Friday, February 17th: Georgia Day! Students may dress up as Colonials or Native Americans. Students must bring a lunch from home. The cafeteria will not be serving lunch this day for the Lower School.
Monday, February 20th: No School- President’s Day
Friday, March 9th: 9:30 Field Trip to see the school play (Cinderella) downtown. More info to come soon!
March 10th: Teacher Workday-No School for students.
March 13th-17th Spring Break!!!
March 27th-31st: Standardized Testing –please do not plan to miss any school this week!
Math: This week we will complete Chapter 8 and take a test Tuesday. We will then be skipping over to Chapter 11. This is a challenging chapter where the students will learn to re-group (borrowing/carrying).
Timed Tests: We will continue taking timed tests each week. The students are doing a great job. Continue practicing the facts listed below. We will take an addition test and a subtraction test this week.
For subtraction, we will have 20 problems in 4 minutes and we will be subtracting 3.
For addition, we will have complete 50 problems in 3 minutes and 20 seconds.
Review these facts!
1+0=1; 1+1=2; 1+2=3; 1+3=4; 1+4=5; 1+5=6; 1+6=7; 1+7=8; 1+8=9; 1+9=10
2+0=2; 2+1=3; 2+2=4; 2+3=5; 2+4=6; 2+5=7; 2+6=8; 2+7=9; 2+8=10; 2+9=11
3+0=3; 3+1=4; 3+2=5; 3+3=6; 3+4=7; 3+5=8; 3+6=9; 3+7=10; 3+8=11; 3+9=12
4+0=4; 4+1=5; 4+2=6; 4+3=7; 4+4=8; 4+5=9; 4+6=10; 4+7=11; 4+8=12; 4+9=13
5+0=5; 5+1=6; 5+2=7; 5+3=8; 5+4=9; 5+5=10; 5+6=11; 5+7=12; 5+8=13; 5+9=14
6+1=7, 6+2=8, 6+3=9, 6+4=10, 6+5=11, 6+6=12, 6+7=13, 6+8=14, 6+9=15
7+0=7; 7+1=8; 7+2=9; 7+3=10; 7+4=11; 7+5=12; 7+6=13; 7+7=14; 7+8=15; 7+9=16
8+0=8; 8+1=9; 8+2=10; 8+3=11; 8+4+12; 8+5=13; 8+6+14; 8+7=15; 8+8=16; 8+9=17
9+0=9; 9+1=10; 9+2=11; 9+3=12; 9+4=13; 9+5=14; 9+6=15; 9+7=16; 9+8=17; 9+9=18
Phonics: We will have a Phonics test on Thursday due to Georgia Day. Students will be expected to write the following:
short vowel blends: no new blends
long vowel blends: no new blends
special sounds: ly in slowly, ed in tested, ew in new and few, wh in when, ed in played, tch in catch, old in sold, sl, ow and ly in slowly, mb in limb
spell these words: bath, horn, chop, matching
Social Sciences: In preparation for Georgia Day, we will be studying “Georgia Firsts.”
Reading: We will continue working in Reading Groups. Comprehension test will be on Thursday.
Spelling: This week we will have 15 spelling words and 5 bonus words. We will test this week on Thursday. Students will write these words when I call them out. This week five bonus words will be added to the list. Students should learn the 15 spelling words first. For a challenge, they can also learn the five bonus words. All students will take the bonus portion of the test. For each bonus word spelled correctly, the student will get 1 extra point on the test. There is no penalty for spelling a bonus word incorrectly.
wash, wasp, watch, want, water, swamp, swan, car, star, park, garden, farmer, marble, I'm, where
Bonus Words: waffle, watching, swatch, startle, gardener
Bible: We will learn the story of Jesus Healing a Blind Man. We will have a Bible verse each week. Students will say the verse to me.
Bible Memory Verse: We will say this on Thursday.
Mark 10:52a “’Go,’ said Jesus, ‘your faith has healed you.’”
Creative Writing: Students will continue to practice writing complete sentences using capital letters at the beginning and periods at the end. I will introduce question marks this week. We will continue learning the parts of a sentence. We will be writing super sentences. All sentences should have these four parts:
Begin with a capital letter.
End with a punctuation mark.
Be written neatly.
Monday: Math sheet, Study Spelling and Bible
Tuesday: Math Sheet, Study Spelling and Bible
Wednesday: Math Sheet, Read, Study Spelling and Bible
Thursday: No Homework
Practice timed tests will be sent home daily. You do not have to return them to school.