Feb 11

News from Maryann and Ann’s Class                  February 11, 2011


We’ve had a great week with lots of learning, and we’ve had five full days of school!  We are beginning to study the continent of Europe and we are in the process of gathering materials for the children’s

work.  If you have visited Europe and wish to share an artifact(s) or, if you want to give a talk about your trip let us know. 

Homework:  Spelling study guides were in the Woodland Hill folders on Friday, February 11th.  These guides were photo copies of the spelling workbook.  We are currently studying List 20.  The challenge words the children chose this week are metamorphic, Sudan, southern, isosceles, Antartica


Harcourt:  Blue Readers- Little Bear’s Friend, by Else Holmelund Minarik.   This story is in the 1-4 reader.  (the one with the swan and the cygnet on it)  Please review the words in yellow.  Follow up Work:  Think and Respond Questions, p. 207 or Good Neighbor Skit, p. 212

Red Readers-Dear Mr. Blueberry, by Simon James  Follow up Work: Double Bubble Map for Think and Respond Question #2, p. 88, or Write a Letter, p. 92.

Yellow Readers-CoyotePlaces the Stars, by Harriet Peck Taylor, Follow up Work: Making Connections, p. 56 Compare Text Questions 1,2,3. 

Children may choose to do the follow up work at home or in school.  Follow up work is due on Thursday.

Math Homework:  First and second years:  Children should complete at least 5 pages per week.  Mom and Dad should check their work.  If you feel a concept is particularly difficult, send the book in and I would be glad to give your child a lesson.   Third years have a homework folder with photo-copied pages from a workbook.  This week’s pages have to do with Fact Families.  Please return pages in the homework folder on Friday, February 18th.  Memorize multiplication facts through 9.


The lower elementary students are going on a Field Trip to The Egg this Monday  to see Let’s Go Science Show at 10:15. 

Valentine’s Day is Monday.  We are exchanging valentines.  Please

send your child in with a valentine for each of his/her classmates.  The valentines may be homemade or store bought.   It is not necessary to address the valentines because the children will be giving them to each other personally.