Mrs. Pack’s Fridge Facts September 8th-12th Phonics This week our target is to read words inflected endings (-ed and –ing). Students will need to complete 3 activities on their spelling choice board and return their work by Friday. Please see the letter in your child’s green folder explaining spelling homework. Writing/Grammar: Reading: This week students will identify the main idea and supporting details as we read the story, A Walk in the Desert Vocabulary words to know: animals cactus early climate eyes coyote full desert warm harsh water Students will continue working on writing a complete sentence that includes capitalization and punctuation. We will learn about Declarative and Interrogative Sentences. We will continue our study of personal narratives. Math Students will continue working on using a variety of addition strategies. They will learn to add 0, 1 and 2 fluently, use doubles and near doubles, add three numbers, and make a ten to add. Science/Social Studies Habit of the Week: Begin with the End in Mind (Have a plan, set goals.) Students will discover characteristics of a desert. We will learn about the climate, and plant & animal life, and be able to tell how deserts around the world are alike and different. Reminders -If you have not yet sent in your child’s back to school paperwork, please do so as soon as possible. Students are also asked to send in $10.00 to cover the cost of their agenda book and their Scholastic News magazine that we will be using throughout the year. -Please send a small, healthy snack each day for your child. We will have a very short snack break. Several students are forgetting snacks each day. -Picture day is September 8th. -The Book Fair will be held September 8-12. We will go and preview the fair but students must have money to return during class time. -Students should read 15 minutes a night. Please initial your child’s Navigator Guide indicating that he or she read at home. -On September 10th, Grandparents of students in K/2/4 are invited to join students for breakfast! Grades 1/3/5 will enjoy breakfast with Grandparents on September 11th. If you have children in two grades, you may choose one day to attend or you may attend both days.