For the Week of February 3 - 7,
Important Dates Classroom News
Thursday, February 6th – Progress
Reports go home!
Due to circumstances out of our control, our
Friday, February 7th – Spelling Test for last Friday had to be postponed.
Father/Daughter Dance; 6 – 8 p.m. We will take last week’s test this Monday. The
words listed below are for this Friday’s test!
Tuesday, February 11th – Pizza Hut
Our class list for the purpose of addressing
Friday, February 14th – Valentine’s Valentines is on the back of this newsletter. We
Day Rotation/Celebration will have our Valentine’s Day party on Friday,
February 14th. Be on the lookout for a sign-up
Monday, February 17th – sheet for requested snacks!
Presidents’ Day! – NO SCHOOL!
Be sure to check the weather before school each
Tuesday, February 18th – Parent- day and dress your child accordingly, especially
Teacher Conference Day – NO knowing how crazy this Tennessee weather can be!
SCHOOL! If/When we go outside for recess this winter, it
will be at my discretion. If your child does not
have a jacket and/or is dressed in short-sleeves and
sandals, they will not be joining us outside. (If we
do not go outside, it does not mean the children
will not get recess. It just means that our recess
time will be spent inside doing either Fun Centers,
Birthdays Lego and Puzzle rotations, or watching a movie.)
Lilliauna – February 17th
Jada – February 20th
Spelling Words: We will begin Spelling Tests this week (on Fridays). The tests will include 3 sight words
and 2 CVC words. This week’s words are: me, with, and, dog, hat. These scores will be averaged and
included on your child’s Progress Report and Report Card from this point forward.
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Lunch Menu What We’re Learning
Monday: Pizza or Chicken Parmesan; Reading: This week our Focus Stories will help us the answer the
parsley potatoes, green beans, Mandarin question: How do living things change as they grow? Our first story belongs
oranges, and fresh apple slices to the genre of realistic fiction, entitled It Is the Wind, written by Ferida
Tuesday: Chicken Nuggets w/ Roll or Wolff and illustrated by James Ransome. Written like a poem, this story leads
Salisbury Steak; creamed potatoes, us to explore what happens outside in the hours from dusk until dawn.
broccoli w/ cheese, diced peach cup, and Our second focus story will be From Caterpillar to Butterfly, an
informational text written by Deborah Helligman and illustrated by Bari
fresh pear slices
Weissman. In this story, a caterpillar comes to school in a jar and the class
Wednesday: Ham & Cheese on Bun or BBQ
watches the caterpillar each day as it grows and changes. Soon, it disappears
Chicken on Bun; Ranch-style baked beans,
into a hard shell called a chrysalis. The process is seen through the children's
oven fries, Romaine salad, applesauce w/ eyes as they experience the excitement of observing the wiggly caterpillar,
cherries, and grapes watch it molt, change into a chrysalis, endure the endless waiting, and stare
Thursday: Super Nachos or Chicken in wonder as a Painted Lady butterfly emerges and dries its wings.
Fajitas; refried beans, whole kernel corn, Our Target Skills this week will be: blending and segmenting phonemes,
taco trimmings, strawberries, and bananas reading with expression, multiple-meaning words, determining sequence of
Friday: Chicken Sliders or Pork Chop w/ events, realizing the importance of an author's word choice, and making
Roll; seasoned carrots, garden salad, pinto inferences/predictions. We will also be working with the letter Gg, and its
beans, pineapple tidbits, and blueberries & corresponding phoneme--/g/.
High-Frequency Words: find, from, but, this, came, on (Please continue to
practice ALL of our High-Frequency Words at home!)
Oral Vocabulary (It Is the Wind): creaks, hare, hinge, howling, path, sways
Selection Vocabulary (From Caterpillar to Butterfly): ever, pumps, rush, tiny
Math: This week in Math we will continue our
study of Topic 9 – Measurement. We will begin by
ordering and comparing by capacity (volume) and
weight this week. Be sure to encourage your child
to expand their vocabulary this week and use words
to describe the size of objects (For example, words
Schedule like: heavy, heavier, heaviest, light, lighter, lightest,
volume, and weight.)
Monday: Music Here is a list of our students to use when
addressing Valentines! (We will have our
Tuesday: Library celebration on Friday, February 14th!)
Wednesday: P.E. Jada Morgan
Thursday: Art Richard Roger
Friday: Music Jessie Dustin
Isabella C. Ethan
**Please make sure that your Amber Isabela F.
child wears tennis shoes on P.E. Camden