Sunday, April 18, 2021

Weekly Update 4/19-4/23

Hello, everyone!

Last week was such a busy week, and our class worked really hard. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but our O.W.L.s are becoming crazy good readers!  It is so fun to hear them reading.  It’s especially exciting this year, with COVID and their kindergarten year being shortened. They had an uphill road to walk, and they are succeeding! 

Here’s this week’s announcements

* We will have our spelling test on Wednesday. They will be tested on the week 5 list words.

*I will not be at school on Thursday or Friday of this week. Mrs. Hecht will be my substitute. If you need to reach me, you can contact me via email, as I will be available to check email during this time.

*Last week in Science, we learned about how an object makes sound. We made kazoos to experiment with that. If your child hasn’t shown you their kazoo, have them show you, and ask them to explain how the kazoo is making sound (the air makes waves/vibrates to make sound).  Thanks again for sending in the paper towel rolls for our project! 


*Good readers can compare and contrast characters and settings from stories


*Comparison unknown story problems

*Part unknown story problems with bigger numbers

*Working with numbers 100-121 and higher!

Word Study/Grammar

*bossy r spelling pattern

*Helping verbs

*Introduction to contractions

Unit (Social Studies and/or Science)

*New Science unit-“Catch A Wave”

 -How is light “made”?

Writer’s Workshop

New unit on opinion writing starts next week!