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Newsletter Feb 5-9

Mrs. Leonard’s Class

February 5-9

hbreslin@nedubois.k12.in.us

 

Special Notes and Dates

  If you ever need to contact me, you can email me at hbreslin@nedubois.k12.in.us or call 812-678-2777.  If I am unable to talk at the time, you can leave a message on my voicemail or with Judy, and I will call you back as soon as possible. 

 

  • Out of respect for the families who will begin observing Lent on February 14th, our class Valentine’s Day party will instead be on Tuesday, February 13th. I have attached a class list to this newsletter so students may begin writing their Valentines.
  • There will be a multiplication timed test on Tuesday, February 6. Students should be able to correctly complete 60 mixed multiplication facts in four minutes.

 

 

Reading

 

Story

“Suki’s Kimono”

Test on Friday

 

Skills being taught this week

Syllable pattern – CV/VC

Compare & Contrast

Persuasive Writing

Synonyms

Adjectives & Articles

Visualizing while reading

RADDS (reading response writing strategy)

 

Reading Log

The students will be given a reading log every Friday.  They will need to read 80 minutes a week and turn it in the following Friday.

 

Spelling

We will take the Spelling/Writing test every Friday.  The students will have to spell all 15 words on the front. On the back, they will be given  five sentences to write correctly.   Each sentence is worth 3 points– 1 each for capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.  The total test is worth 30 points-15 for the words and 15 for the sentences.

 

Writing

Narrative story using dialogue

 

Math

 

Skills being taught this week

Equivalent fractions & comparing fractions

 

 

Multiplication Fluency

 All students need to know 65 multiplication facts (in four minutes) by the end of February.  I will be taking a grade on these quizzes.   By the end of third grade, they will need to know 95 mixed (1-12) multiplication facts in four minutes.  

 

Science

Physical Science

 

Social Studies

Indiana History