• SPRING RAIN

    April 12 - 16

    Related Arts:  Music

     

    Reading Log: April Reading Log due 4/30

     

    Reading: Cont’ teacher Mentor – Salt In His Shoes.  The students will focus on the author’s purpose (What lesson is the author trying to teach you?), character quality, making text / self connections, using evidence to support responses, writing responses using complete sentences.

     

    Guided Reading: Leveled phonics, syllables, and reading (fluency, word accuracy, comprehension).

    Phonics: Daily rev. SH, CH, TH, ING, ALL, AW/AU, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA/EE, OA, OI/OY, AI/AY/EIGH, IGH, KN, PH, IR/UR/ER, ION/SION/TION

    Syllables: Open (O), closed (C), control R (vR), Silent E (vcE), Diphthong (vv), le (le)

     

    Cursive: c, a, d, g, h, t, p

     

    Spelling: Spelling List 24 – ar, or, er

     

    Writing: Biography Project – due May 4-6.  Description of the project was sent home Wednesday.

     

    Math:  Chapter 9: Length in Metric Units. Test tentatively scheduled for April 16.

    Chapter 10: Data. Test tentatively scheduled for April 28

    Chapter 11: Geometry and Fractions. Test tentatively scheduled for May 14

    Intro to multiplication and review of 3 digit with regrouping.

     

    Dates to remember:

    4/30 – Super Citizen Breakfast

    4/30 – April Reading Log due

    5/3 – 16 Scholastic Book Fair (ONLINE)
    https://www.scholastic.com/bf/broadwayelementary

    5/4 – 5/6 Biography Presentations

    5/11 – Muffins in the Morning (parents are invited – more info soon).

    5/28 – Last day for students (early release 1:30)

    5/29 – THS graduation @ 7:00 p.m.

     

     

     

    April 5 - 9

    Related Arts:  Music

    Reading Log: Due TOMORROW - April 5


    Reading: Teacher Mentor – Salt In His Shoes.  The students will focus on the author’s purpose (What lesson is the author trying to teach you?), character quality, making text / self connections, using evidence to support responses, writing responses using complete sentences.

    Guided Reading: Leveled phonics, syllables, and reading (fluency, word accuracy, comprehension).

    Phonics: Daily rev. SH, CH, TH, ING, ALL, AW/AU, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA/EE, OA, OI/OY, AI/AY/EIGH, IGH, KN, PH, IR/UR/ER, ION/SION/TION

    Syllables: Open (O), closed (C), control R (vR), Silent E (vcE), Diphthong (vv), le (le)


    Cursive: review c, a, d, g, h, t, p.  Intro. e, l, f.

    Spelling: Spelling List 23 – tion


    Writing: Students will begin researching a famous person.  Duckster.com has a list of famous people that students may choose from.   Students will not need to choose until we return from Spring Break.  Feel free to preview the website in the meantime.   Details about the biography project will be sent home mid week.   https://www.ducksters.com/ biography/

     

    Math:  Chapter 9: Length in Metric Units. Test tentatively scheduled for April 16.

    Chapter 10: Data. Test tentatively scheduled for April 28

    Chapter 11: Geometry and Fractions. Test tentatively scheduled for May 14

    Intro to multiplication and review of 3 digit with regrouping.

    Dates to remember:
    4/4 – Easter

    4/5 – Return to school

    4/5 – Mar. Reading Log due

    4/9 – Grades are viewable 3:30

    4/30 – Super Citizen Breakfast

    5/3 -7 - Biography project due

    5/28 – Last day for students (early release 1:30)

    5/29 – THS graduation @ 7:00 p.m.

     

    Mar. 22 - 26

    Early Release: Students will be dismissed @ 1:30 on Friday Mar. 26th (end of 3rd quarter).

     
    Spring Break:  Please let me know if your child will be leaving early on Friday or will be absent prior to Spring Break.  

     
    Related Arts:  Art
    Music class will begin April 5.

     
    Reading Log: Due April 5

     


    Reading: Cont’ teacher mentor text: Rechenka’s Egg.  We will focus on rev. locating evidence to support character description, as well as problem / solution.  We also focus on cultural similarities / differences, and irregular verbs.

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, ING, ALL, AW/AU, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA/EE, OA, OI/OY, AI/AY/EIGH, IGH, KN, PH, IR/UR/ER, ION/SION/TION

    Syllables: Open (O), closed (C), control R (vR), Silent E (vcE), Vowel team (vv)

     

    Spelling: Spelling List 22 – ea (short e sound)

     

    Writing: Students will begin researching a famous person after Spring break.  Duckster.com has a list of famous people that students may choose from.   Students will not need to choose until we return from Spring Break.  Feel free to preview the website in the meantime.  https://www.ducksters.com/ biography/

     

    Math: Chapter 8: Length in Customary Units.   Test date - Mar. 26

    Chapter 9: Length in Metric Units. Test tentatively scheduled for April 16.

    Chapter 10: Data. Test tentatively scheduled for April 28

    Chapter 11: Geometry and Fractions. Test tentatively scheduled for May 14

    Intro to multiplication and review of 3 digit with regrouping.


    Dates to remember:

    3/26 – Early Release (1:30) End of 3rd quarter

    3/29 – 4/2 Spring Break

    4/4 - Easter

    4/5 – Mar. Reading Log due

    4/9 – Grades are viewable 3:30

    4/30 – Super Citizen Breakfast

    5/28 – Last day for students (early release 1:30)

    5/29 – THS graduation @ 7:00 p.m.

     

     

    Mar. 15-19

    Remote Learning for Friday March 19.

    *Schedule for live lessons:

    10:00 Mrs. Yunker – Spelling test

    11:15 Mrs. Walters – Art class

    All Google Classroom assignments are required to be completed for the purpose of attendance.  The assignments will be graded.  Please remind your child to click ‘turn in’ after the assignment is complete.  My office hours will be 8:15 – 9:15 and 11:45 – 1:30. 

     

    Related Arts:  Art

     

    Reading Log: Due April 5

     

    Reading: Teacher mentor text: Rechenka’s Egg.  We will focus on rev. locating evidence to support character description, as well as problem / solution.  We also focus on cultural similarities / differences, and irregular verbs.

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA/EE, OA, OI/OY, AI/AY/EIGH, IGH, KN, PH, IR/UR/ER, ION/SION/TION

    Syllables: Open (O), closed (C), control R (vR), Silent E (vcE).

     

    Spelling: Spelling List 21 – soft C

     

    Math: Chapter 8: Length in Customary Units.  A tentative test date - Mar. 26

     

    Dates to remember:

    3/17 – St. Patrick’s Day (wear GREEN)

    3/18 – Super Citizen Breakfast

    3/19 – Remote Learning Day

    3/26 – Early Release (1:30) End of 3rd quarter

    3/29 – 4/2 Spring Break

    4/4 - Easter

    4/5 - Mar. Reading Log due

     

    Mar. 8 - 12

    Related Arts:  Art

     

    Reading Log: March Log will go home Monday.  Due April 5

     

    Reading: Teacher mentor text: All About Ireland (Nonfiction).  Using text evidence to answer questions and make inferences.

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA/EE, OA, OI/OY, AI/AY/EIGH, IGH, KN, PH, IR/UR/ER, ION/SION/TION

    Syllables: Open (O), closed (C), control R (vR), Silent E (vcE).

     

    Spelling: No Spelling list this week.  Students will be taking a nonsense word assessment

     

    Math: Chapter 7 – Money and Time.  Chapter assessment scheduled for Mar. 12. 

    Money - Coin identification and value are first grade mastery skills.  Please review the skills with your child.

    Time – Time to the hour and half hour was introduced in first grade.  We will do a quick rev. and then move on to telling time by 5 minute increments (exp. 7:05, 10:15, 6:55…)

     

    Dates to remember:

    3/14 – Daylight Savings Time

    3/17 – St. Patrick’s Day

    3/19 – Super Citizen Breakfast

    3/29 – 4/2 Spring Break

    4/4 - Easter

    4/5 – Mar. Reading Log due

     

     

     

    Mar. 1 - 5

    READ ACROSS AMERICA:

    Monday – Crazy Socks

    Tuesday – Hat day and wear RED WHITE BLACK

    Wednesday – Wacky mismatched clothes

    Thursday – Pajama day

    Friday – (in class activities)

    ***A Masked Reader will read a book each evening at 7:00 on Broadway’s FB page.***

     

    Chromebooks – Please return on Monday, fully charged.

     

    Related Arts:  Art

     

    Reading Log: February log is due Mar. 1 (Monday)

     

    Reading: Cont’ Teacher mentor text: Rosie Revere, The Engineer.  We will focus on rhyming words, making connections between fiction / nonfiction, pronoun rev., and common / irregular verbs

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA/EE, OA, OI/OY, AI/AY/EIGH, IGH, KN, PH, IR/UR/ER.

    Syllables: Open (O), closed (C), control R (vR), Silent E (vcE).

     

    Spelling: List 20

     

    Math: Chapter 7 – Money and Time.  Chapter assessment tentatively scheduled for Mar. 10. 

    Money - Coin identification and value are first grade mastery skills.  Please review the skills with your child.

    Time – Time to the hour and half hour was introduced in first grade.  We will do a quick rev. and then move on to telling time by 5 minute increments (exp. 7:05, 10:15, 6:55…)

     

    Dates to remember:

    3/1 – Feb. Reading Log due

    3/14 – Daylight Savings Time

    3/17 – St. Patrick’s Day

    3/19 – Super Citizen Breakfast

    3/29 – 4/2 Spring Break

    4/4 - Easter

    4/5 – Mar. Reading Log due

     

    Feb. 22-26

    Chromebooks – Please remind your child to return their Chromebook with the power cord.  Chromebooks will only go home when we anticipate a remote learning day.   

     

    Guided Reading books – Due to administering the CogAT and the 2 snow days, students do not have a guided reading book to read this weekend. 

     

    Related Arts:  Art

     

    Reading: Teacher mentor text: Rosie Revere, The Engineer.  We will focus on rhyming words, making connections between fiction / nonfiction, pronoun rev., and common / irregular verbs

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA/EE, OA, OI/OY, AI/AY/EIGH, IGH, KN, PH, IR/UR/ER.

    Syllables: open (O), closed (C), control R (vR).

     

    Spelling: List 19 ph, wr, kn

     

    Math: Chapter 6 assessment rescheduled for Monday Feb. 22

    Chapter 7 – Money and Time.  Chapter assessment tentatively scheduled for Mar. 5. 

    Money - Coin identification and value are first grade mastery skills.  Please review the skills with your child.

    Time – Time to the hour and half hour was introduced in first grade.  We will do a quick rev. and then move on to telling time by 5 minute increments (exp. 7:05, 10:15, 6:55…)

     

    Dates to remember:

    2/26 – Super Citizen Breakfast

    3/1 – Feb. Reading Log due

    3/14 – Daylight Savings Time

    3/17 – St. Patrick’s Day

    3/19 – Super Citizen Breakfast

    3/29 – 4/2 Spring Break

    4/4 - Easter

    4/5 – Mar. Reading Log due

     

    Feb. 16-19

    Due to last week’s snow days, and the Valentine party, I will take this week to catch up on skills and activities that we missed last week.  Students will be taking the CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) this week.  Your child does not need to study, however, please make sure your child gets a good night sleep and eats a good breakfast. 

    Remote Learning Days (SNOW DAY #6 and beyond) – Remote Learning Day assignments will be posted on Google Classroom by 8:15 a.m. on the day school is canceled.  Your child should do their very best to complete all the assignments within 24 hours.  If technical difficulties or other unforeseen situations occur, please let me know and I will give your child time to complete the assignments in the classroom.
    Live Lessons - I will be hosting 2 live lessons during Remote Learning days.  The lessons will review skills I’ve recently introduced.  I will have one lesson in the morning (10:00 Math) and one in the afternoon (1:00 Reading).  Attending live lessons is optional.  The students and I have practiced where to find the link for my live lesson and what my expectations will be.  It is important your child finds a quiet place to work and they limit distractions such as; siblings, animals, toys during live lessons.  Limiting distraction will benefit all students participating.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.  I am aware we have many students that go to daycare or stay with family members during snow days.  So please do not stress over the assignments or missing live lessons.  I will do my very best to assist students when needed.  

    Chromebooks – The power cord is located in the front zipper pocket.  Please make sure the power cord is placed back in the pocket after use.  I do not have extra power cords and will not be able to charge your child’s Chromebook at school if the power cord is missing. 

    Guided Reading books – All students have a guided reading book to read this weekend.  Please remind your child to read the book and return it on Tuesday.

     

    Related Arts:  Art

    ***Remote Learning Day - LIVE LESSON will be at 11:15***

     

    Reading: Teacher mentor text: Henry’s Freedom Box

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA/EE, OA, OI/OY, AI/AY/EIGH, IGH, KN, PH, IR/UR/ER

     

    Spelling: List 18 ‘wh’

     

    Math: Ch. 6 –Three Digit addition and subtraction.  Chapter assessment rescheduled for Monday Feb. 22

     

    Dates to remember:

    2/15 – No School Presidents' Day

    2/16 – CogAT

    2/26 – Super Citizen Breakfast

    3/1 – Feb. Reading Log due

    3/14 – Daylight Savings Time

    3/17 – St. Patrick’s Day

    3/19 – Super Citizen Breakfast

    3/29 – 4/2 Spring Break

    4/1 – Mar. Reading Log due

    4/4 - Easter

     

    Feb. 8 - 12

    Read-A-Thon (Fundraiser): Ends on Feb. 8. 

    Valentine’s Day: Please send in Valentine cards (in a sealed zip lock bag) by Feb. 8th for the party on Feb. 12.  Valentine boxes are not permitted this year and no party supplies are needed.  I will take care of everything.

     

    Guided Reading books - Please help remind your child to return guided reading books in a timely manner.  Students are expected to re-read the book at home, take an AR quiz, and then return it the very next day.  I meet with each guided reading group twice a week and books go home after the second time we meet. Most students will bring home the book on either a Thursday or Friday.   I did not send home books last week due to the snow days on Monday and Tuesday.  Expect to see guided reading books this week.

     

    Related Arts: Art

     

    Reading: Teacher mentor text: Henry’s Freedom Box.  The students will focus on Author’s purpose, rev. sequential events, character mood, conjunctions, and answering comprehension questions using complete sentences.

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA/EE, OA, OI/OY, AI/AY/EIGH, IGH, KN, PH, IR/UR/ER

     

    Spelling: List 17 ck /er (continued due to snow days)

     

    Writing: Using Graphic Organizers.

    Monthly focus:

    February – Expository (informative)

    -finish Research polar animals

    -finish ‘How to…’ writing

    March – Persuasive

    April - Narrative

     

    Math: Ch. 6 –Three Digit addition and subtraction.  Chapter assessment tentatively scheduled for Feb. 18

    Coins:  Many students are struggling with coin identification.  Please review coin name, value and counting single coins up to $1.00. 

     

    Social Studies / Science: Polar areas of the world - Animal / plant adaptation, temperature, Earth / Sun, human survival.

     

    Dates to remember:

    2/8 – Valentine cards due (in a zip lock)

    2/8 – Read-A-Thon ends

    2/12 – Valentine party

    2/11 – Parent Teacher Conferences

    2/15 – No School Presidents Day

    2/26 – Super Citizen Breakfast

    3/1 – Feb. Reading Log due

    3/14 – Daylight Savings Time

    3/17 – St. Patrick’s Day

    3/19 – Super Citizen Breakfast

    3/22 - 3/26 Spring Break

    4/1 – Mar. Reading Log due

    4/4 - Easter
     
     
     

     

     

    Feb. 1 - 5

    Read-A-Thon (Fundraiser): Broadway has collected over $20,000 so far.  That is an amazing #.  Thank you to all that are participating.  Our class has collected just over $1,000 and have read well over 1500 minutes.  The students are excited to record their reading time and earn prizes.  The fundraiser ends on Feb. 8. 

     

    Valentine’s Day: Please send in Valentine cards (in a sealed zip lock bag) by Feb. 8th for the party on Feb. 12.  Valentine boxes are not permitted this year and no party supplies are needed.  I will take care of everything.  

     

    Related Arts: Art

     

    Reading: Continue the teacher mentor text: Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday.  The students will focus on Author’s purpose, rev. sequential events, pronouns, digging deeper into vocabulary, and answering comprehension questions using complete sentences.

     

    Reading Log: Feb. reading log will be sent home on Monday.

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA/EE, OA, OI/OY, AI/AY/EIGH, IGH, KN, PH, IR/UR/ER

     

    Spelling: List 17 ck /er (spelling words can also be found on my school webpage)

     

    Writing: Using Graphic Organizers.

    Monthly focus:

    January – Expository (informative)

    -Research article animals

    February – Persuasive

    March – Narrative

     

    Math: Ch. 6 –Three Digit addition and subtraction.  Chapter assessment tentatively scheduled for Feb. 18.  Students will be learning to add $ as well (not in chapter 6).

    Coins:  Many students are struggling with coin identification and value.  Please review coin name, value and counting single coins up to $1.00. 

     

    Social Studies / Science: Polar areas of the world - Animal / plant adaptation, temperature, Earth / Sun, human survival.

     

    Dates to remember:

    2/8 – Valentine cards due (in a ziplock)

    2/8 – Read-A-Thon ends

    2/12 – Valentine party

    2/11 – Parent Teacher Conferences

    2/15 – No School Presidents Day

     

     

     

    Jan. 25 - Jan. 29

    Read-A-Thon (Fundraiser): The fundraiser information is in your child’s take-home folder.  The fundraiser started on Friday and will end on Feb. 8.

     

    Valentine’s Day: Students have a list of classmate names in their take-home folder.  Please send in Valentine cards (in a sealed zip lock bag) by Feb. 8th for the party on Feb. 12.  Valentine boxes are not permitted this year.

     

    Chromebook form – I still have a few parents that need to sign the permission form below.
    https://forms.gle/BRxTmPZB7rJMVfp78

     

    Related Arts: Art

     

    Reading: Teacher’s mentor text: Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday.  The students will focus on Author’s purpose, rev. sequential events, pronouns, digging deeper into vocabulary, and answering comprehension questions using complete sentences.

     

    Reading Log: January Reading Logs are due January 29.

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA/EE, OA, OI/OY, AI/AY/EIGH, IGH, KN,

    Intro. ‘ir / ur / er’

     

    Spelling: List 16 ir / ur (spelling words can also be found on my school webpage)

     

    Writing: Using Graphic Organizers.

    Monthly focus:

    January – Expository (informative)

    -How to blow a bubble. (finishing this week)

    -Research article animals

    February – Persuasive

    March – Narrative

     

    Math: Ch. 6 –Three Digit addition and subtraction.  Chapter assessment tentatively scheduled for Feb. 17.  Students will be learning to add $ as well (not in chapter 6).

     

    Social Studies / Science: Polar areas of the world - Animal / plant adaptation, temperature, Earth / Sun, human survival.

     

    Dates to remember:

    1/ 22 – 2/8 Read-a-Thon fundraiser (info went home Friday)

    1/29 – January Reading Log due

    1/29 – 2 hr late arrival

    2/11 – Parent Teacher Conferences

    2/15 – No School Presidents Day

     

    January 4 - 8, 2021

     

    Winter coats / hat / gloves: Please make sure your child is dressed to recess.  Students go outside twice a day when the wind chill temperatures are 20 degrees or higher.  There have been a number of students not wearing the proper clothing for recess.

     

    Masks:  As the flu season and COVID continues to be a concern, please make sure your child has more than one clean mask with them daily.  Runny noses have been the biggest issue.  I have extra masks for emergencies. 

     

    Water Bottles:  Please continue sending a water bottle daily.  Broadway now has 2 bottle filling stations.  To avoid long lines and social distancing issues, we ask all bottles come to school already filled with water.  My students have time @ 1:00 and 3:00 to refill water bottles.

     

    This week’s theme:  New Year and seasons!

     

    Related Arts: Library  (Art class will begin January 19th)

     

    Reading: Teacher’s mentor text – Snow Day! Students will focus on Author’s purpose, how to summarize a story, create descriptive sentences on a topic, and rev. singular / plural nouns (regular / irregular).

     

    Reading Log: December Reading Log is due January 6th.  Reading logs are required to be completed each month.

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA/EE, OA, OI/OY

     

    Spelling: List 13 _nk

     

    Writing: Using a Graphic Organizers.

    Monthly focus:

    January – Persuasive

    February – Expository (informative)

    March – Narrative

     

    Math: Ch. 5 – Subtracting 2digit numbers (w/ and w/out regrouping).  

     

    Social Studies / Science: New year (history of present-day calendar), season’s (Earth orbiting the sun).

     

    Dates to remember:

    1/4/21 – Return to school

    1/6 – Reading Log due

    1/15 – 2 hr. early dismissal

    1/15 – 2nd quarter ends

    1/18 – No School (MLK Day)

    1/19 – Specials change to ART

    1/22 – 2nd quarter grades will be viewable by 3:00 p.m.

    1/29 – 2 hr late arrival

     

    More info.
    Accessing online resources:  Students have been learning how to access the online learning sites.  Here are the steps below in case they need your assistance.

    1. Go to Tipp City School website

    2. Click on ‘Students’

    3. Find ‘CLEVER’ and click

    4. ‘Clever’ will ask your child to log in using their google account. They will type in their Gmail address ending with @student.tippcityschools.com, then the password (network login / passwords are in your child’s yellow folder).

    5. Once logged in, students can access the AR and i-Ready sites. If they want to do RAZ-Kids and Bookflix, they will go to my webpage under the ‘Educational Links’ tab. 

     

    Dec. 7 - 11

    This week’s theme:  Holiday traditions

     

    Related Arts: Library

     

    Reading: Teacher mentor text– Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve?  Students will focus on strategies of a ‘Good Reader’ (inferencing through texts / pictures, context clues, and using text evidence).

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA/EE, OA, OI/OY

     

    Spelling: List 11 Silent ‘e’ rev.

     

    Writing: Looking ahead in January – using a Graphic Organizers

     

    Math: GoMath Chapter 4: assessment is scheduled for Thursday Dec. 10.  I will email a 'Review Test' (w/ hints) on Monday.

     

     

    Dates to remember:

    12/14 PJ day / Flashlight Day

    12/18 Christmas Party (last day before holiday break)

    12/21 – 1/1/21 Holiday Break

    1/4/21 – Return to school

    1/15 – 2 hr. early dismissal

    1/15 – 2nd quarter ends

    1/18 – No School (MLK Day)

    1/19 – Specials change to ART

    1/22 – 2nd quarter grades will be viewable by 3:00 p.m.

    1/29 – 2 hr late arrival

    Using the Crosswalk:  Please make sure to remind your child to use the crosswalk at all times when crossing the street in the mornings and afternoons.

    Water bottles: Please remind your child to have a water bottle with them each day.

    Food Drive: Broadway is collecting canned / box goods for the needy.  To show our appreciation, students will get to wear their PJs on Monday Dec. 15 and bring a flashlight for a fun reading activity. 

     

    Nov. 30 - Dec. 4

    This week’s theme:  Holiday traditions

     

    Related Arts: Library

     

    Reading: Teacher mentor text– The Legend of the Poinsettia.  Students will focus on cause / effect, verb tenses, comparing cultures, and text-to-self connections.

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA/EE, OA, OI/OY

     

    Spelling: List 10 OA

     

    Writing: December will focus on writing a paragraph (indent, staying on topic, and complete sentences).

     

    Math: GoMath Chapter 4: Using place value to add 2-digit numbers. 

    Vocabulary: sum, addends, place value, ones, tens, hundreds, regroup, column.

    Chapter 4 assessment is scheduled for Thursday Dec. 10

     

    Social Studies:  Finish ancestry presentations scheduled on Nov. 30.

     

    Dates to remember:

    11/30 Return to school

    12/18 Christmas Party (last day before holiday break)

    12/21 – 1/1/21 Holiday Break

    1/4/21 – Return to school

    1/15 – 2nd quarter ends

    1/18 – No School (MLK Day)

    1/22 – 2nd quarter grades will be viewable by 3:00 p.m.

    1/29 – 2 hr late arrival

     

     

    November 23 - 24 

    This week’s theme:  Family Traditions and Ancestry

     

    Related Arts: Library

     

    Reading: Cont’ teacher mentor text– Turk and Runt.  We will be finishing up using context clues to define high level vocabulary.

     

    Weekly Poetry Read: NO poem this week 

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA/EE

     

    Spelling: No Spelling this week

     

    Writing: December will focus on writing a paragraph (indent, staying on topic, and complete sentences).

     

    Math: GoMath Chapter 4: Using place value to add 2-digit numbers. 

    Vocabulary: sum, addends, place value, ones, tens, hundreds, regroup, column.

    Chapter 4 assessment is scheduled for Thursday Dec. 12

     

    Thanksgiving Break – your child has a math packet.  The assignment is optional and does not need to be returned.

     

    Social Studies:  Ancestry, family traditions, culture.

    Ancestry presentations scheduled for Nov. 23,34,30

     

    Dates to remember:

    11/25 – 11/27 Thanksgiving

    11/30 Return to school

    12/18 Christmas Party (last day before holiday break)

    12/21 – 1/1/21 Holiday Break

    1/4/21 – Return to school

    1/15 – 2nd quarter ends

    1/18 – No School (MLK Day)

    1/22 – 2nd quarter grades will be viewable by 3:00 p.m.

    1/29 – 2 hr late arrival

     

    Nov. 16-20

    Ancestor Project: Due Nov. 20th.

     

    Masks and social distancing:  I want to say how amazing your children are doing with COVID guidelines.  Students are keeping their face covered and are very careful to sanitize / washing when entering and exiting the room.  As COVID cases and quarantine numbers continue to rise in our area, I want to encourage everyone to continue to do their part to keep our children and teachers safe.  The more families follow guidelines outside of school, the longer schools will be able to stay in session.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me directly.
     

    This week’s theme:  Gobble, Gobble!

     

    Related Arts: Library

     

    Reading: Teacher mentor text– Turk and Runt.  We will focus on using our background knowledge (schema), inferencing, and using context clues to define high level vocabulary.

     

    Weekly Poetry Read: NO poem this week or next week.

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA

     

    Spelling: List 9 EE

    Note: Weekly spelling words can be found on my webpage.

     

    Writing: Writing multiple sentences on a topic.  

     

    Math: GoMath Chapter 4: Using place value to add 2-digit numbers. 

    Vocabulary: sum, addends, place value, ones, tens, hundreds, regroup, column.

    Chapter 4 assessment tentatively scheduled for Dec. 15

     

    Social Studies:  Ancestry, family traditions, culture.

    Ancestry project due Nov. 20.

     

    Science: All about turkeys

     

    Dates to remember:

    11/20 – Ancestry project

    11/25 – 11/27 Thanksgiving

    11/30 Return to school

    12/18 Christmas Party (last day before holiday break)

    12/21 – 1/1/21 Holiday Break

    1/4/21 – Return to school

    1/15 – 2nd quarter ends

    1/18 – No School (MLK Day)

    1/22 – 2nd quarter grades will be viewable by 3:00 p.m.

    1/29 – 2 hr late arrival

     

     

    Nov. 9-13

    This week’s theme:  Culture and Traditions

     

    Related Arts: Library

     

    Reading: Teacher mentor text– Rough Face Girl.  We will focus on mental image, text-to-text (comparing 2 or more stories), rev. point of view and story elements.  We will also review nouns, verbs, and adjectives.

     

    Weekly Poetry Read: Continue practice reading the weekly poem and returning on Friday. 

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW.  Intro. EA

     

    Spelling: List 8 EA

    Note: Weekly spelling words can be found on my webpage.

     

    Writing: Writing multiple sentences on a topic.  

     

    Math: GoMath Chapter 4: Using place value to add 2-digit numbers. 

    Vocabulary: sum, addends, place value, ones, tens, hundreds, regroup, column.

    Chapter 4 assessment tentatively scheduled for Dec. 15

     

    Social Studies:  Ancestry, family traditions, culture.

    Ancestry project due Nov. 20.

     

    Dates to remember:

    11/20 – Ancestry project (info in your child’s yellow folder)

    11/25 – 11/27 Thanksgiving

    11/30 Return to school

    12/18 Christmas Party (last day before holiday break)

    12/21 – 1/1/21 Holiday Break

    1/4/21 – Return to school

    1/15 – 2nd quarter ends

    1/18 – No School (MLK Day)

    1/22 – 2nd quarter grades will be viewable by 3:00 p.m.

    1/29 – 2 hr late arrival

     

     

    Nov. 2-6

    October 27 - 30

     

    Halloween Party: If you signed up for party donations, please send in items by 10:00 on Friday Oct. 30.

     

    This Week's Theme: Halloween FUN!

     

    Related Arts: P.E.

    Students will switch from P.E. to LIBRARY on Tuesday

     

    Reading: Teacher mentor text– Crankenstein.  We will focus on making text-to-self connections, relating to the character, problem / solution, and synonyms.

     

    Weekly Poetry Read: Continue practice reading the weekly poem and returning on Friday. 

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW

     

    Spelling: NO SPELLING TEST – we will be reviewing Silent ‘e’ this week.

     

    Writing: Capital and punctuation adding higher level vocabulary to self-created sentences.  Writing multiple sentences on a topic. 

     

    Math: GoMath Chapter 3: Using patterns and strategies to find the sum or differences of basic facts. 

    Vocabulary: sum, addends, doubles, difference, number sentence, count on, count back, related facts, bar model, tens frame.

    CHAPTER 3 assessment tentatively scheduled for Nov. 5.

     

    Science:  Creepy Crawlies

     

    Dates to remember:

    10/26 No School

    10/30 Classroom Halloween Parties (students only)

    10/30 1st quarter grades will be viewable by 3:00 p.m.

    11/3 Election Day

    11/25 – 11/27 Thanksgiving

    11/30 Return to school

    12/18 Christmas Party (last day before holiday break)

    12/21 – 1/1/21 Holiday Break

    1/4/21 – Return to school

    1/15 – 2nd quarter ends

    1/18 – No School (MLK Day)

    1/22 – 2nd quarter grades will be viewable by 3:00 p.m.

    1/29 – 2 hr late arrival

     

    October 19-23

    Parent / Teacher Conferences:  Ms. Gifford will be sending home the following documents.  Please make sure to have the documents with you during your conference time.

    Documents:

    Parent communication sheet

    i-Ready assessment scores

    Grade card (current grades as of 10/16)

    RIMP (Reading Improvement Plan – if applicable)

     

    Halloween Party: All class parties this school year will be for students only.  I have listed the supplies we will need for the Halloween party.  I will take care of the craft.  Please email me if you are willing to donate.  I will be asking for similar donations for the Christmas and Valentine parties.  That way everyone has an opportunity to donate. 

     

    Party Donations – send with your child or drop off in the office by 10:00 on 10/30:

    (18 students w/ no food allergies)

    Juice boxes

    Sweet treat (prepackaged)

    Salty treat (prepackaged)

    Paper Napkins

    Paper plates

    Goodie bags

     

    This week’s theme:  Fun in the Fall

     

    Related Arts: P.E.

    Students will switch to LIBRARY beginning Oct. 27.

     

    Reading: Teacher Read – I Need My Monster.  We will focus on making connections with the text (text-to-self), common / proper nouns, sequencing events, and applying the vocabulary from the story into our own writing. 

     

    Weekly Poetry Read: Continue practice reading the weekly poem and returning on Friday. 

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW

     

    Spelling: List 6 ew / oo

     

    Writing: Capital and punctuation adding higher level vocabulary to self-created sentences.  Writing multiple sentences on a topic. 

     

    Math: GoMath Chapter 3: Using patterns and strategies to find the sum or differences of basic facts. 

    Vocabulary: sum, addends, doubles, difference, number sentence, count on, count back, related facts, bar model, tens frame.

     

    Science: Mystery Science activities

     

    Dates to remember:

    10/20-10/27 Parent Teacher Conferences

    10/23 End of First Grading Period

    10/26 No School

    10/30 Classroom Halloween Parties (students only)

    10/30 1st quarter grades will be viewable by 3:00 p.m.

    11/3 Election Day

    11/25 – 11/27 Thanksgiving

    11/30 Return to school

    12/18 Christmas Party (last day before holiday break)

    12/21 – 1/1/21 Holiday Break

    1/4/21 – Return to school

    1/15 – 2nd quarter ends

    1/18 – No School (MLK Day)

    1/22 – 2nd quarter grades will be viewable by 3:00 p.m.

    1/29 – 2 hr late arrival

     

    Weekly Update Oct. 5 - 9

    Midterm grades: Your child’s midterm grades are accessible on Powerschool.

     

    Fall Book Fair will be online this school year. If you wish to purchase books, they will be shipped directly to you. Please use the following link to order books from October 5-18. Our parent group (PIE) is hosting the Book Fair and all proceeds from it will be used for purchasing items for our Broadway students.

     

    https://www.scholastic.com/bf/broadwayelementary

     

    Halloween Party: We will be having a Halloween Party this year.  Unfortunately, parents are not permitted to attend.  I’ll send out a party supply list very soon. 

     

    This week’s theme:  All About Bats

     

    Related Arts: P.E.

     

    Reading: Teacher Read (we call a Mentor Text) – Stellaluna. Lessons will focus on problem / solution, applying vocabulary in their writing, and using stronger verb (synonyms for simple verbs – thirsty / parched, hot / steamy…).

     

    Weekly Poetry Read: Continue practice reading the weekly poem and returning on Friday. 

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR

     

    Spelling: List 4 ar / or 

     

    Writing: Cont’ proper printing of letters focusing on formation and positioning on the line.  Cont’ Capital and punctuation adding higher level vocabulary to self-created sentences.

     

    Math: GoMath Chapter 2 Numbers to 1,000.  Ch. 2 assessment tentatively scheduled for Oct. 12 or 13. 

     

    Science: Learning about bats and life cycle.

     

    Dates to remember:
    10/5-10/18 Online Book Fair

    10/20-10/27 Parent Teacher Conferences

    10/23/20 End of First Grading Period

    10/26/20 No School

    10/30/20 Classroom Halloween Parties (students only)

     

     

    Weekly Update Sept. 28  - Oct. 2

     

    This week’s theme:  Johnny Appleseed

     

    Related Arts: P.E.

     

    Reading: Teacher Read (we call a Mentor Text) – The Legend of Johnny Appleseed.

     

    Weekly Poetry Read: Continue practice reading the weekly poem and returning on Friday. 

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, ING, ALL, AW.

     

    Spelling: List 3 all / aw

      

    Writing: Cont’ proper printing of letters focusing on formation and positioning on the line.  Begin focusing on Capital and punctuation.

     

    Math: GoMath Chapter 2 Numbers to 1,000.  Ch. 2 assessment tentatively scheduled for Oct. 12 or 13.  

     

    Science: What is the largest apple in world?  Plant life cycles

     

     

    Weekly Update Sept. 21-25

     

    *School pictures on Tuesday Sept. 22*

     

    This week’s theme:  Friendship

     

    Related Arts: P.E.

     

    Reading: Teacher Read (we call a Mentor Text) – When I Was Young In The Mountains.  Students will focus on identifying and making connections to the setting of the story, nouns, and dig deeper into the meaning of difficult vocabulary words. 

     

    Weekly Poetry Read: Continue practice reading the weekly poem and returning on Friday. 

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH.  Introduce - ING

     

    Spelling: List 2 – ING (rev. SH, CH, TH).   

     

    Writing: Cont’ proper printing of letters focusing on formation and positioning on the line.

     

    Math: GoMath Chapter 1 assessment will be Tuesday Sept. 22.

              GoMath Chapter 2 - Number to 1,000.  The Big Idea: Students will extend their understanding of place value up to the # 1,000 and the relationship (<,>,=) between these large numbers. Homework:  Homework is optional however the word problems are examples found on the chapter assessment.

     

    Social Studies: Citizenship

    Science: Seasonal changes

     

     

    Weekly Update Sept. 14-18

    This week’s theme:  Friendship

     

    Related Arts: P.E.

     

    Reading: Teacher Read (we call a Mentor Text) – The Salamander Room.  Students will focus on creating mental images when reading a story, adjective, and increasing their vocabulary knowledge. 

     

    Weekly Poetry Read: Don't forget, your child will bring home their poetry folder and will be expected to read the poem nightly (see back of the poem for parent check off) practicing fluency and expressive voice.  The folder must be returned each Friday for an in-class poetry activity.   

     

    Phonics: Rev. short vowels and SH, CH, TH

     

    Spelling: List 1 – Short Vowel rev.   Your child will print the spelling words in their agenda and you can also find a copy of the words on my webpage.  At this time, there will be NO spelling homework except to study for the Friday test.  All spelling activities will be completed at school for the first quarter.

     

    Writing: Focus on proper printing of letters focusing on formation and positioning on the line.

     

    Math: GoMath Chapter 1 Number Concepts (odd / even, place value, expanded numbers, etc.).  Chapter 1 assessment tentatively scheduled for September 21.  Homework:  Your child will bring home a ‘Practice/Home’ workbook page most days of the week.  It is optional homework.  Please do not return.

    HINT:  The word problems found on the homework page are examples of the word problems your child will be expected to complete on the chapter assessment.

     

    Social Studies: Citizenship (school and classroom expectations)

     

    Weekly Update Sept. 8-11


    Questions or concerns:  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact both Ms. Gifford and myself.  We are always happy to help. 

    hmyunker@tippcity.k12.oh.us   

    agifford@tippcity.k12.oh.us


    Daily Planner (agenda): As the year progresses your child will be writing in their Planner.  They will record homework, weekly spelling words and other important information.  You do not need to sign or initial nightly, but feel free to write inspirational notes to your child if you like.  Please make it a daily routine to check the Planner for important information.

     

    2nd grade Homework:  For the first quarter homework will consist of 15 minutes of reading nightly (can include the weekly poem), study for the Friday Spelling test, and complete any GoMath practice/home workbook pages (optional). 

     

    This week’s theme:  Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Have Integrity

     

    Related Arts: P.E.

     

    Reading: Teacher Read (we call a Mentor Text) – Edward the Emu.  Students will focus on making predictions and learning higher level vocabulary words.  

     

    Weekly Poetry Read: Starting this week, your child will be bringing home a Poetry folder at the beginning of each week.  Your child will be expected to read the poem nightly (see back of the poem for parent check off) practicing fluency and expressive voice.  The folder must be returned each Friday for an in class poetry activity.   

     

    Phonics: Rev. short vowels and basic blends.

     

    Spelling: Practice list.  The goal this week is to learn 2nd grade spelling expectations.  Students will learn how to print the spelling words in their Daily Planner, review the spelling pattern for the list, and learn how to take a Friday spelling test.  This week’s words are very simple in order to focus on spelling expectations.  At this time, there will be NO spelling homework except to study for the Friday test.  All spelling activities will be completed at school for the first quarter.

     

    Writing: Focus on proper printing of letter formation and positioning on the line.

     

    Math: GoMath Chapter 1 Number Concepts (odd / even, place value, expanded numbers, etc.).  Chapter 1 assessment tentatively scheduled for September 21.  Homework:  Your child will bring home a ‘Practice/Home’ workbook page most days of the week.  This workbook page is optional practice and SHOULD NOT be returned.  Please note: students are learning how to remove the ‘Practice/Home’ page from the workbook.  You may notice tears in the pages.  It’s ok.  Students get better and better as they practice.

     

    Science: How inventors think

     

    Social Studies: Citizenship (school and classroom expectations)

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