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I'm very excited to be a Burt Tiger! I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Reading. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and going to the beach. I will be teaching all subjects this year. Parent and teacher communication are vital to your child's success. Please contact me with any questions you may have through Classtag, email, or by phone. I am excited to be your child's teacher this year!
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What We’re Learning-August 23-27

Reading- We are learning to determine the main idea of an informational text. We are using text features to help predetermine the main idea prior to reading. We are learning to compare and contrast within a text and between two texts on the same topic.  We are learning to decode multi-syllable words within the text.

Spelling- See spelling list below. The test will be on Friday, but will be only counted as a daily grade.

Language-  We are learning to form regular plural nouns.

Writing-The students will learn how to write an informative piece, revise, and publish it.

Social Studies-This week we’re continuing to learn how to read a map.  We will learn how to locate places on a map using lines of latitude and longitude. 

 Math: This week we will be learning about addition and subtraction with regrouping, solving word problems, and rounding to tens and hundreds place.

Science:  We are still learning about the water cycle, weather, and climate.

 

THERE WILL BE AN EXTRA READING INTERVENTION OCCURING FROM 3:00-3:20 DAILY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. THIS WILL BE A VERY IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL PRACTICE TIME FOR STUDENTS IN READING. PLEASE KEEP THAT IN MIND WHEN MAKING A DECISION TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS OR PICK UP YOUR CHILD EARLY. THANK YOU!

 

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

Homework will always be given Monday through Thursday throughout the year. Homework will begin on August 16th .

 

Monday-Read the story and answer the questions in your folder. Work on the spelling page.

Tuesday- Reread the story and answer the questions in your folder.

Wednesday- Reread the story and complete any remaining questions.

Thursday-Math: Work on the math page. Practice your spelling words.

 

 

Vocabulary for Reading

amphibians-land animals that also need water to survive

contour feathers-small feathers that form the outline of a bird

dewlap-loose skin hanging from the neck of an animal

down feathers-soft, fine feathers that keep an animal warm

flight feathers-the feathres that support a bird in flight

reptiles-a cold blooded animal with scales covering its body

 

 

Spelling Words-words with long a

1.      able                        7.  hooray                   

2.      afraid                      8. indicate

3.      became                   9. narrate

4.      blame                    10. raise

5.      chain                     11. spray

6.      explained              12. Tuesday

 

TIGER Specials Schedule (2:05-:2:55)

  T day-    Art

   I day-    Music

  G day-   PE

  E day-   Library

   R day-   PE                                            

 

Lunch-

10:55-11:20

Recess-

10:30-10:50       

 

PLEASE KEEP THE DAILY BEHAVIOR SHEET IN THE HOMEWORK FOLDER.

HOMEWORK-Homework will be given every night of the week-Monday-Thursday. Read the newsletter each night for the homework assignment.

EACH DAY*****************Please listen to your child read each night, and continue reading to your child.

Ask lots of comprehension questions during readings.

FOR EXAMPLE:

Ask many questions that require the student to locate the answer in the text-TEXT BASED EVIDENCED.

Examples of informational text questions-

Why did the author write this text? What is the purpose of the text-inform, entertain, persuade?

Summarize what you learned in this text.

How did the text features help you understand what the main idea of the text will be prior to reading it? (Table of Contents, Glossary, Index, Title Page, Cover, Bolded Words, Subheadings, Charts, Graphs, Tables)

Compare the information learned in this text with one learned in another text on the same topic. What information was similar or different?

What is the main idea of the text? What are the details that support the main idea?

How did the author introduce and conclude the text?

  1. Take care of yourself.
  2. Take care of others. 
  3. Take care of this place.