Reading Matters

February 9, 2018


Greetings from Room 116!

This week, I was lucky enough to read one-on-one with students as part of our mid-year BAS reading assessments. I am happy to report that our class has made huge gains since September. Thank you all for helping to encourage nightly reading habits; this is essential to their continued progress.

Please find below other highlights from our week:

ELA: We worked on “sight words” in Spelling and possessive pronouns in Grammar. In addition, we wrote personal narratives about our own individual experiences of kindness. We also finished our second round of realistic fiction books.

Math: We learned that fractions can be used to represent more than a whole; for example, 5 halves is the same as 2 wholes and ½.

Science/SS: We launched a long-term research project regarding interdependence and ecosystems.

Other: We explored biographies of Olympic athletes during technology.

Thank you to everyone who has returned Spring Conferences forms. If you have not already done so, please find attached another form with remaining availabilities.

Best wishes to all for a lovely weekend!

Most Sincerely,

Ms. Feeney


Happy February!

February 2, 2018


Greetings from Room 116!

Fortunately, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this morning, so spring will be here soon. In the meantime, we will be going outside for recess as much as the weather permits, so please make sure that students are prepared with appropriate clothing. In the classroom, we are keeping warm and busy as you can see:

ELA: We worked on “schwa” vowel sounds in Spelling and in Grammar. In addition, we worked on narrative writing and read our realistic fiction books. We continue to examine how characters are revealed through their thoughts, actions, and words, and how they impact what happens in the story.

Math: We learned that fractions represent equal parts of a whole. We learned how to identify fractions and began partitioning shapes into fractional parts.

Science/SS: We explored how all living organisms are connected through food chains and webs in various ecosystems.

Other: We enjoyed additional STEM activities during Library, and created GOOGLE slides during technology.

Believe it or not, Spring Conferences are next month! Attached, please find a sign-up sheet. Please indicate your top three choices, and I will do my best to accommodate your preferences.

Best wishes to all for a winning weekend! Go Pats!!!!

Most Sincerely,



Ms. Feeney