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WELCOME TO 

MRS. GILBERT'S CREW!

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Upcoming Events

October 12th - Fall Festival

October 15th - Apple Butter Walk - Parents Welcome

October 15th - Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7

October 31st - Halloween Drop Off Party

November 5-6 - No School (Fall Break - Election Day)

November 21st-23rd - No School (Thanksgiving Break)

December 20th - January 3rd - (Winter Break)

 

 Unit 2 Let's Explore


Here's what we will be working on the week of October 8th...

Reading Story
: Unit 2 Lesson 1 ”Ants! They are hard workers”  Genre: Expository Text

Feature: /ë/ spelled ee, ea, e, e_e  Author’s Purpose: To inform us of
Grammar: Complete and Incomplete Sentences   something new 

Math Skills: Topic 8: 2 digit Addition with regrouping SOL 2.6
Science/ Social Studies : States of Matter
                                       Reading Vocabulary

Spelling Words               1. insects – six legged bugs

1. real                           2. cocoon – case that protects the insect while
                                                    changing into an adult

2. sleep                         3. tunnels – underground passageways   

3. we                            4. enemies – person or thing that wants to do harm
                                                        to another

4. feel                           5. invade – to enter without invitation

5. east   

6. green 

7. team 

8. belong                                          High Frequency Reading Words

9. knee                                                      (to practice, not on test)

10. clear          Extra Bonus Spelling Words     Decodable 18: clean, eat,                                                                                      keep, please

11. peach             1. descriptive                                read, three

12. cheese            2. expository text

13. please             3. purpose                                      Cursive: s and r

14. between 

15. eagle 

 

 

Here's what we will be working on the week of October 15th...

Reading Story: Unit 2 Lesson 2 ”If You Find a Rock”  Genre: Nonfiction

 

Feature: /ā/ spelled ai_, _ay, a, and a_e    Author’s Purpose: To inform us

 

Grammar: Four Kinds of Sentences and End Marks: Declarative (.)- Telling
Exclamatory (!) – Great Emotion Interrogative (?) – Asking   Imperative (. or !) – Giving a Command

 

Math Skills: Topic 2 Subtraction Concepts   Science: States of Matter SOL 2.3

 

Spelling Words:                Reading Vocabulary:

 

1. stay                           1. chain - row of connected or related circles

 

2. rain                            2. trace - to follow the path of something

 

3. base                           3. fossil -preserved remains

 

4. April                           4. print -a mark made by pressing

 

5. May                            5. outstretched - reaching out

 

6. chain 

 

7. trace                             High Frequency Reading Words

 

8. play                               (to practice, not on test)

 

9. paid                                 Decodable 19: play, say

 

10. fable 

 

11. waist                                 Cursive: lowercase n and m

 

12. railroad                    Extra Bonus Spelling Words  

 

13. pavement                 1. nonfiction

 

14. flavor                       2. venn diagram

 

15. Thursday                  3. abbreviations

 

              

Here's what we will be working on the week of October 22nd...      

Reading Story: Unit 2 Lesson 3 ”Hungry Hoppers”  Genre: Expository Text
Feature: /ā/ spelled ai_, _ay, a, and a_e; /ë/ spelled ee, ea, e, and e_e   Author’s Purpose: to inform

Grammar: Capitalization of Proper Nouns, Titles, and Initials

Math Skills: Topic 3: 2 Subtraction Strategies Begin Topic 9

Spelling Words                     Reading Vocabulary

1. tail                                  1. fussy – hard to please

2. reach                               2. dull – not bright

3. queen                              3. sensing - feeling
4. fear                                 4. antennae – insect feelers
5. say                                  5. cycle – a repeated sequence of events

 

6. gave 

7. sweet            High Frequency Reading Words

8. acorn                    (to practice, not on test)

9. player                    Decodable 20: live, only

10. even 

11. underneath                              Cursive: lowercase h and f

12. always              Extra Bonus Spelling Words 
13. depend                  1. visualize

14. wait                       2. diagrams                            

15. sneeze                   3. headings

 


Here's what we will be working on the week of October 29th...

Reading Story: Unit 2 Lesson 4”Birdhouse for Rent”  Genre: Fiction

Feature: /s/ spelled ce, ci_; /j/ spelled ge, gi  Author’s Purpose: To Entertain

Grammar: Adjectives and Articles – words that describe using senses   articles: a & the

Math Skills: Topic 9: Subtracting 2 Digit Numbers  Please Review Daily
Social Studies: Native Americans SOL S.S. 2.2 2.4 c,d

Spelling Words                       Reading Vocabulary

1. age                                   1. rent – payment to use property that belongs
                                                          to someone else.

2. peace                                2. vacant - empty

3. pencil                                3. tenants – one who lives in another person’s
                                                               property.

4. magic                                4. deserted – to leave something behind

5. ice                                    5. examined – to look closely and carefully

6. digit 

7. face                             High Frequency Reading Words

8. gem                                 (to practice, not on test)

9. city                                Decodable 21: carry, funny

10. large 

11. piece               Cursivelowercase  n and m

12. gentle       Extra Bonus Spelling Words   

13. tragic         1. comparison

14. century      2. personification

15. excite 

 

Here's what we will be working on the week of November 5th...

Reading Story: Unit 2 Lesson 5 ”Tell Me, Tree”  Genre: Expository Text

Grammar: Singular and Plural Nouns  Author’s Purpose: To Inform

Feature: /ë/ spelled _ie, _y, ee, ea, e, and e_e; /s/ spelled ce and ci_; /j/ spelled ge and gi

Math Skills: Topic 9: 2 Digit Subtraction with Regrouping   Science/Social Studies: Resources
Spelling Words                            Reading Vocabulary

1. very                                       1. trunks - the main part of a tree where
                                                              the branches grow out

2. germ                                      2. limbs - a branch of a tree

3. cell                                         3. stems - the main part of a plant

4. civil                                        4. minerals - something found underground
                                                     & used as foods for plants growing in soil

5. chief                                      5. sprouts - begins to grow

6. funny             High Frequency Reading Words

7. thief                      (to practice, not on test)

8. rigid                         Decodable 22: great

9. baby              Extra Bonus Spelling Words  

10. brief               1. classify      

11. grieve             2. categorize

12. cancel             3. repetition

   

Cursive: p and j