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Weekly Information Sheet




October 22-26


Reading: Bats  skills: distinguish between fiction/nonfiction books, ask/answer questions about details in a text, retelling, identify who is telling the story, story elements (characters, setting, major events), central message, connections


Math: place value (tens, ones)


English/Writing: past, present, and future tense verbs


Spelling: sat, sock, resting, dog, milk, thank, needed, glad, street, cost, friend, color Spelling test is on Friday due to field trip.


Sight Words: Review the 10 highlighted words on your child’s list and continue with the page. We will test this week.


Story Vocabulary: colonies-groups of animals that live together, pup-a baby bat, echolocation-to find objects by sending out sounds, then listening to the sound that bounces back, hibernate-to enter a sleeplike state in winter, nocturnal-active at night


Review Story Vocabulary: fangs-long, sharp, and sometimes hollow teeth, harmless-not dangerous, spider-animal with 8 legs that can spin a web, venom-poisonous fluid that some animals use to kill prey and defend themselves, silk-strong fiber made by spiders to make webs, catch, prey, and travel, curious-you are interested in something and want to know about it, wander-you get lost or move away from where you are supposed to stay, odor-smell, strange-odd; difficult to explain or understand, quarrel-argue, rumble-deep, heavy sound that goes on and on, tremble-to shake or shiver, peaceful-calm and quiet, amphibians-animals that live the first part of their life in water and second part on land


**Vocabulary test is this Friday.**




Mon.: Read book and complete comprehension sheet, language sheet


Tues. Math sheet


Wed.: Read a book and study spelling


Thurs.: Math sheet



Please send in a bag of individually wrapped candy by October 30th for our Halloween treats (26 pieces or more)-no chocolate or nuts please.


Dates to Remember


Oct. 25th-Field Trip to Memphis Zoo


Oct. 31st- Halloween treats in the classroom and Dress up as your favorite book character-you must bring the book-$1 to PTA  



   Helpful Websites:


Fry Word link:


Ordinal Numbers Games




Sound Recognition Games




Word Family Games




Building/Reading Words Games




Rhyming Games




ABC Order Games




Money Games




Additon Games











Other Smart Board Interactive Games/Activities
          see curriculum guide link at the bottom of the home page
          phonics and beginning reading lessons, songs, and videos              
          math, logic, thinking, and problem-solving activities
          * good, includes interactive 100’s chart
          interactive learning resources and hands-on internet sites

Lists of links to other websites
          a NY school district,
*includes a create your own interactive games program
click on Instructional resources,
then Interactive educational games
          Jefferson Co., TN
quick links (at the right) then interactive websites
  interactive resources *very easy to find, lots of sites
Website sorted by grade/subject/objective
*very good
click on technology, curriculum, then interactive links
*very good (especially for kindergarten and first grade)

Online tools

Educator resources, Lesson activities, Browse curriculum standards, United States, then put in MS, grade and subject for Notebook lessons
classic children’s books read aloud by the Screen Actor’s guild members
Online viewing of cartoon, including Liberty’s Kids.  Requires free sign-up process.  Very cool powerpoints and links to other powerpoint sites.  Just great teacher stuff, printables, games, etc.


This is the one with the interactive hundred's chart using transparent counters.


paint program for spelling words