Weekly Newsletters

Week of September 16-20

Language Arts:

  • This week, students will meet their RTI teacher and get to know expectations for their RTI class.  Students will have a couple of days to adjust to rotating before beginning formal reading instruction.  

Math: Engage NY, Module 1:embedded numbers within 10

Lessons 6-10

  • Composing and decomposing numbers 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

September Pyramid of Success Blocks:

  • September Character Trait: Hard Work and ENTHUSIASM!

Reminders:

  • Sign up for a parent conference with your child’s teacher
  • Join the PTA!

Week of September 23-27

Language Arts:

  • Students did a great job meeting their RtI teachers and practicing how to rotate classrooms. This week, students will enjoy the story, Chrysanthemum , by Kevin Henkes. They will practice short /a/ words, and begin high frequency words. Students will work hard to retell stories and add a topic sentence to their writing.

Math:

  • Engage NY, Module 1: sums and differences to 10
  • Lessons 10-13- Solve unknown math stories

Content: Science, Social Studies, Art, and Technology

  • Exploring Light and Sound waves with Mrs. Garica
  • Introduction to Social Studies with Mrs. Kucheck
  • Lines with Mrs. Rovzar
  • Introduction to Chrome Books and Password Safety with Mrs. Mabe

Reminders:

  • Sign up for a parent conference with your child’s teacher
  • Join the PTA!

Week of September 30-October 4

Language Arts:

  • This week, students will enjoy the story, Minerva Goes to School. They will practice short /i/ words, and continue high frequency words. Make sure to practice the high frequency words brought home. Students will work hard to make predictions and adding details to their sentences when writing.

Math:

  • Engage NY, Module 1: sums and differences to 10
  • Lessons 14-16- Count on to find unknown partners

Content: Science, Social Studies, Art, and Technology

  • Content will pick back up again next week after conferences

Reminders:

  • Sign up for a parent conference with your child’s teacher
  • Join the PTA!

Week of October 7-11

Language Arts:

  • This week students will enjoy the story, Charles the Tiger. Students will practice short “o” words. They will discuss the importance of the order of events and practice sequencing a story. Students will learn about multiple meaning words and put verbs to work in their writing.

Math:

  • Engage NY, Module 1: sums and differences to 10
  • Lessons 17-21- apply the commutative property of addition

Content:

  • Exploring Light and Sound waves with Mrs. Garica
  • Social Studies and Patriotic Symbols with Mrs. Kucheck/Ms. Lummis
  • The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything and scarecrow art with Mrs. Rovzar
  • Google Slides Mrs. Mabe

Reminders:

  • Picture Day 10/10
  • No School for students 10/14
  • Join the PTA!

Week of October 14th-18th

Language Arts:

  • This week we will read the story, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and discuss the importance of honesty. Students will practice short “e” words. They will ask questions while they are reading and monitor their reading. Students will focus on adding adjectives to their writing.

Math:

  • Engage NY, Module 1: sums and differences to 10
  • Lessons 21-23 apply understanding of doubles and doubles plus 1.

Reminders:

  • No School for students Monday, Oct. 14th
  • Great Shakeout and Reunification Drill Wednesday, Oct. 17th
  • Fall Festival Friday, Oct. 25th

Week of October 21st-25th

Language Arts: 

  • This week we will read the story, Stellaluna, and discuss how our differences make us unique. We will practice short “u” words and discuss the story structure. When reading at home with your child, see if he/she can point out to you the characters, setting, and any problem or solution that occurred in the story. 
  • We will continue to work on adding adjectives to our writing and being intentional about our word choice and details. 

Math:

  • Engage NY, Module 1: Sums and Differences to 10
  • Lessons 24-27: use a number path to find the unknown part

Content:

  • Exploring Light and Sound waves with Mrs. Garica
  • Social Studies being a good citizen Mrs. Kucheck/Ms. Lummis
  • Warm colors with leaves with Mrs. Rovzar. Please bring in a few leaves in a labelled baggie for your art lesson
  • website navigation with Mrs. Mabe

Reminders:

  • October 21-25: Red Ribbon Week
    • Monday- wear red
    • Tuesday- crazy hair day
    • Wednesday- mismatched socks day
    • Thursday- sports/ jersey day
    • Friday-Beacon Park colors/spirit wear
  • October 25: Fall Festival 4:30-7:00
  • October 31: Halloween- dress up in costume

Week of October 28th-November 1st

Language Arts:

  • Students will enjoy reading, Clark the Shark in class. We will focus on words with the final double consonant (-ck). Students will think about the beginning, middle, and end of the story to summarize what they read.

Math:

  • Engage NY, Module 1: Sums and Differences to 10
  • Lessons 28-30: use a number path to find the unknown part

Reminders:

  • Halloween October 31st- Dress up in costume
  • Don’t forget to set those clocks back on Sunday!

Week of November 4th-11th

Language Arts:

  • Students will enjoy reading, Where the Wild Things Are . Students will practice words that have clusters with “r” and make predictions while they read.

Math:

  • Engage NY, Module 1: Sums and Differences to 10
  • Lessons 31- 35: story problems with unknown addends

Reminders:

  • November 11th- NO SCHOOL (Veteran’s Day)
  • November 27th-29th- NO SCHOOL (Happy Thanksgiving)

Week of November 11th-15th

Language Arts:

  • Students will enjoy, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie and focus on sequence of events in the story. We will read words with /l/and -ock. Take the opportunity to enjoy one of the many other books by Laura Numeroff such as: If You Give A Moose a Muffin or If You Give A Pig A Pancake.

Math:

  • Engage NY, Module 1: Sums and Differences to 10
  • Lessons 36-39: Subtraction Fluency and Patterns

Social Studies:

  • Change Over Time: Students will learn about how things have changed. We will discuss similarities and differences with life today and long ago.

Reminders:

  • Oral Presentations Due- Week of November 18th
  • Friendship Feast- November 26
  • No School-November 27-29 (Happy Thanksgiving)

Week of November 18th-22nd

Language Arts:

  • Students will enjoy the story, A Turkey for Thanksgiving this week and reflect again on all that we have to be thankful for each day. Students will review the short “u” sound and words with a final blend -mp, -st. We will focus on the story structure, noting the setting, characters, problem, and solution in the story.

Math

  • We will be finishing Module 1 and begin a study of measurement, focusing on comparing objects.
  • Engage NY, Module 3, Lessons 1-3
  • Ordering and Comparing Length Measurements as Numbers

Content:

  • Investigating Light and Sound with Mrs. Garcia
  • Exploring different Holidays Around the World with Ms. Lummis
  • Using SeeSaw to share projects with families with Mrs. Mabe
  • Using geometric shapes and design in art with Mrs. Rovzar

Reminders:

  • Oral Presentations Due this week
  • Friendship Feast- November 26
  • No School-November 27-29 (Happy Thanksgiving)

Week of December 2nd-6th

Language Arts

  • Students will read different biographies. We will focus on words with short /e/, blends with /s/, and antonyms. Students will also write about a well-known person.

Math

  • Engage NY, Module 3, Lessons 4-8
    Ordering and Comparing Length Measurements as Numbers

Content

  • Investigating Light and Sound with Mrs. Garcia
  • Exploring different Holidays Around the World with Ms. Lummis
  • Using Freckle with Mrs. Mabe
  • Gingerbread Houses art with Mrs. Rovzar

Reminders:

  • Oral Presentations- December 11-18
  • Holiday Party- December 20
  • Early Dismissal- December 20
  • No School- December 23- January 3

Week of December 9th-13th

Language Arts:

  • Students will enjoy, A House for Hermit Crab. They will practice the digraph -th and base words with -ed, -s, -es, -ing endings

Math:

Engage NY, Module 3, Lessons 9-12
Ordering and Comparing Length Measurements as Numbers; graphing

Content:

  • Investigating Light and Sound with Mrs. Garcia
  • Exploring different Holidays Around the World with Ms. Lummis
  • Using SeeSaw to complete holiday graphing Mrs. Mabe
  • Making Castle Collages inspired by Paul Klee

Upcoming Events:

  • Spirit Week (9-13: Onesie Day, Ugly Sweater Day, Meme Day, BP Spirit, PJ Day)
  • Oral Presentations- December 11-18
  • Holiday Party- December 20
  • Early Dismissal- December 20
  • No School- December 23- January 3

Week of December 16th-20th

Language Arts:

  • Students will enjoy reading, Strictly No Elephants. This is a sweet story about including others, no matter their differences. Students will practice words with -ch and -tch. We will pay close attention to the sequence of the story, focusing on the beginning, middle, and end.

Math:

  • Engage NY, Module 3, Lessons 13 and assessment
  • Students will apply their understanding of data and create and analyze graphs

Upcoming Events:

  • Oral Presentations- December 11-18
  • Holiday Party- December 20
  • Early Dismissal- December 20
  • No School- December 23- January 3

Week of January 6th

Language Arts:

Students will enjoy the story, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. We will focus on digraphs (sh-, ph-, wh-) and contractions. Students will explore cause and effect relationships.

Math:

  • Engage NY, Module 5, Lessons 1-5
  • Students explore 2 dimensional shapes

Content:

  • Patterns in the Sky with Mrs. Garcia
  • Map Skills with Ms. Lummis
  • Introduction to Coding with Mrs. Mabe (visit code.org for more excitement at home)
  • Collages with Mrs. Rovzar

Upcoming Events:

  • No School: January 20-21st
  • Oral Presentations: Week of January 27th

Week of January 13th

Language Arts:

This week students will enjoy the story, Slyvester and the Magic Pebble. Students will practice soft “g” (giant, gym) and soft “c” (cycle, circus). Students will also be introduced to long “a” with magic e (cake, tale, make). This can be tricky. Remembering to practice the readers that come home is very important.

Math:

  • Engage NY, Module 5, Lessons 6-9
  • Students explore fractions, recognizing halves and fourths

Content:

  • Patterns in the Sky with Mrs. Garcia
  • Map Skills with Ms. Lummis
  • Continuing Coding with Mrs. Mabe (visit code.org for more excitement at home)
  • Collages with Mrs. Rovzar

Reminders:

  • No School: January 20-21st
  • Oral Presentations: Week of January 27th
  • 100th Day of School: February 5th

Week of January 20-24th

Language Arts:

We will enjoy a Magic “e” extravaganza this week. Students will focus on using the long vowel sounds. We will pick back up with High Frequency Words next week.

Math:

  • Engage NY, Module 5, Lessons 10-11
  • Telling Time to the Hour and 1/2 Hour

Reminders:

  • Oral Presentations; Week of January 27th
  • NO School for students: February 3rd
  • 100th Day of School: February 5th– Dress Like You Are 100!

Week of January 27th-31st

Language Arts:

Students will enjoy the story, Country Mouse, City Mouse. We will continue our practice of long vowel words with long “i” words (hike, mile, ice). Students will practice words with the digraphs: kn, wr, gn, mb. They will use the skill compare and contrast. Thank you for continuing to practice High Frequency Words with your child.

Math:

  • Engage NY, Module 5, Lessons 12-13 and assessment
  • Telling Time to the hour and 1/2 hour

Content:

  • Patterns in the Sky with Mrs. Garcia- specifically the cycle of the moon
  • Map Skills with Ms. Lummis- specifically landforms
  • STAR Renaissance Math Testing with Mrs. Mabe
  • Art inspMondrian with Mrs. Rovzar

Reminders:

  • January 27-31- Oral Presentations
  • February 3- NO School for students
  • February 5- 100th Day of School
  • February 7- Global Day of Play
  • February 14- Valentine’s Day
  • February 17- NO School
  • February 24-28- Oral Presentations

Week of February 3rd-7th

Language Arts:

Students will enjoy the story, The Name Jar. This story celebrates the differences that make each of us special and unique. Take a moment to talk with your child about what makes him/her special and unique. We will focus on words with long u and long o (cute, home, nose, tube). Students will focus on the main idea and details found within the text.

Math:

  • Engage NY, Module 4: Lessons 3 and 4
  • Place Value (tens and ones)

Content:

  • Patterns in the Sky with Mrs. Garcia- specifically the cycle of the moon
  • Map Skills with Ms. Lummis- specifically naming continents and oceans
  • Chatterpix with Mrs. Mabe
  • Thematic Heart Art using warm and cool colors with Mrs. Rovzar

Reminders:

  • February 3- NO School for students
  • February 5- 100th Day of School
  • February 7- Global Day of Play
  • February 14- Valentine’s Day
  • February 17- NO School
  • February 24-28- Oral Presentations

Week of February 10th-14th

Language Arts:

Students will enjoy the story, The Big Trip, this week. We will focus on long vowel patterns -ee, -ea as well as words that end in -ng and -nk. Students will focus again on comparing and contrasting within the text. Students will be writing about a trip that they have been on as well. We will also learn about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln this week and next as we approach Presidents’ Day.

Math:

  • Engage NY: Module 4: Lessons 5-8
  • Adding 10 more and 10 less
  • Comparing two numbers using “greater than” “less than”

Reminders:

  • February 10-14th: Penny Wars to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • February 10: Wear Orange to support Leukemia
  • February 11: Fun Run Pep Rally
  • February 11: Wear Blue: Autism Awareness
  • February 12: Wear Green: Mental Health Awareness
  • February 13: Wear Black: Violence Awareness
  • February 14: Wear Pink: Breast Cancer Support
  • February 14: Happy Valentine’s Day
  • February 17: NO SCHOOL- Presidents’ Day
  • February 21: Fun Run
  • February 24-28: Oral Presentations

Week of February 17th-21st

Language Arts:

Students will enjoy the story, The Big Trip, again this week. We will focus on long vowel patterns -ee, -ea as well as words that end in -ng and -nk. Students will focus again on comparing and contrasting within the text. Students will continue to work hard on writing, focusing on opinions this week. We will also continue to learn about and celebrate George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Thank you for practicing your sight words!

Math:

  • Engage NY: Module 4: Lessons 8-10
  • Comparing two numbers using “greater than,” “less than,” and “equal to”
  • Thank you for practicing your math facts!

Content:

  • Patterns in the Sky with Mrs. Garcia
  • Patriotic Symbols with Ms. Lummis- s
  • Chatterpix using George Washington and Abraham Lincoln with Mrs. Mabe
  • Thematic Love Monster Art with Mrs. Rovzar

Reminders:

  • February 17: NO SCHOOL- Presidents’ Day
  • February 21: Fun Run
  • February 24-28: Oral Presentations
  • March 6: Report Cards can be accessed by families

Week of February 24th-28th

Language Arts:

Students will enjoy the story, The Raft, this week. We will work on vowel patterns -ai and -ay. Students will work on summarizing a story and discuss the author’s purpose when writing. Thank you for reading with your child each night, practicing sight words (first, food, ground, sometimes, right, these, under, your) and completing the weekly journal.

Math:

  • Engage NY, Module 4, Lessons 11-13
  • Adding and Subtracting 10 from a two-digit number

Content:

  • Patterns in the Sky with Mrs. Garcia
  • Patriotic Symbols with Ms. Lummis
  • Google Slides with Mrs. Mabe
  • Mixing primary colors to create secondary colors with Mrs. Rovzar

Reminders:

  • February 24-28: Oral Presentations (Poems)
  • March 2: Read Across America Day
  • March 4: Field Trip to Portola High School (Please return permission slips ASAP
  • March 6: Report Cards can be accessed by families

Week of March 2nd-6th

Language Arts:

Students will enjoy reading, reading, reading this week. Students will share their love of reading with other classmates. We will also enjoy several different Dr. Seuss Books this week. Students will write an opinion about their favorite Dr. Seuss Book.

Math:

Engage NY: Module 4, Lessons 14-17: Place Value; adding and subtracting 10

Reminders:

  • March 4- Field Trip to Portola High School
  • March 6- Report Cards can be accessed online by families
  • March 16th- Leprechaun Traps due
  • Week of March 16th- Oral Presentations
  • March 23-27: Spring Conferences and Early Release Days
  • March 30-April 3: NO SCHOOL- Spring Break

Week of March 9th-13th

Language Arts:

Students will be enjoying the story, The Napping House.This is a wonderful story to discuss story sequence and the order of events. Ask your child what silly animal caused trouble in the Napping House. Students will work on the vowel pairs: oa, ow, and well as contractions.

Math:

  • Engage NY, Module 4, Lessons 18-21
  • Adding 10s and 1s. Adding using story problems

Content:

  • Patterns in the Sky with Mrs. Garcia
  • Patriotic Songs with Mrs. Kucheck
  • Google Slides with Mrs. Mabe
  • Leprechaun directed draw with Mrs. Rovzar

Reminders:

March 16th- Leprechaun Traps due

Week of March 16th- Oral Presentations

March 23-27: Spring Conferences and Early Release Days

March 30-April 3: NO SCHOOL- Spring Break