# This Week’s Focus Feb. 10-14th

Writing:

Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

Math:

Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.

Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps. Limit to contexts where the object being measured is spanned by a whole number of length units with no gaps or overlaps.

Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

Science:

Plan and conduct investigations to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.

Social Studies:

Use personal directions (left, right, front, back) to describe the relative location of significant places in the school environment.

Distinguish between landmasses and bodies of water using maps and globes.

# Spelling Feb 10-14th

Your child should study their words at home every day to practice the skill we are focusing on for the week.  They will also be tested on 2 “mystery words” that also follow the weekly skill.

Our next test will be on Friday,  February 14th.

Spelling Skill:  wh- words

Spelling Words:

1. where
2. what
3. when
4. why
5. which
6. white
7. walk
8. again
9. round
10. give

**Modified List: what, when, why, which, give**

# Family Movie Night tonight

Tonight the PTA is sponsoring Family movie night. The movie being shown is Toy Story 4. The cost is \$2 per student, which includes pizza and a juice to drink. The movie starts at 4:00 pm.

Next week, Miller Family Game Night will be on Thursday, February 13th from 4:45-5:45. Come early to be one of the first 60 families to receive a \$15 coupon towards a free game to take home!

# Late Start Wednesday February 5th

Just a reminder that today is a late start. School starts at 9:35. Students should arrive today after 9:00 am. Thank you!

# Spelling List 20 Feb. 3rd-7th List 20

Your child should study their words at home every day to practice the skill we are focusing on for the week.  They will also be tested on 2 “mystery words” that also follow the weekly skill.

Our next test will be on Friday,  February 7th.

Spelling Skill:  sp-, st–

1. spot
2. spill
3. speed
4. stop
5. stick
6. fast
7. old
8. by
9. after
10. going

**Modified List: spot, spill, stop, stick, old**

# This Week’s Focus Jan 27th-31st

1-27-20

Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

Writing:

Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

Math:

Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

Understand subtraction as an unknown-addend problem. For example, subtract 10 – 8 by finding the number that makes 10 when added to 8.

Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 – 4 = 13 – 3 – 1 = 10 – 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 – 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).

Understand the meaning of the equal sign, and determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false. For example, which of the following equations are true and which are false? 6 = 6, 7 = 8 – 1, 5 + 2 = 2 + 5, 4 + 1 = 5 + 2.

10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones — called a “ten.”

The numbers from 11 to 19 are composed of a ten and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.

Science:

Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects in darkness can be seen only when illuminated.

Social Studies:

Construct simple maps of the classroom to demonstrate aerial perspective.

# 1/2 Day Friday, January 17th

This Friday is a 1/2 day. Students will be dismissed 11:45 a.m

# Spelling List 17 Jan 13-17th List 17

Your child should study their words at home every day to practice the skill we are focusing on for the week.  They will also be tested on 2 “mystery words” that also follow the weekly skill.

Our next test will be on Friday,  January 17th.

Spelling Skill:  fl, pl words

1. fly
2. flat
3. flash
4. flower
5. place
6. plug
7. under
8. of
9. some
10. were

**Modified List: flag, flag, plug, plan, of**

# This Week’s Focus Jan 13-17th

Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

Writing:

Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

Math:

Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract. Examples: If 8 + 3 = 11 is known, then 3 + 8 = 11 is also known. (Commutative property of addition.) To add 2 + 6 + 4, the second two numbers can be added to make a ten, so 2 + 6 + 4 = 2 + 10 = 12. (Associative property of addition.)

Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 – 4 = 13 – 3 – 1 = 10 – 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 – 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).

Science:

Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.

Social Studies:

Describe ways in which families consume goods and services.

Using examples, explain why people cannot have everything they want (scarcity) and describe how people respond (choice)