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         We are happy to be back at school and have settled into our routines, focusing on so many new things this marking period. In math we have resumed studies of addition with our Chapter 3 Addition Strategies. The students are learning new ways to add, other than using their fingers! Soon we will embark on learning new subtraction strategies in Chapter 4. In reading, we are refining our decoding and fluency strategies, so that we can improve our overall comprehension; we are learning to apply our Beanie Baby comprehension strategies, such as Jabber the Parrot (retelling) and Spinner the Spider (making connections with the text). In science, we have begun a unit called Sky Watchers, learning about day and night, seasons, rotation and revolution of Earth, and will explore the phases of the moon. Periodically, we digress into subjects related to exploring life on Earth; ask your students about the bean plant we are growing in our classroom!

          Students will begin to have weekly comprehension homework of grade-level text. Please make sure that your student is reading nightly, and that you are recording on the 100 Book Challenge log. The students are doing nicely on their "Word Work" Homework, to be completed on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights. The word lists and tasks will allow students to apply the phonics and writing skills that we have been working on since the beginning of the year. I am enjoying the many creative sentences that the students compose on Tuesday nights!

         If you have any questions or would like to contact me, please feel free to email me at ihauge@tfschool.org or click this link: Mrs. Hauge's email

     

        
    Yours truly,
     
    Mrs. Irene Hauge