This Week in Room 13 (1-7-19)


Report Cards Q2 report cards will be available online on January 8th.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Skating Party – The next Dulles Skating Party is Monday, January 7th from 6-8:30pm at Western Rollerama.

Reading – We will be reading nonfiction books over the next two weeks.  We will also be discussing the reasons why an author writes a book (to inform, to persuade, or to entertain).  After reading the informational texts, we will compare them to the persuasive text, “Hey Little Ant.”  This will go along well with our opinion/persuasive writing unit.

Sight Words to Practice for Recognition

went, was, want, too, under, well, what, white, who, any

Phonics – Students will be unscrambling groups of words to make sentences.  They will also be identifying consonants and sorting words based on their spelling patterns.

Writing Workshop – We began our new unit in writing workshop on Friday by pretending to be Dog Show judges.  We practiced judging fairly by selecting one feature at a time to judge and providing reasons to support our opinions.  Thank you so much for helping your child put together a collection to bring in.  If you have not already done so, please have your child bring in a collection of 3-5 similar items to use for comparisons in this unit.

Math – In math, we are wrapping up Chapter 6 with a test this week.  In Chapter 7, students will be comparing numbers using >,<, and =.

Spanish The 1st semester Spanish test will be given on Wednesday.  This is a one-on-one test reviewing the topics we have covered in the first half of the year.  We have been reviewing a little every day and I keep remind them that this is each student’s time to show off how smart they are!   🙂


Aprende las partes del cuerpo

Song:  Cabeza, Hombros, Rodillas, Pies

Song:  Una Papa




This Week in Room 13 (1-14-19)

Reading – We are continuing to read and learn from nonfiction books.

Phonics –  This week, students are sorting words based on word families.

Sight Words to Practice for Recognition

after, will, with, yes, again, an, as, could, every, from

Math – In math we are continuing to compare numbers using the symbols >,<,=.  Students will also be using the number grid to find 10 more and 10 less than a number.

Spanish – We are continuing to learn parts of the body and the face.


Song:  Baila con tu cuerpo