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October 22nd, 2019 – Animal Rescue Week

Hello Families!

I hope you all had a great fall break, and were able to spend a little quality time relaxing.  Quarter two starts this week, and the kids will spend their week learning about animals, and how we can protect them.  We’ll practice rereading difficult texts, discuss author’s point of view, and learn about suffixes in our expository texts.  This is week 4 of unit 2, so we will have a spelling list this week.

In math class, we’re in the middle of Unit 2 still, and will spend the week practicing word problems, and begin to learn about the order of operations when it comes to equations with more than one operation.  We’ll also learn a couple of easy tricks to multiply numbers by ten.  In my class, I anticipate having homework every evening this week.  However, I might have to amend that plan if a lesson becomes too tricky, especially considering we’re learning a couple of new concepts.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Eric Wachter


October 13th, 2019 – Government Week

Hello Families!

This week the class will read and learn from stories about how our government works.  They will learn how the voting process works, and what it takes to be a candidate for election.  These expository texts will teach us about author’s point of view, the importance of rereading, as well as practice prefixes.  Since it’s a short week, we will not have spelling.

In math class, the kids will continue practicing 6s, 7s and 8s in word problems.  We’ll also take a quick quiz to monitor progress.  In my class, I anticipate homework on Monday and Tuesday of this week.

On Wednesday, the kids can wear a hat to school to celebrate earning another 10,000 coupons as a school!  Please congratulate your child for helping our school reach another goal!

Have a great week and a super fall break!

Eric Wachter

October 7th, 2019 – Immigration Week

Hello Families!

This week the class will learn through a variety of stories detailing immigration, and learn how our great country was shaped by so many people from around the world.  We’ll practice making predictions, finding the theme of a story and finding similes within our historical fiction stories.  You can expect a spelling (Unit 2, Week 2) list to come home on Monday, and a test on Friday.

In Math class, we’ll explore 8s and 7s, as well as practice more word problems.  Towards the end of the week, we’ll begin to learn about square numbers.  In my math class, I anticipate homework on the following evenings.  However, please note adjustments might need to be made if the kids struggle with a lesson.

Monday – Homework 2-3

Tuesday – None

Wednesday – Homework 2-4

Thursday – Homework 2-5

Friday – Homework 2-6

Thanks for reading, and have a great week!

Eric Wachter