April 1/2H *1R & 2N Language Arts*

 

Hello 1st and 2nd Grade Parents,

 

First, I wanted to say thank you for your prayers and well wishes! Baby Howell and I are in better health now and counting down the days! I wanted to let you know I will be starting my maternity leave Thursday, March 9, and will be returning early May. My Maternity substitute is Mrs. Emily Thome. She is a parent and parishioner here at St. Peter and very well known amongst the kiddos. I am happy and relieved to say your child will be in great hands! The following will be our curriculum and classroom notes for the month of April. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

 

-Mrs. Howell

 

Classroom Notes:

 

AR Goal-AR goal for the month of April will be 6 AR tests with a passing score of 80%.  Please keep in mind the days we have off for Easter and Teacher In-service.

 

Book Reports: There will be NO book reports for the month of April or May since our book it program ends at the end of March.

 

First Holy Communion- Parents of 2nd graders please look out for information regarding this special day from Mrs. Neises and Mrs. Roberts

 

1st Grade Language Arts:

 

The New Friend

 

Phonics and Spelling Skill: Vowel Combinations ou, ow

 

Target Skill: Understanding Characters and Narrator

 

Vocabulary Strategy: Synonyms

 

Grammar: Contractions

 

The Dot

 

Phonics and Spelling Skill: Base Words with endings –ed, ing

 

Target Skill: Compare and Contrast and Figurative language

 

Vocabulary Strategy: Idioms

 

Grammar: Exclamations

 

What can you do?

 

Phonics and Spelling Skill: Base Words ending in –er, -est

 

Target Skill: Authors Purpose and using context

 

Vocabulary Skill: Emotion Words

 

Grammar: Kinds of sentences

 

 The Kite from Days with Frog and Toad

 

Phonics and Spelling Skill: Long I Spelling Patterns igh, y, ie

 

Target Skill: Story Structure and Fantasy

 

Vocabulary Strategy: Homographs

 

Grammar: Adjectives

 

1st Grade Math:

 

Chapter 10: Represent Data

 

Chapter 11: Three Dimensional Geometry

 

2nd Grade Language Arts:

 

From Seed to Plant

 

Phonics and Spelling Skill: Words with al, aw, o, a

 

Target Skill: Text and Graphic Features

 

Vocabulary Strategy: using context

 

Grammar: Irregular action verbs

 

The Mysterious Tadpole

 

Phonics and Spelling Skill: oo, ew, ue, ou

 

Target Skill: Story Structure

 

Vocabulary Strategy: Multiple meaning words

 

Grammar: Contractions

 

The Dog that Dug for Dinosaurs

 

Phonics and Spelling Skill: Words with oo

 

Target Skill: Fact and Opinion

 

Vocabulary Strategy: Shades of Meaning

 

Grammar: Adverb

 

Yeh-Shen

 

Phonics and Spelling Skill: Vowel Diphthongs ow, ou

 

Target Skill: Sequence of events

 

Vocabulary Strategy: classify/categorize

 

Grammar: Possessive Nouns

 

2nd Grade Math:

 

Chapter 9: Length in Metric Units

 

Chapter 10: Data

 

 

 

March 1/2H *1R & 2N Language Arts*

Yea! We made it to March and we are about to embark on the 120th day of school!!!

 

The students have been doing a great job with their AR testing, math facts and reading fluency! Thank you parents for your hard work and dedication!

 

Classroom Notes:

 

AR-Our Goal for this month is 5 AR tests with a passing score of 80%. Please keep in mind this is a short month again! I know we can do it!

 

Book Reports: Book reports were passed out on 3/3/17 and are due back by the 31st of March. This month’s theme is Dr. Seuss.

 

Reading Logs/Homework Packets: These are due every Friday; Please do not forget to sign the front page with your child’s reading minutes and book title.

 

Scholastic Book Orders: These will be due March 16th (Class online code NC42F)

 

Important Dates:

 

3/6 Club Time 8:00-8:30

 

3/6 120th Day of School (Don’t forget to wear your decorated shirt with jeans and tennis)

 

3/7 Picture Day (Modified Free Dress Day) We have PE this day please bring tennis to change into.

 

3/10 Last day of 3rd Quarter

 

3/12 2nd grade First Confession at 5:00pm

 

3/20-3/24 SPRING BREAK!

 

3/27 3rd Quarter Award Assembly

 

3/27 Parent University

 

3/29 Battle of the books

 

3/30 PTO meeting at 7:15

 

3/31 Spirit Day!

 

3/31 8TH grade Passion Play at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

 

 

 

Curriculum:

 

1st Grade Language Arts

 

Amazing Animals

 

Phonics and Spelling Skill: r-Controlled Vowels- ir, ur, er

 

Target Skill: Conclusions

 

Vocabulary Strategy: Using a Dictionary

 

Whistle for Willie

 

Phonics and Spelling Skill: Vowel digraphs oo

 

Target Skill: Cause and Effect

 

Vocabulary Strategy: Define Words

 

 A Tree is a Plant

 

Phonics and Spelling Skill: Vowel digraphs

 

Target Skill: Sequence of Events

 

Vocabulary Strategy: Multi-Meaning Words

 

2nd Grade Language Arts

 

Gloria Who Might Be My Best Friend

 

Phonics and Spelling Skill: Homophones

 

Target Skill: Understanding Characters and Figurative Language

 

Vocabulary Strategy: Idioms

 

Grammar: Using adjectives

 

 The Goat in the Rug

 

Phonics and Spelling Skill: Suffixes -y, -ly, -ful

 

Target Skill: Conclusion and Sequence of Events

 

Vocabulary Strategy: Compound Words

 

Grammar: Irregular Verbs

 

 Half Chicken

 

 Phonics and Spelling Skill: Prefixes re- and un-

 

 Target Skill: Cause and Effect

 

 Vocabulary Strategy: Antonyms

 

 Grammar: Irregular Action Verbs

 

1st Grade Math

 

Finish Chapter 8- 2 digit addition and subtraction

 

Chapter 9- Measurement and Time

 

2nd Grade Math

 

Chapter 7-Money and Time

 

Chapter 8 Length in customary units

Let's keep up the great job!

-Mrs. Howell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Kassie Howell