Monday, February 12, 2018

We are now only 4 days away from Winter Break! WOO HOO!

*IMPORTANT* Starting tomorrow, we are going to have a new policy in our classroom. Students will begin writing in their agendas the work they are to complete for each subject that day. Students will check off the work they completed and turned in, and will highlight the work that was NOT completed. Any work that is not completed must be completed for homework so that the student does not fall behind. Parents, please help me to reinforce the importance of being a responsible student. We have hit a point in the year where students are beginning to slack off and forget about their responsibilities as a student. I am working hard to instill those responsibilities within each of them to make sure that every student is successful. Thank you so much for your continued support.

Here is what we are doing in our classroom this week:

Reading: We will be focusing on using text evidence to support our comprehension of a text. How can we use evidence from the text to prove our answer is correct? There will be a test on Friday.

Writing: Informative Writing cont. We are beginning a new piece of writing about the Solar System.

Science: We are moving on to Science this week! We will be studying our Solar System by comparing and contrasting the physical attributes of stars, star patterns, and planets.

Math: This week in math, we will be comparing fractions, as well as adding and subtracting fractions. There will be a test on Friday.

Spelling: Spelling words this week are words that end in -ed and -ing. Students were given their lists to study and may also practice their words on Spelling City. We will have our spelling test on Friday.

Have a wonderful week!

-Ms. Allison

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Monday, February 5, 2018

I hope everyone got plenty of rest this weekend! The flu has been running rampant! Let’s hope we can all stay healthy this week. 🙂

Here is what’s going on in our classroom this week:

Reading: In reading, we are reviewing context clues. Students will use context clues to help them figure out the meaning of unknown words in the text. Each student will be keeping a context clues chart this week as we find the meaning of unknown words in the book The Tiger Rising. The completed chart will be due for an assessment grade on Friday.

Writing: Informational Writing cont. I have pushed final writing pieces to be due this Friday. Next week, we will begin a new piece of informational writing.

Social Studies: Our first test over the American Revolution will be this Wednesday. Students were given study guides last week. They have been instructed not to lose their study guides. Those students who keep them will be able to use them on the test!

Math: Today, we took a division quiz that I will only be counting as a classwork grade. For the rest of the week, we will be moving on to fractions. No test this week.

Spelling: Spelling words this week are words with the /oo/ and /yoo/ sound. Students were given their spelling lists this morning and the words are also available on Spelling City. It was brought to my attention from a student that the words on Spelling City are counted as incorrect if not capitalized. That was my error, as I was inputting all of the words with capital letters! I have fixed that issue for this week. As always, our spelling test will be this Friday.

**In other announcements, Progress Reports will be sent home this Friday.**

Thanks and have a great week!

-Ms. Allison

 

 

 

 

Math Help at Home

Parents,

I understand that Common Core can be difficult to comprehend at times. However, when you are helping your child at home with their math practice, please try to only use the strategies that we are using in class. This helps to eliminate any confusion when the students come back to school. If you ever need assistance with a strategy, please don’t hesitate to send me an email. I have tons of resources I can provide for you!

Thank you!

-Ms. Allison

Help Stop The Spread of the Flu Virus

A message from TEASLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Teasley Families – we want to make sure you are aware of the information provided by School Health Services that may help stop the spread of the flu. Please take time to visit this webpage for the tips and information they have provided. If a child has a low-grade fever or they are not feeling well, we ask you to please keep them at home.  Those who have the flu (with or without fever) are highly contagious. Please know that we are all working hard at Teasley to disinfect classrooms and sanitize door knobs, hallway and stair railings and other public surfaces.  We hope you all stay well during this flu season!!