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Announcements

April 8-12  

Mrs. Williams                                      April 8-12

Announcements:

·       Zach is scheduled to send in Fun Friday this week.

·       Students will be on Spring Break next week! I hope you all have a safe and relaxing break!

·       Spring Picture proofs went home last week. Please turn in all orders as soon as possible.

·       We will finish our Bio Poem book this week so I can ship it to be published Friday! YAY! I sent home ordering info this past Friday. If you would like to purchase one please do so no later than Friday, April 12th.

·       Field Trip forms and money are due this week. Please have all money turned in by 9am Thursday morning.

·       We will have the Easter Egg Drop on Friday morning. Don’t forget to send in 22 filled eggs and a basket!

·        We will be reviewing Unit 5 this week in Reading. Students will be taking their Unit 5 reading exam this Friday

We Will Be Learning:

Reading: Unit 5 Review (Study attached Word sheet)

Math: Addition combinations and subtraction

Language Arts: Dictionary Skills

Science: Weather

Social Studies: Bordering States and Abbreviations

Homework:

ü Read every night!

ü Study words every night!

ü Unit 5 Spelling Test Study Sheet


April 1st– 5th  

Mrs. Williams                        April 1st– 5th

Announcements:

 

·        It’s hard to believe it’s already 4th quarter and Spring Break is only 2 weeks away! Students will be out April 15th -19th!

·        We will start working on our class book this week. Our shipping date is Friday, April 12th. I will send home more info later this week about our book.

·        Students last day of school is May 23rd I can’t believe this year is almost over!

·        Brennan is scheduled to bring in Fun Friday treats this Friday!

·     Our Five Rivers Field trip is on Friday, May 10, 2019. Forms and money will be collected next week, April 8 –April 11th.

We will be learning:

·         Reading Story– Signmaker’s Assistant

·      Reading Skill: main idea and details

·      Phonics pattern: augh, al, aw, au

·      Math – 3 digit numbers

·      Science/Social Studies – Seasons/Map Skills

 

Homework:

Each Night:

1.     Read AR book & Practice Subtraction facts.

2. Study word sheet.

 


March 19 – March 22  

Mrs. Rhonda Williams               March 19 – March 22

Announcements:

ü Thanks so much to Annabelle’s family for providing Fun Friday last week. Christian is scheduled to bring in Fun Friday this Friday!

ü Spring Pictures will be taken on Thursday, March 21st . Students may wear out of uniform for pictures.

ü Report cards will come home on Friday.

ü Yearbook orders are due by Friday, March 22nd.

ü Project Outreach is sponsoring Week of Change this week. Students who purchased a “Be the One” shirt may wear it this week. Please see the attached sheet for info!

 

We will be learning:

Reading: Bad Dog, Dodger!

Reading Skill: Plot and Theme

Phonics: Consonant patterns-kn, wr, gn, mb

Language: Pronouns I and me

Math: Fractions

Social Studies: Bordering States and Abbreviations of States

 

Homework:

1.      Read AR Book & Reflex Math

2.    Review any work that comes home.


March 11-15th  

Mrs. Williams’ Newsletter              March 11-15th

Announcements!

 

  • Fun Friday: Annabelle is scheduled to bring in Fun Friday treats this week! Fun Friday is a reward for good behavior so please encourage your child to do their best throughout the week!
  • Please check with your child to see if they need any personal supplies (crayons, glue, etc.).

 

Dates to Remember:

March 15th- End of 3rd Qrt

March 18th-Teacher Workday (no school)

March 22nd- Report Cards sent home

March 29thSpring Fling

April 15th-19th: Spring Break (no school)

 

We will be learning:

ü Reading Story: Carl the Complainer

ü Reading Skill: Cause & Effect & Visualize

ü Language: Singular & Plural Pronouns & Prefixes

ü Writing- Narrative

ü Math: Adding and Subtraction 2 and 3 digit numbers & Even & Odd Numbers

ü Science: Rocks

ü Social Studies: Map Skills

*AR Deadline is tomorrow at dismissal!


Feb. 25- March 1  

Mrs. Williams                           Feb. 25- March 1

 

   Announcements:

✓   We have Caleb’s family scheduled to send Fun Friday this week.

✓   Please encourage your child to read every night and take AR tests.

✓   Mardi Gras Break is next week. Students will be out of school March 4-6th.

We will be learning:

•      Reading Story: The Firefighter

•      Reading Skill: Fact and Opinion

•      Phonics – suffixes –ful –er –or –ly -ish

•      Language - Linking Verbs & Pronouns

•      Math – Measurement & Even & Odd

•    Social Studies Map Skills

Homework:

Each Night:

1.     Study words & Read AR book.

2.  Practice subtraction facts & Reflex Math.


February 18-22  

 

 

 

Mrs. Williams                                      February 18-22

Announcements:

J  Thank you all for my valentine treats, gifts and love! I felt so special!

J  We will be reviewing Unit 4 in reading this week. We will take a test on Unit 4 Friday. We will actually do the written response question on Thursday because the test is long. I am sending home a study guide today! Your child can complete Unit 4 Review workbook papers that are in the green reading workbook for extra practice.

J  Thank you Shawnna for sending in treats last week! Matthew is scheduled for this Fun Friday this week!

J  Don’t forget about our BYOD policy! If your child plans to participate, make sure to sign the waiver and return it to me asap!

We will be learning:

Reading Story: Unit 4 Review

Reading Skill/Phonics:Unit 4 Skills

Math: Chapter 9- Measurement

Language Arts: adverbs, multiple meaning words, & narrative writing

Social Studies/Science: Timelines, Map Skills, & Rocks

Homework

Each Night:

1.              Reading Unit 4 Study Guide

2.           Read AR Book & Read on myOn!

3.           Practice math facts using Reflex Math or flash cards.


Feb. 11 - 15  

Mrs. Williams                                          Feb. 11 - 15

 

Announcements:

J Thank you so much Bryant and his family for the cupcakes and juice last week. It was great! Shawnna’s family will be providing Fun Friday this week. Thanks for all you do to support our students!!!

J We will exchange valentines on Thursday. I sent a Dojo message last week with infoJ

J Mardi Gras Holidays are March 4th-6th !

 

We will be learning:

Reading Story: The First Tortilla

Reading Skill: Plot and Theme, Monitor and Clarify

Phonics – oo, ue, ew, ui

Language – adverbs

Math – Measurement

Social Studies – Timelines

Science- Rocks

Homework Each Night:

1.              Read AR Book & Read on myOn!

2.         Study words and practice addition facts.


Feb. 4-8th  

Mrs. Williams                                          Feb. 4-8th

Announcements:

☼    THANKS to Ayden’s family for sending Fun Friday last week! Bryant’s family is scheduled to send in treats this week.

☼    Progress reports will come home on Wednesday. Please review them with your child, sign, and return them on Thursday.

 

 

We will be learning:

Reading Story The Night the Moon Fell

Reading Skill Plot and Theme/Visualize

Math Bar Graphs and Line Plots

Language – Narrative Writing

Social Studies – Timelines

 

 

HOMEWORK

Study and Read!

Math Reflex

Extra reading practice-

Reading Workbook pages; 325,326, 327, 329, 330, 331, 333, 334, 335, & 336


Jan. 28-Feb. 1  

Mrs. Williams                                              

Jan. 28-Feb. 1

Announcements:

 

ü We have Ayden’s family scheduled this Friday for Fun Friday.

ü We are in need of antibacterial soap and Germ-X!!!! If you are able to donate, we would appreciate it so much!

ü Please ensure you child is in proper uniform daily. Check school website for uniform policy. Jackets worn inside the building must be uniform. Otherwise, students will be required to take them off once inside. Also, please ensure their name is written inside. We have already sent many jackets to lost-and-found because they go unclaimed. Boots are not allowed even if they are black.

ü Our snack pantry is almost empty again. If you can help by sending in snacks, we would appreciate it very much!

We will be learning:

◉   Reading Story – Soil

◉   Reading Skill – Fact and Opinion

◉   Phonics – ou, ow, oi, oy diphthongs

◉   Math – skip counting, patterns, ratio

◉   Language –adjectives

◉   Science/Social Studies – rocks & citizenship

Homework

Each Night:

1.      Read on myOn if you have internet access at home.

2. Read AR Book

3. Study spelling & vocabulary words.

4. Practice math facts using Math Reflex if you have internet access  

(computer, tablet, smartphone, etc) at home.


January 21-25, 2019  

Newsletter from Ms. Williams’ Class

January 21-25, 2019

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Life Cycle of a Pumpkin by Ron Fridell

Genre: Expository Test

 

 

Holiday

 

 

Read AR Book

 

 

Read AR Book

 

 

Read AR Book

 

 

 

 

Selection

TEST

 

Language

Skill: Adjectives

Handwriting

Cursive Writing

Spelling

Skill: oo, u

 

 

 

Study words!

 

 

Study words!

 

 

Study words!

 

 

Spelling Test

Math

Skill: Unit 5

 

 

Practice addition facts!

Practice addition facts

Practice addition facts

Addition

Fact Drill

6 minutes

Science/Social Studies

Skill: Rocks

Skill: MLK

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible!

 

Dates to Remember:

January 25th - 100th day of School (Students may dress up)

 

ü Fun Friday- Treyvon Manuel is scheduled to bring treats this Friday!! We have 22 students! The new schedule went home last week.

 

ü If you have not returned the report card envelope, please send it back by tomorrow!

Have a great week!


January 14-18, 2019  

 

 

Newsletter from Ms. Williams’ class

January 14-18, 2019

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: A Froggy Tale by John Lechner

Genre: Fable

 

Read AR Book and study words.

Read AR Book and study words.

Read AR Book and study words.

Read AR Book and study words.

 

Selection

TEST

 

 

Language

Skill: Adjectives

Handwriting

Cursive Writing

Spelling

Skill: Final Syllable

-le

 

Study Monday’s words!

 

Study Tuesday’s words!

 

Study Wednesday’s words!

 

Study ALL words!

 

 

Spelling Test

Math

Skill:

Unit 5

 

Math

Reflex

 

 

Math

Reflex

 

 

Science/Social Studies

Skill: Rocks

Skill: Time Vocabulary

 

 

 

Time Vocabulary Test!

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible!

Dates to Remember:

January 16th- SES Fun Run

January 18th- Out of Uniform $2

January 21th- MLK Holiday- No School

January 25th- 100th day of School

Reminders!

ü 3rd quarter has always proved to be the hardest. Continue to work hard with your child. Have them read to you daily and ask them questions about what they have read to check for comprehension.

ü I am still working on the Second Semester Fun Friday Schedule I will send it home one day this week! Thanks for your outstanding support!

ü If you haven’t returned the report card envelope, please send it back by tomorrow!


Dec 3-7  

Mrs. Williams                           Dec 3-7

·        Can you believe we only have 3 more weeks left of 2nd Quarter? Technically, we only have 2 full weeks!

·        On December 6th students will be allowed to take pictures with Santa. This is prepay only. Students may wear Christmas clothes to school if they prepay for pictures. Be sure they have appropriate shoes to change into for PE.

·        I will send home Christmas Party information home this week so be on the lookout for it! Our Christmas party will be on December 19th at 1pam.

·        Gabi Carrillo is scheduled to bring Friday Fun this week! Since we are out of school Friday, please send it on Thursday.

·        Please continue to encourage your child to read and test daily!

·        We will not have school this Friday due to the football championship game.

 

We will be learning:

  • Reading Story: Anansi the Spider
  • Skill: Compare / Contrast
  • Phonics: compound words
  • Language: verbs (past, present, future)
  • Math: Geometry & Fractions
  • Social Studies: Super Citizens

Homework

Each Night: Read an AR book and study spelling and reading vocabulary.


November 26-30, 2018  

 Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

November 26-30, 2018

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading:

Story: Dear Juno by Soyung Pak

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Skill: Drawing Conclusions

 

Study Monday’s words!

 

Read AR BOOK!

 

Study Tuesday’s words!

 

Read AR Book!

 

Study Wednesday’s words!

 

Read

AR Book!!

 

 

Study ALL WORDS!

 

Read AR Book!

 

*Start Dear Juno Test

Reading Scantron

Test

8:30-9:30am

 

Dear Juno

Selection Test

Language

Skill: Possessive’s

& Verbs

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill: Long

o: o, oa, ow

Study Monday’s words!

Study Tuesday’s words!

Study Wednesday’s words!

 

Study ALL words!

Spelling

Test

Math:

Skill: Geometry & Fractions

Review any daily work that comes home.

Review any daily work that comes home.

Review any daily work that comes home.

Review any daily work that comes home.

Geometry Test

(if we have time)

Social Studies:

Science:

Using Plants

 

 

 

 

 

·        Fun Friday- Ben was scheduled to send in Fun Friday snacks this week, but he transferred to another school. If anyone wants to volunteer, please send me a Dojo message. Thanks!

 

·        Accelerated Reader: Please encourage your child to read and to take AR tests! You can also check your child’s progress using the home connect webpage. Do not forget myOn is a great resource to use if your child forgets to bring home a book. Also, www.storylineonline.net is a great resource to use. We use Epic! in the classroom and the kids love it! I am sending home some info about Epic! today! Deadline for 2nd quarter AR is December 14th. They have to meet 85% comprehension and their point goal to attend the AR Christmas party. I will send home an updated report one day this week so be on the lookout! Have a great week!

 

·        Out of Uniform- Friday, November 30th for $2


November 13-16, 2018  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

November 13-16, 2018

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading:

Story: Pearl and Wagner Two Good Friends

by Kate McMullen

Genre:

Fantasy

Skill: Author’s Purpose &

Questioning

 

 

Veteran’s

Day

Holiday!

 

 

Read AR Book!

 

 

Study and Read AR Book!!

 

Study and read AR book!

 

Reading

Selection Test

 

Phonics Test-

Long E

Language

Skill: Possessive’s & Verbs

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill: Vowel Patterns e, ee, ea, y

 

Study words!

Study

words!

 

Study words!

 

Spelling Test

Math

Skill: Geometry

 

 

 

 

 

Subtraction

Drill Test- 8 minutes!

Social Studies/Science

Skill: Plants

 

 

 

 

 

**Fun Friday-Kherrington is scheduled to bring snacks in on Thursday!

**Accelerated Reader: Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! You can also check your child’s progress using the home connect webpage. Do not forget myOn (link on sespartans.com) is a great resource to use if your child forgets to bring home a book.

Dates to Remember:

November 16th- AL/AU shirt if you bring a can good to school

November 19th -23th- Thanksgiving Holiday! No School

 

 

 


October 29-November 2, 2018  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

October 29-November 2, 2018

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading One Good Turn Deserves Another

By Judy Sierra

Genre: Folk Tale

Comprehension Skills: Setting, Character, Plot

 

Study and Read!

 

Study and Read!

 

Study and Read!

 

 

Study and Read!

 

 

Selection

TEST

Language

Skill: Irregular Nouns, Possessive Nouns

 

 

Contractions Test

 

 

Spelling

Skill: Vowel Patterns

a, ai, ay

 

Study Monday’s Words!

Study Tuesday’s Words!

Study Wednesday’s Words!

 

Spelling

TEST

Math

Skill: Unit 3-Addition & Subtraction

 

.  

 

 

 

Science:

Skill: Plants

 

 

 

 

 

Dates to Remember:

November 12th- Veteran’s Day (no school)

November 19th- 23th- Thanksgiving Break (no school)

·        Fun Friday: Thank you to Aydenand his family for providing our Fun Friday treats last Friday! We have Chloe Coxwell scheduled for Fun Friday this week! Parents, please keep in mind that FUN FRIDAY is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week.

·         Accelerated Reader: Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests!

 


October 22-26, 2018  

 

 

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

October 22-26, 2018

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading The Bremen Town Musicians

Genre: Fairy Tale

Study Monday’s words.

Study Tuesday’s words.

Study Wednesday’s words.

Study all words.

 

Reading

TEST

Language

Skill: Plurals Nouns that Change Spelling

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill: Plurals with-s, -es, -ies

Study words!

Study words!

 

 

Study words!

Study words!

Spelling

TEST

Math

Skill: Unit 3 Addition:

Number Strings

 

 

 

 

 

Social Studies/Science

Skill: Economy; River Plants

 

 

 

 

 

·        Fun Friday: We have Ayden scheduled for Fun Friday this week! Parents, please keep in mind that FUN FRIDAY is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week.

·        Accelerated Reader: Your child’s AR goal and ZPD will be the same as last quarter. Please encourage them to read at home! Thanks!                        

·       Classroom Website: Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

Dates to Remember:

October 22th -2thRed Ribbon Week

November 12th- Veteran’s Day (No School)

 

·       If your needs more practice with this week’s Reading feel free to use pages from the green workbook that was sent home.


October 1-5, 2018  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ class

October 1-5, 2018

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Abraham Lincoln

by Delores Malone

Genre: Informational Text

Skill: Author’s Purpose/Text Structure

 

 

Read AR book!

Study Monday’s words!

 

Read AR book!

. Study Tuesday’s words!

 

Read AR book!

Study Wednesday’s words!

 

Study all words!

 

Phonics Test!

 

Selection Test!

Lang. Art:

Reflective Nouns

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill:

Contractions

 

Study Monday’s words!

Study Tuesday’s words!

Study Wednesday’s words!

 

 

 

Math

Skill: Unit 3 Place Value & Word Problems

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science/Social Studies

Skill: Fire Safety

Social Studies

Abraham Lincoln

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible.

The word lists for this week’s story are attached. Please make sure your child can read/identify all words.

Spelling Dictation Sentences: Your child will be required to create sentences with spelling/sight words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words

 

Field Trip: Money is due this week!!!

 


September 24- 28, 2018  

 

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

September 24- 28, 2018

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Tara and Tiree, Fearless Friends by Andrew Clements

Skill: Cause/Effect

Summarizing

 

Study Monday’s words!

 

Study Tuesday’s words!

 

Study Wednesday’s words!

 

Study ALL words!

Tara and Tiree

TEST

 

 

Language

Skill: Nouns

Writing

Opinion writing

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill:

r-controlled vowels

(ar ,or ,ore)

Study Monday’s words!

Study Tuesday’s words!

Study Wednesday’s words!

Study ALL words!

Test

Math

Skill: Story Problems & Unit 2

Shapes and Blocks

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

 

Science

Skill: Liquids

Social Studies

Landforms

 

 

 

 

 

·         Fun Friday: Thank you to Zach and her family for providing our Fun Friday treats last Friday! We have Annabelle for Fun Friday this week! Parents, please keep in mind that FUN FRIDAY is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week.

·        Accelerated Reader: Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! You can check your child’s progress using the home connect link I send home a few weeks ago.

·        Reading Homework; Students who need additional help may complete workbook pages 97, 98, 99, 101, 102, 103, 105, 106, 107, and 108. This workbook was sent home at the beginning of the year.

·         Sept 28th- Out of Uniform $2


September 17-21, 2018  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ class

September 17-21, 2018

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading-

Story: Unit 1 Review

Workbook pages 61-65

Workbook pages 69-73

Workbook pages 75-79

Workbook pages

81-83

and

87-89

 

Unit 1

TEST

 

 

Language-

Skill: Proper Nouns; Days of the Week, Months of the Year, and Holidays

 

 

 

 

TEST

Spelling-

Skill:

Review

Study Unit 1 words!

Study Unit 1 words!

Study Unit 1 words!

Study Unit 1 words!

 

Math-

Skill: Unit 1 Addition and Subtraction Situations & Money

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science-

Skill: Matter

Social Studies-Continents & Oceans

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. The word lists for this week’s story are attached. Please make sure your child can read/identify all words.

Spelling Dictation Sentences:Your child will be tested on these sentences on Friday’s spelling test. They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

Fun Friday:

Thank you to Izabel and her family for providing our Fun Friday treats last week! We have Zach Cali scheduled for Fun Friday this week! Parents, please keep in mind that FUN FRIDAY is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week.

 

 


Sept 10-14th 2018  

 

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ class

September 10-14th, 2018

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading-

Story: The Strongest One by Joseph Brushac

 

Read every night!

Study Tuesday’s words!

Study Wednesday’s words!

Study ALL Thursday’s words!

The Strongest One

TEST

Language-

Skill: Proper Nouns; Days of the Week, Months of the Year, and Holidays

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling-

Skill:

Consonant Digraphs

 

Study Tuesday’s words!

Study Wednesday’s words!

Study ALL spelling & sight words with an adult.

Spelling

Test

Math-

Skill: Unit 1 Addition and Subtraction Situations & Money

Review Addition

Facts!

Review Addition

Facts!

Fact Drill

 

Review Addition

Facts!

 

Addition & Subtraction Number Strings Test

Science-

Matter

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible.

The word lists for this week’s story are attached. Please make sure your child can read/identify all words.

Spelling Dictation Sentences:Your child will be tested on these sentences on Friday’s spelling test. They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

*Fun Friday: We Izabel scheduled for Fun Friday this week! Parents, please keep in mind that FUN FRIDAY is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week.

*Addition Facts: We will be taking a fact drill this week. Your child will have 8 minutes to complete 50 addition facts. Please continue to practice these as much as you can to ensure your child has memorized all facts. When they have to use their fingers, it slows them down during the test. Please read the attached letter on Math Reflex.

*Reading Practice: Please have your child complete pages (49-60) out of their reading workbook that does with this week’s story at home to help review reading skills taught throughout the week.


Sept. 4-7th 2018  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

September 4-7, 2018

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story-A Walk in the Desert

 

Genre: Expository Text

Labor

Day Holiday

Study words!

.Study words!

Study words!

 

Selection

Test

Language

Skill: Sentences/ Collective Nouns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill: Inflected Endings

 

Study Tuesday’s Words.

Study Wednesday’s Words.

Study ALL words!

Spelling

Test

 

Math

Skill: Unit 1 Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

 

Social Studies/Science

Skill: Matter & Desert

 

 

 

 

 

Important Info!!

·         FUN FRIDAY: Thank you so much to Bryant and Jazmin’s family for providing Fun Friday last week! We have Shawnna’s family scheduled to bring our Fun Friday snack this week. Fun Friday is a drinks and snack for each student. We have 19 students in our classroom. Please let me know ASAP if you cannot bring your Fun Friday so I can make arrangements.

·         Coupon Book Fundraiser: Coupon Orders are due on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Please sell at least one book if you can. Thanks for supporting our PTO and SES!

·         Please have your child complete pages (37-48) out of their reading workbook that does with this week’s story at home to help review reading skills taught throughout the week.

 


August 27- 31st 2018  

 

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams class

August 27- 31st 2018

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Henry and Mudge

by Cynthia Rylant

Genre:

Realistic Fiction

Study Monday’s words!

Study Tuesday’s words!

 

Phonics Test: short and long vowels

Study Wednesday’s words!

Study ALL words!

 

Henry and Mudge Vocabulary/

Comprehension

Test

 

 

Language/ Handwriting

Skill: Nouns/

Collective Nouns

Skill: Writing Positions and Basic Strokes

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill:

Consonant Blends

Study Monday’s words!

Study Tuesday’s words!

Study Wednesday’s words!

. Study ALL words!

Test

Math

Skill: Unit 1 Addition, Subtraction, and The Number System

 

Practice using addition flash cards!

 

Fact Drill Test

Practice using addition flash cards!

 

Science: Skill: Matter

Social Studies: Continents & Oceans

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible.

*The word lists for this week’s story are attached. Please make sure your child can read/identify all words.

Spelling Dictation Sentences: Your child will be tested on these sentences on Friday’s spelling test. They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

PARENT NOTE

From the desk of Mrs. Williams:

 

·        Fun Friday

I am sending home the list today!! YAY! Fun Friday is a drink and snack for each student. We have 22 students in our classroom. Please let me know ASAP if you cannot bring your Fun Friday so I can make arrangements.

 

·        Accelerated Reader

We have kicked off Accelerated Reader within our classroom! Many of your children have already begun reading taking many tests. Please encourage your child to read daily at home and be ready to take AR tests on their library books when they get to school. They are allowed to take home their library books daily. I have assigned each student a reading goal for the quarter. They have an AR bookmark and they can bring that home as well but it needs to come back to school every day. I have stressed to each student the importance of reading a book thoroughly. Just because they take a quiz on a test does not mean they will receive points if they do poorly on the test. Please question your child weekly about their points and books they are reading daily. It is perfectly fine for your child to read out loud to you, and then you question him/her on what they read. I sent home the home connect letter last week. This will keep you informed on their reading progress in Accelerated Reading! Thank you in advance for your support! J

 

·        Addition/Subtraction Facts

This year it is vital that your child know, from memorization, their addition and subtraction facts! Flashcards are a great way to ensure they learn them. Please keep in mind if your child shows hesitation for longer than 3 seconds for a fact when flashing a card, this is probably one they need to practice more. We are also using flashcards in the classroom, as well. We will take a Fact Drill every Wednesday. Reflex Math will help with learning their math facts. I sent home that information last week. Don’t forget the password is spartans.

 

·       Out of Uniform

Students may dress out of uniform on Friday for $2. Also, Spartan tattoos will be sold on Thursday morning in the gym for $1. They may wear it on Friday.


August 20-24th 2018  

Mrs. Williams                              August 20 - 24

Announcements:

* I am still grading last week’s reading test. When I am finished I will send them home along with an attached paper with important information about the reading test. I will send a Dojo message when I send it home so you know to look for it.

* We are taking the Scantron testing this week and next week. I hope to have your child’s AR level and goal by the end of the week. As soon as I do I will send that information home. We have started taking AR tests so please encourage your child to read at home. Thanks!

* I am still working on the Fun Friday list. Hopefully it will come home tomorrow!

* If you haven’t signed up for Class Dojo please do so ASAP!! I frequently send reminders and important information, so please be sure that you have signed up. Thanks! .

* Please know that if your child is late for school, they will not be able to purchase snack. In addition, if they leave early and they bought snack, they will have to get it the next day.

* Please remember to take out all unneeded papers from your child’s folder each day.

 

We will be learning:

* Math – coins, counting, time to the hour

* Reading Story: Exploring Space with an Astronaut

* Skill: Main idea

BE SURE TO STUDY ALL READING WORDS ON ATTACHED SHEET!

* Phonics– Long vowels

* Language – sentences & nouns

* ScienceSpace & Matter

* Social Studies: Continents & Oceans

Homework

1.     Study vocabulary and spelling words each night.

2.  They may work the workbook pages that go with our story for extra review.  


August 13-17th 2018  

 

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’

August 13-17th

Homework Assignments

Subject

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story:

The Twin Club

By Ina Cumpiano

 

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Review Monday’s words.

Review Tuesday’s words.

Review Wednesday’s words!

Review all words!

Selection Test

Language/

Handwriting

Skill:

Sentences / Letter Formation

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill:

Short Vowels and Consonants

 

Study Monday’s words!

Study Tuesday’s words!

Study Wednesday’s words!

Study ALL words!

Test

Math

Skill:

Unit 1 Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System

.

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

 

Science/ Social Studies

Skill: MATTER

Skill: Map Skills

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible.

The word lists for this week’s story are attached. Please make sure your child can read/identify all words.

Spelling Dictation Sentences: They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

From the Desk of Mrs. Williams:

 

Class Dojo- Please sign up if you have not signed up yet! Thanks!

 

Fun Friday:

I will send a Fun Friday schedule home one day this week.


Math Homework:

You will need to purchase your child a set of Addition and Subtraction Flashcards for homework this school year. Your child will use these cards twice a week for fact practice. We will begin working on Addition facts for first semester. Subtraction will be given second semester.

 

Addition Facts:

We will be taking a practice fact drill next week. Your child will have 8 minutes to complete 50 addition facts. Please continue to practice these as much as you can to ensure your child has memorized all facts. When they have to use their fingers, it slows them down during the test.

 

Classroom Website

Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! www.sespartans.com. Also, make sure you are connected to Saraland Elementary School’s Facebook page!

 

**Students may keep a water bottle at their desk. They may not have anything but WATER in it.

 

** Also, each student will need a personal pair of earbuds or headphones to use with our classroom devices.


November 13-17, 2017  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

November 13-17, 2017

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading:

Story: Dear Juno  by Soyung Pak

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Skill:  Drawing Conclusions

 

Study Monday’s words!

 

Read AR BOOK!

 

Study Tuesday’s words!

 

Read AR Book!

Study Wednesday’s words!

Read AR Book!!

 

Phonics Test on

Long E

 

 

 Study ALL WORDS!

 

Read AR Book!

 

 

Dear Juno

Selection Test

 

 

Language

Skill: Possessive’s & Verbs

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill:

Long o: o, oa, ow

Study Monday’s words!

Study Tuesday’s words!

Study Wednesday’s words!

 

Study ALL words!

 

 

Math:

Skill: Unit 3-Place Value & Even and Odd

 

 

 

 

Even & Odd

Test

Social Studies:

Science:

Using Plants

 

 

 

 

 

·         Fun Friday- Blakelin Weaver is scheduled to send in Fun Friday snacks this week!

 

·         Progress Reports: Progress reports went home Friday. Please sign and return.

 

·         Thanksgiving Break: We have a whole week off next week! I hope everyone has a very wonderful Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for such a wonderful group of students and parents!

·        Accelerated Reader: Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! You can also check your child’s progress using the home connect webpage. Don’t forget myOn and Follett Shelf (links on sespartans.com) are a great resource to use if your child forgets to bring home a book.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

 


November 6-10, 2017  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

November 6-10, 2017

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading:

Story: Pearl and Wagner Two Good Friends 

by  Kate McMullen

Genre:

Fantasy

Skill:  Author’s Purpose &

Questioning

 

 

Read AR BOOK!

 

 

Read AR Book!

 

 

Read AR Book!!

 

Selection Test

 

Happy Veteran’s Day- NO

SCHOOL

 

 

Language

Skill: Possessive’s & Verbs

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill: Vowel Patterns e, ee, ea, y

 

 

 

 

Spelling Test

 

 

Math

Skill: Unit 3-Addition & Subtraction

 

 

Addition Fact Drill Test- 6 minutes!

 

 

Social Studies/Science

Skill: Plants

 

 

 

 

 

**Fun Friday- Robinson is scheduled to bring snacks in on Thursday!

**Accelerated Reader: Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! You can also check your child’s progress using the home connect webpage. Do not forget myOn and Follett Shelf (links on sespartans.com) is a great resource to use if your child forgets to bring home a book.

                           Dates to Remember:

November 9th- Out of Uniform $2

November 10th- Veteran’s Day- No School

November 17th- Scholastic Book Orders Due

November 20-24th- Thanksgiving Holiday! No School


October 23-27, 2017  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

October 23-27, 2017

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading One Good Turn Deserves Another

By Judy Sierra

Genre: Folk Tale

Comprehension Skills: Setting, Character, Plot

 

Study and Read!

 

Study and Read!

 

Study and Read!

 

 

Selection

TEST

 

 

FALL

FESTIVAL

Language

Skill: Irregular Nouns, Possessive Nouns

 

 

Contractions Test

Plural Nouns Test with Irregular Nouns

 

Spelling

Skill: Vowel Patterns

a, ai, ay

 

Study Monday’s Words!

Study Tuesday’s Words!

Study Wednesday’s Words!

Spelling

TEST

 

 

Math

Skill: Unit 3-Addition & Subtraction

 

.   

 

 

 

Science:

Skill: lants

 

 

 

 

 

Dates to Remember:

October 23-27th-Red Ribbon

October 27nd Fall Festival

November 10th- Veteran’s Day (no school)

November 20th- 24th- Thanksgiving Break (no school)

 

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Rhonda Williams:

 

·        Fun Friday: Thank you to Annaand her family for providing our Fun Friday treats last Friday! We have Carlynn Chaney scheduled for Fun Friday this week! Parents, please keep in mind that FUN FRIDAY is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week.

·         Accelerated Reader: Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! You can also check your child’s progress using the home connect webpage. I sent reminder info about this last week on Class Dojo!    

                         

            Red Ribbon Week


Tuesday, 10/24 
Today’s slogan-“Sock it to Drugs!” Students can wear crazy socks today. 
Wednesday, 10/25 
Today’s slogan-“My Future is Too Bright for Drugs!” Students can wear sunglasses. 
Thursday, 10/26 
Today’s slogan-“Team up Against Drugs.” Students can wear a team jersey shirt today. 
Friday, 10/27 
Today’s slogan-“Spartans are Drug Free.” Students can wear spirit attire today. 

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September 18-22, 2017  

 

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ class

September 18-22, 2017

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading-

Story: Unit 1 Review

Complete Monday’s homework sheet.

Complete Tuesday’s homework sheet.

Listening TEST

Complete Wednesday’s homework sheet.

Complete Thursday’s homework sheet.

 

 

Unit 1

 TEST

 

 

Language-

Skill:  Proper Nouns; Days of the Week, Months of the Year, and Holidays

 

 

 

 

TEST

Spelling-

Skill:

Review   

Study Unit 1 words!

Study Unit 1 words!

Study Unit 1 words!

Study Unit 1 words!

 

Math-

Skill: Unit 1 Addition and Subtraction Situations & Money

Math Homework Sheet!

Math Homework Sheet!

Math

Homework Sheet!

Math

Homework Sheet!

Addition & Subtraction Story Problems and Doubling Test

 

Science-

Skill: Matter

Social Studies-Continents & Oceans

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences:Your child will be tested on these sentences on Friday’s spelling test.  They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

 

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Rhonda Williams:

 

Fun Friday:

Thank you to Jayda and her family for providing our Fun Friday treats last week! We have Alexis Jordan scheduled for Fun Friday this week! Parents, please keep in mind that FUN FRIDAY is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week.

 

Accelerated Reader:Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! You can check your child’s progress using the home connect link I send home a few weeks ago. Don’t forget Follett Shelf (link on sespartans.com) is a great resource to use if your child forgets to bring home a book.

Dates to Remember:

 

September 18th-22nd- Homecoming Week

September 19th - First Priority @ 7:40am (Only students with red zip ties)

September 20th – 22ndField Trip Money Due

October 3rd- SES Open House 5:30-7:00


September 11-15th, 2017  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ class

September 11-15th, 2017

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading-

Story: The Strongest One by Joseph Brushac

 

 

Read every night!

 Study Tuesday’s words!

Study Wednesday’s words!

Study ALL Thursday’s words!

The Strongest One

 TEST

 

Phonics Test: Blends and Digraphs

Language-

Skill:  Proper Nouns; Days of the Week, Months of the Year, and Holidays

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling-

Skill:

Consonant Digraphs  

 

Study Tuesday’s words!

Study Wednesday’s words!

Study ALL spelling & sight words with an adult.

Spelling

Test

Math-

Skill: Unit 1 Addition and Subtraction Situations & Money

Play Make Ten Game with someone at home!

Play Make Ten Game with someone at home!

Study Coins & complete the money assignment!

 Review Addition

Facts!

Addition Timed Drill

(students will be given 7 minutes to complete 50 addition problems one-digit)

Science-

Matter

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences:Your child will be tested on these sentences on Friday’s spelling test.  They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

*Fun Friday: We Jayda Donaldson scheduled for Fun Friday this week! Parents, please keep in mind that FUN FRIDAY is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week.

*Addition Facts: We will be taking a fact drill this week. Your child will have 7 minutes to complete 50 addition facts. Please continue to practice these as much as you can to ensure your child has memorized all facts. When they have to use their fingers, it slows them down during the test.

 

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September 5-8, 2017  

 

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

September 5-8, 2017

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story-A Walk in the Desert

 

Genre: Expository Text

Labor

Day Holiday

Read “Two Brothers’ and answer questions 1 & 2 on the back.

Read “Two Brothers’ and answer questions 3 & 4   on the back.

Read “Two Brothers’ and answer question #5 on the back. Practice restating and providing evidence.

 

Selection

Test

Language

Skill: Sentences/ Collective Nouns

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collective Noun Test

Spelling

Skill: Inflected Endings

 

 

 

 

Study Tuesday’s Words.

Study Wednesday’s Words.

 

 

Study ALL words!

Spelling

Test 

 

 

 

Math

Skill: Unit 1 Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System

 

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

 

Social Studies/Science

Skill: Matter & Desert

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Williams:

·         Thank you so much to Layla and Brailee’s family for providing Fun Friday last week! We have Brailee Dunaganscheduled to bring our Fun Friday snack this week. Fun Friday is a drinks and snack for each student. We have 19 students in our classroom. Please let me know ASAP if you cannot bring your Fun Friday so I can make arrangements.

 

·       Accelerated Reader

Please encourage your child to read daily at home and take AR tests on their library books. They are allowed to take home their library books each night. I have assigned each student a reading goal for the quarter. If your child does not reach this goal, it will count against them. I have stressed to each student the importance of reading a book thoroughly. Just because they take a quiz on a test does not mean they will receive points if they do poorly on the test. Please question your child weekly about their points and books they are reading daily. It is perfectly fine for your child to read aloud to you, and then you question him/her on what they read. They each have an AR punch card. Once they receive 20 punches (100% on 20 AR books), they can cash it in for no homework for a week. You can keep a track of their progress on the AR Home Connect website. I send home information 2 weeks ago. I will send a paper report home next week!

 

·        Addition/Subtraction Facts

This year it is vital that your child know, from memorization, their addition and subtraction facts! Flashcards are a great way to ensure they learn them. Please keep in mind if your child shows hesitation for longer than 3 seconds for a specific fact when flashing a card, this is probably one they need to practice more. We are also using flashcards in the classroom, as well.

 

·       Coupon Book Fundraiser

Coupon Orders are due on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Please sell at least one book if you can. Thanks for supporting our PTO and SES!

 

·       Progress Reports will come home TODAY!! Please check your child’s folder!

 

·       Open House is Tuesday, October 3rd from 5:30-7:00pm

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August 28- September 1st 2017  

 

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams class

August 28- September 1st 2017

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Henry and Mudge

by Cynthia Rylant

Genre:

Realistic Fiction

Read the Story “The Secret Room” and answer the questions on the back. Study Monday’s words!  

Read the Story “The Secret Room” for one minute and write the number of wpm.. Study Tuesday’s words!

Read the Story “The Secret Room” for one minute and write the number of wpm. Study Wednesday’s words! 

Study ALL words!

 

Henry and Mudge Vocabulary/

Comprehension

Test

 

 

Language/ Handwriting

Skill:  Nouns/

Collective Nouns

Skill: Writing Positions and Basic Strokes

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill:

Consonant Blends

Study Monday’s words! 

Study Tuesday’s words!

Study Wednesday’s words! 

. Study ALL words!

Test

Math

Skill: Unit 1 Addition, Subtraction, and The Number System

 

Practice using addition flash cards!

 

 

Practice using addition flash cards!

Fact Drill Test

Science: Skill: Matter

Social Studies: Continents & Oceans

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

*The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: Your child will be tested on these sentences on Friday’s spelling test.  They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

PARENT NOTE

From the desk of Mrs. Williams:

 

·        Fun Friday

Thank you Sofiya for sending in cupcakes and juices on last Friday! We have Layla Truesdale scheduled to bring our Fun Friday snack this week. Fun Friday is a drink and snack for each student. We have 21 students in our classroom. Please let me know ASAP if you cannot bring your Fun Friday so I can make arrangements.  

 

·        Accelerated Reader

We have kicked off Accelerated Reader within our classroom! Many of your children have already begun reading taking many tests. Please encourage your child to read daily at home and take AR tests on their library books. They are allowed to take home their library books daily. I have assigned each student a reading goal for the quarter. I will write their goal on a label in their O.W.L folder one day this week so be on the lookout for it. Students have 3 goals for the quarter- 1. 85% comprehension average; 2. AR point goal; 3. Average book level goal. This may change every quarter.  It will also email you when they take a test if you sign up for that feature. If your child does not reach this goal, it will count against them. I have stressed to each student the importance of reading a book thoroughly. Just because they take a quiz on a test does not mean they will receive points if they do poorly on the test. Please question your child weekly about their points and books they are reading daily. It is perfectly fine for your child to read out loud to you, and then you question him/her on what they read. I sent home the home connect letter last week. This will keep you informed on their reading progress in Accelerated Reading! Thank you in advance for your support! J

 

·        Addition/Subtraction Facts

This year it is vital that your child know, from memorization, their addition and subtraction facts! Flashcards are a great way to ensure they learn them. Please keep in mind if your child shows hesitation for longer than 3 seconds for a fact when flashing a card, this is probably one they need to practice more. We are also using flashcards in the classroom, as well.

 

·       Coupon Book Fundraiser

Please send your orders in by tomorrow! They were due today but PTO will accept them tomorrow! Thanks so much for your support!

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August 14-18th  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’

August 14-18th

Homework Assignments

Subject

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story:

The Twin Club

By Ina Cumpiano

 

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Read the story “What is it? with someone at home and review Monday’s words.

Read the story What is It? and review Tuesday’s words.

Review Wednesday’s words! 

Review all words!

Selection Test

Language/

Handwriting

Skill:

Sentences / Letter Formation

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill:

Short Vowels and Consonants

 

Study Monday’s words!

Study Tuesday’s words!

Study Wednesday’s words!

Study ALL words!

Test

Math

Skill:

Unit 1 Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System

.

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

 

Science/ Social Studies

Skill: MATTER

Skill: Map Skills

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

From the Desk of Mrs. Williams:

 

Class Dojo- Please sign up if you have not signed up yet! Thanks!

 

Fun Friday:

I am attaching a schedule with the newsletter today.

Snack:

Snack will be sold this week. The cost is $1.00. We will have a dry snack (animal crackers, cereal, goldfish, etc.) after PE around 12:45ish and our normal snack at 2:30. Thanks so much for those who have already sent items to help fill up our snack pantry!  

Math Homework:

You will need to purchase your child a set of Addition and Subtraction Flashcards for homework this school year. Your child will use these cards twice a week for fact practice. We will begin working on Addition facts for first semester. Subtraction will be given second semester.  

Addition Facts:

We will be taking a practice fact drill next week. Your child will have 8 minutes to complete 50 addition facts. Please continue to practice these as much as you can to ensure your child has memorized all facts. When they have to use their fingers, it slows them down during the test.

Classroom Website

Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, games, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com. Also, make sure you are connected to Saraland Elementary School’s Facebook page! 

 

 

 

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May 15–19  

Mrs. Williams                                        May 15–19

Announcements:

·      We will have our End of the Year2nd Grade Honor’s Assembly at 1:00 tomorrow. I send home an invitation last week for those receiving an award. All students may dress out of uniform tomorrow for Award’s Day. Please wear your Sunday bestJ Please wear or bring shoes suitable for P.E. Thanks!

·      A BIG THANKS to Jesse’s family for sending Fun Friday last week. We have Chelsey’s family scheduled to send our Fun Friday treats for the year this week. Thank you all for helping support super behavior all  year! I can’t believe this year is almost over!

·      Our end of the year class party is on May 24thfrom 9:00-10:30am.

·      Our last day of school is May 25th. We will dismiss at 11:00am. #8days

·      We are finished with all of our tests for the year except for Unit 9 Math test and a Map Skills. We will take these tests tomorrow!

·      Students may dress out of uniform on Friday, May 19th for $2.00.

·      Spring Fling is Wednesday, May 17th. We will go outside from 12:45-2:30. Wristbands are $10 until Tuesday, but they will be $15 Wednesday morning.

 

Students will be learning:

Reading: Grace for President

Skill: Facts and Details

Phonics: prefixes (mid-, mis-, micro-, non-)

Math: Measurement (Unit 9 test tomorrow)

Language Arts: Dictionary Skills

Science: Weather

 

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May 9-12 2017  

Mrs. Williams                           May 8-12, 2017

Announcements:

Ø Thank you Alex and her family for Fun Friday last week! Jesse is scheduled to bring Fun Friday treats this week!

Ø Spring Fling is May 12th J I sent home info last week.

Ø Honor’s Day for 2nd grade is May 16th at 1:00.

Ø Our end of the year class party will be May 24thfrom 9:00-10:30am.Please send in party money ($6) by Wednesday so we can purchase the items needed for the party.

Ø Our last day of school is May 25th. We will dismiss at 11:00am!

Ø Thank you all for spoiling me last week during Teacher Appreciation Week! I loved everything. My kiddos know what I like! I will miss them next year!

Ø All SES Library books need to be returned by Friday, May 12th. Students will still have access to my classroom library. Please continue to encourage your child to read and meet their AR goal.

Ø Yearbooks went home today!

Ø Students may dress out of uniform May 19th for $2.  

Homework:

ü Read every night!

ü Study words every night! 

We will be learning:

ü Reading Story–Cowboys

ü Reading Skill: Sequence & Text Structure

ü Phonics: Suffixes- ness, less, able, ible

ü Math – Adding & Subtracting 3 digit number &Measurement

ü Social Studies- Weather and Map Skills 

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May 1-5, 2017  

Mrs. Williams                            May 1-5, 2017

Announcements:

Ø Thank you JaMirian and her family for Fun Friday last week! Alex is scheduled to bring Fun Friday treats this week!

Ø Our Class Book: I have sent everyone who ordered a book home. They turned out awesome! I will cherish it for all time.

Ø Spring Fling is May 12th J I will send home more info at a later date!

Ø Honor’s Day for 2nd grade is May 16th.

Ø Our end of the year class party will be May 24thfrom 9:00-10:30am.

Ø Our last day of school is May 25th. We will dismiss at 11:00am! Yes, we only have 18 days of school left. ! This year has flown by and I’m going to miss my littles so much!

 

Homework:

ü Read every night!

ü Study words every night!

We will be learning:

ü Reading Story–A Birthday Basket for Tia (Test on Friday)

ü Reading Skill: drawing conclusions & questioning

ü Phonics: Final Syllables: -tion, -turn, -ion

ü Math – Unit 8 (Test tomorrow)- Measurement

ü Social Studies- Weather and Map Skills

 

 

 

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April 24-28, 2017  

Mrs. Williams                            April 24-28, 2017

Announcements:

Ø  To celebrate April as World Autism Month, Project Outreach will be selling puzzle pieces for autism research. Puzzle Pieces will be sold April 24-28 for $1.00 each from 8:20-8:30 between the computer labs.

Ø Thank you so much to Arianna for the cute butterflies and and Capri Suns! JaMirian is scheduled to bring Fun Friday treats this week!

Ø Students may dress out of uniform this Friday for $2.00!

Ø Spring Fling is May 12th and I will send home more info at a later date!

Ø Progress reports went home Friday! Please review them with your child, sign, and return them no later than tomorrow!

Ø Our End of the Year party will be on May 24th from 9:00-10:30. This will be a grade level party and it will be lots of fun! I will send info at a later date.

Homework:

ü  Read every night!

ü  Study words every night!

 

We will be learning:

ü Reading Story–Red, White & Blue

ü Reading Skill: author’s purpose and summarize

ü Phonics: Suffixes –abbreviations

ü Math – Unit 8- Measurement

ü Social Studies- National Symbols & 13 Colonies  

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April 17-21  

Mrs. Williams                          April 17-21, 2017

Announcements:

Ø Earth Day bookmarks are coming home today. Please have your child design and color a bookmark to celebrate Earth Day. This is as a science grade. Please have all bookmarks turned in by Friday. Parents need to sign bottom of bookmark for it to be valid. Thanks so much!

Ø Thanks Gunner for sending Fun Friday last week! Arianna is scheduled to bring Fun Friday treats this week!

 

Homework:

ü Read every night!

ü Study words every night!

ü Work on Earth Day bookmark!

 

We will be learning:

ü Reading Story– Josh Gibson (Test on Friday)

ü Reading Skill: compare and contrast

ü Phonics: Suffixes –s, -ed, -ing, -est, -es and abbreviations

ü Math – Unit 8- Adding & Subtraction (Test on Friday)

ü Social Studies- National Symbols

ü Science: Earth Day

 

 

 

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March 20-24th   

It’s the second week of 4th quarter! I can’t believe it! This school year has flown by! Thank you Belle & Evie for last week’s Fun Friday! This week Nathaniel is scheduled to bring in treats!

 

We will be learning:

* ReadingHorris and Morris, but Mostly   

                 Dolores

                 by James Howe

        Genre: Fantasy

        Skill: Character and Setting

* Math – Fractions

* Phonics – Consonant Patterns ph, gh, ck, ng

*Science/SS: Seasons & Map Skills

 

Homework

Complete the homework sheets and study words.

 

Test Dates:

Wednesday: Fraction Math Test

Thursday: Math: Unit 7 Test

Friday: Horris & Morris

        

Dates to Remember:

April 10st-14th- Spring Break

April 21st- Out of Uniform $2

May 25th- Last Day of School

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAR & AR

Please make sure your child is reading AR books and taking tests. Students are given plenty of time throughout the day to read and take tests. They should also be reading their library book at home every night. I want everyone to meet their goal by the end of this quarter. I am giving STAR Reading and Math this week and next and will send home a report once everyone has been tested. I will send home goals one day this week!

 

Our Class Book

We will be publishing a book as a class. Each student will write a Bio-Poem about him/herself. Please read the attached form! This is my 3rd year to do this and they turn out amazing! You will definitely want one in your library!  

 

 

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Feb 20-24   

Mrs. Williams    

Feb 20-24                                

   Announcements:

✓    We have Ayden’s family scheduled to send Fun Friday this week.

✓    Congratulations to all of our beauty pageant contestants; Belle, Elyse, Trinity, Evie, and Bailey all looked so beautiful!  Thank you to everyone that came out and supported our PTO fundraiser!

✓    NO SCHOOL next Monday, February 27th - Wednesday, March 1st! This will be our Mardi Gras holiday! Enjoy your time off!

✓    On March 3rd there will be a book character parade! The students are to dress up as their favorite book character and bring the book with them!  This is in honor of Read Across America!

✓    Yearbook sale ends Friday, February 24th. They are $35 each.

       
     
   
 

 

 

We will be learning:

•      Reading Story: The Firefighter

•      Reading Skill: Fact and Opinion

•      Phonics – suffixes –ful –er –or –ly -ish

•      Language - Linking Verbs & Pronouns

•      Math – Numbers 1-1,000

•     Social Studies President’s Day, Mardi Gras, & Matter

 

Homework:

Each Night:

1.     Complete reading homework sheet.

2.  Study words & Read AR book.

3.   Practice subtraction facts.

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Feb. 6 - 10   

Mrs. Williams                                      

Feb. 6 - 10  

Announcements:

J Thank you so much Bailey and her family for the fruit and fruit dip last week! It was great! Kaiden’s family will be providing Fun Friday this week. Thanks for all you do to support our students!!!

J We will exchange valentine’s next Tuesday. Please see the attached form.

J I will not be at school next week. Mrs. Robinson, a retired certified teacher, will be with my kids. I’m not sure if she will check Dojo messages like I do so if you need anything please send a note with your child. Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Cooper with be attending the field trip with our class that Friday.   

J Mardi Gras Holidays are February 27th- March 1st!

We will be learning:

Reading Story: The First Tortilla

Reading Skill: Plot and Theme, Monitor and Clarify

Phonics – oo, ue, ew, ui

Language – adverbs

Math – adding and subtraction from 100

Social Studies – Timelines

Science- Matter 

Homework Each Night:

1.              Reading Homework Sheet

2.           Read AR Book

3.         Study words and practice subtraction facts.  

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January 17-20, 2017  

 

 

Newsletter from Ms. Williams’ class

January 17-20, 2017

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Life Cycle of a Pumpkin  by Ron Fridell

Genre: Expository Test

 

 

Holiday

 

 

Read AR Book

 

 

Read AR Book

 

 

 

Read AR Book

 

Selection

TEST

 

 

Language

Skill:  Adjectives

Handwriting

Cursive Writing

Spelling

Skill: oo, u

 

 

 

Study  words!

 

 

Study  words!

 

 

Study  words!

 

 

Spelling Test

Math

Skill: Unit 5 Patterns

 

 

Practice with Subtraction Cards!

Practice with Subtraction Cards!

Practice with Subtraction Cards!

Fact Drill

Science/Social Studies

Skill: Penguins Adaptations

Skill: MLK

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible!

 

Dates to Remember:

January 24th- 100th day of School

 

 

Fun Friday- Jake Adams is scheduled to bring treats this Friday!! We have 21 students! The new schedule is attached!

 

Have a great week!

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January 9-13, 2017  

Newsletter from Ms. Williams’ class

January 9-13, 2017

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: A Froggy Tale  by John Lechner

Genre: Fable

Read the Story “All About January” and complete Monday’s question.

Read AR Book

Read the Story “All About January” and complete Tuesday’s question.   

 

Read AR Book

Read the Story “All About January” and complete Wednesday’s question. 

 

Read AR Book

 

Read the Story “All About January” and complete Thursday’s question.   

 

Read AR Book

 

Selection

TEST

 

 

Language

Skill:  Adjectives

Handwriting

Cursive Writing

Spelling

Skill: Final Syllable

-le

 

Study Monday’s words!

 

 

Study Tuesday’s words!

 

 

Study Wednesday’s words!

 

 

Study ALL  words!

 

 

Spelling Test

Math

Skill:

Finish Unit 4 & start Unit 5

 

 

Practice with Subtraction Cards!

 

 

Practice with Subtraction Cards!

 

Science/Social Studies

Skill: Animal Adaptations

Skill: Time Vocabulary

 

Time Vocabulary

(score, decade, century, year, month, week)

 

 

Time Vocabulary Test!

They will bring home study guide on Tuesday!

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible!

 

Dates to Remember:

January 16th- MLK Holiday- No School

January 24th- 100th day of School

 

 

 

 

Reminders!

 

ü 3rd quarter has always proved to be the hardest. Continue to work hard with your child. Have them read to you daily and ask them questions about what they have read to check for comprehension.

ü School will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 for MLK.

ü We are in need of paper towels, Kleenex, Clorox Wipes and small toys or treats for treat box. Please send us these items if you can. Thanks so much!

ü I am still working on the Second Semester Fun Friday Schedule I will send it home one day this week! Thanks for your outstanding support! Thank you Gunner and his family was sending in treats on Friday

ü If you haven’t returned the report card envelope, please send it back by tomorrow! 

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Jan 4-6  

Mrs. Williams                       Jan. 4 – 6

Announcements:

J  Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and has enjoyed their time off. Thank you so much for all the amazing Christmas gifts!

J  Report cards will be sent home this Friday.

J  3rd quarter has always proved to be the hardest. Continue to work hard with your child. Have them read to you daily and ask them questions about what they have read to check for comprehension.

J  School will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 for MLK.

J  We are in need of paper towels, Kleenex, Clorox Wipes and small toys or treats for treat box. Please send us these items if you can. Thanks so much!

J  We will be reviewing Unit 3 in reading the rest of this week. We will take a test on Unit 3 Friday. I am sending home a study guide today!

J  I will send home a Second Semester Fun Friday Schedule by Friday. Thanks for your outstanding support! Gunner Law is scheduled for this Friday!

We will be learning:

Reading Story: Unit 3 Review & A Weed is a Flower

The Life of George Washington Carver

Reading Skill:Fact / Opinion /Inferring

Phonics: Comparative Endings

Math: line plots/graphs (data)

Language Arts: linking verbs

Social Studies:

Time Vocabulary

(score, decade, century, year, month, week)

Homework is attached and will help with Unit 3 Unit Test!

 

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Dec 5-9  

Mrs. Williams                                    

Dec 5-9

·        On December 7th students will be allowed to take pictures with Santa. This is prepay only. Forms went home on yesterday! Students may wear Christmas clothes to school if they prepay for pictures. Be sure they have appropriate shoes to change into for PE.

·        Christmas Party information went home last week! Please send in $8 to cover the cost asap! Thanks!

·        Please read the yellow car rider information letter that is being sent home today very carefully.

·        Eye Vision results are coming home today! Please review those!

·        We don’t have anyone scheduled to bring Friday Fun this week, if you would like to send it in please send me a Dojo message!

 

We will be learning:

  • Reading Story: Rosa & Blanca
  • Skill: Sequence
  • Phonics: Long Vowel I words
  • Language: verbs (past, present, future)
  • Math: Collecting & Graphing Data
  • Social Studies: Christmas Traditions

Homework

Each Night: Read an AR book and study spelling and reading vocabulary.

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Nov 28- Dec 2  

Mrs. Williams                              Nov 28- Dec 2

·        Welcome back from Thanksgiving break!!! Can you believe we only have 3 more weeks left of 2nd Quarter?

·        On December 7th students will be allowed to take pictures with Santa. This is prepay only. Students may wear Christmas clothes to school if they prepay for pictures. Be sure they have appropriate shoes to change into for PE.

·        I will send home Christmas Party information home tomorrow so be on the lookout for it!

·        Please read the yellow car rider information letter that is being sent home today very carefully.

·        Eye Vision results are coming home today! Please review those!

·        Students may dress out of uniform on Friday for $2 to help out with our AR program.

·        Chelsey Lett is scheduled to bring Friday Fun this week!

·        Please review the AR Goal and Activities letter that is coming home today and continue to encourage your child to read and test daily!

 

We will be learning:

  • Reading Story: Anansi the Spider
  • Skill: Compare / Contrast
  • Phonics: compound words
  • Language: verbs (past, present, future)
  • Math: place value
  • Social Studies: Super Citizens

Homework

Each Night: Read an AR book and study spelling and reading vocabulary.

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November 7-11, 2016  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

November 7-11, 2016

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading:

Story: Pearl and Wagner Two Good Friends 

by  Kate McMullen

Genre:

Fantasy

Skill:  Author’s Purpose &

Questioning

 

Read Fluency Passage.

 

 

 

Read AR BOOK!

 

Read Fluency Passage.

 

 

Read AR Book!

 

Read Fluency Passage.

 

 

 

Read AR Book!!

 

FALL FESTIVAL

 

Happy Veteran’s Day- NO

SCHOOL

 

 

Language

Skill: Possessive’s & Verbs

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill: Vowel Patterns e, ee, ea, y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Math

Skill: Unit 3-Addition & Subtraction

 

Counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s Test!

Addition Fact Drill Test- 6 minutes!

 

 

Social Studies/Science

Skill: Using Rocks

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

 

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Rhonda Williams:

 

·         Fun Friday- Thanks so much to Gunner and his family for the treats last Friday!! No Fun Friday this week due to Fall Festival and Holiday!

·          

·         Fall Festival- We still need candy for our booth. If you can donate it would be awesome! Thanks so much if you’re already sent some in!

 

·       Accelerated Reader: Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! You can also check your child’s progress using the home connect webpage. Don’t forget Big Universe and Follett Shelf (links on sespartans.com) is a great resource to use if your child forgets to bring home a book.

                                   

·       Classroom Website: Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

 

·       We are out of paper towels and tissues. If you are able to help please send them to school with your child asap! Thanks!

Dates to Remember:

November 10th- Fall Festival

November 11th- Veteran’s Day- No School

November 15th- Gulf Quest Field Trip

November 21-25th- Thanksgiving Holiday! No School

 

 

 

 

 

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October 31-November 4, 2016  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

October 31-November 4, 2016

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading:

Unit 2 Review

Genre:

Comprehension Skills:

Review Unit 2 Week 1 worksheets that come home with your child.

Review Unit 2 Week 2 worksheets that come home with your child.

 

 

Review Unit 2 Week 3 worksheets that come home with your child.

 

Review Unit 2 Weeks

4 & 5 worksheets that come home with your child.

 

 

 

Unit 2

TEST

Language

Skill: Nouns & Expanded Sentences

 

 

Plural  Nouns Test with Irregular Nouns

 

Possessive’s TEST

Spelling

Skill: Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Math

Skill: Unit 3-Addition & Subtraction

 

 

 

 

Fact Drill

Social Studies/Science

Skill: Bats

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

 

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Rhonda Williams:

 

·         Fun Friday- Thank you Trinity and her family for the doughnuts and drinks! They were yummy! Gunner Law is scheduled to send in Fun Friday snacks this week!

 

·       Accelerated Reader: Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! You can also check your child’s progress using the home connect webpage. Don’t forget Big Universe and Follett Shelf (links on sespartans.com) is a great resource to use if your child forgets to bring home a book.

                                   

·       Classroom Website: Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

 

Dates to Remember:

October 31st- Nov. 3rd- Field Trip Forms & Money Due

November 2nd- Picture Make Up Day

November 10th- Fall Festival

November 11th- Veteran’s Day- No School

November 15th- Gulf Quest Field Trip

 

 

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October 24-28, 2016  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

October 24-28, 2016

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading One Good Turn Deserves Another

By Judy Sierra

Genre: Folk Tale

Comprehension Skills: Setting, Character, Plot

 

Monday Night Homework Questions

 

Tuesday Night Homework Questions.   

 

Wednesday Night Homework Questions

 

 

 

 

 

Selection

TEST

Language

Skill: Irregular Nouns, Possessive Nouns

 

 

 

Plural Nouns Test with Irregular Nouns

 

Spelling

Skill: Vowel Patterns

a, ai, ay

 

Study Monday’s Words!

Study Tuesday’s Words!

Study Wednesday’s Words!

Study ALL Words!

 

Spelling

TEST

Math

Skill: Unit 3-Addition & Subtraction

Monday Night Homework Questions

Tuesday Night Homework Questions.   

Wednesday Night Homework Questions

 

 

Social Studies/Science

Skill: American Flag & Statue of Liberty

Skill: Sand & Silt

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Rhonda Williams:

 

·        Fun Friday: Thank you to JaMirian and her family for providing our Fun Friday treats last Friday! We have Trinity Latham scheduled for Fun Friday this week! Parents, please keep in mind that FUN FRIDAY is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week.

 

·       Accelerated Reader: Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! You can also check your child’s progress using the home connect webpage. Don’t forget Big Universe and Follett Shelf (links on sespartans.com) is a great resource to use if your child forgets to bring home a book.

                                   

·       Classroom Website: Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

 

Dates to Remember:

October 24-28th-Red Ribbon & Homecoming Week

October 25th- Community Pep Rally @ SHS 5:45

October 31st- Nov. 3rd- Field Trip Money Due

November 10th- Fall Festival

November 15th- Gulf Quest Field Trip

 

Homecoming & Red Ribbon Week Activities:

Monday- Crazy Hair Day

Tuesday- Crazy Sock Day

Wednesday- Western Day (jeans allowed)

Thursday- Spartan Spirit Day (jeans allowed)

Friday- Jersey Day (jeans allowed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 17-21, 2016  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

October 17-21, 2016

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading The Bremen Town Musicians

Genre: Fairy Tale

 

 

Read the Story “National Pizza Month” and answer Monday’s question.

Read the Story “National Pizza Month” and answer Tuesday’s question.

Read the Story “National Pizza Month” and answer Wednesday’s question.

Read the Story “National Pizza Month” and answer Thursday’s question. lt.

 

Reading

TEST

Language

Skill: Plural Nouns that Change Spelling

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill: Plurals with-s, -es, -ies

 

Study words!

Study words!

 

Plural Noun Test

Study words!

Study words!

  

Spelling

TEST

Math

Skill: Unit 3 Addition:

Number Strings

 

 

 

 

 

Social Studies/Science

Skill: Economy; River Rocks

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Rhonda Williams:

 

·        Fun Friday: Thank you to Elyse and her family for providing our Fun Friday treats last Friday! We have JaMirian Johnson scheduled for Fun Friday this week! Parents, please keep in mind that FUN FRIDAY is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week.

 

·       STAR & Accelerated Reader: We took the STAR reading and math last week. I have sent home the reports. I have also added your child’s reading goals for 2nd qtr. to their O.W.L. folders. Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! You can also check your child’s progress using the home connect webpage. Don’t forget Big Universe and Follett Shelf (links on sespartans.com) is a great resource to use if your child forgets to bring home a book.

·                                        

·       Classroom Website: Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

 

Dates to Remember:

October 18-19th – Vision Screening (Please return form if you haven’t already)

October 20th- Fire House (Please return form if you haven’t already)

October 21st- Out of Uniform $2

October 24-28th-Red Ribbon & Homecoming Week

     (please refer to school newsletter that was sent home last week)

 

 

 

 

 

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October 10-14 2016  

 

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ class

October 10-14 2016

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Scarcity  

by  Janeen R. Adil

Genre:

Expository Text

Skill:  Facts and Details

Background Knowledge

 

Read the Story “Christopher Columbus” and answer Monday’s question.

Re-read the Story “Christopher Columbus” and answer Tuesday’s question.

Re-read the Story “Christopher Columbus” and answer Wednesday’s question.

Re-read the Story “Christopher Columbus” and answer Thursday’s question.  

 

Scarcity Test

 

Language

Skill:  Singular/Plural Nouns

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill:

R-Controlled Vowels (er, ir, ,ur)

Study

Words

Study

Words

Study

Words

Study

Words

Spelling

Test

 

Math

Skill:  Unit 3- Adding more than two numbers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science/Social Studies

Skill: Rocks; Goods and Services; & Historical Figures

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: Your child will be required to create sentences with spelling/sight words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Rhonda Williams:

 

·        Fun Friday: Thank you to Caleb and his family for providing our Fun Friday treats last Friday! We have Elyse Hearn scheduled for Fun Friday this week! Parents, please keep in mind that FUN FRIDAY is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week.

 

·       Accelerated Reader: Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! It’s a new quarter which means a new goal! I will give the STAR assessment this week and assign goals for the quarter.  You can also check your child’s progress using the home connect webpage. Don’t forget Big Universe and Follett Shelf (links on sespartans.com) is a great resource to use if your child forgets to bring home a book.

                                            

·       Classroom Website: Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

 

Dates to Remember:

October 12th- Yearbook pictures

October 14th- Report Cards will be sent home

October 17th- Parenting Day 1:00-1:30

October 18-19th Vision Screening (Please return form if you haven’t already)

October 20th- Fire House (Please return form if you haven’t already)

October 21st- Out of Uniform $2

October 24-28th-Homecoming Week (please refer to school newsletter that was sent home last week)

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September 12-16, 2016  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ class

September 12-16, 2016

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading-

Story: Unit 1 Review

Read the story “The Panama Canal” and complete Monday’s question. Study Unit 1 words!

Read the Story “The Panama Canal” and complete Tuesday’s question. Study Unit 1 words!

 

Read the Story “The Panama Canal” and complete Wednesday’s question. Study Unit 1 words!

 

 

Read the Story “The Panama Canal” and complete Thursday’s question. Study Unit 1words with an adult.

 

Listening TEST

Unit 1

 TEST

 

 

Language-

Skill:  Proper Nouns; Days of the Week, Months of the Year, and Holidays

 

 

 

 

TEST

Spelling-

Skill:

Consonant Digraphs  

Study Unit 1 words!

Study Unit 1 words!

Study Unit 1 words!

Study Unit 1 words!

Spelling

Test

Math-

Skill: Unit 1 Addition and Subtraction Situations & Money

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.

  

Addition

Timed Drill-

We didn’t have time to take it last week.

 

 Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards. 

Addition & Subtraction Story Problems and Doubling Test

 

Science-

Skill: Bees

Social Studies-Landforms

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences:Your child will be tested on these sentences on Friday’s spelling test.  They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Rhonda Williams:

 

Fun Friday: Thank you to Bailey Ashley and her family for providing our Fun Friday treats last Friday! We have Jesse Callaway scheduled for Fun Friday this week! Parents, please keep in mind that FUN FRIDAY is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week.

 

 

Accelerated Reader: Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! You can check your child’s progress using the home connect link I send home a few weeks ago. Don’t forget Big Universe and Follett Shelf (links on sespartans.com) is a great resource to use if your child forgets to bring home a book.

 

Progress Reports: If you haven’t returned your child’s progress report please do so by tomorrow! If you have any questions or would like to schedule a conference, please send me a Dojo message or email me at rdwilliams@saralandboe.org.  

 

           

Dates to Remember:

September 20th - First Priority @ 7:40am (Only students with purple zip ties)

September 28th - See You at the Pole @ 7:40-8:00am

September 29th End of 1st Quarter

September 30th- Teacher Workday

October 2-7th- Fall Break

 

 

 

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September 6-9th, 2016  

 

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ class

September 6-9th, 2016

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading-

Story: The Strongest One by Joseph Brushac

 

 

Labor

Day!

Read the Story “Fall Football” and complete Monday & Tuesday’s question. Study Tuesday’s words!

Read the Story “Fall Football” and complete Wednesday’s question. Study Wednesday’s words!

Read the Story “Fall Football” and complete Thursday’s question. Study ALL vocabulary words with an adult.

The Strongest One

 TEST

 

Phonics Test: Blends and Digraphs

Language-

Skill:  Proper Nouns; Days of the Week, Months of the Year, and Holidays

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling-

Skill:

Consonant Digraphs  

 

Study Tuesday’s words!

Study Wednesday’s words!

Study ALL spelling & sight words with an adult.

Spelling

Test

Math-

Skill: Unit 1 Addition and Subtraction Situations & Money

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.   

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards. 

Test

Money

(penny, nickel, dime, quarter)

Addition Timed Drill

(students will be given 7 minutes to complete 50 addition problems one-digit)

Science-

Skill: Solar System

& Rocks and Soil

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences:Your child will be tested on these sentences on Friday’s spelling test.  They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Rhonda Williams:

 

Fun Friday: We Bailey Ashley scheduled for Fun Friday this week! Parents, please keep in mind that FUN FRIDAY is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week.

 

Addition Facts: We will be taking a fact drill this week. Your child will have 7 minutes to complete 50 addition facts. Please continue to practice these as much as you can to ensure your child has memorized all facts. When they have to use their fingers, it slows them down during the test.

 

Accelerated Reader: Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! I will send home a report one day this week. You can also check your child’s progress using the home connect link I send home a few weeks ago. Don’t forget Big Universe and Follett Shelf are great resources to use if your child forgets to bring home a book.

 

Progress Reports: I sent home progress reports on Friday. Please sign and return by tomorrow!  

           

 

Dates to Remember:

September 8th-Open House 5-6:30pm

September 29th End of 1st Quarter

September 30th- Teacher Workday

October 2-7th- Fall Break 

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August 29- September 2, 2016  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

August 29-September 2, 2016

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story-A Walk in the Desert

 

Genre: Expository Text

Read this week’s story and answer Monday’s question

Read this week’s story and answer Tuesday’s question.

Re-read the story and answer Wednesday’s question.

Re-read the story and answer Thursday’s question.

Selection Test

Language

Skill: Sentences/ Collective Nouns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collective Noun Test

Spelling

Skill: Inflected Endings

 

 

 

 

Study Tuesday’s Words.

Study Wednesday’s Words.

 

 

Study ALL words!

Test 

 

 

 

Math

Skill: Unit 1 Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System

 

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

 

Social Studies/Science

Skill: Soil & Desert

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Williams:

·         Thank you so much to Gabriel’s family for providing Fun Friday last week! We have Belle Bosarge scheduled to bring our Fun Friday snack this week. Fun Friday is a drinks and snack for each student. We have 19 students in our classroom. Please let me know ASAP if you cannot bring your Fun Friday so I can make arrangements.

 

·       Accelerated Reader

. Please encourage your child to read daily at home and take AR tests on their library books. They are allowed to take home their library books each night. I have assigned each student a reading goal for the quarter. I wrote their goal on the Reading Goal label in their in their O.W.L folder. There are a ton of AR books on Big Universe & Follett Shelf (links found on www.sespartans.com, just remember to search by their AR level so they are reading on their level. If your child does not reach this goal, it will count against them. I have stressed to each student the importance of reading a book thoroughly. Just because they take a quiz on a test does not mean they will receive points if they do poorly on the test. Please question your child weekly about their points and books they are reading daily. It is perfectly fine for your child to read out loud to you, and then you question him/her on what they read. They each have a AR punch card. Once they receive 20 punches (100% on 20 AR books) they can cash it in for no homework for a week.

 

·        Addition/Subtraction Facts

This year it is vital that your child know, from memorization, their addition and subtraction facts! Flashcards are a great way to ensure they learn them. Please keep in mind if your child shows hesitation for longer than 3 seconds for a specific fact when flashing a card, this is probably one they need to practice more. We are also using flashcards in the classroom, as well.

 

·       Coupon Book Fundraiser

Coupon Orders were due today. If you didn’t send it in today please send it in tomorrow! Thanks!

 

·       Labor Day

Students will not attend school on Monday, September 5, 2016. Enjoy your 3-day weekend!

 

·       Progress Reports will come home Friday!

·       Open House is Thursday, September 8th from 5-6:30pm


August 22- 26th 2016  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams class

August 22- 26th 2016

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Henry and Mudge

by Cynthia Rylant

Genre:

Realistic Fiction

Read the Story “Shopping Deals” and answer Monday’s question. Study Monday’s words!  

Read the Story “Shopping Deals” and answer Tuesday’s question. Study Tuesday’s words!

Read the Story “Shopping Deals” and answer Wednesday’s question. Study Wednesday’s words! 

Read the Story “Shopping Deals” and answer Thursday’s question. Study ALL words!

 

Henry and Mudge Vocabulary/

Comprehension

Test

 

 

Language/ Handwriting

Skill:  Nouns/

Collective Nouns

Skill: Writing Positions and Basic Strokes

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill:

Consonant Blends

Study Monday’s words! 

Study Tuesday’s words!

Study Wednesday’s words! 

. Study ALL words!

Test

Math

Skill: Unit 1 Addition, Subtraction, and The Number System

 

Practice using addition flash cards!

Time Test- time to the hour, a.m. and p.m)

 

Practice using addition flash cards!

Fact Drill Test

Science: Skill: Biodiversity in Ecosystems

Social Studies: Continents & Oceans

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

*The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: Your child will be tested on these sentences on Friday’s spelling test.  They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

PARENT NOTE

From the desk of Mrs. Williams:

·         We have Gabriel Asberry scheduled to bring our Fun Friday snack this week. Fun Friday is a drinks and snack for each student. We have 19 students in our classroom. Please let me know ASAP if you cannot bring your Fun Friday so I can make arrangements.

 

·         Accelerated Reader

We have kicked off Accelerated Reader within our classroom! Many of your children have already begun reading taking many tests. They are very excited about accumulating points for prizes. Prior to starting A.R. each child was given the STAR Reading Assessment to determine their reading levels. This specifies what level of books your child needs to be reading independently. A copy of the results were sent home two weeks ago with your child. Please encourage your child to read daily at home and take AR tests on their library books. They are allowed to take home their library books daily. I have assigned each student a reading goal for the quarter. I wrote their goal on their Reading Goal label in their O.W.L folder. Students have 3 goals for the quarter- 1. 85% comprehension average; 2. AR point goal; 3. Average book level goal.  When they read at home and are ready to test please help them fill this log out. There are a ton of AR books on www.biguniverse.com and Follect Shelf. Your child’s login is their 10-digit student and spartans is the password. If your child does not reach this goal, it will count against them. I have stressed to each student the importance of reading a book thoroughly. Just because they take a quiz on a test does not mean they will receive points if they do poorly on the test. Please question your child weekly about their points and books they are reading daily. It is perfectly fine for your child to read out loud to you, and then you question him/her on what they read. I sent home the home connect letter last week. This will keep you informed on their reading progress in Accelerated Reading! Thank you in advance for your support! J

 

·        Addition/Subtraction Facts

This year it is vital that your child know, from memorization, their addition and subtraction facts! Flashcards are a great way to ensure they learn them. Please keep in mind if your child shows hesitation for longer than 3 seconds for a specific fact when flashing a card, this is probably one they need to practice more. We are also using flashcards in the classroom, as well.

 

·       Coupon Book Fundraiser

All money is due by Friday, August 26, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 15-19th 2016  

Mrs. Williams                               August 15 - 19

Announcements

* Students will also start nightly reading homework. I sent home an answer page last week to help you understand the format. If you have any questions, please send me a Dojo message!  

* See attached paper with important information about last Friday’s reading test.

* I am sending home a STAR parent letter today please review it with your child. You do not have to return it! AR is up and running so are taking tests! Your child’s AR goal will be at the bottom of their STAR reportJ

* I am sending home a Fun Friday schedule. Please let me know if you aren’t able to participate. We will start this Friday. Jake Adams is scheduled to bring snacks this week!

* If you haven’t signed up for Class Dojo please do so ASAP!!  I frequently send reminders and important information, so please be sure that you have signed up. Thanks!  

* A Coupon Book Fundraiser packet is coming home with your child today. Please sell at least two books to support our school.

* Please know that if your child is late for school, they will not be able to purchase snack. Also, if they leave early and they bought snack, they will have to get it the next day.

* Please remember to take out all unneeded papers from your child’s folder each day.

 

We will be learning:

* Math – coins, counting, time to the hour

* Reading Story: Exploring Space with an Astronaut

* Skill: Main idea

BE SURE TO STUDY ALL READING WORDS ON ATTACHED SHEET!

* Phonics–  Long vowels

* Language – sentences & nouns

* ScienceSpace

* Social Studies: Continents & Oceans

 

Homework

Monday

1.      Study Monday’s vocabulary words and spelling words.

2.  Complete Monday’s reading question for “All About August” story.

 

Tuesday

1.      Study Tuesday’s vocabulary words and spelling words.

2.  Complete Tuesday’s reading question for “All About August” story.

 

Wednesday

1.      Study Wednesday’s vocabulary words and spelling words.

2.  Complete Wednesday’s reading question for “All About August” story.

 

Thursday

1.      Complete Thursday’s reading question for “All about August” story.

2.  Study all vocabulary and spelling words!

 

** Math about Me Project is being sent home today. Please help them complete the number information only and return by Wednesday. We will finish it in class. J  


August 8-12th   

 

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ class

August 8-12th

Homework Assignments

Subject

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

 

Story:

The Twin Club

By Ina Cumpiano

 

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Read the story “What is it? with someone at home and review Monday’s words.

Read the story What is It? and review Tuesday’s words.

Review Wednesday’s words! 

Review all words!

Selection Test

Language/

Handwriting

Skill:

Sentences / Letter Formation

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill:

Short Vowels and Consonants

 

Study Monday’s words!

Study Tuesday’s words!

Study Wednesday’s words!

Study ALL words!

Test

Math

Skill:

Unit 1 Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System

Workbook pages will be sent home occasionally. Students can use these as extra practice at home. They do not need to send back to school.

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

Addition Fact Drill

Science/ Social Studies

Skill: Continents & Oceans

Skill: Map Skills

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: Your child will be tested on these sentences on Friday’s spelling test.  They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

Parent Note

 

Class Dojo- Please sign up if you haven’t! Thanks!

 

Fun Friday:

I will send home a schedule next week!

Snack:

Snack will be sold this week. The cost is $1.00.

Math Homework:

You will need to purchase your child a set of Addition and Subtraction Flashcards for homework this school year. Your child will use these cards twice a week for fact practice. We will begin working on Addition facts for first semester. Subtraction will be given second semester.  

Addition Facts:

We will be taking a practice fact drill this week. Your child will have 8 minutes to complete 50 addition facts. Please continue to practice these as much as you can to ensure your child has memorized all facts. When they have to use their fingers, it slows them down during the test.

Treasure Chest:

If you have any small toys or items around the house that would make great treasure chest prizes, please donate them to our classroom. We would greatly appreciate all donations!!!

Classroom Website

Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, games, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com. Also, make sure you are connected to Saraland Elementary School’s Facebook page!  

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May 16-20  

Mrs. Williams                                         May 16–20

Announcements:

·      This Friday we will have our 2nd Grade Honor’s Assembly at 1 pm. If your child is recieveing an award, they will bring home an invitation today.

·      A BIG THANKS to Macy’s family for sending Fun Friday last week. We have Caleb’s family scheduled to send our Fun Friday treats for the year this week. Also, Anna Claire is bringing birthday treats on Monday May 13th. Thank you all for helping support super behavior all  year!

·      Our class party date is May 25th at 9:00. The $5 party money is going toward payment of the two inflatable rentals and food. We will have a big slide and an obstacle course. Students will also have pizza and drinks. Please remember no other siblings or students will be allowed to attend. Parents are more than welcome. I do need at least two parents to help supervise our own students as we spend our time on the inflatables. If you plan on attending, please message me if you can help me monitor students. The more eyes on them the better! Also, if you have bubbles or sidewalk chalk you would like to donate, please send some in. We will have one station set aside for those items.

·      Also, I need about 5 parents to send in a box of Capri Suns or bottled waters. I will have them in an ice chest outside during the party. It will be hot and I know they will be thirsty! Please message me if you can help! Thanks!

·      This Friday, May 20th we will be having our Second Grade Honors Program starting at 1 p.m. in the gym.

·      Attached is the word study sheet for this week’s story. Students will not be tested on this story, but some of the material will be on the Unit 6 test that students will be taking the first of next week.

 

Students will be learning:

Reading: Grace for President

Skill: Facts and Details

Phonics: prefixes (mid-, mis-, micro-, non-)

Math: Measurement (Unit 9 test tomorrow)

Language Arts: Dictionary Skills

Science: Balance and Weight

 

No written homework, but be sure to review the attached word study sheet

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May 2-6  

Mrs. Williams                            May 2-6, 2016

Announcements:

Ø We are collecting coke tabs for the Ronald McDonald house. Please send as many as you can for this great cause!

Ø Ethan is scheduled to bring Fun Friday treats this week!

Ø Spring Fling is May 13th J I will send home more info at a later date!

Ø Honor’s Day for 2nd grade is May 20th.

Ø Our end of the year class party will be May 25th. Please send in $5 to help cover the cost! Thanks!

Ø  Our last day of school is May 26th. We will dismiss at 11:00am! Yes, that’s only 19 days away!! This year has flown by and I’m going to miss my littles so much!!

Homework:

ü  Read every night!

ü  Complete homework packet that was sent home!

ü  Study words every night!

ü  Compass Learning if you have internet access J

We will be learning:

ü Reading Story–A Birthday Basket for Tia (Test on Friday)

ü Reading Skill: drawing conclusions & questioning

ü Phonics: Final Syllables: -tion, -turn, -ion

ü Math – Unit 8- Measurement

ü Social Studies- National Symbols  

 

Our Class Book: I am still waiting on a few signed forms for our book! I can’t have it published unless I receive a signed form for every child. I have to mail the forms with the book pages! PLEASE send it back by tomorrow!!!! You don’t have to buy one but I need a signed copy for every student to receive the free class book! Check No if you don’t want to order one and return paper! If you do please check yes and send payment! The book is going to be super cute!! Thanks so much!  

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April 25-29  

Mrs. Williams                            April 25-29, 2016

Announcements:

Ø We are collecting coke tabs for the Ronald McDonald house. Please send as many as you can for this great cause!

Ø Thank you so much to Molly and her family for the pizza, Oreos, and Capri Suns! Curtis is scheduled to bring Fun Friday treats this week!

Ø Students may dress out of uniform this Friday for $2.00!

Ø Spring Fling is May 13th J I will send home more info at a later date!

Ø Progress reports are being sent home today! Please review them with your child, sign, and return them tomorrow!

Homework:

ü  Read every night!

ü  Complete homework packet that was sent home yesterday!

ü  Study words every night!

ü  Compass Learning if you have internet access J

 

We will be learning:

ü Reading Story–Red, White & Blue (Test on Friday)

ü Reading Skill: author’s purpose and summarize

ü Phonics: Suffixes –abbreviations

ü Math – Unit 8- Measurement

ü Social Studies- National Symbols & 13 Colonies  

 

 

Our Class Book: If you haven’t returned the book order form please do so by next Tuesday! You don’t have to buy one but I need a signed copy for every student to receive the free class book! Check No if you don’t want to order one and return paper! If you do please check yes and send payment! The book is going to be super cute!! Thanks so much!  

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April 18-22  

Mrs. Williams                            April 18-22, 2016

Announcements:

Ø Earth Day bookmarks went home last week! Please have your child design and color a bookmark to celebrate Earth Day. This will be counted as a science grad. Please have all bookmarks turned in by Thursday. Parents need to sign bottom of bookmark to be valid. Thanks so much!

Ø We are collecting coke tabs for the Ronald McDonald house. Please send as many as you can for this great cause!

Ø Molly is scheduled to bring Fun Friday treats this week!

 

Homework:

ü  Read every night!

ü  Study words every night!

ü  Work on Earth Day bookmark!

ü  Compass Learning if you have internet access J

 

We will be learning:

ü Reading Story– Josh Gibson & Red, White & Blue (Test on Friday)

ü Reading Skill: compare and contrast & author’s purpose

ü Phonics: Suffixes –s, -ed, -ing, -est, -es and abbreviations

ü Math – Unit 8- Adding & Subtraction (Test on Friday)

ü Social Studies- National Symbols

ü Science: Light & Sound (Test on Thursday)

 

 

Our Class Book: If you haven’t returned the book order form please do so by next Tuesday! You don’t have to buy one but I need a signed copy for every student to receive the free class book! Check No if you don’t want to order one and return paper! If you do please check yes and send payment! The book is going to be super cute!! Thanks so much!  

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April 11-15  

Mrs. Williams                                          April 11, 2016

Announcements:

S Today I’m sending home a blank bookmark. We are having a coloring/design contest. Please have your child design and color a bookmark to celebrate Earth Day. Please have all bookmarks turned in by next week. Parents need to sign bottom of bookmark to be valid. Thanks so much!

S This Thursday is Parent Pop-In night at 5:30pm. I hope to see everyone!

S  We are collecting coke tabs for the Ronald McDonald house. Please send as many as you can for this great cause!

S A Big Thanks to Braxton’s family for sending Fun Friday. We have Bradley’s family scheduled to send treats this week.

S Students may wear blue shirts and blue jeans this Friday for Autism Awareness! There is no charge!

S I’m so impressed with our cursive writers! Please help practice cursive at home. There are many free, fun cursive apps you can download for extra practice.

S Spring Picture proofs went home last week. Please turn in all orders as soon as possible.

S We will be reviewing Unit 5 this week in Reading. Students will be taking their Unit 5 reading exam this Friday. This test will be part of their End of Quarter test grade in reading. Be sure to practice the study sheet each night.

 

We Will Be Learning:

Reading: Unit 5 Review (Study attached Word sheet)

Math: Addition combinations and subtraction

Language Arts: Dictionary Skills

Science: Weather, Light, & Sound

Social Studies: Bordering States and Abbreviations

Homework:

ü  Complete and review reading workbook pages for homework each night. Your child will be bringing them home Monday –Thursday.

ü  Read every night!

ü  Study words every night!

ü  Work on Earth Day bookmark! 

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April 4-8  

Mrs. Williams                                      April 4 8

Announcements:

Welcome back from a fantastic week off! Let’s work hard to finish off the school year with our BEST!

Our class will be assigned a third or fourth grade class to help support them and motivate them to do their best on the upcoming state tests. If you can, please send in some of the following items to show that we care: Blow Pops, Microwave Popcorn, Laffy Taffy, small powdered or chocolate donuts, or any other items students might enjoy after a day of tough testing. Please send these items in this week or as soon as possible!!! Thanks so much!

Thank you so much Addison and family for pizza, brownies, and Sprite! It was yummy! This week Braxton Janes is scheduled to bring in treats!

Students need to practice writing spelling words in cursive. They are now required to write them in cursive on all spelling tests. We have learned all the lowercase letters and are working on the capitals now.

We will be learning:

·         Reading Story– Signmaker’s Assistant

·      Reading Skill: main idea and details

·      Phonics pattern: augh, al, aw, au

·      Math – 3 digit numbers

·      Science – Weather

 

Homework:

Each Night:

1.  Complete attached packet nightly and return.

2. Read AR book.

3.  Practice Subtraction facts.

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March 21-25  

4th quarter! I can’t believe it! This school year has flown by! Thank you Isaac for last week’s Fun Friday! This week Addison is scheduled to bring in treats!

 

We will be learning:

* ReadingHorris and Morris, but Mostly   

                 Dolores

                 by James Howe

        Genre: Fantasy

        Skill: Character and Setting

* Math – Fractions, Even & Odd, 3 digit numbers

* Language –Possessive Pronouns

* Phonics – Consonant Patterns ph, gh, ck, ng

*Science/SS: Weather & Seasons

Homework

Tuesday:

* Read AR!

*Study Word list

Wednesday:

*Read AR!

*Study Word lists

Thursday:

* Read AR!

* Study Word list

Test Dates:

Thursday:  Fraction Math Test

Friday: Horris & Morris

          Math: Even & Odd

STAR & AR

Please make sure your child is reading AR books and taking tests. Students are given plenty of time throughout the day to read and take tests. They should also be reading their library book at home every night. I want everyone to meet their goal by the end of this quarter. I will send home goals one day this week!

 

Parent Survey

We need YOUR help! As part of our continual improvement and accreditation process, we need your feedback on what we are doing well and how we can improve. Please take a moment and complete the two surveys linked below. We appreciate your input and your continued support of Saraland Elementary!

http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/1602063

http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/0329811

 

Dates to Remember:

March 24th- Report Cards Issued

March 28th-April 1st- Spring Break 

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March 14-18  

Announcements:

·       I would like to thank Brenton and his family for the treats last week! Isaac Kim is scheduled to bring in Fun Friday treats this week! Please send in on Thursday instead of Friday due to no school on Friday for Teacher Workday! Fun Friday is a reward for good behavior so please encourage your child to do their best throughout the week!

·       This is our last week of 3rd quarter! Students will be taking End of Quarter Math Test on Tuesday. We completed a study guide in class today and they are bringing it home to review tonight! Please also encourage your child to read every night and any time free time they have in class so they will meet their AR goals for 3rd quarter!

·       Our class is in need of Germ-X! If you can donate any of these, we would greatly appreciate it! Also, please check with your child to see if they need any personal supplies (crayons, glue, etc.).

Dates to Remember:

March 15th: Math End of Quarter Test

March 17th: End of 3rd Quarter & Spring Pictures

March 18th: Teacher Work Day – (NO School!)

March 21th: Field Trip to 5 Rivers

March 24th- Report Cards Issued

March 28th-April 1st- Spring Break

 

We will be learning:

We will be reviewing all skills taught this quarter to prepare for end-of-quarter testing this week.

Homework Assignments:

Each Night:

ü Read AR book.

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Feb 15-19  

Mrs. Williams                                      Feb. 15 - 19  

 

Announcements:

J Field trip time!!!! We will be going to Five River’s Delta on March 21st. The cost is $5.00. We will only collect money next week, February 22 – 25. Parents are welcome to meet us there. There is no cost for admission on this field trip

J Raleigh’s family will be providing Fun Friday this week. Thanks for all you do to support our students!!!

J Today starts our Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. Students are bringing home information. Please support this amazing fundraiser.

 

We will be learning:

Reading Story: The First Tortilla

Reading Skill: Plot and Theme, Monitor and Clarify

Phonics – oo, ue, ew, ui

Language – adverbs

Math – adding and subtraction from 100

Social Studies – Map Skills: grids, coordinates

 
   

 

 

Homework Each Night:

Fluency, Nightly Reading and Math

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Feb 1-5  

Mrs. Williams                        February 1-5

Announcements:

 

P A BIG THANKS to Wyatt’s family for sending Fun Friday. For some reason I left off this Friday for treats! If you would like to send Fun Friday in please let me know! Thanks!

P If you haven’t turned in PTO candy money please do so ASAP! No candy bars can be returned, only money. Thanks for working so hard to support our Little Spartans!

P Third quarter has always proven to be the most difficult. Please ensure you are double checking your child’s homework nightly. I will send home a progress report this week. I am available most days at 2:00 for conferencing needs. Send me a Dojo message or note if you would like to meet.

P We are out of school next Monday-Wednesday for Mardi Gras!

P Please ensure you child is in proper uniform daily. Check school website for uniform policy. Jackets worn inside the building must be uniform. Otherwise, students will be required to take them off once inside. Also, please ensure their name is written inside. We have already sent many jackets to lost-and-found because they go unclaimed. Boots are not allowed even if they are black.

We will be learning:

◉   Reading Story – The Night the Moon Fell

◉   Reading Skill – Plot & Theme

◉   Phonics – syllable patterns- vc/cv, v/cv

◉   Math – place value, word problems

◉   Language – Multiple meaning words/context clues

◉   Science/Social Studies – American Flag/Statue of Liberty

Homework

Each Night:

1.      Complete Reading Worksheet.

2.    Study spelling and vocabulary words.

3.     Read AR book! 

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Jan 25-29  

Mrs. Williams                                                     Jan.  25-29

Announcements:

 

  •  A BIG THANKS to Eli’s family for sending Fun Friday. We have Wyatt’s family  scheduled this Friday.
  •  This Wednesday is the last day to turn in candy bar money. No candy bars can be  returned, only money. Thanks for working so hard to support our Little Spartans!
  •  Third quarter has always proven to be the most difficult. Please ensure you are  double checking your child’s homework nightly. I will send home a progress report  this week. I am available most days at 2:00 for conferencing needs. Send me a  Dojo message or note if you would like to meet.
  •  A HUGE thanks for sending in paper towels, Kleenex, and Germ-X!!!! You are  awesome!
  •  This Friday is Out-of-Uniform day for 2 dollars.
  •  Please ensure you child is in proper uniform daily. Check school website for  uniform policy. Jackets worn inside the building must be uniform. Otherwise,  students will be required to take them off once inside. Also, please ensure their  name is written inside. We have already sent many jackets to lost-and-found  because they go unclaimed. Boots are not allowed even if they are black.
  •  Tomorrow is the 100th day of school! If you would like to send in a special snack   send me a dojo message please!

We will be learning:

◉   Reading Story – Soil

◉   Reading Skill – Fact and Opinion

◉   Phonics – ou, ow, oi, oy diphthongs

◉   Math – skip counting, patterns, ratio

◉   Language – comparative adjectives

◉   Science/Social Studies – plants & organisms

Homework

Each Night:

1.      Fluency

2.  Attached Math Section

3. Attached Reading and Spelling

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Jan 19-22  

Newsletter from Ms. Williams’ class

January 19-22, 2016

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Life Cycle of a Pumpkin  by Ron Fridell

Genre: Expository Test

 

 

Holiday

 

 

Read AR Book

 

 

Read AR Book

 

 

 

Read AR Book

 

Selection

TEST

 

 

Language

Skill:  Adjectives

Handwriting

Cursive Writing

Spelling

Skill: oo, u

 

 

 

Study  words!

 

 

Study  words!

 

 

Study  words!

 

 

Spelling Test

Math

Skill: Unit 5 Patterns

 

 

Complete Tuesday’s homework! Practice with Subtraction Cards!

Complete Wednesday’s homework!

Practice with Subtraction Cards!

Complete Thursday’s homework! Practice with Subtraction Cards!

Fact Drill

Science/Social Studies

Skill: Penguins Adaptations

Skill: MLK

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible!

 

Dates to Remember:

January 26th- 100th day of School

February 8-10th- Mardi Gras Holidays- No School

 

 

 

Fun Friday- Eli Neese is scheduled to bring treats this Friday!! We have 21 students!

 

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Jan. 11-15th  

Newsletter from Ms. Williams’ class

January 11-15, 2015

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: A Froggy Tale  by John Lechner

Genre: Fable

Read the Story “All About January” and complete Monday’s question.

Read AR Book

Read the Story “All About January” and complete Tuesday’s question.    

 

Read AR Book

Read the Story “All About January” and complete Wednesday’s question.  

 

Read AR Book

 

Read the Story “All About January” and complete Thursday’s question.    

 

Read AR Book

 

Selection

TEST

 

 

Language

Skill:  Adjectives

Handwriting

Cursive Writing

Spelling

Skill: Final Syllable

-le

 

 

 

Study Tuesday’s words!

 

 

Study Wednesday’s words!

 

 

Study Thursday’s words!

 

 

Spelling Test

Math

Skill:

Finish Unit 4 & start Unit 5

 

 

Practice with Subtraction Cards!

 

Graphing Test

Practice with Subtraction Cards!

 

Science/Social Studies

Skill: Animal Adaptations

Skill: Time Vocabulary

 

Time Vocabulary

(score, decade, century, year, month, week)

 

 

Time Vocabulary Test!

They will bring home study guide on Tuesday!

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible!

 

Dates to Remember:

January 11th- PTO Fundraiser Begins

January 18th- MLK Holiday- No School

January 26th- 100th day of School

February 8-10th- Mardi Gras Holidays- No School

 

 

Reminders!

 

ü 3rd quarter has always proved to be the hardest. Continue to work hard with your child. Have them read to you daily and ask them questions about what they have read to check for comprehension.

 

ü School will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 for MLK.

 

ü We are in need of paper towels, Kleenex, Clorox Wipes and small toys or treats for treat box. Please send us these items if you can. Thanks so much!

 

ü Today we will kick off a Candy Bar fundraiser. Be on the lookout for a permission form coming home to allow us to send a box of chocolate home with your child tomorrow. Start getting friends and family ready to help!! Go Spartan Family!

 

ü I am attaching the Second Semester Fun Friday Schedule to this newsletter! Thanks for your outstanding support! Thank you Mylea and her family was sending in treats on Friday! Caitlyn Johnston is scheduled for this Friday!

 

ü If you haven’t returned the report card envelope please send it back by tomorrow!

 

 

 

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Jan. 6 – 8  

Mrs. Williams                       Jan. 6 – 8

Announcements:

J  Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and has enjoyed their time off. Thank you so much for all the amazing Christmas gifts!

J  Report cards will be sent home this Thursday.

J  3rd quarter has always proved to be the hardest. Continue to work hard with your child. Have them read to you daily and ask them questions about what they have read to check for comprehension.

J  School will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 for MLK.

J  We are in need of paper towels, Kleenex, Clorox Wipes and small toys or treats for treat box. Please send us these items if you can. Thanks so much!

J  Next Monday we will kick off a Candy Bar fundraiser. Be on the lookout for a permission form coming home to allow us to send a box of chocolate home with your child next Tuesday. Start getting friends and family ready to help!! Go Spartan Family!

J  I will send home a Second Semester Fun Friday Schedule tomorrow. Thanks for your outstanding support! Mylea Helfgott is scheduled for this Friday!

We will be learning:

Reading Story: A Weed is a Flower

The Life of George Washington Carver

Reading Skill:Fact / Opinion /Inferring

Phonics: Comparative Endings

Math:: line plots/graphs (data)

Language Arts: linking verbs

Social Studies:

Time Vocabulary

(score, decade, century, year, month, week)

No Homework This Week

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Nov 30 – Dec 4  

Mrs. Williams                        Nov 30 – Dec 4

·        Welcome back from Thanksgiving break!!! Can you believe we only have 3 more weeks left of 2nd Quarter?

·        Tomorrow students will be allowed to take pictures with Santa. This is prepay only. Students may wear Christmas clothes to school if they prepay for pictures. Be sure they have appropriate shoes to change into for PE.

·        Thank you so much Brayden’s mom for the doughnuts and yoo- hoo’s on the 19th! The kids loved it! Anna Claire Patterson is scheduled to bring in Fun Friday treats this Friday! We can’t wait!

·        Students that make a $2.00 donation to our AR program may wear out of uniform clothes this Friday.

 

We will be learning:

  • Reading Story: Anansi the Spider
  • Skill: Compare / Contrast
  • Phonics: compound words
  • Language: verbs (past, present, future)
  • Math: place value
  • Social Studies: records of history

Homework:

Each Night: Fluency and study spelling and reading vocabulary.

Monday: Complete reading fluency question.

Tuesday: Complete reading fluency question.

Wednesday: Read AR BOOK!

Thursday: Complete Reading fluency question.

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November 9-13, 2015  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

November 9-13, 2015

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading:

Story: Pearl and Wagner Two Good Friends  

by  Kate McMullen

Genre:

Fantasy

Skill:  Author’s Purpose &

Questioning

 

Study Monday’s words!

 

Read AR BOOK!

 

Study Tuesday’s words!

 

Read AR Book!

Happy Veteran’s Day- NO

SCHOOL

 

Study Wednesday’s words!

 

Read AR Book!!

 

Study ALL WORDS!

 

Read AR Book!

 

Selection

Test

 

FALL FESTIVAL

Language

Skill: Possessive’s & Verbs

 

 

 

 Possessive Nouns

Test

 

Spelling

Skill: Vowel Patterns e,ee,ea,y

 

** Spelling Sentence Fun

** Spelling Sentence Fun

** Spelling Sentence Fun

 Spelling

Test

 

 

Math

Skill: Unit 3-Addition & Subtraction

 

Addition Fact Drill Test- 6 minutes!

 

 

 

Social Studies/Science

Skill: Matter

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

 

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Rhonda Williams:

 

·         Fun Friday- Thanks so much to Addison and her family for the pizza and sprites last Friday!! It was so yummy!  Jacob Wheatley is scheduled to send in Fun Friday snacks this week!

 

·         Accelerated Reader: Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! You can also check your child’s progress using the home connect link I send home at the beginning of the year. Don’t forget www.biguniverse.com and Follett Shelf are great resources to use if your child forgets to bring home a book.

                                   

·       Classroom Website: Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

 

Dates to Remember:

November 11th- Veteran’s Day- Holiday- No School

November 13th- Fall Festival- Please send in prizes by Thursday!   

November 14th- SES Choir Fundraiser at CiCi’s Pizza 11am-10pm

November 18th- Dauphin Island Sea Lab Field Trip

November 23rd-27th- Thanksgiving Holidays- No School

December 1st- Santa Pictures

 

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November 2-6, 2015  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

November 2-6, 2015

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading:

Unit 2 Review

Genre:

Comprehension Skills:

Review Unit 2 Week 1 worksheets that come home with your child.

Review Unit 2 Week 2 worksheets that come home with your child.

 

Phonics Test

r-controlled vowels

 

Review Unit 2 Week 3 worksheets that come home with your child.

 

Review Unit 2 Weeks

4 & 5 worksheets that come home with your child.

 

 

 

Unit 2

TEST

Language

Skill: Nouns & Expanded Sentences

 

 

Plural  Nouns Test with Irregular Nouns

 

Possessive’s TEST

Spelling

Skill: Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Math

Skill: Unit 3-Addition & Subtraction

Monday Night Homework Questions

Tuesday Night Homework Questions 

Wednesday Night Homework Questions

Thursday Night Homework Questions

 

Social Studies/Science

Skill: Bats

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

 

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Rhonda Williams:

 

·         Fun Friday- Addison Nix is scheduled to send in Fun Friday snacks this week!

 

·         Accelerated Reader: Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! You can also check your child’s progress using the home connect link I send home at the beginning of the year. Don’t forget www.biguniverse.com and Follett Shelf are great resources to use if your child forgets to bring home a book.

                                   

·       Classroom Website: Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

 

Dates to Remember:

November 5th- Class Shirt Order Form and Money Due!

November 13th- Fall Festival  

November 14th- SES Choir Fundraiser at CiCi’s Pizza 11am-10pm

November 18th- Dauphin Island Sea Lab Field Trip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 26-30, 2015  

 

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

October 26-30, 2015

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading One Good Turn Deserves Another

By Judy Sierra

Genre: Folk Tale

Comprehension Skills: Setting, Character, Plot

 

 

 

Tuesday Night Reading Homework Question.

 

Phonics Test:  ie, er, ur words!

 

 

 

Thursday Night Reading Homework Question!

 

 

Selection

TEST

Language

Skill: Possessive Nouns

 

 

Plural  Nouns Test with Irregular Nouns

 

Test Next Week on Possessive’s

Spelling

Skill: Vowel Patterns

a, ai, ay

 

Study Monday’s Words!

Study Tuesday’s Words!

Study Wednesday’s Words!

Study ALL Words!

 

Spelling

TEST

Math

Skill: Unit 3-Addition & Subtraction

Monday Night Homework Questions

.   

Wednesday Night Homework Questions

 

 

Social Studies/Science

Skill: Economics

Skill: Bats

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Rhonda Williams:

 

·         Halloween SPOOK-TACULAR SNACK: Each child may bring a spooky treat for us to enjoy on Friday, October 30th! You must bring enough for the entire class, we have 21 students.

 

·         Accelerated Reader: Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! You can also check your child’s progress using the home connect link I send home at the beginning of the year. Don’t forget www.biguniverse.com and Follett Shelf are great resources to use if your child forgets to bring home a book.

                                   

·       Classroom Website: Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

 

Dates to Remember:

October 27th- SES Choir Fundraiser at Foosackley’s 5-8pm (Homework Pass)

October 29th – Field Trip Form and Money Due!

October 26-30th- Red Ribbon Week (See Below)

October 30th- Out of Uniform $2.00 (See Below)

November 13th- Fall Festival (See attached)

November 14th- SES Choir Fundraiser at CiCi’s Pizza 11am-10pm

November 18th- Dauphin Island Sea Lab Field Trip

 

Red Ribbon Week Activities:

Tuesday- Sock it to Drugs- Wear Crazy Socks

Wednesday- Shade Out Drugs- Wear Sunglasses

Thursday- Team Up Against Drugs- Wear Team Jersey

 

Friday, October 30th - Out of Uniform Day $2.00

*Students may wear costumes to school! No scary or violent costumes please!

 

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October 19-23, 2015  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

October 19-23, 2015

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading The Bremen Town Musicians

Genre: Fairy Tale

 

READ EVERY NIGHT for 20 minutes!!! Color in the Book It form!

Read amazing words, high frequency, and vocabulary words aloud to an adult.

Complete Tuesday’s Reading Homework!

 

 

 

 

Read AR Book!

 

Complete Thursday’s Reading Homework!

 

Study ALL vocabulary words with an adult.

 

 

 

Reading

TEST

Language

Skill: Plural Nouns that Change Spelling

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill: Plurals with-s, -es, -ies

 

Study spelling words!

Study spelling words!

Study spelling words!

Study spelling words!

 

Spelling

TEST

Math

Skill: Unit 3 Addition:

Number Strings

Complete

Monday’s homework!

Complete

Tuesday’s homework!

Complete

Wednesday’s homework!

Complete

Thursday’s homework!

 

Social Studies/Science

Skill: Economy

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Rhonda Williams:

 

·        Fun Friday: Thank you to Molly and her family for providing our Fun Friday treats last Friday! We have Curtis Weaver scheduled for Fun Friday this week! Parents, please keep in mind that FUN FRIDAY is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week.

 

·         STAR & Accelerated Reader: We will take the STAR test this week and your child will be given a new quarter goal for 2nd quarter! Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! You can also check your child’s progress using the home connect link I send home a few weeks ago. Don’t forget www.biguniverse.com is a great resource to use if your child forgets to bring home a book.

                                   

·       Classroom Website: Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

 

Dates to Remember:

October 19th- 2nd Quarter Begins

October 19-23rd-Homecoming Week (please refer to school newsletter that was sent home last week)

October 20th- Fire House (10:30-11:00)

October 22nd - Homecoming Pep-Rally @ 2:00pm

October 29th – Field Trip Form and Money Due!

October 26-30th- Red Ribbon Week (please refer to school newsletter that was sent home last week)

November 18th- Dauphin Island Sea Lab Field Trip (See attachment)

 

 

 

 

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October 12-16 2015  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ class

October 12-16 2015

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Scarcity  

by  Janeen R. Adil

Genre:

Expository Text

Skill:  Facts and Details

Background Knowledge

 

Read the Story “Mark Can’t Skate” and have an adult time you for one minute. Turn in Thursday.

Read Tested Vocabulary, high frequency, and spelling/sight words aloud to an adult.

Re-read the Story “Mark Can’t Skate” and have an adult time you for one minute. Turn in Thursday.

Read the passage, “Helping Shoes” and answer the questions. Turn in Thursday.

 

Study ALL vocabulary words with an adult.

Scarcity Test

 

 

 

Teacher Workday

 

Language

Skill:  Singular/Plural Nouns

 

 

 

 

 

NO

SCHOOL

Spelling

Skill:

R-Controlled Vowels (er, ir, ,ur)

Study

Words

Study

Words

Study

Words

Spelling

Test

 

 

Math

Skill:  Unit 2 Geometry

 

 Monday’s Homework

Sheet

Tuesday’s Homework

Sheet

Geometry Test #1

Geometry Test #2

 Unit 2 Test

 

Science/Social Studies

Skill: Goods and Services

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: Your child will be required to create sentences with spelling/sight words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Rhonda Williams:

 

·        Fun Friday: Thank you to Bradley and his family for providing our Fun Friday treats last Friday! We have Molly Skinner scheduled for Fun Friday this week! We will have Fun Friday on Thursday this week!! Parents, please keep in mind that FUN FRIDAY is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week.

 

·        Accelerated Reader: Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! I will send home a report one day this week. You can also check your child’s progress using the home connect link I send home a few weeks ago. Don’t forget www.biguniverse.com is a great resource to use if your child forgets to bring home a book.

 

                                            

·       Classroom Website: Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

 

Dates to Remember:

October 14th – Vision Screening

October 15th- End of 1st Quarter

October 16th- Teacher Workday- No School for Students

October 19-23rd- Homecoming Week (please refer to school newsletter that was sent home last week)

October 26-30th- Red Ribbon Week (please refer to school newsletter that was sent home last week)

 

 

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October 5-9, 2015  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ class

October 5-9, 2015

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Abraham Lincoln 

by  Delores Malone

Genre: Informational Text

Skill:  Author’s Purpose/Text Structure

 

Read the story “Oh Boy, It’s October” and complete Monday’s question. Study Monday’s words!

Read the story “Oh Boy, It’s October” and complete Tuesday’s question. Study Tuesday’s words!

Read the story “Oh Boy, It’s October” and complete Wednesday’s question. Study Wednesday’s words!

Read the story “Oh Boy, It’s October” and complete Thursday’s question. Study ALL words

 

 

TEST

 

 

Language

Skill:  Proper Nouns, Irregular Plural Nouns

 

 

Proper Noun Quiz

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill:

Contractions

 

Study Monday’s words!

Study Tuesday’s words!

Study Wednesday’s words!

Study ALL words!

 

Test

Math

Skill:  Unit 2 Geometry

 

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.   

 

 Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

 

Science/Social Studies

Skill: Fire Safety

Social Studies

Abraham Lincoln

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: Your child will be required to create sentences with spelling/sight words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

From the desk of Mrs. Rhonda Williams:

 

·        Fun Friday: Thank you to Braxton Janes’ and his family for providing our Fun Friday treats last Friday! We have Bradley Harvison scheduled for Fun Friday this week! Parents, please keep in mind that FUN FRIDAY is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week.

 

·        Accelerated Reader: Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! I will send home a report one day this week. You can also check your child’s progress using the home connect link I send home a few weeks ago. Don’t forget www.biguniverse.com is a great resource to use if your child forgets to bring home a book.

 

·       Room Mom: If you are interested in being my room mom please send me a note! Also, if you ever want to volunteer in the classroom I always have plenty to do, so please just let me know!  

                                            

·       Classroom Website: Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

 

Dates to Remember:

October 7th- Yearbook Picture Day

October 8th- Open House @ 5:30pm

October 14th – Vision Screening

October 15th- End of 1st Quarter

October 16th- Teacher Workday- No School for Students

 

 

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September 28- October 2, 2015  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

September 28- October 2, 2015

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Tara and Tiree, Fearless Friends  by Andrew Clements

Skill: Cause/Effect

Summarizing

Read the story “Skyscapers” and complete Monday’s question. Study Monday’s words!

Read the story “Skyscapers” and complete Tuesday’s question. Study Tuesday’s words!

Read the story “Skyscapers” and complete Wednesday’s question. Study Wednesday’s words!

Read the story “Skyscapers” and complete Thursday’s question. Study ALL words!

Tara and Tiree

TEST

 

 

Language

Skill: Proper Nouns and Plural Nouns

Writing

Opinion writing

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill:

r-controlled vowels

(ar ,or ,ore)

 

Study Monday’s words!

Study Tuesday’s words!

Study Wednesday’s words!

Study ALL words!

 Test

Math

Skill:  Unit 2

Shapes and Blocks

 

 

 Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.    

 

Science

Skill: Physical

Social Studies

Landforms

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: Your child will be tested on these sentences on Friday’s spelling test.  They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Rhonda Williams:

 

·        Fun Friday: Thank you to Raleigh Thomson and her family for providing our Fun Friday treats last Friday! We have Braxton Janes’ scheduled for Fun Friday this week! Parents, please keep in mind that FUN FRIDAY is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week.

 

·        Accelerated Reader: Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! I will send home a report one day this week. You can also check your child’s progress using the home connect link I send home a few weeks ago. Don’t forget www.biguniverse.com is a great resource to use if your child forgets to bring home a book.

 

·       Room Mom

If you are interested in being my room mom please send me a note! Also, if you ever want to volunteer in the classroom I always have plenty to do, so please just let me know!                                                 

·       Classroom Website

Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

 

Dates to Remember:

October 7th- Yearbook Picture Day

October 8th- Open House @ 5:30pm

October 14th – Vision Screening

October 15th- End of 1st Quarter

October 16th- Teacher Workday- No School for Students

Announcement Image for September 28- October 2, 2015

Sept 21-25th 2015  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ class

September 21-25, 2015

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading-

Story: Unit 1 Review

Read the story “Star-Spangled Banner” and complete Monday’s question. Study Unit 1 words!

Read the Story “Star-Spangled Banner”” and complete Tuesday’s question. Study Unit 1 words! TEST

The Strongest One

Read the Story “Star-Spangled Banner” and complete Wednesday’s question. Study Unit 1 words!

 

Phonics Test: Blends and Digraphs

Read the Story “Star-Spangled Banner” and complete Thursday’s question. Study Unit 1words with an adult.

 

Listening TEST

Unit 1

 TEST

 

 

Language-

Skill:  Proper Nouns; Days of the Week, Months of the Year, and Holidays

 

 

 

 

TEST

Spelling-

Skill:

Consonant Digraphs  

Study Unit 1 words!

Study Unit 1 words!

Study Unit 1 words!

Study Unit 1 words!

Spelling

Test

Math-

Skill: Unit 1 Addition and Subtraction Situations & Money

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.

  

Test

Magic Pot

 Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards. 

Money Test

Science-

Skill: Solar System

& Rocks and Soil

Social Studies-Landforms

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences:Your child will be tested on these sentences on Friday’s spelling test.  They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Rhonda Williams:

 

Fun Friday: Thank you to Isaac Kim and his family for providing our Fun Friday treat last Friday! We have Raleigh Thomson scheduled for Fun Friday this week! Parents, please keep in mind that FUN FRIDAY is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week.

 

 

Accelerated Reader: Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! I will send home a report one day this week. You can also check your child’s progress using the home connect link I send home a few weeks ago. Don’t forget www.biguniverse.com is a great resource to use if your child forgets to bring home a book.

 

Progress Reports: If you haven’t returned your child’s progress report please do so by tomorrow! If you have any questions or would like to schedule a conference Please send me a Dojo message or email me at rdwilliams@saralandboe.org.  

 

           

Dates to Remember:

September 22nd- First Priority @ 7:40am (Only students with red tags)

September 23rd- See You at the Pole @ 7:40-8:00am

September 23rdBlood Drive 7am-5pm  

September 25th Out of Uniform Day Cost: $2

October 7th- Yearbook Picture Day

October 8th- Open House @ 5:30pm

 

 

 

Announcement Image for Sept 21-25th 2015

Sept 14-18, 2015  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ class

September 14-18, 2015

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading-

Story: The Strongest One by Joseph Brushac

Read the Story “Fall Football” and complete Monday’s question. Study Monday’s words!

Read the Story “Fall Football” and complete Tuesday’s question. Study Tuesday’s words!

Read the Story “Fall Football” and complete Wednesday’s question. Study Wednesday’s words!

Read the Story “Fall Football” and complete Thursday’s question. Study ALL vocabulary words with an adult.

The Strongest One

 TEST

 

Phonics Test: Blends and Digraphs

Language-

Skill:  Proper Nouns; Days of the Week, Months of the Year, and Holidays

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling-

Skill:

Consonant Digraphs  

Study Monday’s words!

Study Tuesday’s words!

Study Wednesday’s words!

Study ALL spelling & sight words with an adult.

Spelling

Test

Math-

Skill: Unit 1 Addition and Subtraction Situations & Money

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.   

Test

Money

(penny, nickel, dime, quarter)

 Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards. 

Addition Timed Drill

(students will be given 8 minutes to complete 50 addition problems one-digit)

Science-

Skill: Solar System

& Rocks and Soil

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences:Your child will be tested on these sentences on Friday’s spelling test.  They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Rhonda Williams:

 

Fun Friday: Thank you to Wyatt Solomon and his family for providing our Fun Friday treat last Friday! We have Isaac Kim scheduled for Fun Friday this week! Parents, please keep in mind that FUN FRIDAY is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week.

 

Addition Facts: We will be taking a fact drill this week. Your child will have 7 minutes to complete 50 addition facts. Please continue to practice these as much as you can to ensure your child has memorized all facts. When they have to use their fingers, it slows them down during the test.

 

Accelerated Reader: Please encourage your child to read and take AR tests! I will send home a report one day this week. You can also check your child’s progress using the home connect link I send home a few weeks ago. Don’t forget www.biguniverse.com is a great resource to use if your child forgets to bring home a book.

 

Progress Reports: As soon as I finish grading the tests from last week and our first writing, I will send home a report. I will send home a dojo message letting you know to look for it. Don’t forget you can always check your child’s grades using iNow. The login and passwords were sent home a few weeks ago.

 

SchoolCast: Please read and complete the attached form concerning our SchoolCast notification system. I need the green sheet signed and returned ASAP! Thanks so much!  

           

 

Dates to Remember:

September 18th-Students can wear a team jersey or shirt to stand together against bullying.

September 25th Out of Uniform Day Cost: $2

October 7th- Yearbook Picture Day

October 8th- Open House @ 5:30pm 

Announcement Image for Sept 14-18, 2015

Sept 8-11, 2015  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

September 8-September 11, 2015

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story-A Walk in the Desert

 

Genre: Expository Text

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

Read this week’s story and answer Tuesday’s question.

Re-read the story and answer Wednesday’s question.

Answer Thursday’s Question

Selection Test

Language

Skill: Sentences/ Collective Nouns

 

 

 

Collective Noun Test

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill: Inflected Endings

 

 

 

 

Study Tuesday’s Words.

Study Wednesday’s Words.

 

 

Study ALL words!

Test 

 

 

 

Math

Skill: Unit 1 Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System

 

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

 

Social Studies/Science

Skill: Soil

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Williams:

·         Thank you so much to Eli’s family for providing Fun Friday last week! We have Wyatt Solomon scheduled to bring our Fun Friday snack this week. Fun Friday is a drinks and snack for each student. We have 21 students in our classroom. Please let me know ASAP if you cannot bring your Fun Friday so I can make arrangements.

 

·       Accelerated Reader

We have kicked off Accelerated Reader within our classroom! Many of your children have already begun reading taking many tests. They are very excited about accumulating points for prizes. Prior to starting A.R. each child was given the STAR Reading Assessment to determine their reading levels. This specifies what level of books your child needs to be reading independently. A copy of the results were sent home last week with your child. Please encourage your child to read daily at home and take AR tests on their library books. They are allowed to take home their library books daily. I have assigned each student a reading goal for the quarter. I wrote their goal on their Reading Log that should stay in their in their O.W.L folder. When they read at home and are ready to test please help them fill this log out. There are a ton of AR books on www.biguniverse.com, just remember to search by their ATOS so they are reading on their level!. If your child does not reach this goal, it will count against them. I have stressed to each student the importance of reading a book thoroughly. Just because they take a quiz on a test does not mean they will receive points if they do poorly on the test. Please question your child weekly about their points and books they are reading daily. It is perfectly fine for your child to read out loud to you, and then you question him/her on what they read. I sent home the home connect letter last week. This will keep you informed on their reading progress in Accelerated Reading! Thank you in advance for your support!  

 

·        Addition/Subtraction Facts

This year it is vital that your child know, from memorization, their addition and subtraction facts! Flashcards are a great way to ensure they learn them. I am sending home a set of addition flashcards for you to cut and use with your child, if you have not yet purchased any. Please keep in mind if your child shows hesitation for longer than 3 seconds for a specific fact when flashing a card, this is probably one they need to practice more. We are also using flashcards in the classroom, as well.

 

·       Coupon Book Fundraiser

All money is due by Wednesday, Sept.9th!

Announcement Image for Sept 8-11, 2015

August 31-September 4  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams class

August 31- September 4th

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Henry and Mudge

by Cynthia Rylant

Genre:

Realistic Fiction

Read the Story “Labor Day” and answer Monday’s question. Study Monday’s words!  

Read the Story “Labor Day” and answer Tuesday’s question. Study Tuesday’s words!

Read the Story “Labor Day” and answer Wednesday’s question. Study Wednesday’s words! 

Read the Story “Labor Day” and answer Thursday’s question. Study ALL words!

 

Henry and Mudge Test

 

 

Language/ Handwriting

Skill:  Nouns/

Collective Nouns

Skill: Writing Positions and Basic Strokes

 

 

 

 

Collective Noun Test

Spelling

Skill:

Consonant Blends

Study Monday’s words! 

Study Tuesday’s words!

Study Wednesday’s words! 

. Study ALL words!

Test

Math

Skill: Unit 1 Addition, Subtraction, and The Number System

 

Practice using addition flash cards!

 

Practice using addition flash cards!

 

Science: Skill: Solar System/ Neil Armstrong

Social Studies: Continents & Oceans

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

*The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: Your child will be tested on these sentences on Friday’s spelling test.  They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

PARENT NOTE

From the desk of Mrs. Williams:

·         Thank you so much to Mylea’s family for providing Fun Friday last week! They kids really enjoyed the cupcakes, chocolate milk, and cotton candy!! We have Eli Neese scheduled to bring our Fun Friday snack this week. Fun Friday is a drinks and snack for each student. We have 21 students in our classroom. Please let me know ASAP if you cannot bring your Fun Friday so I can make arrangements.

 

·         Accelerated Reader

We have kicked off Accelerated Reader within our classroom! Many of your children have already begun reading taking many tests. They are very excited about accumulating points for prizes. Prior to starting A.R. each child was given the STAR Reading Assessment to determine their reading levels. This specifies what level of books your child needs to be reading independently. A copy of the results were sent home last week with your child. Please encourage your child to read daily at home and take AR tests on their library books. They are allowed to take home their library books daily. I have assigned each student a reading goal for the quarter. I wrote their goal on their Reading Log that should stay in their in their O.W.L folder. When they read at home and are ready to test please help them fill this log out. There are a ton of AR books on www.biguniverse.com, just remember to search by their ATOS so they are reading on their level!. If your child does not reach this goal, it will count against them. I have stressed to each student the importance of reading a book thoroughly. Just because they take a quiz on a test does not mean they will receive points if they do poorly on the test. Please question your child weekly about their points and books they are reading daily. It is perfectly fine for your child to read out loud to you, and then you question him/her on what they read. I sent home the home connect letter last week. This will keep you informed on their reading progress in Accelerated Reading! Thank you in advance for your support! J

 

·        Addition/Subtraction Facts

This year it is vital that your child know, from memorization, their addition and subtraction facts! Flashcards are a great way to ensure they learn them. I am sending home a set of addition flashcards for you to cut and use with your child, if you have not yet purchased any. Please keep in mind if your child shows hesitation for longer than 3 seconds for a specific fact when flashing a card, this is probably one they need to practice more. We are also using flashcards in the classroom, as well.

 

·       Coupon Book Fundraiser

All money is due by Friday, Sept.9th!

 

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August 24-28th   

Mrs. Williams                             

August 24 - 28  

Announcements

* Students will also start nightly reading homework. I sent home an answer page last week to help you understand the format. If you have any questions please send me a Dojo message!  

* See attached paper with important information about last Friday’s reading test.

* I am sending home a STAR parent letter today please review it with your child. You do not have to return it! AR is still not working so I have not assigned reading goals yet.

* iNow usernames and passwords are coming home today! Please keep this in a safe place so you will be able to check your child’s grades all year!

* A HUGE thanks to Caitlyn’s family for sending in Fun Friday cupcakes, cookies and drinks last Friday. It was delicious. We have Mylea’s family scheduled to send treats this Friday.

* If you haven’t signed up for Class Dojo please do so ASAP!!  I frequently send reminders and important information, so please be sure that you have signed up. Thanks!  

* A Coupon Book Fundraiser packet is coming home with your child today. Please sell at least two books to support our school.

* Please know that if your child is late for school, they will not be able to purchase snack. Also, if they leave early and they bought snack, they will have to get it the next day.

* Please remember to take out all unneeded papers from your child’s folder each day. Only leave the calendar conduct sheet and the homework to be returned.

* Boy Scouts will be meeting is tomorrow at 6:30.

 

We will be learning:

* Math – coins, counting, time to the hour

* Reading Story: Exploring Space with an Astronaut

* Skill: Main idea

BE SURE TO STUDY ALL READING WORDS ON ATTACHED SHEET!

* Phonics–  Long vowels

* Language – nouns

* ScienceSpace

* Social Studies: Continents & Oceans

Homework

Monday

1.      Study Monday’s vocabulary words and spelling words.

2.  Complete Monday’s reading question for “Shopping Deals” story.

 

Tuesday

1.      Study Tuesday’s vocabulary words and spelling words.

2.  Complete Tuesday’s reading question for “Shopping Deals” story.

 

Wednesday

1.      Study Wednesday’s vocabulary words and spelling words.

2.  Complete Wednesday’s reading question for “Shopping Deals” story.

 

Thursday

1.      Complete Thursday’s reading question for “Shopping Deals” story.

2.  Study all vocabulary and spelling words! 


August 17-21  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ class

August 17-21, 2015

Homework Assignments

Subject

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

 

Story:

The Twin Club

By Ina Cumpiano

 

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Read the story “All About August”. Answer Monday’s question and review Monday’s words.

Read the story “All About August”. Answer Tuesday’s question and review Tuesday’s words.

Read the story “All About August”. Answer Wednesday’s question and review Wednesday’s words!  

Read the story “All About August”. Answer Thursday’s question and review all words!

Selection Test

Language/

Handwriting

Skill:

Sentences / Letter Formation

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill:

Short Vowels and Consonants

 

Study Monday’s words!

Study Tuesday’s words!

Study Wednesday’s words!

Study ALL words!

Test

Math

Skill:

Unit 1 Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System

Workbook pages will be sent home occasionally. Students can use these as extra practice at home. They do not need to send back to school.

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

Addition Fact Drill

Science/ Social Studies

Skill: Continents & Oceans

Skill: Map Skills

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: Your child will be tested on these sentences on Friday’s spelling test.  They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

Parent Note

Aug 17-21st

 

Dates to Remember:

Monday, September 7th – No School! (Labor Day Holiday)

 

Fun Friday:

I have attached a schedule for our Fun Friday Snack for first semester. Please look for your child’s name for the date you are to bring in a snack. If you do not see your child’s name, I will have them on second semester. If something comes up and you can’t send snacks on your week, please let me know and I will cover it! Thanks!

Snack:

Snack will be sold this week. The cost is $1.00.

Math Homework:

You will need to purchase your child a set of Addition and Subtraction Flashcards for homework this school year. Your child will use these cards twice a week for fact practice. We will begin working on Addition facts for first semester. Subtraction will be given second semester.  

Addition Facts:

We will be taking a practice fact drill this week. Your child will have 8 minutes to complete 50 addition facts. Please continue to practice these as much as you can to ensure your child has memorized all facts. When they have to use their fingers, it slows them down during the test.

Treasure Chest:

If you have any small toys or items around the house that would make great treasure chest prizes, please donate them to our classroom. We would greatly appreciate all donations!!!

Classroom Website

Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, games, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com. Also, make sure you are connected to Saraland Elementary School’s Facebook page!  

 

** Reading Homework: Please note that this week’s homework is for practice. If you have any questions about homework please let me know! This will be the format for the entire year!  


May 11-15th   

Mrs. Williams                       May 11th – 15th

Announcements:

Ø A HUGE THANKS to Chloe’s family for sending Fun Thursday last week! We have Lela’s family scheduled to send treats this Friday! Our Battleship field trip is this Wednesday.

Ø Our End-of-year party is scheduled for May 20th at 9:00. All students need to send in $5. If you haven’t sent this is please do so by Wednesday! Thanks!

Ø  HOMEWORK: The only homework your child has this week is to work on Compass Learning! I am sending home a reading packet that can be used as the EQT study guide. I am also sending home a Math study guide today! Please have them study so they are prepared for their EQT’s!

 

We will be learning:

ü Reading –Unit 5 Reading Review (EQT Test Tomorrow!)

ü Math – Review (EOY Test on Wednesday)

ü Social Studies- 13 Colonies

 

 

 

 

 

Important Dates:

May 15th: Awards Assembly @1:00pm

May 20th: Class Party @ 9-10am

May 21st: Last Day for Students- 11:00am dismissal

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May 4-8th   

Mrs. Williams            May 4th – 8th

Announcements:

Ø  A HUGE THANKS to Carmen’s family for sending the awesome Fun Friday last week! We have Chloe’s family scheduled to send treats this Thursday. Due to Spring Fling we will have Fun Friday on Thursday this week! Thanks for all you do!

Ø  Our Battleship field trip is this Wednesday. Please meet us there around 9 a.m. if you are attending. Don’t forget to send a lunch with your child. Don’t forget there is a gift shop.

Ø  This Friday is the Spring Fling. Bracelets go on sale this week for $10. If you send a check, PLEASE ensure you have a phone number and your child’s name on the check.

Ø  Our class booth will be the Superhero Booth. We will have Spider-Man her for pictures and autographs! We need volunteers to help work our booth. If you can help please let me know what time would work best for you!

Ø Our End-of-year party is scheduled for May 20th at 9:00. All students need to send in $5. Please read the details on the back of this newsletter.

Ø HOMEWORK: The only homework your child has this week is to work on Compass Learning! There will be NO reading, spelling, or vocabulary tests on the last two reading stories (listed below).

 

We will be learning:

ü Reading Story– Josh Gibson & Red, White & Blue

ü Reading Skill: compare and contrast & author’s purpose

ü Phonics: Suffixes –s, -ed, -ing, -est, -es and abbreviations

ü Math – measurement (Tests on Tuesday & Thursday)

ü Social Studies- 13 Colonies

 

**If you haven’t returned the book order form please do so by tomorrow! You don’t have to buy one but I need a signed copy for every student to receive the free class book! Check No if you don’t want to order one and return paper! If you do please check yes and send payment! Thanks so much!

The book is going to be super cute!! 

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April 20-24  

Mrs. Williams                       April 20-24

Announcements:

·       I would like to thank Kayli and her family for fun Friday last week! The kids really enjoyed the popsicles! Joseph Abercrombie is scheduled to bring in treats this Friday! We have 21 students in our class!

·       This week our 3rd and 4th grade students will be finish their state tests. This is an important week! All students must be on time to eliminate hallway traffic and disruptions.

·       Our class has been assigned to help support Mrs. Boutwell’s third grade class to do their best on the state tests. If you can, please send in some of the following items to show that we care: Blow Pops, Microwave Popcorn, Laffy Taffy, small powdered or chocolate donuts, or any other items students might enjoy after a day of tough testing. Please send these items in as soon as possible!!! I already sent a bag of Smarties for Monday’s tests with a large sign. We need items for the rest of this week and the week after we return from Spring Break. Thanks!

·        Field Trip money is being collected this week! All forms and money need to be turned in by Thursday, April 23rd by 9am! Please remember if you plan on chaperoning you need to send in $3 cash! Students will pay $6.00.

·        Our Spring Fling is scheduled for May 8th. We need lots of parent volunteers and a very exciting booth idea. We will also need donations of items to award students as prizes. Please, please, please offer to help. We can’t do this without you!

We will be learning:

{ Reading – The Signmaker’s Assistant

{ Skill – Main Idea & Details & Inferring

{ Phonics- aw, au, augh, al

{ Math – three digit addition & subtraction and measurement

{ Language –Compound Words& Dictionary Skills

{ Science – Plants

Homework:

Study spelling and vocabulary words nightly. Complete 30 minutes of Compass Learning nightly. 

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March 30- April 3  

Mrs. Rhonda Williams                                        March 30 – April 3

Announcements:

 Thanks so much to Cohen’s Family for providing Fun Friday last week. Brayden Peacock is scheduled to bring in Fun Friday this Friday!

 Sometime this week I will be sending a current 4th qtr. progress report. Please sign and return. If you have any concerns or questions you can email or write me a note.

 Students MUST still study nightly even though I am not giving written homework each night. Please ensure your child knows their reading vocabulary and spelling words for a test each Friday!

Our class is in need of Kleenex and paper towels! If you can donate any of these, we would greatly appreciate it! Also, please check with your child to see if they need any personal supplies (crayons, glue, etc.).

 

 

We will be learning:

Reading: Bad Dog, Dodger!

Reading Skill: Plot and Theme

Phonics: Consonant patterns- kn, wr, gn, mb

Language: Pronouns I and me

Math: subtraction story problems

Science: Light & Sound

 

 

Homework:

Complete 30 minutes nightly of Compass Learning practice. Study spelling and reading words nightly as well!

 

Dates to Remember:

April 13th-17th: Spring Break (no school)

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March 23-27  

Mrs. Williams’ Newsletter                 March 23-27th

Announcements!

 

  • I would like to thank Jaycie and her family for the yummy cupcakes and drinks!  Cohen Williams is scheduled to bring in Fun Friday treats this week!! Fun Friday is a reward for good behavior so please encourage your child to do their best throughout the week!
  • Our class is in need of Kleenex and paper towels! If you can donate any of these, we would greatly appreciate it! Also, please check with your child to see if they need any personal supplies (crayons, glue, etc.).
  • Compass Learning: In your child’s O.W.L. binder is their Compass Learning Log. This is homework for reading and math for the next 3 weeks! Please leave this log in the sheet protector in their binder. I am also sending home a little more information about Compass Learning today so please take a minute and read over it!
  • STAR: We took the STAR test today! I am sending home the report with their 4th quarter AR reading goals on it. Also, the deadline to earn the AR shirt (25 points) is April 10th.
  • Parent Pop-In Night for April 2nd has been canceled!!

 

Dates to Remember:

April 13th-17th: Spring Break (no school)

 

We will be learning:

ü  Reading Story: Carl the Complainer 

ü  Reading Skill: Cause & Effect & Visualize

ü  Language: Singular and Plural Pronouns

ü  Math: Adding and Subtraction 2 and 3 digit numbers

ü  Science: Light

ü  Social Studies: Map Skills: Alabama (test tomorrow) 

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3rd Quarter Honor Roll  

Great Job!! 

A--Honor Roll:

Mazzlyn Pearce

Lela Schlangen

 

A/B—Honor Roll:

Joseph Abercrombie

Emma Baggett

Chloe Bailey

Seth Nations

Tucker Singleton

Bay Thompson

Cohen Williams

 

Perfect Attendance:

A’Leria Darrington

Ethan Drum

Lainey Edwards

Seth Nations

Mazzlyn Pearce

Tucker Singleton

Good Citizenship:

Emma Baggett

Carmen Flott

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March 16-20th   

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ class

March 16-20, 2015

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Fire Fighter!

By Angela Royston

Genre:

Narrative Non-Fiction

Comprehension Skill:

Main Idea/ Supporting Details

 

Read the selection,

“Steamboat A-Comim’!” and record number of words read on fluency sheet.

 Read Library Book!

Read the selection,

“Steamboat A-Comim’!” and record number of words read on fluency sheet.

Read Library Book!

Read the selection,

“Steamboat A-Comim’!” and record number of words read on fluency sheet.

Read Library Book!

Read the selection,

Steamboat A-Comim’! and answer the questions!

Read Library Book!

Selection Test

 

Language/ Handwriting

Skill:  Pronouns

Skill: Cursive Writing

 

Practice first name in cursive!

 

Practice first name in cursive!

 

Spelling

Skill:

Words with Suffixes

(–ly, -ful, -er, -or, -ish)

Study words!

Study words!

Study words!

Study words!

Spelling Test!

Math

Unit 8: Even and Odd Numbers

Study Subtraction Facts!!

 

Study Subtraction Facts!!

 

 

Science/Social Studies

Skill: Our State: Alabama

Skill: Fire Safety

Complete Monday’s section of the Map Study Guide!

Complete Tuesday’s section of the Map Study Guide!

Complete Wednesday’s section of the Map Study Guide!

Complete Thursday’s section of the Map Study Guide!

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible.  Please remember to study all vocabulary words every night!!

Dates to Remember:

March 16th: 4th Quarter Begins

March 18th: Spring Pictures & Out of Uniform Day (free)

March 19th: Field Trip to 5 Rivers

March 20th: Report Cards

April 13th-17th: Spring Break (no school)

Announcements!

 

 

  • I would like to thank Lainey and her family for the St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes!  Jaycie Jamison is scheduled to bring in Fun Friday treats this week!! Fun Friday is a reward for good behavior so please encourage your child to do their best throughout the week!

·       Our class is in need of Germ-X and Kleenex! If you can donate any of these, we would greatly appreciate it! Also, please check with your child to see if they need any personal supplies (crayons, glue, etc.).

 

  • Compass Learning: I am sending home a “Student Use and Home Access” letter with your child’s username and password on it today! Please take time to read and look over it. If your child has access to a computer or tablet (ipad, kindle, etc) at home please allow them to use this resource for at least 30 minutes every night. Research has shown that when students use this resource their STAR reading level improves greatly! We will be using it during school hours as well. The website is listed on the paper and the free app is accessible through “Puffin Academy”.  
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March 2-6, 2015  

 

Announcements:

·       I would like to thank Tucker and his family for the Mexican themed snacks last week! The kids really enjoyed it!  Mazzlyn Pearce is scheduled to bring in Fun Friday treats this week!

·       This week only we will be taking up field trip money. If you write a check, be sure to include a phone number. Remember that parents cannot ride the buses with us but are allowed to meet us there due to lack of space.

·       This is our last full week of 3rd quarter before End of Quarter Test. Next week students will be tested on Reading and Math skills taught this quarter.

·       Our class is in need of Kellenex tissues, Germ-X, and paper towels. If you can donate any of these, we would greatly appreciate it! Also, please check with your child to see if they need any personal supplies (crayons, glue, etc.).

Dates to Remember:

March 2-5th- Field Trip money and form due!!!

March 9th – 11th: End of Quarter Tests

March 12th: End of 3rd Quarter

March 13th: Teacher Work Day – (NO School!)

March 19th: Field Trip to 5 Rivers

 

We will be learning:

We will be reviewing all skills taught this quarter to prepare for end-of-quarter testing next week. Also, we will complete Unit 7 on fractions in Math this week!

Homework Assignments:

Each Night:

ü The Tricky Leprechaun Reading Passage & Questions

ü Complete nightly math worksheet.

ü Read AR book.

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Feb 23-27th  

 

Announcements:

·       I would like to thank Bay and his family for sending in Fun Friday treats last week! Tucker Singleton is scheduled to bring in Fun Friday treats this week!

·       We will start collecting Field Trip money next week. All field trip money is due no later than March 5th at 9am!

Dates to Remember:

February 28th- Saraland Elementary School Pageant

March 2-5th- Field Trip money and form due!!!

March 9th – 11th: End of Quarter Tests

March 12th: End of 3rd Quarter

March 13th: Teacher Work Day – (NO School!)

March 19th: Field Trip to 5 Rivers

 

We will be learning:

ü  Reading Story: The First Tortilla 

ü  Reading Skill: Plot & Theme, Monitor & Clarify

ü  Language: Adverbs that tell how

ü  Math: Fractions

ü  Science: Volcanos

ü  Social Studies: Map Skills

 

Homework Assignments:

Each Night:

ü Read fluency sheet for 1 minute.

ü Complete nightly math worksheet.

ü Read AR book.

 

Complete reading workbook pages:

Monday- pgs. 337 and 338

Tuesday- pgs. 339 and 341

Wednesday- pgs. 342 and 343

Thursday- pgs. 346, 347, and 348 

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February 2-6, 2015  

 

 

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ class

February 2-6, 2015

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Soil

by  Sally M.Walker

Genre: Expository text

Skills: Fact/Opinion

Questioning

 

Read the Story “Rudyard Kipling: A Life of Adventure” and have an adult time you for one minute. Turn in Friday.

Read Library Book

Read the Story “Rudyard Kipling: A Life of Adventure” and have an adult time you for one minute.

Read Library Book

Re-read the Story “Rudyard Kipling: A Life of Adventure” and have an adult time you for one minute.

Read Library Book

Re-read the Story “Rudyard Kipling: A Life of Adventure” and answer questions from the story.

(Turn in Friday)

Study ALL vocabulary words with an adult.

 

TEST

 

 

Language

Skill:  Adjectives that Compare

Handwriting Skill: Cursive Writing

Spelling

Skill:

Diphthongs ou,ow,oi,oy

Study Monday words and complete pages 313-315 workbook pages.

Study Tuesday words. Complete pages 317-319 workbook pages.

Turn in Friday!

Study Wednesday words on list provided. Complete pages 321-322 workbook pages.

Study ALL spelling words!! Complete pages 323-324 workbook pages.

 

Math

Unit 6

Skill: Missing Addends, Collect $1.00, Adding and Subtracting to 100

Study subtraction flash cards

Study subtraction flash cards

Study subtraction flash cards

Study subtraction flash cards

Math Test and

Subtraction Drill

Science/Social Studies

Skill: Soil & Plants

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

*The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

 

Dates to Remember:

February 12th- Parent Pop-In Night

February 13th: Valentine’s Day Snack (details will come home later)

February 16-18th: Mardi Gras Holiday – (NO School!)

March 9th 11th: End of Quarter Tests

March 12th: End of 3rd Quarter

March 13th: Teacher Work Day --NO School!)

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements

 

Fun Friday: A’Leria Darrington is scheduled to bring in treats this Friday!  

 

We will have a Valentine snack next Friday. Students may bring in treats and cards on Friday. Please remember we have 21 students in our class. I will send home a name list one day this week.  

 

Please encourage your child to read daily at home and take AR tests on their library books. I sent home their AR goals on their STAR test 2 weeks ago. This should be kept in the sheet protector in their O.W.L. binder!

 

Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, games, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

 

** I am sending home a progress report this Friday. I have a lot of students who have been out and have makeup tests to take this week. Please make sure your child is at school every day and on time if they are not sick! Thanks! If you have any questions or concerns, please send me a note or email me at rdwilliams@saralandboe.org. Thanks!

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Jan 12-16  

Weekly Studies:

 

Reading: Weed is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver

By Aliki

Genre: Biography

Skill: Fact and Opinion; Inferring

Math: Unit 6 Whole Number Operations

Spelling: Comparative Endings –er, -est

Handwriting: Cursive Writing (lower case)

Language Arts:  Verbs Am, Is, Are

Social Science: Historical Figures/Events; Time

 

Mark Your Calendar:

Monday, January 19th MLK Holiday (No School)

January 12th Fundraiser sent home

February 28th SES Beauty Pageant

 

Homework & Tests:

 

Monday: Read story and answer Monday question

Study Monday set of vocabulary and spelling words

Practice writing cursive letter u.

Tuesday:

Read story and answer Tuesday question

Study Tuesday set of vocabulary and spelling words

Practice writing cursive letter w.

Wednesday:

Read story and answer Wednesday questions

Study Wednesday set of vocabulary and spelling words

Practice writing cursive letter e.

Thursday:

Read story and answer Thursday questions

Study Thursday set of vocabulary and spelling words

Practice writing cursive letter l.

Friday:  

Weed is a Flower Test

Verb Test

Time Test (review set of time on word list)

 

          Announcements:                                                                                           

FUN FRIDAY: Thank you so much Jade Stevens for sending in treats last week! This week Angelina Pritchard is scheduled to provide treats! Please see attached Fun Friday sheet!

A.R.:

I am giving the STAR today and will send home results tomorrow with AR Goals!

Math:

Please purchase or create a set of basic subtraction cards for your child to study at home. I will assign this as a homework assignment starting next week.  We will have our first subtraction fact test next Friday.  Your child will have 8 minutes to complete 50 subtraction facts. Please have your child practice these as much as you can to ensure your child has memorized all facts. When they have to use their fingers, it slows them down during the test.

Fundraiser:

Information about the PTO fundraiser was sent home yesterday. If you would like for your child to participate please send the bottom portion of the yellow handout back with your signature and your child will receive a box of chocolate to sell. Please read the handout carefully!

Pennies for Leukemia and Lymphoma:

We have a donation box in our classroom for students to donate change in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Our classroom goal is to earn $300 to help support this great organization. Every Thursday the change will be counted and added to the school’s goal. A box was sent home for your child to collect their change. They will bring their box in every Wednesday to add to our class box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 15-19  

Mrs. Williams                      

Dec.15 - 19

Tonight, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at 6:30 Saraland’s superintendent Dr. Milner will be having a very important meeting in the cafeteria concerning the future of your child’s school system. I highly encourage all Saraland residents to attend this meeting. Please make every effort to attend.

This Friday is an early dismissal. All students will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m. Please make arrangements for this.

Congratulations on Lainey Edwards for winning 3rd place in the Keep Saraland Beautiful bookmark contest!!

  • If you haven’t sent in your $5 craft money please send it in by tomorrow!!

Our class Christmas Party will be THIS Thursday, December 18th at 12:00 p.m. If you have not sent your $5.00 party money, please do so tomorrow. Also, please send in cash. The money goes directly to our room mother.

The reading End-of-Quarter test was today. The Math E.Q.T. is Tuesday.

Students will be allowed to wear their pajamas this Friday to school.

There will be no homework this week.

School will resume on Tuesday, January 6th for the start of third quarter.

 

 

 

                           

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December 8-12  

Mrs. Williams                                 Dec.8 - 12

 

m Congratulations to Jaycie Jamison. She was selected as December’s Student of the Month!

m A BIG THANKS to Seth’s family for sending in the treats last week for Fun Friday! This week we have Bradlee scheduled to send Fun Friday.

m Thank you so much to the parents who have sent in vanilla pudding for Christmas around the World! The kids are having a blast!

m Don’t forget to send in the $5 craft money if you haven’t done so yet!

m Our class Christmas Party will be next Thursday, December 18th at 12:00 p.m. If you have not sent your $5.00 party money, please do so tomorrow. Also, please send in cash. The money goes directly to our room mother.

m The reading End-of-Quarter test is next Monday. The Math E.Q.T. is next Tuesday.

m Students will be allowed to wear their pajamas next Friday to school.

m We will take Dear Juno test tomorrow!!

 

We will be learning:

  • Reading Story: Anansi the Spider
  • Skill: Compare / Contrast
  • Phonics: compound words
  • Language: verbs (past, present, future)
  • Math: tables and ratio relationships
  • Social Studies: Christmas Traditions

 

Homework

Each Night: Fluency and Reading Story Question.

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December 1-5  

Mrs. Williams                  2nd Grade            December 1-5

Announcements:

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Also, I want to should a loud GO SPARTANS!! We are headed to the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!! There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday so that everyone can attend the championship game!

FUN FRIDAY: Thank you to Camden’s family for sending in the awesome ince cream cake and drinks on November 21st! Seth Nations is scheduled for FUN FRIDAY this week! Please send snacks and drinks on Thursday instead of Friday since we are out of school!

m If you haven’t turned in your child’s flu shot forms and you want your child vaccinated please do so by Thursday!

m I am sending home a new Scholastic order form today. I must have all orders back by next Tuesday to ensure they arrive before Christmas break! I am also attaching a coupon that gives your child a free $5 book when you place a $10 or more order! How cool is that!! Please check your Class Dojo about books as gifts this evening! J

We will have Polar Express Day on December 19th starting first thing that morning. Students are allowed to wear their pajamas to school. School will be dismissed at 11am that day to start our Christmas Holidays!

We will be making a few Christmas crafts in class so if you could send in $5 to help cover the cost it would be greatly appreciated! Please send this in by Wednesday so I can purchase the materials needed this weekend! Thanks so much!

Class Party: Our class party is on December 18th from 12-1pm. Please send in $5 cash to pay for supplies. Our room mom will send home more information soon.

We are out of Kleenex and Clorox wipes! Please send if you can!

 

We will be learning:

  • Reading: Dear Juno
  • Skill: Drawing Conclusions
  • Phonics: Long O: o, oa, ow
  • Language: Commas, Writing Letters
  • Math: story problems and collecting data
  • Science- Matter- Social Studies- Map Skills

 

 

Homework

Each night

Complete Fluency and nightly reading question with “O’ Christmas Tree”, study vocabulary and spelling words, and read AR book! * Homework will need to be turned in each day and Thursday’s on Monday!  

 

 

Monday

1.     Read AR book!

2.   Complete Monday’s question.

Tuesday

1.     Read AR Book!

2.   Complete Tuesday’s section.

Wednesday

1.     Read library book!

2.   Complete Wednesday’s section.

Thursday

1. Read AR Book!

 2. Complete Thursday’s section.

 

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Nov. 17-21  

Mrs. Rhonda Williams                                         Nov. 17 - 21

Announcements:

Thanks to everyone who came to our Pop-In Night. If you couldn’t make it, I sent home the packet of valuable information that was given out. I also attached a current progress report.

FUN FRIDAY: We have Camden’s family scheduled to send treats this Friday!

A Flu Immunization sheet recently went home. Please take advantage of this free, convenient service. Healthy students are happy students and the Flu season is upon us. Immunizations will be given next month on Dec.11th. I need all forms signed and returned on by Dec. 4, but I recommend turning in the form as soon as possible. If you didn’t get a form and would like one, let me know.

 

Santa Pictures are tomorrow. Students may wear their dress clothes to school. I sent the pre-pay envelope home Friday. Only students with picture money will take pictures.

 

Next Tuesday is Auburn / Alabama day. Students can wear their Auburn or Alabama shirt with jeans!

 

Since next week is a short week, I will not be sending home a parent letter or homework next week.

I hope everyone has a very wonderful Thanksgiving!

 

 

We will be making a Thanksgiving craft in class. I am asking that every student bring in $1 to cover the cost! Also, each student needs to bring in an empty paper towel and/or toilet paper roll by Friday! Thanks so much!

 

 

We will be learning:

  • Reading: Pearl and Wagner
  • Skill: Author’s Purpose
  • Phonics: Long E: e, ee, ea, y
  • Language: Possessive Nouns and expanded sentences
  • Math: story problems and collecting data
  • Social Studies: Thanksgiving

Homework

Each night- November 17-21st

Complete fluency worksheet, complete All About Thanksgiving story section, study vocabulary and spelling words, and read AR book!  

 

 

Ø   Monday

1.    Read AR book!

2.  Complete Monday’s question.

Ø   Tuesday

1.    Read AR Book!

2.  Complete Tuesday’s section.

Ø   Wednesday

1.    Read library book!

2.  Complete Wednesday’s section.

Ø   Thursday

1.    Read AR Book!

2.  Complete Thursday’s section. 

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Nov. 10-14th   

 

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ class

November 10-14, 2014

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading:

 

Unit 2 Review

 

 

 

Read the Story “Happy Veterans Day” and complete Monday’s section.

 

HOLIDAY!!

 

No School! 

Read the Story “Happy Veterans Day” and complete Wednesday’s section.

Read the Story “Happy Veterans Day” and complete Thursday’s section.

 

 

Unit 2

Reading

TEST

 

 

Language

Skill:  Review Week

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill: r controlled vowels, plurals, and long a words

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Math

Skill:  Unit 3-Addition and Subtraction problems. 

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.   

 

 Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

 

Addition Fact Drill

Science: Pumpkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

**Reading Homework will be checked every day so please make sure that your child completes and returns it each day! I am receiving incorrect homework each night and students aren’t RESTATING the question or providing evidence. This is the MAIN purpose of this homework sheet. They have to restate and provide evidence on every reading test and aren’t doing well on them even though we practice multiple times during the week. I need you to make sure they are completing this assignment correctly! For example: Question: Why did the chicken cross the road? The chicken crossed the road to get to the other side. When providing evidence they have to quote the sentence where they found this information. I know this because on page 111 is states “The chicken crossed the road to get to the other side”.  

**Students should be reading every night at least 30 minutes!!**

 

Parent Announcements

 from Mrs. Williams’ class

November 10-14, 2014

 

Fun Friday: Lela Schlangen and her family will be providing treats this week!                                       

 

Classroom Website:Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

 

Classroom Help: Please continue to send in Box Tops! We also collect Campbell’s Labels for Education, Sunny Delight UPC’s (see attached form), Tyson A+ Project, Fast Fixin’s Home Team Awards, Coke Rewards, Community Coffee UPC’s and Kellogg’s Fuel for School Codes.

 

AR POINTS: Please check your child’s AR points weekly to make sure they are staying on track to meet their 2nd quarter goal. The link is https://hosted107.renlearn.com/79377/HomeConnect/. I sent this info home a few weeks ago! Please encourage them to read every night! Also, remind them they can read AR books on www.biguniverse.com and www.wbb33631.follettshelf.com. Some students need to be reading chapter books only please help me monitor this!

 

WISH LIST: Thanks so much to everyone who was able to donate to our classroom! You’re the best!!

 

Scholastic Order Forms: Orders forms are going home today and are due no later than November 19, 2014.

 

Parent Pop-In Night will be this Thursday from 5:30-6:30! I hope you can make it!

 

Mark Your Calendar:

November 11th Veteran’s Day (No School)

November 13th Parent “Pop-in” Night 5:30-6:30

November 26th-28th-Thanksgiving Holidays (No School)

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Scholastic Book Orders  

Scholastic Book Orders have been extended until October 24th. We are in need of tissues, paper towels, and dry snacks. If you can help in any way we would really appreciate it! 

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Sept 15-19  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

 

September 15-19, 2014

 

Homework Assignments

 

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: The Strongest One by Joseph Brushac

 

Genre:

Drama (story written to be acted out for others)

 

Skill: Facts and Details

 

Read the story, What A Mess! and have a parent record the number of words read correctly in 1 minute.

Study Monday set of vocabulary words.

Music Day

Read the story, What A Mess! and have a parent record the number of words read correctly in 1 minute.

Study Tuesday set of vocabulary words.

Counseling Day

Read the story, What A Mess! and have a parent record the number of words read correctly in 1 minute.

Study Wednesday set of vocabulary words.

 

Read the story, What A Mess! and answer the questions.

Review ALL Tested Vocabulary words!

TEST

 

 

 

Language

Skill:  Types of Sentences

 

 

 

 

 

Sentence Test

Spelling

Skill:

Consonant  Digraphs

 

Spelling

Tic-Tac-Toe

Spelling

Tic-Tac-Toe

 

Spelling

Tic-Tac-Toe

Test

Math

Skill: Story Problems using Addition and Subtraction

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.   

 

 Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards. 

 

Science/Social Studies

Skill: Landforms

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: Your child will be tested on these sentences on Friday’s spelling test.  They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Desk of Mrs. Williams:

 

 

 

Dates to Remember:

 

Thursday, Sept.18th-Open House at 6:30

 

Friday, Sept.19th-Issue progress reports, Football at Spanish Fort

 

Friday, Sept. 26th- Kindergarten umbrella parade at 1:00

 

Saturday, Sept. 27th- PTO movie night on the lawn in front of the school at 6:00 – free admission 

 

Tuesday, Sept. 30th- School day pictures and class pictures

 

 

 

·      Fun Friday:

 

Thank you to A’Leria and her family for providing our Fun Friday treat last Friday! We have Bay Thompson scheduled to bring Fun Friday treat this Friday! Parents, please keep in mind that FUN FRIDAY is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week.

 

 

 

·      Accelerated Reader

 

Please encourage your child to read daily at home and take AR tests on their library books. They are allowed to take home their library books daily. This Quarter’s goal is for each student to have 10 points by the end of the quarter! If your child does not reach this goal, it will count against them. I have stressed to each student the importance of reading a book thoroughly. Just because they take a quiz on a test does not mean they will receive points if they do poorly on the test. Please question your child weekly about their points and books they are reading daily. It is perfectly fine for your child to read out loud to you, and then you question him/her on what they read. An A.R. report will be sent home bi-weekly with your child’s progress reports. You will need to sign and return it the next day. This will keep you informed on their reading progress in Accelerated Reading! Thank you in advance for your support! J

 

 

 

·      Classroom Website

 

Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, games, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

 

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Sept 8-12 2014  

 

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

September 8-12, 2014

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: A Walk in the Desert

 by Caroline Arnold

Read the story, Two Brothers, and have a parent record the number of words read correctly in 1 minute.

Study Monday set of vocabulary words.

Computer Lab Day

Read the passage, Two Brothers, and answer the questions.

(Turn in Friday)

Study Tuesday set of vocabulary words.

Library

Day!

Read the story, Two Brothers, and have a parent record the number of words read correctly in 1 minute.

Study Wednesday set of vocabulary words.

 

Review ALL Tested Vocabulary words!

TEST

 

 

Language

Skill:  Irregular Nouns

 

 

 

 

 

Collective Noun Test

Spelling

Skill:

Consonant  Digraphs

Study Monday set of spelling words.

Study Tuesday set of spelling words.

Study Wednesday set of spelling words.

Study Thursday set of spelling words.

TEST

 

Math

Skill: time, counting, addition, subtraction

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.   

 

 Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards. 

 

Science

Skill: Rocks and Soil

Social Studies

Map Skills/Landforms

 

 

 

 

Continent and Ocean Test

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: Your child will be tested on these sentences on Friday’s spelling test.  They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

From the Desk of: Mrs. Rhonda Williams

 

·       Fun Friday:

Parents, please keep in mind that FUN FRIDAY is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week. Thank you so much Emma Baggett for providing Fun Friday last week!! We have A’Leria Darrington scheduled to bring Fun Friday treat this Friday!

 

 

·       Accelerated Reader

Please encourage your child to read daily at home and take AR tests on their library books. They are allowed to take home their library books daily. This Quarter’s goal is for each student to have 10 points by the end of the quarter! If your child does not reach this goal, it will count against them. I have stressed to each student the importance of reading a book thoroughly. Just because they take a quiz on a test does not mean they will receive points if they do poorly on the test. Please question your child weekly about their points and books they are reading daily. It is perfectly fine for your child to read out loud to you, and then you question him/her on what they read. An A.R. report will be sent home bi-weekly with your child’s progress reports. You will need to sign and return it the next day. This will keep you informed on their reading progress in Accelerated Reading! Thank you in advance for your support! J

 

·        Global Scholar Test

We have completed taking both Reading and Math Global Scholar today!

 

·        Coupon Book Fundraiser

All money is due by Friday, Sept.12th!

 

·        Treasure Chest:

If you have any small toys or items around the house that would make great treasure chest prizes, please donate them to our classroom. We would greatly appreciate all donations!!!

 

·        Classroom Website

Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, games, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

 

 

*Congrats to our SPARTAN of the Month- Mazzlyn Pearce

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Sept 1-5 2014  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ class

 

September 1-5, 2014

 

Homework Assignments

 

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Henry and Mudge

by Cynthia Rylant

Genre:

Realistic Fiction

 

 

 

 

Labor Day-

 

NO SCHOOL

Read the story, The Secret Room, and have a parent record the number of words read correctly in 1 minute.

Study Tuesday set of vocabulary words.

Counseling Day!

Read The Secret Room, and answer questionds on the back.

 

 

 

Study Wednesday set of vocabulary words.

 

Read the story, The Secret Room, and have a parent record the number of words read correctly in 1 minute.

Study ALL vocabulary words!

Henry and Mudge

Test

 

 

 

 

Language

Skill:  

Collective Nouns

Handwriting

Skill: Lettes

 

 

 

 

Collective

Noun Test

Spelling

Skill:

Consonant Blends

 

 

Study Tuesday set of spelling words.

Study Wednesday set of spelling words.

Study Thursday set of spelling words.

Test

Math

Skill: Unit 1 Addition, Subtraction, and The Number System

 

Practice using addition flash cards!

 

Practice using addition flash cards!

 

Science/Social Studies

Skill: Solar System/ Neil Armstrong

 

 

Review Continents and Ocean Study Guide

Review Continents and Ocean Study Guide

Review Continents and Ocean Study Guide

Map Quiz on Continents and Oceans

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

 

*The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: Your child will be tested on these sentences on Friday’s spelling test.  They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Desk of: Mrs. Rhonda Williams

 

 

 

·         Thank you to Ethan Drum and his family for providing our Fun Friday snack last week. WE really enjoyed the cupcakes and drinks. We have Emma Baggett scheduled to bring our Fun Friday snack this week.

 

 

 

·         Scholastic Book Order will be due no later than Friday! You may order from the forms or online. Please refer to the attached handout for instructions. For every online order our class will receive a free book for our classroom library! ** I am sending home today!

 

 

 

·         Accelerated Reader

 

We have kicked off Accelerated Reader within our classroom! Many of your children have already begun reading taking many tests. They are very excited about accumulating points for prizes. Prior to starting A.R. each child was given the STAR Reading Assessment to determine their reading levels. This specifies what level of books your child needs to be reading independently. A copy of the results were sent home last week with your child. Please encourage your child to read daily at home and take AR tests on their library books. They are allowed to take home their library books daily. This Quarter’s goal is for each student to read and take at least 10 AR tests by the end of the quarter! If your child does not reach this goal, it will count against them. I have stressed to each student the importance of reading a book thoroughly. Just because they take a quiz on a test does not mean they will receive points if they do poorly on the test. Please question your child weekly about their points and books they are reading daily. It is perfectly fine for your child to read out loud to you, and then you question him/her on what they read. An A.R. report will be sent home bi-weekly with your child’s progress reports. You will need to sign and return it the next day. This will keep you informed on their reading progress in Accelerated Reading! Thank you in advance for your support! J

 

 

 

·         Addition/Subtraction Facts

 

This year it is vital that your child know, from memorization, their addition and subtraction facts! Flashcards are a great way to ensure they learn them. I am sending home a set of addition flashcards for you to cut and use with your child, if you have not yet purchased any. Please keep in mind if your child shows hesitation for longer than 3 seconds for a specific fact when flashing a card, this is probably one they need to practice more. We are also using flashcards in the classroom, as well.

 

 

 

·         Progress Reports

 

I am sending home a current progress report this week. Please sign and return it in your child’s O.W.L. binder. Please keep in mind your child’s grades are based on the tests that have been given so far. Some subjects only have one grade listed so far.

 

 

 

·         I will be sending The Twin Club Spelling and Reading tests home with your child for you to look at. Please sign and return!  Although there is a grade placed on your child’s test, I am NOT putting these two tests in the grade book. I would like for you to review the format of both tests so that you have a better understanding of how your child will be tested this year in Spelling and Reading.

 

 

 

·         Coupon Book Fundraiser

 

All money is due by Friday, Sept.13th!

 

 

 

·         Classroom Website

 

Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, games, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

 


August 25-29  

 

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

August 25-29, 2014

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Exploring Space with an Astronaut  by Patricia J. Murphy

 

Skill: Main Idea and details

Read the story on the attached handout. Complete Reading log sheet.

Study Monday set of vocabulary words.

Read the story on the attached handout. Complete Reading log sheet.

Study Tuesday set of vocabulary words.

Read the story on the attached handout. Complete Reading log sheet.

Study Wednesday set of vocabulary words.

Read the story on the attached handout. Complete Reading log sheet.

 

Exploring Space… Test

 

 

 

 

Language

Skill: Subject and Predicate of a sentence.

 

 

 

 

 

Subject/Predicate Test

Spelling

Skill:

Long Vowels

CVCe pattern

Study Monday set of spelling words.

Study Tuesday set of spelling words.

Study Wednesday set of spelling words.

 

Test

Math

Skill: Counting and Coins

 

 

Practice with Addition Flash Cards!

 

Practice with Addition Flash Cards!

Addition

Fact Drill

Science

Skill: Solar System

 

 

 

 

 

Solar System Test

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: Your child will be required to create 1 sentence with a spelling word that is chosen by the teacher. Your child will receive two points on correct spelling, one point on capitalization, one point on punctuation, and one point on whether they used five or more words in creating their sentence.

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

 

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Rhonda Williams:

 

·         I will be sending last week’s Spelling and Reading tests home with your child for you to look at and return one day this week. Although there is a grade placed on your child’s test, I am NOT putting these two tests in the grade book. I would like for you to review the format of both tests so that you have a better understanding of how your child will be tested this year in Spelling and Reading.

 

·         Thank you so much Joseph for the yummy cupcakes, cookies, and drinks!  We have Ethan Drum scheduled to bring in snack this Friday.

 

·          Scholastic Book Orders are being sent home this week! A letter will be attached giving you information on ordering online. We receive one free book with every online order! The due date for ordering is Wednesday, September 3rd!

 

 

·         If you have not already, please purchase your child Addition Flash cards! This will be required for them to complete Math homework for 1st and 2nd Quarter! We will be working on Subtraction 3rd and 4th Quarter.

 

·         Please clean out your child’s Homework binder every day! All papers need to be kept at home, with the exception of homework that is being returned and the monthly behavior calendar. Please help your child with this important task of responsibility.

 

·         I will be sending home bi-weekly progress reports every other Monday starting next week. This will keep you informed of your child’s progress throughout the school year. J

 

·         We completed STAR tests today and I will send home a report tomorrow! We have also began taking AR tests in the classroom. Your child is expected to have at least 10 Accelerated Reader points by the end of 1st Quarter. I will be sending home information regarding your child’s AR status with each bi-weekly progress report.

 

·        Thank you so much for all of your support and hard work.  We are off to a great start!  Remember to check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! Just go to www.sespartans.com. Click on school staff on the left side. Locate my name and click on it.

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August 25-29  

 

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ Class

August 25-29, 2014

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Exploring Space with an Astronaut  by Patricia J. Murphy

 

Skill: Main Idea and details

Read the story on the attached handout. Complete Reading log sheet.

Study Monday set of vocabulary words.

Read the story on the attached handout. Complete Reading log sheet.

Study Tuesday set of vocabulary words.

Read the story on the attached handout. Complete Reading log sheet.

Study Wednesday set of vocabulary words.

Read the story on the attached handout. Complete Reading log sheet.

 

Exploring Space… Test

 

 

 

 

Language

Skill: Subject and Predicate of a sentence.

 

 

 

 

 

Subject/Predicate Test

Spelling

Skill:

Long Vowels

CVCe pattern

Study Monday set of spelling words.

Study Tuesday set of spelling words.

Study Wednesday set of spelling words.

 

Test

Math

Skill: Counting and Coins

 

 

Practice with Addition Flash Cards!

 

Practice with Addition Flash Cards!

Addition

Fact Drill

Science

Skill: Solar System

 

 

 

 

 

Solar System Test

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: Your child will be required to create 1 sentence with a spelling word that is chosen by the teacher. Your child will receive two points on correct spelling, one point on capitalization, one point on punctuation, and one point on whether they used five or more words in creating their sentence.

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

 

 

 

From the desk of Mrs. Rhonda Williams:

 

·         I will be sending last week’s Spelling and Reading tests home with your child for you to look at and return one day this week. Although there is a grade placed on your child’s test, I am NOT putting these two tests in the grade book. I would like for you to review the format of both tests so that you have a better understanding of how your child will be tested this year in Spelling and Reading.

 

·         Thank you so much Joseph for the yummy cupcakes, cookies, and drinks!  We have Ethan Drum scheduled to bring in snack this Friday.

 

·          Scholastic Book Orders are being sent home this week! A letter will be attached giving you information on ordering online. We receive one free book with every online order! The due date for ordering is Wednesday, September 3rd!

 

 

·         If you have not already, please purchase your child Addition Flash cards! This will be required for them to complete Math homework for 1st and 2nd Quarter! We will be working on Subtraction 3rd and 4th Quarter.

 

·         Please clean out your child’s Homework binder every day! All papers need to be kept at home, with the exception of homework that is being returned and the monthly behavior calendar. Please help your child with this important task of responsibility.

 

·         I will be sending home bi-weekly progress reports every other Monday starting next week. This will keep you informed of your child’s progress throughout the school year. J

 

·         We completed STAR tests today and I will send home a report tomorrow! We have also began taking AR tests in the classroom. Your child is expected to have at least 10 Accelerated Reader points by the end of 1st Quarter. I will be sending home information regarding your child’s AR status with each bi-weekly progress report.

 

·        Thank you so much for all of your support and hard work.  We are off to a great start!  Remember to check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! Just go to www.sespartans.com. Click on school staff on the left side. Locate my name and click on it.


August 18-22, 2014  

Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ class

August 18-22, 2014

Homework Assignments

Subject

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

 

Story:

The Twin Club

By Ina Cumpiano

 

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Read the story “What Is It” and have an Adult time you for one minute. Record your results on handout.

Read amazing words, high frequency, and vocabulary words aloud to an adult.

 

Re-read the story, “What is It?” and answer the questions. Turn in Friday.

 

Re-read the Story “What Is It” and have an adult time you for one minute. Record your results on handout.

(Turn in Friday)

Study ALL vocabulary words with an adult.

Selection Test

Language/

Handwriting

Skill:

Sentences / Letter Formation

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill:

Short Vowels and Consonants

 

 

 

 

 

Test

Math

Skill:

Unit 1 Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System

Workbook pages will be sent home occasionally. Students can use these as extra practice at home. They do not need to send back to school.

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

Math About Me Project Due!

Addition Fact Drill

Science/ Social Studies

Skill: Solar System

Skill: Map Skills

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: Your child will be tested on these sentences on Friday’s spelling test.  They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

Parent Note

 

Dates to Remember:

Monday, September 1st – No School! (Labor Day Holiday)

 

Fun Friday

I have attached a schedule for our Fun Friday Snack for first semester. Please look for your child’s name for the date you are to bring in a snack. If you do not see your child’s name, I will have them on second semester. Thanks!

Reading Fluency

We will begin practicing Reading Fluency in the classroom this week. A passage will be sent home each week as a homework assignment for your child to practice at home. This will help them on their speed and accuracy in reading. Please time your child by giving them one minute to read and then count the words that your child read correctly within that minute. The goal is for your child to eventually read at least 92 words a minute by the end of second grade.

Snack

Snack will be sold this week. The cost is $1.00. Please send this in an envelope with your child’s name and teacher name on it. Place it inside zipper pouch.

Math Homework

You will need to purchase your child a set of Addition and Subtraction Flashcards for homework this school year. Your child will use these cards twice a week for fact practice. We will begin working on Addition facts for first semester. Subtraction will be given second semester.  

Addition Facts:

We will be taking a practice fact drill this week. Your child will have 8 minutes to complete 50 addition facts. Please continue to practice these as much as you can to ensure your child has memorized all facts. When they have to use their fingers, it slows them down during the test.

Treasure Chest:

If you have any small toys or items around the house that would make great treasure chest prizes, please donate them to our classroom. We would greatly appreciate all donations!!!

Classroom Website

Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, games, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

 


Awards Day  

2nd Grade Awards Day

Dear Parents,

          On Monday, May 19th at 10:00 a.m., the students below will be recognized during our Awards Day Ceremony in the gym. Please check to see if your child will be recognized and which award(s) he/she will be receiving. Your child must have had all A’s during 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Quarters to receive “A Honors” for the entire school year. If your child made a “B” in any subject during these four quarters, then he/she will receive “A/B Honors”. If your child made a “C” in any subject during these four quarters, he/she will not receive an award for Honors.

Thanks,

Mrs. Williams

A Honors for the entire year

A/B Honors for the entire year

Perfect Attendance for the entire year

Good Citizenship for the entire year

Elliot Hilliard

Kyleigh Cartee

Terrence Howze

Zarreya James

Ethan Matranga

Melody Sullivan

 

Daelynn Copeland

Alyssa Morris

Huntley Kirksey

Cade Owens


May 5-8  

Important Dates

May 19th – Awards Day @ 10:00 am Gym

May 21st – End of Year Party @ 9:00 am

May 22nd -end of 4th Quarter

                   (Last day of school)

 

We will be learning:

* ReadingHorris and Morris, but Mostly   

                    Dolores

                     by James Howe

            Genre: Fantasy

            Skill: Character and Setting

* Math – Measurement

* Language –Quotation Marks

* Phonics – Abbreviations  

*Science- Magnets

*Social Studies- Mother’s Day Holiday

 

 

Test Dates:

Tuesday: Unit 5 Spelling

               Pronouns Test

Thursday: Reading Test

Friday: Map Test

 

 

 

 

Homework

Monday:

* Multiplication Cards (5’s and 6’s)

* Map Study Guide

Tuesday:

*Multiplication Cards (5’s and 6’s)

* Map Study Guide

Wednesday:

*Multiplication Cards (5’s and 6’s)

* Map Study Guide

Thursday:

* Read Library Book!

*Multiplication Cards (5’s and 6’s)

* Map Study Guide

 

End of Year Sock Hop

See attached!

 

 

**A progress report will be sent home on Wednesday! Please sign and return by Thursday!

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April 21-25  

Important Dates

April 22nd – Earth Day Book Mark due!

April 24th – Out of Uniform Day $2

May 19th – Awards Day

May 22nd -end of 4th Quarter (Last day of school)

 

We will be learning:

* ReadingThe Signmaker’s Assistance

                     by Tedd Arnold

            Genre: Humorous Fiction

            Skill: Main Idea and Details/ 

                     Inferring/Suffixes

* Math – Addition/Subtraction 3 Digit Numbers 

   Fractions (Unit 7)

* Language –Contractions

* Phonics – Vowel Patterns aw, au, augh, al

*Social Studies- Natural Resources

 

Parent Survey:

We are in the process of revising our Continuous Improvement Plan for the 2014-2015 school year.  We will be conducting an online Parent Survey which can be taken from any computer/tablet/phone with internet access.  The survey will be open until Friday, April 25.  During Spring Fling, the computer labs will be open and staff will be there to assist you in completing the parent survey.  The link is also posted on the school website as well as listed below. Your input is valuable to us. 

 http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/5352986

 

 

 

 

 

                     Test Dates:  

Tuesday: Math Unit 8 Test

Wednesday:  Spelling Test (Unit 5)

Thursday:    Global Scholar (Reading)

Friday: Global Scholar (Math)

Friday:     Signmaker’s Assistance Test

       Phonics Test

 

Homework

Monday:

* Read Library Book!

* Multiplication Cards (4’s)

* Practice writing name in cursive

Tuesday:

* Read Library Book!

*Multiplication Cards (4’s)

Wednesday:

* Read Library Book!

*Multiplication Cards (4’s)

Thursday:

* Read Library Book!

* Practice writing name in cursive

*Multiplication Cards (4’s)

 

AR Reading

Please make sure your child is reading AR books and taking tests. Students are given plenty of time throughout the day to read and take tests. They should also be reading their library book at home every night. I want everyone to meet their goal by the end of this quarter. Everyone should have at least 15 points on Accelerated Reader by the end of 4th Quarter!

 

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April 7-11  

Important Dates

April 10th – Spring Fling

April 9th – Spelling Test

April 14th-18th -Spring Break (NO SCHOOL!)

 

We will be learning:

* ReadingHorris and Morris, but Mostly   

                    Dolores

                     by James Howe

            Genre: Fantasy

            Skill: Character and Setting

* Math – Adding and Subtracting

                3-Digit Numbers

* Language –Possessive Pronouns

* Phonics – Consonant Patterns ph, gh, ck, ng

*Social Studies- Responsibilities as a Citizen

Homework

Monday:

* Read Library Book!

* Multiplication Cards (3’s)

* Study Spelling Word list

Tuesday:

* Read Library Book!

*Multiplication Cards (3’s)

*Study Spelling Word list

Wednesday:

*Multiplication Cards (3’s)

 

Test Dates:

Wednesday:     Spelling Test (Unit 5)

Thursday:                 Math Test

 

 

Spring Fling Booth

We will be doing the same booth (Coca-Cola Ring Toss) as Fall Festival.  We need volunteers and also COKES for our booth!!! Your child needs to bring THREE 2-liter cokes by Thursday! Every student who brings in their cokes will receive a homework pass for each coke donated! 3 cokes=3 homework passes! Please help!! Also, if you would like to donate candy or trinkets you can! If you can work please let me know! Thanks for all you do!!

Parent Survey

We are in the process of revising our Continuous Improvement Plan for the 2014-2015 school year.  We will be conducting an online Parent Survey which can be taken from any computer/tablet/phone with internet access.  The survey will be open until Friday, April 25.  During Spring Fling, the computer labs will be open and staff will be there to assist you in completing the parent survey.  The link is also posted on the school website as well as listed below. Your input is valuable to us. 

 http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/5352986

 

AR Reading Log

Please make sure your child is reading AR books and taking tests. Students are given plenty of time throughout the day to read and take tests. They should also be reading their library book at home every night. I want everyone to meet their goal by the end of this quarter. Everyone should have at least 15 points on Accelerated Reader by the end of 4th Quarter!

 

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March 31-April 4  

Important Dates

April 4th – Spring Fling

April 10th – Spelling Test

April 14th-18th -Spring Break (NO SCHOOL!)

 

We will be learning:

* ReadingBad Dog, Dodger!

                     by Barbara Abercrombie

            Genre: Realistic Fiction

            Skill: Plot and Theme

* Math – Working with 100

    Adding/Subtracting from 100

* Language –Pronouns I and me

* Phonics – Consonant Patterns kn, wr, gn, mb

*Social Studies- Responsibilities as a Citizen

 

AR Reading Log

Please make sure your child is reading AR books and taking tests. Students are given plenty of time throughout the day to read and take tests. They should also be reading their library book at home every night. I want everyone to meet their goal by the end of this quarter. Everyone should have at least 15 points on Accelerated Reader by the end of 4th Quarter!

 

A BIG THANKS to Terrence for Fun Friday snack last week! We will not be having Fun Friday this week due to Friday being Spring Fling. If you are scheduled to bring, I will send you another date to bring snack.

 

 

Homework

Monday:

*Create/Write/Illustrate a Cinquain about a Pet (Refer to handout that is attached)

*Go over spelling and vocabulary words

* Multiplication Cards (2’s)

Tuesday:

* Read Library Book!

*Multiplication Cards (2’s)

Wednesday:

*Go over spelling and vocabulary words

Thursday:

* Review vocabulary words for test.

*Read Library Book!

*Go over spelling words

*Multiplication Cards (2’s)

Homework rewards will be given out frequently throughout the quarter. Students who maintain an A in Math and/or Reading will be exempt from homework assignments in those subject areas. Also, students who have met goals with their A.R. and reading levels will be exempt from homework. If your child’s grades drop to a B or below, homework assignments will be sent home for extra practice. This is a reward/incentive for those students who have worked hard throughout the school year.

Test Dates:

Friday:             *Reading Test

*Pronoun Test

*U.S. Symbol Test

  (no study guide)

*Math Test

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March 24-28  

Dear Family,

This is the last quarter of the school year. Please make sure your child is here on time. Several students are coming to class after the tardy bell has rung. Those students are missing out on morning assignments that are crucial with the skills being taught in class.

 Important Dates

April 4th – Spring Fling

April 10th – Spelling Test

April 14th-18th - Spring Break (NO SCHOOL!)

 

We will be learning:

* ReadingCarl the Complainer

                     by Michelle Knudsen

            Genre: Realistic Fiction

            Skill: Cause and Effect

* Math – Making 100 with Equal Groups

* Language – Singular/Plural Pronoun

* Phonics – Prefix (un-,dis-,re-,pre-)

 

AR Reading Log

Please make sure your child is reading AR books and taking tests. I give them plenty of time throughout the day to read and take tests. They should also be reading their library book at home every night. I want everyone to meet their goal by the end of this quarter. Everyone should have at least 15 points on Accelerated Reader by the end of 4th Quarter!

A BIG THANKS to Elliot for Fun Friday snack last week! We have Terrence scheduled to send treats this Friday.

 

Homework

Monday:

*Read the fluency passage, Nuts for

the Winter, aloud to an adult.

*Go over spelling words

*Study Weather Study Guide

Tuesday:

* Read Library Book!

*Complete Handwriting practice.

*Study Weather Study Guide

Wednesday:

*Re-read the fluency passage, Nuts for the Winter, aloud to an adult and answer questions on the back.

*Go over spelling words

*Study Weather Study Guide

Thursday:

* Review vocabulary words for test.

*Read Library Book!

*Go over spelling words

*Study Weather Study Guide

Homework rewards will be given out frequently throughout the quarter. Students who maintain an A in Math and/or Reading will be exempt from homework assignments in those subject areas. Also, students who have met goals with their A.R. and reading levels will be exempt from homework. If your child’s grades drop to a B or below, homework assignments will be sent home for extra practice. This is a reward/incentive for those students who have worked hard throughout the school year.

Test Dates:

Friday:         Reading Test

Pronoun Test

Weather Test

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March 17-21  

 Newsletter from Mrs. Williams’ class

March 17-21, 2014

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Fire Fighter!

By Angela Royston

Genre:

Narrative Non-Fiction

Comprehension Skill:

Main Idea/ Supporting Details

 

Read the selection,

Why We Sleep, and answer questions.

Read Library Book!

Review amazing words, high frequency, and vocabulary for test.

Read Library Book!

Re-read the story “Why We Sleep” and answer questions.

(Turn in Friday)

Read Library Book!

Review amazing words, high frequency, and vocabulary for test.

Read Library Book!

Selection Test

 

Language/ Handwriting

Skill:  Pronouns

Skill: Cursive Writing

Letter N

Letter M

Letter H

Letters

K and U

 

Spelling

Skill:

Words with Suffixes

(–ly, -ful, -er, -or, -ish)

Spelling Test will is scheduled for April 10th. The words that will be tested will be sent home this week.

 

 

 

 

Math

Unit 6: How many tens and ones?

 

 

 

 

Test

 

Science/Social Studies

Skill: Weather

Skill: Fire Safety

 

Weather Handout

(Watch weather segment of news  and complete chart)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

Dates to Remember:

March 17th – Quarter 4 Begins

March 19th – Spring Pictures

March 20th- Field Trip (remember to wear class shirt)

March 21st – Out of Uniform (A.R.) $2

March 21st – Report Card Distribution

March 21st – Scholastic Book Order due

April 4th – Spring Fling

April 10th – Spelling Test

April 14th-18th –Spring Break (NO SCHOOL!)

Announcements!

 

·         Thank you to Madison and her family for providing our Fun Friday snack last week!  We really enjoyed the doughnuts!  We have Elliot scheduled for this week.

 

·         Homework rewards will be given out frequently throughout the quarter. Students who maintain an A or B in Math and/or Reading will be exempt from homework assignments in those subject areas. Also, students who have met goals with their A.R. and reading levels will be exempt from homework. If your child’s grades drop to a C or below, homework assignments will be sent home for extra practice. This is a reward/incentive for those students who have worked hard throughout the school year.

 

·         Please encourage your child to read daily at home and take AR tests on their library books. Students are allowed to take up to 2 tests a day, which are 10 tests a week. I have assigned several students chapter books. These books need to be read at home as well as in the classroom. They should have the book no longer than a week.

 

·         There will be an in-school field trip scheduled in May for a special Mother’s Day activity. Money will be collected for this activity. More information will be sent home at a later date.

 

·         Spring Fling is planned for Friday, April 4th. Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades will be from 9:00-11:00a.m. More information will be sent home later..

 

 

·         Scholastic Book Order is due on Friday, March 14th, so that our order will be in by the end of the month. For every order online, our class receives a free book for our library. 

 

·         Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, games, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

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March 10-14  

Newsletter from Ms. Williams’ Class

March 10-14,2014

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Unit 4 Review Week

Language/Spelling

 

Reading EQT

 

 

Read Library Book

Read Library Book

Read Library book!

 

Teacher Workday!

No School!

Math

Skill: Review

 

 

 

Math

EQT

 

 

Social Studies/Science

Skill: Map

Skill: Dr. Seuss

 

 

 

 

 

Handwriting

Skill: Cursive

(upper case letters)

Letter A and O

 

Letter D and C

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

 

Dates to Remember:

Thursday, March 13th: Third Quarter Ends

Friday, March 14th: Teacher Workday! No School for Students

Wednesday, March 19th: Spring Pictures

Thursday, March 20th: Field Trip

Friday, March 21st: Report Card Distribution

 

 Fun Thursday

Thank you Mya for Fun Friday treats last week.J We have Madison scheduled to bring Fun Friday snack this Thursday, since Friday is a no school day!

Pencils and Erasers

We are having a hard time with pencils and erasers. I ordered a new pencil sharpener and it should be in this week. This should solve the pencil problem. I put out new pencils every week and after the first day the erasers are gone on most of them! If you can donate erasers it would be greatly appreciated. Also, check with your child to see if they need daily supplies (crayons, markers, glue, etc).  Thanks for all you do!

 

rdwilliams@saralabdboe.org                             www.sespartans.com

 

       

 

 

 

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February 17-21  

Newsletter from Ms. Williams’ class

February 17-21, 2014

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: The Night the Moon Fell

By Pat Mora

Genre: Myth

Skills: Plot and Theme; Visualize

 

Read the Story “In the Garden” and have an adult time you for one minute. Turn in Friday

Read Library Book

Read the Story “In the Garden” and have an adult time you for one minute. Answer questions on back.

Turn in Friday

Read Library Book

Read/Study ALL Vocabulary, High Frequency, and Amazing words on list provided.

Read Library Book

Re-read the Story “In the Garden” and have an adult time you for one minute.

(Turn in Friday)

Study ALL vocabulary words with an adult.

 

TEST

 

 

Language

Skill:  Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Handwriting Skill: Cursive Writing

Spelling

Skill:

Syllable Patterns

Complete letter y handout

 

Complete letter x handout

 

Complete letter v handout

 

Complete letter z handout

 

 

Math

Unit 5

Skill: Patterns, Functions, and Change

Study subtraction flash cards

Study subtraction flash cards

Study subtraction flash cards

Study subtraction flash cards

Subtraction Drill

Science/Social Studies

Skill: Plants

Review Study Guide!

Review Study Guide!

Review Study Guide!

Review Study Guide!

Plant Test

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

*The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

 

 

Dates to Remember:

February 19thYearbook money due!

February 21stJump Rope for Heart money due!

February 21stOut of Uniform day! $2

February 28th- Field Trip money due!

March 3rd – 5th: Mardi Gras Holiday (NO School!)

March 10th – 12th: End of Quarter Tests

March 13th: End of 3rd Quarter

March 14th: Teacher Work Day (NO School!)

March 20th- Field Trip

 

Announcements

 

This week we have Kyleigh Cartee scheduled for Fun Friday

 

Upcoming Tests:

*Continue to study Unit 4 Spelling list. The test is scheduled for Friday, February 28th.

 

*Lower-Case Cursive Handwriting Test is scheduled for Friday, February 28th.!  

 

 Wednesday, February 19th is the last day for students to take A.R. tests for the school A.R. wide contest 3rd Quarter. The students with the most points in each grade level will be announced and given special privileges and prizes.  Please encourage your child to read daily at home and take AR tests on their library books. The classroom goal is for each student to read and take at least 10 AR tests by the end of the quarter, March 13th.

 

Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, games, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

 

Powerpoint link- https://sites.google.com/a/pennridge.us/mrs-volak-s-second-grade/2-reading-street-unit-4-1/soil/the-night-the-moon-fell

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February 10-14  

Newsletter from Ms. Williams’ class

February 10-14, 2014

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Soil

by  Sally M.Walker

Genre: Expository text

Skills: Fact/Opinion

Questioning

 

Read the Story “The History of the Airplane” and have an adult time you for one minute. Turn in Friday

Read Library Book

Read the Story “The History of the Airplane” and have an adult time you for one minute. Answer questions on back.

Turn in Friday

Read Library Book

Read/Study ALL Vocabulary, High Frequency, and Amazing words on list provided.

Read Library Book

Re-read the Story “The History of the Airplane” and have an adult time you for one minute.

(Turn in Friday)

Study ALL vocabulary words with an adult.

 

TEST

 

 

Language

Skill:  Adjectives that Compare

Handwriting Skill: Cursive Writing

Spelling

Skill:

Diphthongs ou,ow,oi,oy

Complete letter a & d handout

 

Complete letter g & o handout

 

Complete letter c & q handout

 

Complete letter n & m handout

 

 

Math

Unit 5

Skill: Patterns, Functions, and Change

Study subtraction flash cards

Study subtraction flash cards

Study subtraction flash cards

Study subtraction flash cards

Math Test and

Subtraction Drill

Science/Social Studies

Skill: Plants

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

*The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

 

Dates to Remember:

February 14th: Valentine’s Day Snack

March 3rd 5th: Mardi Gras Holiday -- NO School!)

March 11th: Field Trip --Information will be sent home later this week)

March 10th 12th: End of Quarter Tests

March 13th: End of 3rd Quarter

March 14th: Teacher Work Day --NO School!)

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements

 

Continue to study Unit 4 Spelling list. The test is scheduled for Friday, February 28th.

Thank you to Sara & Kendal for providing our Fun Friday snack last week! We will not be having Fun Friday this week due to it being Valentine’s Day.

 

We will have a Valentine snack on Friday. Students may bring in treats and cards on Friday. Please remember we have 21 students in our class. I will send home a name list one day this week.  

Please encourage your child to read daily at home and take AR tests on their library books. This Quarter’s goal is for each student to read and take at least 10 AR tests by the end of the quarter!

 

Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, games, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

 

** I am sending home a progress report today. Please review this with your child, sign, and return by Wednesday. If you have any questions or concerns, please send me a note or email me at rdwilliams@saralandboe.org. Thanks!

 

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February 3-7   

Newsletter from Ms. Williams’ class

February 3-7, 2014

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: A Froggy Tale  by John Lechner

Genre: Fable

Read the Story “A Bear and Her Cub” and have an adult time you for one minute. Turn in Friday

Read Library Book

Read the Story “A Bear and Her Cub” and have an adult time you for one minute. Answer questions on back.

Turn in Friday

Read Library Book

Read amazing words, high frequency, and vocabulary words aloud to an adult.

Read Library Book

 

Re-read the Story “A Bear and Her Cub” and have an adult time you for one minute.

(Turn in Friday)

Study ALL vocabulary words with an adult.

 

TEST

 

 

Language

Skill:  Adjectives

Handwriting

Cursive Writing

Spelling

Skill: Final Syllable

-le

Complete letter j handout

 

Complete

letter p handout

Unit 3 Spelling Test

 

 

Math

Skill: Unit 3

 

 

Practice with Subtraction Cards!

 

Practice with Subtraction Cards!

 

Science/Social Studies

Skill: Animal Adaptations

Skill: Community Map

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible!

Dates to Remember:

February 4th: 100th Day of School

February 4th: Pageant money and form is due!

February 14th: Scholastic book order due!

March 20th- Field Trip (details coming later)

 Progress Reports will be sent home this week. Please review, sign, and return by Friday! If you have any questions or concerns, please send me a note or email me at rdwilliams@saralandboe.org.

We are in need of paper towels! If you can donate, we would greatly appreciate it!! Also, I am highly recommending each child have a small container of hand sanitizer to keep at their desk.

We have Sara Walley(from last week) & Kendal Baty-Hayes scheduled for Fun Friday this week.

Our Unit 3 Spelling Test has been rescheduled for this Wednesday! Please make sure your child has reviewed the list.

 

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Jan 27-31  

Newsletter from Ms. Williams’ Class

January 27-31,2014

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Unit 3 Review Week

 

 

Read Library book!

 

 

Read Library book!

 

Read Library book!

 

Read Library book!

 

Unit 3 Test

Language

Skill: Review Verbs

 

 

 

 

Verb Test

Spelling

Skill: Review

 

 

Unit 3 Spelling Test

 

 

Math

Skill: Unit 4

 

Work with an adult with your Subtraction Flash cards.   

Work with an adult with your Subtraction Flash cards.   

 

Work with an adult with your Subtraction Flash cards.   

 

Work with an adult with your Subtraction Flash cards.   

 

 

Social Studies/Science

Skill: Map

Skill: Animal Adaptations (Penguin)

 

 

 

 

Penguin Test

Handwriting

Skill: Cursive (lower case letters)

Letter h

Letter f

Letter k

Letters

r and s

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

Dates to Remember:

January 29th: 100th Day of School

February 4th: Pageant money and form is due!

March 20th: Field Trip (Info will be sent home later!)

 

* Fun Friday

Thanks to Melody and his family for bringing our Fun Friday snack last week! We have Sara scheduled to bring Fun Friday snack this week!

 

* Progress Reports

This will be sent home this week. Please review, sign, and return by Friday! If you have any questions or concerns, please send me a note or email me at rdwilliams@saralandboe.org.

 

*Donations

We are in need of paper towels, Kleenex, and wipes! If you can donate, we would greatly appreciate it!! Also, I am highly recommending each child have a small container of hand sanitizer to keep at their desk. 

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Jan 21-24  

Newsletter from Ms. Williams' class

January 20-24, 2013

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: A Weed is a Flower by Aliki

Genre: Biography

 

Read the Story “Food” and have an adult time you for one minute. Turn in Friday

Read amazing words, high frequency, and vocabulary words aloud to an adult.

 

Re-read the Story “Food” and have an adult time you for one minute.

(Turn in Friday)

Study ALL vocabulary words with an adult.

 

TEST

 

 

Language

Skill:  Verbs (Am, Is, Are, Was, Were)

Handwriting

Cursive Writing

Spelling

Skill: Comparative Endings (-er, -est)

 

Complete letter e handout

Complete letter l handout

Complete

letter b handout

 

Math

Skill: Unit 3

 

 

Practice with Subtraction Cards!

 

Practice with Subtraction Cards!

Unit 3 Math Test

 

Social Studies

Skill: George W.Carver / Martin Luther King

 

 

 

 

Martin Luther King Test

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible!

Don’t forget about Math and Literacy Night tonight from 6pm-7pm! If you are able, dress in your Spanish attire! Our class will be representing the country of Spain. Hope to see you there!

Thank you to Gabby Richardson for providing our Fun Friday snack last week! The students really enjoyed the cupcakes and juice. We have Melody Sullivan scheduled for this Friday.

Please encourage your child to read daily at home and take AR tests on their library books. This Quarter’s goal is for each student to read and take at least 10 AR tests by the end of the quarter!

Please purchase or create a set of basic subtraction cards for your child to study at home. I will assign this as a homework assignment starting next week.  We will have our first subtraction fact test next Friday.  Your child will have 8 minutes to complete 50 subtraction facts. Please have your child practice these as much as you can to ensure your child has memorized all facts. When they have to use their fingers, it slows them down during the test.

Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, games, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com


January 13-17  

Newsletter from Ms. Williams’ Class

January 13-17, 2014

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story:

Rosa and Blanca

 

Genre:

Realistic Fiction

 

Skill:  Sequence, Predict and Set , Purpose

Read the Story “Boy Potato” and have an adult time you for one minute. Turn in Friday.

Read Library

book

 

Read amazing words, high frequency, and vocabulary words aloud to an adult.

Read Library book

 

Read the Story “Boy Potato” and have an adult time you for one minute. Answer questions on back. Turn in Friday.

 

 

 

Read amazing words, high frequency, and vocabulary words aloud to an adult.

Read Library book

Selection Test

 

Language

Skill: Verbs (Past, Present, Future)

 

 

 

 

 

Verb Test

Spelling

Skill:

Long i: ie,igh,y

Handwriting:

Cursive

 

Complete letter i handout

Complete letter t handout

Complete letter u and w handout

 

 

 

Math

Skill: Unit 4

Place Value

 

 

Practice facts using Subtraction Flash Cards!

 

 

 

Practice facts using Subtraction Flash Cards!

 

 

 

 

Social Studies/Science

Skill: New Year’s Traditions (China)

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

 

Students can practice spelling words on https://www.spellingcity.com/rhondawilliams/. I will add new tested words each week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things to Remember:

 

Dates to Remember:

January 20th No School MLK Holiday

January 21st Math and Literacy Night

 

·        Fun Friday

Please remind your child that this is a reward for those students who exhibit good behavior and finish their assignments on time during the week.

We have Gabby Richardson scheduled for this week!               

                    

·        Spelling Test will be given by Units from this point on. The next Spelling Test will be given on January 31st. Please have your child study the words on the lists attached.  

 

·        Handwriting homework will start this week. Have your child practice on the letters that are attached.

 

·        ALL students need new daily supplies (crayons, glue, markers, etc) for the second semester. Also, students can have a personal pencil sharpener at their desk. If it becomes a distraction I will take it away.

 

·        We need paper towels, tissues, wipes, soap, and hand sanitizer for our classroom. If you can help in any way it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

 

·        Please purchase or create a set of basic subtraction cards for your child to study at home. I will assign this as a homework assignment starting next week.  We will have our first subtraction fact test next Friday.  Your child will have 8 minutes to complete 50 subtraction facts. Please have your child practice these as much as you can to ensure your child has memorized all facts. When they have to use their fingers, it slows them down during the test.

 

·        Please encourage your child to read daily at home and take AR tests on their library books. This Quarter’s goal is for each student to read and take at least 10 AR tests by the end of the quarter!

 

·        If you have any questions or concerns please email me at rdwilliams@saralandboe.org.

 

·        Please return report envelope by tomorrow!

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Jan 6-10  

Newsletter from Ms. Williams’ Class

January 6-10, 2014

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story:

Anansi Goes Fishing

Retold by Eric Kimmel

 

Genre:

Folk Tale

Skill: Compare/Contrast

Summarize

 

Read the Story “Cheer Up” and have an adult time you for one minute. Turn in Friday.

Read amazing words, high frequency, and vocabulary words aloud to an adult.

 

Read the Story “Cheer Up” and have an adult time you for one minute. Answer questions on back. Turn in Friday.

Read amazing words, high frequency, and vocabulary words aloud to an adult.

 

 

Selection Test

 

Language

Skill: Verbs (Past, Present, Future)

 

 

 

 

 

Test

Spelling

Skill:

Compound Words

 

Complete workbook

pg. 49-50

(Turn in on Friday!)

 

Complete workbook

pg. 50-51

(Turn in on Friday!)

 

 

Take a practice spelling test including writing sentences with two of the spelling words.

 

Spelling Test

Math

Skill: Unit 3

 

Practice facts using Subtraction Flash Cards!

 

Practice facts using Subtraction Flash Cards!

 

 

 

Practice facts using Subtraction Flash Cards!

 

 

Practice facts using Subtraction Flash Cards!

 

 

Social Studies/Science

Skill: Map of Hawaii

Skill: New Year’s Traditions

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: Your child will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

 

I want to thank each and every one of my students and parents for the wonderful Christmas gifts I received! I can’t believe we are already in the second half of the school year! This year is definitely flying by! I have treasured each jewel I have in my classroom this year and will continue to do so! Thank you for being such wonderful students and parents!

 

Parent Note

 

·        Third Quarter has always proved to be the hardest. Continue to work hard with your child. Have them read to you daily and ask them questions about what they read to check for comprehension.

 

·        Please encourage your child to read daily at home and take AR tests on their library books. This Quarter’s goal is for each student to read and take at least 10 AR tests by the end of the quarter!

 

·        We have started cursive writing in our classroom. I have attached a copy of a cursive handwriting guide your child can practice with at home. Please use this guide at home to correct and aid your child in the correct formation and strokes of their letters.

 

·        I have attached a copy of the Fun Friday Snack Schedule. Please see list for your date.

 

·        Please purchase or create a set of basic subtraction cards for your child to study at home. I will assign this as a homework assignment starting next week.  We will have our first subtraction fact test next Friday.  Your child will have 8 minutes to complete 50 subtraction facts. Please have your child practice these as much as you can to ensure your child has memorized all facts. When they have to use their fingers, it slows them down during the test.

 

·        We will begin our DIBELS testing soon. Each child is required to be able to read at least 60 words a minute for the mid-year DIBELS. The goal for the end of year DIBELS is set at 92 words a minute. Please continue to have your child read the stories sent home every Monday for practice.

 

·        ALL students need new daily supplies (crayons, glue, markers, etc) for the second semester,. Also, students can have a personal pencil sharpener at their desk. If it becomes a distraction I will take it away.

 

·        We need paper towels, tissues, wipes, soap, and hand sanitizer for our classroom. If you can help in any way it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

 

 

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December 2-6  

Newsletter from Ms. Williams’ class

December 2-6, 2013

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Pearl and Wagner Two Good Friends  

by  Kate McMullen

Genre:

Fantasy

Skill:  Author’s Purpose

Questioning

 

Read Library book

Read Tested Vocabulary, high frequency, and spelling/sight words aloud to an adult.

Re-read the Story “Pet Mouse” and have an adult time you for one minute. Turn in Friday.

Read Library book

Re-read the Story “Pet Mouse” and have an adult time you for one minute. Turn in Friday. (Turn in Friday)

Study ALL vocabulary words with an adult.

 

 

TEST

 

 

Language

Skill:  Verbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill:

Vowel Patterns e,ee,ea,y

Put spelling words in ABC order. Use paper attached.

 

 

Use spelling list to write sentences for each word. Use paper that is attached.

 

 

Test

Math

Skill:  Unit 3

Addition/Subtraction of Number Strings

 

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.    

 

 Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.  

Addition Fact Drill

Science/Social Studies

Skill: Christmas Around the World

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: Your child will be required to create sentences with spelling/sight words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

Dates to Remember:

 

December 4th Field Trip

December 9-13th Book Fair in Library (more information will be sent home this week)

December 20th Last day of school before Holiday Break!

                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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November 18-22  

Newsletter from Ms. Williams’ Class

November 18-22, 2013

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading:

 

Unit 2 Review Week

 

 

 

Read AR book!

 

Read AR book!

 

 

Read AR book!

 

Read AR book!

 

Language

Skill:  Review

Possessive Nouns, Expanding Sentences

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill: Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Math

Skill: Unit 3

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.   

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.   

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.   

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.   

 

Social Studies/Science

Skill: Map

Skill: Sound/Light

 

 

 

 

TEST

Light and Sound

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

Dates to Remember:

November 19th: Santa and Make-up Pictures

November 27-29th : Thanksgiving Holiday (NO SCHOOL!)

December 10th: Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting papers due!

 

**Thanks Huntley and T.J for bringing in treats last week! They were awesome! Hayden Lynch you are scheduled to bring treats this Friday!

 

Progress Reports will be sent home today. Please review them, sign, and return by Wednesday! If you have any questions or want to set up a conference please send me a note or email me at rdwilliams@saralandboe.org.

 

We need paper towels, Kleenex, and morning snack.s. If you can donate we would appreciate it!!

 

 

 

 

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November 11-15  

Newsletter from Ms. Williams’ Class

November 11-15, 2013

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading One Good Turn Deserves Another

By Judy Sierra

 

Genre: Folk Tale

 

Comprehension Skills: Setting, Character, Plot

Read the fluency passage “Animal Wishes” while having an adult time you for minute. Turn in on Friday.

Read amazing words, high frequency, and vocabulary words aloud to an adult.

Read the fluency passage “Pets” and answer the questions. Turn in on Friday.

 

Reread the fluency passage “Animal Wishes” and have an adult time you for one minute.

(Turn in Friday)

Study ALL vocabulary words with an adult.

Reread the fluency passage “Animal Wishes” and have an adult time you for one minute.

(Turn in Friday)

Study ALL vocabulary words with an adult.

TEST

Language

Skill: Possessive Nouns

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill: Vowel Patterns

a, ai, ay

 

ABC order

(see handout)

Rhyming Words

(see handout)

 

Sentence Writing

(see handout)

 

TEST

Math

Skill: Unit 3

 

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.   

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.   

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.   

Work with an adult with your Addition Flash cards.   

 

Social Studies/Science

Skill: Map

Skill: Sound/Light

 

 

 

 

TEST

Light and Sound

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

Dates to Remember:

November 27-29th : Thanksgiving Holiday (NO SCHOOL!)

November 19th: Santa and Make-up Pictures

December 10th: Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting papers due!

 

**We have Huntley Kirksey scheduled to bring Fun Friday snack this week!

 

 

 

 

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November 4-8  

Newsletter from Ms. Williams’ Class

November 4-8, 2013

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading The Bremen Town Musicians

 

Genre: Fairy Tale

Read the fluency passage “The Biggest Birds” while having an adult time you for minute. Turn in on Friday.

Read amazing words, high frequency, and vocabulary words aloud to an adult.

Read the fluency passage “Ants” and answer the questions. Turn in on Friday.

 

Reread the fluency passage “The Biggest Birds” and have an adult time you for one minute.

(Turn in Friday)

Study ALL vocabulary words with an adult.

Test

FALL FESTIVAL!

Language

Skill: Plural Nouns that Change Spelling

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill: Plurals with-s, -es, -ies

*Spelling homework can be done using the following website:

www.spellingcity.com

ABC order

(see handout)

Rhyming Words

(see handout)

 

Sentence Writing

(see handout)

 

NO TEST THIS WEEK!

 

Math

Skill: Unit 2 Geometry/

Two Digit Addition

 

 

 

 

 

Social Studies/Science

Skill: Map

Skill: Sound

 

 

 

 

 

*Occasionally there may be assignments added or omitted to homework if we do not get to them in class. Please be flexible. 

The word lists for this week’s story are attached.  Please make sure your child can read/identify all words. 

Spelling Dictation Sentences: They will be required to create their own sentences with spelling words using correct spelling and capitalization of all words along with using the correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.

 

Dates to Remember:

November 5th: Disney Dress-up Day

November 8th: Fall Festival

December 10th: Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting papers due!

 

 

 

Important Things to Know

 

 

 

·        Fun Friday

Thank you to Zarreya and her family for providing our Fun Friday treat last Friday! The students enjoyed the snack and juice! Please remind your child that this is a REWARD for those students who exhibit GOOD behavior and finish their assignments ON TIME during the week.

We will NOT be having fun Friday this week due to Fall Festival. I have Huntley scheduled to bring, but will need to reschedule.

 

·        STAR:

I will be testing each student using the STAR program this week to see how much they have grown with their independent reading. A copy of your child’s STAR result will be sent home later this week to update you on their progress. Please keep encouraging your child to read, read, read!  

 

·        Scholastic Book Order

Book orders are being sent home today. The orders are not due until Friday, Nov. 15th!

 

·        Classroom Website

Check out our school website for information and activities we are doing in the classroom! Newsletters, announcements, projects, pictures, etc. are all posted on our classroom website for you to view 24/7! www.sespartans.com

 

 

Fall Festival Booth

Our booth this year is the Coca-Cola Ring Toss! We need volunteers and also COKES for our booth!!! Your child needs to bring THREE 2-liter cokes by Thursday! Every student who brings in their cokes will receive a homework pass for each coke donated! 3 cokes=3 homework passes! Please help!!

 

 

 

Announcement Image for November 4-8

Oct 29-Nov 1  

Newsletter from Ms. Williams’ class

October 29- November 1, 2013

Homework Assignments

Subject:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Story: Scarcity  

by  Janeen R. Adil

Genre:

Expository Text

Skill:  Facts and Details

Background Knowledge

 

Read the Story “Mark Can’t Skate” and have an adult time you for one minute. Turn in Friday.

Read Tested Vocabulary, high frequency, and spelling/sight words aloud to an adult.

Re-read the Story “Mark Can’t Skate” and have an adult time you for one minute. Turn in Friday.

Read the passage, “Helping Shoes” and answer the questions. Turn in Friday.

 

Re-read the Story “Mark Can’t Skate” and have an adult time you for one minute. Turn in Friday. (Turn in Friday)

Study ALL vocabulary words with an adult.

 

 

TEST

 

 

Language

Skill:  Singular/Plural Nouns

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

Skill:

R