Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Updates 9/30/15

Milky Way Parents,

Thank you for all your hard work that you do at home with your child. I really do appreciate it! Please continue to have your child do daily reading and complete their homework packet for week. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Our direct donation drive has started. Please join and support the PTA, if you are able to.

Reminder for this week:
Book Fair: September 28th – October 2nd
This week we are learning:
Math
Addition strategies
·         Make a ten
·         Turn around facts
·         Part, Part, Whole
·         Problem solving
·         2 digit addition using base ten blocks
Science
Classifying Matter
·         Understanding that matter has physical properties and those properties determine how it is described, classified, changed, and used.
·         Classifying matter by physical properties, including shape, relative mass, relative temperature, texture, flexibility, and whether material is a solid or liquid.
Social Studies
Good Citizenship
·         Characteristics
·         Historical figures
·         Pledges
·         Identifying ways to actively practice
Word Study
New Word Study
Reading
Story Elements
·         Setting
·         Problem
·         Solution
Questioning
·         Thick and Thin Questions
Writing
Personal Narrative
·         Brainstorming
·         Drafting
·         Editing/Revising
The Writing Process
Read Aloud
Charlotte’s Web

Take Care,
Miss Williams


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Milky Way Parents,

I can’t believe that we are already in our fourth week of school already. We had a great author visit today from Bridget Heos, and we have plenty of awesome hands-on learning for the rest of the week.

Thank you to everyone who has joined the PTA and donated to the direct donation drive. Please join the PTA, if you have not. We want 100% participation. Our class brought in the most box tops last week. Please keep sending them in. J

Reminders for this week:

Wednesday, September 23rd – Early Release at 12:45 and Kona Ice
Please check E News on the school website for more information.

This week we are learning:

Math
Addition strategies
·         Zero facts
·         Count on
·         Doubles
·         Near doubles
·         Problem solving
Science
Classifying Matter
·         Understand that matter has physical properties and those properties determine how it is described, classified, changed, and used.
·         Classify matter by physical properties, including shape, relative mass, relative temperature, texture, flexibility, and whether material is a solid or liquid.
Word Study
New Word Study
Reading
Character Traits
Story Elements
·         Setting
·         Problem
·         Solution
Writing
Personal Narrative
·         Idea
·         Brainstorming
·         Drafting
·         The Writing Process
Read Aloud
Charlotte’s Web

Have a fabulous week!
Miss Williams


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Updates 9/15/15

Milky Way Parents,

I hope that you had a great weekend and enjoying your week so far. We have a lot of fun learning going on this week!

I have a few reminders for this week, but please check E News for more school information.

Reminders:
Monday, September 14 – Homeroom Parent and Volunteer Orientation
Family Fun Night at Chick-fil –A

This week we are learning:
Math
Place Value
·         How to use standard, word, and expanded forms to represent numbers up to 99
·         How to use concrete and pictorial models to compose and decompose numbers up to 99 in more than one way as a sum of so many tens and ones
·         How to locate the position of a given whole number on an open number line
·         How to name the whole number that corresponds to a specific point on a number line
·         How to determine whether a number up to 40 is even or odd using pairings of objects to represent the number
·         How to use an understanding of place value to determine the number that is 10 more or less than a given number
Science
Classifying Matter
·         Understand that matter has physical properties and those properties determine how it is described, classified, changed, and used.
·         Classify matter by physical properties, including shape, relative mass, relative temperature, texture, flexibility, and whether material is a solid or liquid.
Word Study
Sight Words
Social Studies
Freedom Week
·         Constitution Day
·         Preamble and the Constitution
·         Freedom
·         American Symbols
Reading
Connections
·         Text to self
·         Text to text
·         Text to world
Character Traits
Writing
Personal Narrative
·         Idea
·         Brainstorming
·         Drafting
·         The Writing Process
Read Aloud
Charlotte’s Web

I hope you enjoy your week. Please email me if you have any questions.


Miss Williams

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Updates 9/8/15

Milky Way Parents,

We’ve had a great start to our school year! Thank you so much for coming to open house last week! I look forward to working with you and your child this year. Please contact me if you need anything at all.
I have a few reminders for this week, but please check E News for more school information.

Reminders:
Tuesday, September 8th – Watch D.O.G. kick off
Homeroom Parent and Volunteer Orientation
Friday, September 11th – Grandparents’ Day Luncheon

This week we are learning:

Math
Place Value
·         How to use standard, word, and expanded forms to represent numbers up to 99
·         How to use concrete and pictorial models to compose and decompose numbers up to 99 in more than one way as a sum of so many tens and ones
·         How to locate the position of a given whole number on an open number line
·         How to name the whole number that corresponds to a specific point on a number line
·         How to determine whether a number up to 40 is even or odd using pairings of objects to represent the number
·         How to use an understanding of place value to determine the number that is 10 more or less than a given number
Science
Classifying Matter
·         Understand that matter has physical properties and those properties determine how it is described, classified, changed, and used.
·         Classify matter by physical properties, including shape, relative mass, relative temperature, texture, flexibility, and whether material is a solid or liquid.
Word Study
Sight Words
Reading
Connections
·         Text to self
·         Text to text
·         Text to world
Reading strategies
·         Check for Understanding
·         Tune into Interesting Words
·         Back up and reread
Writing
Personal Narrative
·         Idea
·         Brainstorming
·         The Writing Process
Read Aloud
Charlotte’s Web

Have a wonderful week, and let me know if you need anything.


Miss Williams