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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hello Everyone!
Congrats on finishing Day 2 of remote learning. This is tomorrow's remote learning information. I'm glad to be going through all this with all of you! Thanks for your patience with me! Please contact me with any questions.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Shute

Wednesday, March 18,2020

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to Day 2 of Remote Learning. Please let me know if you need any assistance on any of the work listed. 
I will post the SAK Prayer list soon so our Secret Agents can resume praying for our daily friends and families.
 
With Much Gratitude,
Mrs. Shute

First Day of Remote Learning 😄

Dear Parent,


Welcome to our first day of remote learning. As a reminder, your child was sent home on Friday with a grid of choice activities. If they misplaced it, you will find a copy of the grid on my web page. You can check my web page by visiting to www.sjscatholic.org, click “parents” at the top right, click “classroom webpages” on the right, and select my name on the left. You will find the activities for the day. Students should complete activities 1 and 2, and then they will have their choice of the other activities. (Please see the directions on the grid.)


Students do not need to submit any evidence of today’s work. However, I will log on to Raz Kids and IXL to be sure they completed those two assignments. They have until bedtime tonight to complete those two assignments. 


This is a new experience for all of us.  At the same time, I am aware that some parents are not available to help their child during the day due to their own work obligations. Should you find that your child is becoming too frustrated or taking too long on these assignments, please email me at: sshute@sjslibertyville.org . Open communication is best. If emailing me, do not respond to this email; I will not receive it. You must email me at my address above.


Have a wonderful day, and please tell your child I said hello!


Sincerely,


Mrs. Shute




Dear Parent,

 

Welcome to our first day of remote learning. As a reminder, your child was sent home on Friday with a grid of choice activities. If they misplaced it, you will find a copy of the grid on my web page. You can check my web page by visiting to www.sjscatholic.org, click “parents” at the top right, click “classroom webpages” on the right, and select my name on the left. You will find the activities for the day. Students should complete activities 1 and 2, and then they will have their choice of the other activities. (Please see the directions on the grid.)

 

Students do not need to submit any evidence of today’s work. However, I will log on to Raz Kids and IXL to be sure they completed those two assignments. They have until bedtime tonight to complete those two assignments. 

 

This is a new experience for all of us.  At the same time, I am aware that some parents are not available to help their child during the day due to their own work obligations. Should you find that your child is becoming too frustrated or taking too long on these assignments, please email me at: sshute@sjslibertyville.org . Open communication is best. If emailing me, do not respond to this email; I will not receive it. You must email me at my address above.

 

Have a wonderful day, and please tell your child I said hello!

Mrs. Shute

 

 

 

Homework for Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Homework for Wednesday, March 11, 2020    

  • Math Lesson 9.2- Measurement: ordering length
  • Study spelling words for Friday’s test.
  • Raz Kids due Friday.

Please be on the lookout for:

Tomorrow the Ireland report information will go home. After reading the letter, if you have any questions please let me know. The due date is March 31 so you have plenty of time to work on it.


Today we went to the Library and Steam…

  • Practiced writing our drafts w/ our partners. Some students chose to write on their own. We made a group persuasive story that had me wanting steamy rich hot chocolate!
  • Lit Circles met and discussed the story w/out writing on the papers.
  • Math- graduated lines using the vocabulary words: shorter and longer.
  • Sorted pictures with /or/ and /ar/
  • SeeSaw- Pic Collage of a butterfly life cycle.
  • March Spelling Menu- practiced writing our spelling words with triangles.
  • Was our SAK check in day- we visited and checked in w/ some staff members who have family/friends on our prayer list.
  • The Change for Change cups went home. I challenged my students with this: if everyone makes a donation we’ll have a party to celebrate. Nicholas gave us a disco ball so we want to put it to use.

Tomorrow:

  • Music with Mr. Showstead.
  • Phonics groups w/ a timed sort
  • Lit circles continue- group 1 has a new book: Fly Guy
  • Math- Measuring items with squares.
  • Science class.

Friday- Fr. Martin will visit our class to discuss Lent, so excited.

Have a lovely day,

Mrs. Shute and Mrs. Laska

Homework for Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Homework for Tuesday, March 10, 2020           

  • Math Lesson 9.1- Measurement- compare and draw lines to math the math vocabulary words.
  • Practice Spelling words with your child to prepare for Friday’s test. 
  • Raz Kids- 3 books due Friday.

Today:

  • We celebrated our sweet Nicholas with popsicles and smiles. He will be missed dearly and we know his new school is very lucky to have him. Thanks, Mrs. Flynn for organizing the farewell gift. Thanks also to Mrs. Medina for putting the photo together.
  • First period gym with Mr. Shute
  • Making fish to go in the River Shannon.
  • Creating a leprechaun for an art project.
  • Phonics groups began today with a new sort.
  • New math book- familiarity with vocab words such as “longest, longer, long, short, shorter and shortest.
  • SAK- Evie and a Grandpa of one of our Secret Agents.
  • Lit Circles- everyone read our main selection from Reading Street- I’m a Caterpillar
  • Teams met to put their organizers together for shared writing

Tomorrow:

  • Steam and Library-
  • First period chat w/ Fr. Martin regarding Change for Change
  • SeeSaw activity Life cycle of a butterfly on Pic Collage.
  • Teams write their favorite season persuasive writing.
  • Lit Circles and Phonics groups continue.
  • Dominic’s “mustache you a question” will come to a vote.

With Gratitude,

Mrs. Shute and Mrs. Laska

Homework for Monday, March 9, 2020

Homework for Monday, March 9, 2020

  • Math Valentine adding and subtracting review.
  • Spelling words- these are tricky due to they are all /r/controlled.
  • Raz Kids - 3 books due Friday.
  • March reading club is due on 3/31 (3 gold coins)
  • Scholastic Book Club is due tomorrow- thanks in advance.

Today:

  • Students completed the Chapter 8 Math Assessment
  • Worked in pairs to pre draft their season of choice between summer and winter. They also completed a Venn Diagram about Lincoln and Washington with their partner.
  • Social Studies assessment on Lincoln, Washington and Dr. King.
  • Went to Media and Art.
  • Wrote their Ireland name on their work and learned their neighbor’s name.
  • SAK - Stella and a sick neighbor for a teacher at school.
  • Chanted our spelling words with Regan and Mary at Word Wall.

Tomorrow:

  • 8:30 Mass
  • Gym first period with Mr. Shute
  • Celebrating Nicholas-  it’s his last day and we are very happy for his move but our hearts are sad to lose such a good friend. 
  • Math- begin our new Chapter 9- Measurement.
  • SAK- Evie and a Grandparent of one of our classmates.
  • Time to put some fish in our River Shannon! Kids will look at Google images to draw fish that would be in the longest river in Ireland.
  • Dominic’s mustache you a question…..


With Much Gratitude,

Mrs. Shute and Mrs. Laska

Week at a Glance: March 9-13, 2020

Week at a Glance: March 9-13, 2020

Highlights of the Week:

  • Reading Street- I’m a Caterpillar is our main selection of the week.
  • Math- Assessment on Chapter 8 on Monday and begin Chapter 9 on Measurement on Tuesday.
  • Social Studies: Ireland Begins!! So excited to begin my favorite unit of the year! Mr. Maher will be helping us with our unit by visiting the class to tell us all about his experiences, and his family's, in Ireland. 
  • Religion- Completing Unit 3 in our book. Students will play Kahoot this week and take the Unit test. Unit 4 is about the Sacraments.
  • Friday- Spirit Wear day!

Math- Chapter 9- Measurement

  • Math Assessment for Chapter 8
  • Chapter 9 Lesson 1-Order Length
    Lesson 9.2- Use the transitivity principle to measure directly
    Lesson 9.3- Measure length with non-standard cubes
    Daily work on the calendar: counting by 2’s (odd and even) 5’s, 10’s
    Team in Task math enrichment games
  • IPad games such as: IXL, team in task games and IReady

Science- See Mrs. McGargill’s Page


Language Arts- Spelling, Phonics, Conventions, SeeSaw & Shared Writing 

*Spelling- her, girl, shirt, sir, first, fur, bird, burn, were, hurt
*High Frequency Words: visit, know, push, wait, done
*Amazing Words: cycle, insect, flurries, fragile, develop rearrange, emerge, vessel 

*Academic Vocabulary: fact, opinion, dictionary,, glossary, hard drive, mouse, cursor, sequence

*Conventions: Verbs: am, is, are, was and were
When talking about one thing or person, am, is, or was is used. Example: The girl was running.
When talking about more than one thing or person are or were is used. Example; The leaves are falling.

*Phonics:
*Vowels: r- controlled: /er/, /ir/,/ur/
*Decodable readers to practice new words in this week’s theme
*Read and reread for fluency
*Contractions with /’s/, /’ve/, /’re/
*Sort and read words
*Words ending in /ed/,/ing/
*Blend and read words
*Rhyming words
*Isolate medial and final phonemes
*Add phonemes
*Segment and blend syllables

Reading

*Question of the week: What changes can be seen in nature?
*Genre: Literary Nonfiction (main selection); paired selection: 21st Century Skills
*Text based comprehension: fact and opinion
*Literary text: true story or fantasy
*Fluency: expression and intonation
*Children will understand:
*Some animals undergo amazing changes
*Caterpillars change to become butterflies
*The cycle of change repeats itself
*Life cycle of a butterfly will be examined
Also: 

*Team in task activities that focus on reading skills

*Scholastic News/Decodable and leveled readers


SeeSaw:

  • Monday- SeeSaw Activities St. Patrick’s Day
  • Tuesday- SeeSaw- St. Patrick’s Day Activities
  • Wednesday- life cycle of a caterpillar
  • Thursday- SeeSaw St Patrick’s Day Activities
  • Friday-  Take a picture of your favorite part of our story and tell why you like it.

Shared Writing:

Opinion Writing on Favorite Season- Students will write in teams and decide between summer and winter this week.

Monday- Pre Draft- chose favorite season and list adjectives to describe it.

Tuesday- Fill out graphic organizer on favorite season for persuasive writing

Wednesday- Draft shared writing- fill in adjectives to match child’s age-

Thursday-  Revise draft for final write

Friday- Super Kid



Social Studies- for the next 2 weeks: 

We begin our traditional unit on Ireland by beginning with the basics of Ireland:

  1. Through story and song we learn about the people of Ireland
  2. Through stories we learn about the places of Ireland- landmarks 
  3. We read about St. Patrick through a wonderful children's story which does a nice job teaching us the history of this pagan place and the difference St.Patrick made in Ireland. 
  4. The meaning of the colors of the flag.
  5. Learning the names of the 4 provinces of Ireland.
  6. Children will use their county Ireland names! They will strictly write these new names on all their work. Students are split into the four provinces of Ireland. You’ll get a note soon to tell you your child’s name. This is important as students will be making a report about their county due on 3/17.
  7. Also, read more about St. Patrick and dive deeper into his goals and life. 
  8. Listen to the music of Ireland
  9. Build our River Shannon, the longest river in Ireland, and using Google Image construct fish to put in the river.
  10. St. Patrick’s Day celebration with the O’Hare Irish dancers on 3/17. 
  11. Look closely at their counties in Ireland and compare and contrast with fellow student’s counties.

Religion: Beginning Unit 4- Sacraments, Our Way of Life

  • Kahoot for review of Unit 3; Assessment on Unit 3
  • Session 16- Jesus in our Lives: Jesus shows children how special they are by giving them signs of his love. Children learn that Jesus gives us signs of his love in the sacraments, which help us live as God wants.
  • Session 16- Jesus in our Lives: Jesus is with us in a special way through the sacraments.
  • Looking at the life of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus
  • Outcomes of this session:
    • Explain that the sacraments are signs of Jesus’ love for us.
    • Describe how Jesus welcomed and blessed children.
    • Define priest and sacrament 
  • Caring for Our Spirit- focus on Parish priest
  • Week at a Glance: March 9-13, 2020

    Highlights of the Week:

    • Reading Street- I’m a Caterpillar is our main selection of the week.
    • Math- Assessment on Chapter 8 on Monday and begin Chapter 9 on Measurement on Tuesday.
    • Social Studies: Ireland Begins!! So excited to begin my favorite unit of the year! Mr. Maher will be helping us with our unit by visiting the class to tell us all about his experiences, and his family's, in Ireland. 
    • Religion- Completing Unit 3 in our book. Students will play Kahoot this week and take the Unit test. Unit 4 is about the Sacraments.
    • Friday- Spirit Wear day!

    Math- Chapter 9- Measurement

    • Math Assessment for Chapter 8
    • Chapter 9 Lesson 1-Order Length
      Lesson 9.2- Use the transitivity principle to measure directly
      Lesson 9.3- Measure length with non-standard cubes
      Daily work on the calendar: counting by 2’s (odd and even) 5’s, 10’s
      Team in Task math enrichment games
    • IPad games such as: IXL, team in task games and IReady

    Science- See Mrs. McGargill’s Page


    Language Arts- Spelling, Phonics, Conventions, SeeSaw & Shared Writing 

    *Spelling- her, girl, shirt, sir, first, fur, bird, burn, were, hurt
    *High Frequency Words: visit, know, push, wait, done
    *Amazing Words: cycle, insect, flurries, fragile, develop rearrange, emerge, vessel 

    *Academic Vocabulary: fact, opinion, dictionary,, glossary, hard drive, mouse, cursor, sequence

    *Conventions: Verbs: am, is, are, was and were
    When talking about one thing or person, am, is, or was is used. Example: The girl was running.
    When talking about more than one thing or person are or were is used. Example; The leaves are falling.

    *Phonics:
    *Vowels: r- controlled: /er/, /ir/,/ur/
    *Decodable readers to practice new words in this week’s theme
    *Read and reread for fluency
    *Contractions with /’s/, /’ve/, /’re/
    *Sort and read words
    *Words ending in /ed/,/ing/
    *Blend and read words
    *Rhyming words
    *Isolate medial and final phonemes
    *Add phonemes
    *Segment and blend syllables

    Reading

    *Question of the week: What changes can be seen in nature?
    *Genre: Literary Nonfiction (main selection); paired selection: 21st Century Skills
    *Text based comprehension: fact and opinion
    *Literary text: true story or fantasy
    *Fluency: expression and intonation
    *Children will understand:
    *Some animals undergo amazing changes
    *Caterpillars change to become butterflies
    *The cycle of change repeats itself
    *Life cycle of a butterfly will be examined
    Also: 

    *Team in task activities that focus on reading skills

    *Scholastic News/Decodable and leveled readers


    SeeSaw:

    • Monday- SeeSaw Activities St. Patrick’s Day
    • Tuesday- SeeSaw- St. Patrick’s Day Activities
    • Wednesday- life cycle of a caterpillar
    • Thursday- SeeSaw St Patrick’s Day Activities
    • Friday-  Take a picture of your favorite part of our story and tell why you like it.

    Shared Writing:

    Opinion Writing on Favorite Season- Students will write in teams and decide between summer and winter this week.

    Monday- Pre Draft- chose favorite season and list adjectives to describe it.

    Tuesday- Fill out graphic organizer on favorite season for persuasive writing

    Wednesday- Draft shared writing- fill in adjectives to match child’s age-

    Thursday-  Revise draft for final write

    Friday- Super Kid



    Social Studies- for the next 2 weeks: 

    We begin our traditional unit on Ireland by beginning with the basics of Ireland:

    1. Through story and song we learn about the people of Ireland
    2. Through stories we learn about the places of Ireland- landmarks 
    3. We read about St. Patrick through a wonderful children's story which does a nice job teaching us the history of this pagan place and the difference St.Patrick made in Ireland. 
    4. The meaning of the colors of the flag.
    5. Learning the names of the 4 provinces of Ireland.
    6. Children will use their county Ireland names! They will strictly write these new names on all their work. Students are split into the four provinces of Ireland. You’ll get a note soon to tell you your child’s name. This is important as students will be making a report about their county due on 3/17.
    7. Also, read more about St. Patrick and dive deeper into his goals and life. 
    8. Listen to the music of Ireland
    9. Build our River Shannon, the longest river in Ireland, and using Google Image construct fish to put in the river.
    10. St. Patrick’s Day celebration with the O’Hare Irish dancers on 3/17. 
    11. Look closely at their counties in Ireland and compare and contrast with fellow student’s counties.

    Religion: Beginning Unit 4- Sacraments, Our Way of Life

    • Kahoot for review of Unit 3; Assessment on Unit 3
    • Session 16- Jesus in our Lives: Jesus shows children how special they are by giving them signs of his love. Children learn that Jesus gives us signs of his love in the sacraments, which help us live as God wants.
    • Session 16- Jesus in our Lives: Jesus is with us in a special way through the sacraments.
    • Looking at the life of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus
    • Outcomes of this session:
      • Explain that the sacraments are signs of Jesus’ love for us.
      • Describe how Jesus welcomed and blessed children.
      • Define priest and sacrament 
    • Caring for Our Spirit- focus on Parish priest
    • Daily prayers to honor God, Jesus and the Holy Family
    • Tuesday all school Mass at 8:30




    prayers to honor God, Jesus and the Holy Family
  • Tuesday all school Mass at 8:30




Homework for Thursday, March 5, 2020

Homework for Thursday, March 5, 2020   

  • Math review of the chapter to prepare for upcoming assessment.
  • Spelling sentences- fill in the blank with the correct spelling words.
  • Study for tomorrow’s spelling test.
  • Raz Kids -3 books due tomorrow.
  • $1.00 Dress down day tomorrow!
  • Super Kid! We celebrate Dominic tomorrow!

Today:

  • Music and Science specials.
  • Lit Circles! My favorite part of the day! Thanks to Mrs. Hoglund for helping chose the books for each group.
  • Phonics groups- completed the writing portion of the sort.
  • Math- review of this current chapter with counting 2 digit tens and ones.
  • Shared Writing- Students revised their draft and made an edited version today. We are starting persuasive writing this week for our favorite pet. This took awhile today- next week, we will write a group story before each student drafts.
  • Watched a Brain Pop Jr. video on George Washington and discussed his life. 
  • Completed a colorful shamrock as we prepare for next week’s arrival of: IRELAND!

Tomorrow:

  • Carmel Co-choir will be performing tomorrow for our school!
  • Spelling, Reading, Math Fluency and Religion test.
  • Complete our discussion of George Washington and move on to Abraham Lincoln.
  • Lit Circles continue and phonics groups will complete their sort for this week. 
  • Science and gym-
  • Dollar dress down tomorrow-

Have a lovely evening!

With Gratitude,

Mrs. Shute and Mrs. Laska

Homework for Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Homework for Tuesday, March 3, 2020  

  • Lesson 8.9- Use the  100 chart to find sums and differences.
  • Practice spelling words for Friday’s spelling test.
  • Raz Kids- 4 books due on Friday.
  • Book Club orders for March go out today! Thanks for supporting literacy! 

Today:

  • Gym with Mr. Shute in the morning.
  • Reading Street- /r/ controlled words
  • Lit Circles- read main selection: Frog and Toad
  • Phonics groups- sort w/ a friend and read words from new word families.
  • SAK - Mr. Shute (birthday gratitude card) and Allegra-

Tomorrow: (Ms. Christerson will be here for me; going to a workshop)

  • Steam and Library
  • Lit Circles back to our regular books
    • Mega Bat
    • Arthur Makes the Team
    • A Friend for Dragon
  • IReady lessons- reading and math
  • Shamrock art project
  • Gratitude SAK for Marko and staff member’s request.
  • Math- Add and subtract within 100.

Please be on the look out for the March book club requirements to go home soon.


With Gratitude,

Mrs. Shute and Mrs. Laska

Homework for Monday, March 2, 2020

Homework for Monday, March 2, 2020     

    1. Math Lesson 88.8- Solve and explain 2 digit addition word problems  using the strategy “make a model”.
    2. Spelling words worksheet to practice writing in neat Sunform style.
  • Raz Kids is due Friday with 3 books each work for this 3rd trimester.

Today:

  • Reading Street- Read words with inflected endings /ed/ and /ing/ and learned when to double the consonant before doubling.
  • Math -Story problems and two digit numbers- adding.
  • Lit Circles- Groups 2 & 3 continued their chapter books; Group 1 finished their Dr. Seuss book.
  • Phonics groups sorted their new words and learned the new word family.
  • Art and Media, too.
  • SAK- Azalea and a parent request feel better gratitude heart.

Tomorrow:

  • Buddy Mass in the morning.
  • Gym w/ Mr. Shute on his birthday!
  • Reading Street: /R/ controlled vowels.
  •  Lit Circles: All groups will read the Frog and Toad story in Reading Street and complete their jobs.
  • Math- Use a 100 chart to find sums and differences.
  • SAK- Allegra and Mr. Shute
  • Phonics groups- sort w/ a friend and read aloud to a friend.

Have a lovely chilly evening!

With Gratitude,

Mrs. Shute and Mrs. Laska

Week at a Glance: March 2-6, 2020

Highlights of the Week:

    • Happy March! Buddy Mass on Tuesday at 8:30
    • Secret Agents of Kindness- We have suggestions from the staff/ parents to complete this week and also we are making each student a gratitude heart so they always remember our most special school family.
    • Reading- Frog and Toad take center stage this week!
    • Writing- our first week of persuasive writing! Student’s topic this week will be their favorite pet.
    • Math- Completing our Math chapter on adding and subtracting two digit numbers.
    • Social Studies- George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
    • Religion- begin a new session on Christmas and Advent.
    •  
  • New- we are trading our creative writing journal for a March Spelling Menu- students will work on a page a day- coordinates with our spelling words.

Math: Continuing with our current Math Chapter 8- Two digit addition and subtraction

  • Lesson 8.8- Solve and explain two digit addition word problems using the strategy “make a model”
  • Lesson 8.9- Use a 100 chart to find sums and differences.
  • Lesson 8.10- Add and subtract within 100, including continued practice with facts within 20.
  • Chapter Review
  • Chapter 8 Assessment
  • Daily mental math
  • Math games on the iPad (IXL) or team in task math enrichment games
  • Scoot activity in workshop
  • Continuing with IReady math lessons

Science: See Mrs. McGargill’s Page




Arts: Spelling, Phonics, Conventions, Shared Writing, SeeSaw

Spelling: plan, planned, help, helped, drop, dropped, call, called, ask, asked

High Frequency Words: afraid, how, again, read, few, soon

Amazing Words: gardener, sprout, shade, destroy, nature, dim,, sprinkling, humongous 

Academic Vocabulary: past verb, future verb, author’s purpose, dictionary, glossary, visualize, diagram, plot, author, how-to-article

Selection Vocabulary: ground, head, rain, shouted, shouting


Phonics:

  •  Isolate final phonemes
  • Segment and blend phonemes
  • Add phonemes
  • Apply endings 
  • Vowel- r-Controlled ar
  • Segment and blend syllables
  • Review plurals with /s/ and with /es/
  • Review rhyming words
  • Read decodable readers focused on skills of the week
  • Build words; blend and read
  • Fluent word reading

Conventions: This week we will focus on verbs for past and the future. Verbs that tell about the past usually end in /ed/ such as: The dog dropped the bone. Verbs that happen in the future add will before the verb such as:  Frog will hop on the log. Students will work on both types of verbs and knowing the difference between past and present verbs.

Simple Solutions Grammar book Monday- Thursday


Shared Writing: 

Monday- Pre Draft- chose favorite pet and list adjectives to describe it.

Tuesday- Fill out graphic organizer on favorite pet persuasive writing

Wednesday- Draft shared writing- fill in adjectives to match child’s age-

Thursday-  Revise draft for final write

Friday- Super Kid


SeeSaw-(M,W,F) Tuesday and Thursday optional

Monday- Pic Collage favorite pets w/ labels

Tuesday- Fantasy Frogs vs. Non-Fiction Frogs

Wednesday-Take a picture of your favorite part of the story; explain why

Thursday- Make a list of things Toad did to help the flowers grow

Friday- Compare and contrast Frog and Toad


Reading:

Question of the week: What changes happen in a garden?

Genre: Animal Fantasy- Frog and Toad Together

Paired Selection- Growing Plants Genre: Science in reading; how-to-article

Text based comprehension- Author’s Purpose

Knowledge Goals: Children will understand that:

  • We plant seeds in a garden.
  • Rain and sun help plants grow.
  • It takes time for plants to grow.
  • People can grow plants.
  • Nature helps plants grow.
  • Watering plants helps them grow.
  • Visualize story to help make connections

Fluency- expression and intonation


Social Studies- Continue discussion about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln-

 February/March is devoted to our two most famous presidents: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln- Here are my objectives related to these two presidents-

  •  We begin learning the life and times of George Washington (Rm 6 has started) and Abraham Lincoln.
  • Where were they born?
  • What was their life early on?
  • What was going on in our country?
  • What were some of the early jobs of these two men?
  • The causes of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War; and the effect of the outcome



Religion: Session 10- Celebrating Advent

  • We begin our last session (10) of this second unit: Advent
  • • Explain that Advent is a time to get ready to celebrate Jesus’ birth.
    • Describe how during Advent we prepare ourselves to welcome Jesus into our hearts on Christmas.

    Week at a Glance: March 2-6, 2020

    Highlights of the Week:

      • Happy March! Buddy Mass on Tuesday at 8:30
      • Secret Agents of Kindness- We have suggestions from the staff/ parents to complete this week and also we are making each student a gratitude heart so they always remember our most special school family.
      • Reading- Frog and Toad take center stage this week!
      • Writing- our first week of persuasive writing! Student’s topic this week will be their favorite pet.
      • Math- Completing our Math chapter on adding and subtracting two digit numbers.
      • Social Studies- George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
      • Religion- begin a new session on Christmas and Advent.
      •  
  • New- we are trading our creative writing journal for a March Spelling Menu- students will work on a page a day- coordinates with our spelling words.

  • Math: Continuing with our current Math Chapter 8- Two digit addition and subtraction

    • Lesson 8.8- Solve and explain two digit addition word problems using the strategy “make a model”
    • Lesson 8.9- Use a 100 chart to find sums and differences.
    • Lesson 8.10- Add and subtract within 100, including continued practice with facts within 20.
    • Chapter Review
    • Chapter 8 Assessment
    • Daily mental math
    • Math games on the iPad (IXL) or team in task math enrichment games
    • Scoot activity in workshop
    • Continuing with IReady math lessons

    Science: See Mrs. McGargill’s Page




    Arts: Spelling, Phonics, Conventions, Shared Writing, SeeSaw

    Spelling: plan, planned, help, helped, drop, dropped, call, called, ask, asked

    High Frequency Words: afraid, how, again, read, few, soon

    Amazing Words: gardener, sprout, shade, destroy, nature, dim,, sprinkling, humongous 

    Academic Vocabulary: past verb, future verb, author’s purpose, dictionary, glossary, visualize, diagram, plot, author, how-to-article

    Selection Vocabulary: ground, head, rain, shouted, shouting


    Phonics:

    •  Isolate final phonemes
    • Segment and blend phonemes
    • Add phonemes
    • Apply endings 
    • Vowel- r-Controlled ar
    • Segment and blend syllables
    • Review plurals with /s/ and with /es/
    • Review rhyming words
    • Read decodable readers focused on skills of the week
    • Build words; blend and read
    • Fluent word reading

    Conventions: This week we will focus on verbs for past and the future. Verbs that tell about the past usually end in /ed/ such as: The dog dropped the bone. Verbs that happen in the future add will before the verb such as:  Frog will hop on the log. Students will work on both types of verbs and knowing the difference between past and present verbs.

    Simple Solutions Grammar book Monday- Thursday


    Shared Writing: 

    Monday- Pre Draft- chose favorite pet and list adjectives to describe it.

    Tuesday- Fill out graphic organizer on favorite pet persuasive writing

    Wednesday- Draft shared writing- fill in adjectives to match child’s age-

    Thursday-  Revise draft for final write

    Friday- Super Kid


    SeeSaw-(M,W,F) Tuesday and Thursday optional

    Monday- Pic Collage favorite pets w/ labels

    Tuesday- Fantasy Frogs vs. Non-Fiction Frogs

    Wednesday-Take a picture of your favorite part of the story; explain why

    Thursday- Make a list of things Toad did to help the flowers grow

    Friday- Compare and contrast Frog and Toad


    Reading:

    Question of the week: What changes happen in a garden?

    Genre: Animal Fantasy- Frog and Toad Together

    Paired Selection- Growing Plants Genre: Science in reading; how-to-article

    Text based comprehension- Author’s Purpose

    Knowledge Goals: Children will understand that:

    • We plant seeds in a garden.
    • Rain and sun help plants grow.
    • It takes time for plants to grow.
    • People can grow plants.
    • Nature helps plants grow.
    • Watering plants helps them grow.
    • Visualize story to help make connections

    Fluency- expression and intonation


    Social Studies- Continue discussion about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln-

     February/March is devoted to our two most famous presidents: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln- Here are my objectives related to these two presidents-

    •  We begin learning the life and times of George Washington (Rm 6 has started) and Abraham Lincoln.
    • Where were they born?
    • What was their life early on?
    • What was going on in our country?
    • What were some of the early jobs of these two men?
    • The causes of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War; and the effect of the outcome



    Religion: Session 10- Celebrating Advent

    • We begin our last session (10) of this second unit: Advent
    • • Explain that Advent is a time to get ready to celebrate Jesus’ birth.
      • Describe how during Advent we prepare ourselves to welcome Jesus into our hearts on Christmas.
      • Define Advent, celebrate, and Light of the World.
    • March songs- Our Lady of Knock and Lord of the Dance
    • Continue discussion of Lent- preparing for Jesus’ death on the cross-
    • *Daily prayers and songs to celebrate God, Jesus and the Holy Family


    • Define Advent, celebrate, and Light of the World.
  • March songs- Our Lady of Knock and Lord of the Dance
  • Continue discussion of Lent- preparing for Jesus’ death on the cross-
  • *Daily prayers and songs to celebrate God, Jesus and the Holy Family


Homework for Thursday, February 27, 2020

Homework for Thursday, February 27, 2020  

    • Math Lesson 8.7-Use tens and ones to make a two digit number.
    • Spelling words sentences sheet-
  • February book club ends tomorrow- please make sure you turned in all 4 hearts- thanks so much!
  • Pep Rally tomorrow- our color is orange- if you don’t have anything orange for your child, please have them wear spirit wear.

A favor please, if you have anyone you would like the Secret Agents of Kindness to pray for, make a cheery gratitude card, or a letter of love- please email me and let me know or send a note. The Secret Agents love these missions and it makes our heart doors stretch further open. Thanks so much- I’ve heard from some of you and I’ll get back to you very soon.


Today:

  • Was our noodle jar party! We had kids act out plays they authored,  a play about Paul Bunyan and a short story acted out. We had so much fun today! Great job, everyone!
  • Music class-
  • Lit circles with books from the library- some groups have chapter books, and one has a neat beginner book in the Dr. Seuss genre.
  • Completed our narrative writing- we move onto persuasive writing next week.
  • Didn’t get to phonics groups- we’ll put that on our list for tomorrow.
  • SAK- made a gratitude heart for a teacher’s sister who is ill and one for Landon! We decided to make a gratitude heart for each person in our school family, too.
  • Science class, too.

Tomorrow:

    • Gym in the morning.
    • Spelling, Reading and Math fluency test.
    • Religion test about Mother Mary.
    • Phonics groups- complete word sort projects.
    • Science in the morning.
    • Social Studies for our class- George Washington arrives in our class tomorrow!
    • Pep Rally at 12:30-
  • Report cards will be distributed- please send the envelope back next Monday. Thanks so much!

Have a wonderful day!

With Gratitude,

Mrs. Shute and Mrs. Laska