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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Wow! We have had a busy few weeks here at school and are planning  even more fun for the upcoming weeks! 

Reading and Language Arts: 

We have been reading lots of stories about grandparents and special people in our lives. We have used these stories to practice recognizing character traits and to answer questions that require deep thinking. We have also been learning and practicing using our million dollar words. See my previous posts for information about million dollar words. 

During our writer’s workshop time we have been working on developing our seed stories. These are small moments that we will turn into our first published piece of writing this year! 

Math: 

We will wrap up our first module on Multiication next week and will move on to  Module 2. This module covers place value and problem solving with units of measure.  We will begin with studying the number line and will move from there. 
Science and Social Studies:

We finished up our plants unit today, and next week we will start our first unit in Social Studies. We will be studying the history of Pickerington as we start learning about the community we live in. 
7 habits: 

We continue to learn about and work on the 7 Habits here at school. Next week we will study habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind, and will talk about goals and action plans. 
Don’t forget about our Yankee Candle Fundraiser, this is a great way to support all that the PTO does for our school! 
Check out some of what we have done this week:
Math:

   
    
    
    
    
    
 
Writer’s Workshop

   
    
    
    
    
 
Science: 

   
    
    
   
Constitution Day Activity:

  


Dear Families,

We are working with a program in class that is designed to help children develop their comprehension and vocabulary skills through stories read aloud. The program takes advantage of some sophisticated vocabulary found in books for young children- because children love to learn big words. Research has shown that the earlier children learn these words, the better able they are to use them in their speech and writing for the rest of their lives.

Every two weeks I will be sending home six new words. These are the words we are learning and using in our daily activities. Please try to use these words as frequently as possible. See how many times you, your child and those around you can use the words. Make a game out of it!

And remember, as you share reading experiences with your child, point out and talk about the big words you encounter.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Bristle

This Week’s Million Dollar Words:

  1. Valuable: Very useful or important.
  2. Compliments: Nice things that you would say to someone.
  3. Abundance: More than Enough
  4. Hero: A person who does something great
  5. Sputter: A popping Noise
  6. Eavesdrop: To listen to someone secretly.

Dear Families,

We are working with a program in class that is designed to help children develop their comprehension and vocabulary skills through stories read aloud. The program takes advantage of some sophisticated vocabulary found in books for young children- because children love to learn big words. Research has shown that the earlier children learn these words, the better able they are to use them in their speech and writing for the rest of their lives.

Every two weeks I will be sending home six new words. These are the words we are learning and using in our daily activities. Please try to use these words as frequently as possible. See how many times you, your child and those around you can use the words. Make a game out of it!

And remember, as you share reading experiences with your child, point out and talk about the big words you encounter.

This Week’s Million Dollar Words:

  1. masterpiece: an outstanding piece of work
  2. anxious: excited or worried
  3. nurturing: taking special care of someone or something
  4. dreaded: worrying about what may happen
  5. ruin: wreck or destroy
  6. compassion: understanding another’s problem and wanting to help.