Monday, February 24, 2020

Week 27: February 24-28

 Congratulations Ellie & Laurelin for passing all your subtraction facts!
Congratulations Mason & Janissa for passing your addition facts!
Homework

Nightly: Read for 15 min. using the book bags and math fact practice for 2 minutes, practice poem (The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson)

Phonograms to practice nightly: aw, au, ay, ai, ea, ow, wh, ir, ar, or

Monday: never, found, side, kind, life, here, car and wkbk. pg. 74-75

Tuesday: word, every, under, most, said, says, say and wkbk. pg. 76-77

Wednesday: made, work, our, more, when, print and wkbk. pg. 78-79

Thursday: Review all words and Test B 

Academics 

Idiom: An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Poetry: The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson     (Recitations begin this Thursday, 2/27)

Spalding: We will learn 20 new words this week. On Thursday, we will review all 20 words. On Friday, we will have a test on all 20 words and 10 phonograms.

Grammar/Writing: This week we will read and write about passages from How To Eat Fried Worms. We will review nouns, verbs, and adjectives. We will complete our poetry recitations on Thursday & Friday. 

Literature: We will enjoy one last Anansi story on Monday and then will begin reading a historical fiction piece entitled Sam the Minuteman. Please ensure your child brings their copy to school.

Math: We will continue to explore repeated addition and transition into multiplication.

History: Students will hear about the founding of Jamestown, John Smith, Pocahontas, and slavery in the colonies. 


Science: We will wrap up our study of the human body and start looking at the geographical features of the earth's surface and its layers as we begin our unit on Earth Science this week.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Week 26: February 17-21







Thank you 1C Parents for the donations of fruit, candy hearts, pencils, erasers, stickers & frosted heart Rice Krispie treats! The scholars enjoyed making an incredible friendship fruit salad, graphing candy hearts, observing which liquids would allow candy hearts to sink/float, and making friendship cards! It was a wonderful day celebrating the virtue of friendship.

Idiom: An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Poetry: The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson

Spalding: We will learn 14 new words this week. On Thursday, we will review all 14 words. On Friday, we will have a test on all 14 words and 10 phonograms.

Phonograms to practice nightly: aw, au, ay, ai, ea, ow, wh, ir, ar, or

Tuesday: saw, pay, large, near, down, why, bill

Wednesday: want, girl, girls, part, still, place, report

Literature:  This week we will enjoy the west African folktales of Anasi the spider!

Math: We will continue to explore strategies and practice two-digit addition and subtraction including renaming (borrowing from the tens). We will have a test on Thursday and prepare for multiplication on Friday with repeated addition.



Sunday, February 9, 2020

Week 25: February 10-14

Calendar

Friday, February 14th: On Great Hearts Day we will celebrate a day of friendship, and if you can donate please sign-up here: 

Monday, February 17th: No school; President’s day

Homework

Nightly: Read for 15 min. using the book bags and math fact practice for 2 minutes, practice poem

Phonograms to practice nightly: er, ea, ay, sh, ci, ti, ai, igh, ch, ee

Monday: help, hard, race, cover, fire, wire, tire and math workbook pg. 53-54

Tuesday: age, gold, read, read, red, fine, cannot and math workbook pg. 59-61

Wednesday: May, may, line, left, ship, train and math workbook pg. 62-64

Thursday: Review all words and workbook pages 65-66

Academics 

Idiom: An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Poetry: The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson

Spalding: We will learn 20 new words this week. On Thursday, we will review all 20 words. On Friday, we will have a test on all 20 words and 10 phonograms.

Phonograms to practice nightly: er, ea, ay, sh, ci, ti, ai, igh, ch, ee

Monday: help, hard, race, cover, fire, wire, tire

Tuesday: age, gold, read, read, red, fine, cannot

Wednesday: May, may, line, left, ship, train

Grammar/Writing: This week we will read and write about passages from Tom Sawyer and The Velveteen Rabbit. We will observe the classical painting Parade by Jacob Lawrence. We will identify adjectives within the painting and use them to practice writing detailed and descriptive sentences. 

 Literature: We will continue reading and responding to A Bargain for Frances

Math:  We will continue to explore place value as we identify the tens and ones in a given number as well as add a two-digit number to a one digit number without regrouping.

 History: We will finish our study of the Inca civilization.

Science: Students will continue learning more about the human body and its systems!

Friday, January 31, 2020

Week 24: February 3-7







Field Day 2020 was a blast! Team Argos worked hard and displayed great teamwork. Thank you SO much to each and every parent who donated items or their time to make the morning a success. 

Literature: We will continue reading A Bargain for Frances as we explore Frances and Thelma's friendship.

Math: We will be exploring place value with numbers to 40 and addition without regrouping.

Poetry: The Swing By Robert Louis Stevenson 

Spalding: There will be 14 new words this week with our test on Thursday. 

History: We are learning about the Inca civilization, the area they lived, their leader and how they farmed.

Science: Students will continue learning more about the human body. This week we will focus on the circulatory system and the importance of exercise and good nutrition to it. We will also learn about the brain and nervous system.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Q3W23: January 27-31

Congratulations Kiersen & Kingston for passing your addition math facts!

Field Day

Athletic Field Day is Friday, January 31st from 8:30-11:00 for K-2 classes. Each year classes are assigned a Greek City State for their team.  This year, your child’s team is Argos, and our team color is blue. There will be no school lunch.  Please have students bring a lunch from home.

Athletic Field Day Attire

Please have your child wear a blue color t-shirt that day.  Students may decorate their shirts with their team name and/or symbol of their Greek City State.   Students should wear athletic clothing free of pop culture references.  Sports team and brand logos are acceptable on clothing.  Athletic shoes are mandatory (any color).  Hats and sunglasses may be worn.  Sunscreen must be applied at home.  Please see pg. 52 in the family handbook for more detailed information.

Homework

Nightly: 
Read for 15 min. using the book bags and bubblegum math practice for 2 minutes, practice 

poem ( I Know all the Sounds that the Animals Make by Jack Prelutsky; recitation on 1/30)


Phonograms to practice nightlyoo, or, th, er, ar, ou, ee, v, z, t
Monday: zoo, zip, zero, seven, forget, happy, noon and test B
Tuesday: think, sister, cast, card, south, deep, inside and wkbk. pg38-40
Wednesday: review all words (test on Thursday due to Field Day) and wkbk. pg. 41-43
Thursday: Wkbk. pg. 44-46




Academics 

Idiom: Don't Let The Cat Out of The Bag


Poetry: I Know All The Sounds That The Animals Make by Jack Prelutsky  (Recitations Begin 1/30)


Spalding: Due to Athletic Field Day, we will learn 14 new words this week. On Wednesday we will review all 14 words. On Thursday, we will have a test on all 14 words and 10 phonograms.


Grammar/Writing: This week we will read and write about passages from The Light Princess by George Macdonald. This week we will being learning about adjectives. We will learn how to identify an adjective and how to use it to describe a noun. 


Math: This week students will continue to expand their number sense for numbers over 20 as they describe the amount of tens and ones as well as 1 more, 1 less, 10 more and 10 less.


Literature: We will begin reading A Bargain for Frances. Please ensure that your child brings their copy to class. Thank you!



Thursday, January 16, 2020

Q3W22: January 20-24

Congratulations Talia, Elina, Ryder, & Tadej on completing your addition math facts!

A Day for Friendship - Friday, February 14th is Great Hearts Day! We have reserved this special day to focus on the virtue of friendship and celebrate the traits that make a great-hearted student. Teachers are planning interactive and fun activities centered around these topics. Archway Arete strives to cultivate a rich, academic environment rooted in the classical tradition. This many times requires popular culture to be left at the door. On that note, students will not be permitted to bring store-bought valentines, candy, or gifts to school. Thank you for partnering with us.

Academics:

Math: We will represent, order, compare and decompose numbers within 40.  Students will become comfortable describing how many tens and ones a number contains. On Friday, we will celebrate the 100th day of school with various math activities to explore the number 100!

Literature: We will enjoy the Tale of Peter Rabbit and Br’er Rabbit and the Tar Baby. On Friday, we will read 100th Day Worries as we celebrate the 100th day of school!

Idiom: Fish Out of Water

Poetry: I Know All The Sounds That The Animals Make by Jack Prelutsky 

Spalding: We will learn 13 new words this week. On Thursday, we will review all 13 words. On Friday, we will have a test on all 13 words and 10 phonograms.

Phonograms to practice nightly: or, er, ui, oo, ew, ck, ch, u, k, c

Tuesday: gave, alike, add, brave, corn, dance

Wednesday: dinner, doll, egg, fruit, looks, pick, rich

Grammar/Writing: This week we will read and write about passages from Winnie-The-Pooh. We will continue learning how to identify and use being and linking verbs. We will practice differentiating between being, linking, and action verbs. 

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Q3W21: January 13-17

Congratulations Archie for passing your Addition Math Facts!

Spalding: We will learn 20 new words this week: Mister, Mr., thing, what, than, gave, its, his, her, it's, very, or, thank, dear, west, sold, told, best, form, far

Poetry: I Know All The Sounds That The Animals Make By Jack Prelutsky

Math: This week students will sort data into graphs including bar graphs, pictographs and tally graphs.  Students will learn how to analyze a graph and compare the information it has to offer.

Literature: We will continue our unit on fairy tales as we read Puss in BootsRapunzelPrincess and the Pea andJack and the Bean Stalk.

History: We will learn about the Mayan Calendar, the significance of the stars and planets to the Maya, and begin learning about the Aztec civilization. 

Science: This week we will complete our study of electricity. We will talk about electrical safety, and the inventor Thomas Edison.

Week 27: February 24-28

 Congratulations Ellie & Laurelin for passing all your subtraction facts! Congratulations Mason & Janissa for passing your  a...