel necessary.

AR GOALS:  85% AVERAGE EACH NINE WEEKS

Word count:  1st 9 weeks: 100,000 (Due October 13)

2nd 9 weeks: 125,000 (Due December 19)

3rd and 4th 9 weeks:  150,000 each (4th nine weeks goal must be met by May 11)

MILLION WORD CELEBRATION WILL BE HELD IN MY ROOM ON MAY 17 during lunch.


Those who meet these word count goals will receive prizes and rewards from the classroom and the library.
For my students (both classes), those who reach a MILLION WORDS will receive a box of "theater" candy and will have their photo placed on the window in the "MILLION WORDS CLUB".  These students will have a lunch/party with me in the classroom on May 17.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: We will be studying economics this quarter, as well as completing our DBQ on hurricanes. 

We have also learned the ALICE protocol for school safety. There will be a test on Tuesday, May 8.  A study guide was sent home last week.