*Last update June 8, 2020

Dear students,
I hope everyone is doing well. I want you to know that I will continue to support you from the distance. Feel free to contact me. I would love to hear from you! 

-My email address is carrenm@pwcs.edu
-Virtual meetings - Microsoft Teams: 
Tuesdays from 1:00 to 1:30 pm - Ms. Woodell and Ms. Dangle
Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:00 pm - Ms. Bodmer, Ms. Morrone, and Ms. Klioze.

-Check this week's newsletter for important updates!

Our learning focus for the week of June 8 to June 12

I can ask and answer questions about a poem and read a poem with fluency and expression.

Listen to this information about the Sun. Teach someone in your family about the facts you have learned about the Sun.

Go to nearpod and use code DLVZW. Take your time and be sure to read all the pages.  Whisper read to slow down.  Sound out unknown words and break them apart. If you can answer the questions in the nearpod, then you are taking your time!

Read this poem to someone in your family. Do you like sunny days? How does the Sun help living things?

Dear Sun
Everyday I wake
to see if you are
smiling down on me.
And if you're not,
I know somewhere
behind the clouds
you're smiling there.
For if we couldn't
see your face,
the world would be
a frozen place.

Write three questions you would ask the sun.  Be sure to use your question words: who, what, when, where, why and how. If you want, write a poem about the summer.

Our learning focus for the week of June 1 to June 5:

Goal: I can draw conclusions about a poem and read the poem with fluency and expression.

Reading Go to nearpod and use code AWGFC. Be sure to read all the pages.  Try to whisper read to slow yourself down. Try sounding out or breaking apart words you don't know.  It is OK to reread a sentence if you don't understand something.

Speaking Read out loud this poem called "Down by the River."

Down by the river
where the water is deep
an alligator lies in the sun asleep.
But...A rustle in the grass
and a shiver and a shake
now the alligator's wide awake!

Writing Write 3 questions you would ask the alligator in the poem.  Use the question words: who, what, when, where, why and now.

Listening Listen to this poem. Pay attention to the expression and the way the writer expresses her feelings.

Our learning focus for the week of May 25 to May 29:
Goal: I can read, solve, and create 2-digit story problems using visuals.

ReadingGo to nearpod and use code SBLHY. Read all the pages slowly.  Whisper read the words and sound out or break apart words you don't know.
WritingWrite your own story problems.  After you solve them, have someone in your family solve them and compare your answers.
SpeakingSolve this problem: Alex had 24 pencils.  Sue gave him 35 more pencils.  How many pencils does Alex have altogether?  Solve this problem and then explain to someone in your family how you solved it.
Listening: For a number talk, go to nearpod and use code XAOPV.

VocabularyThis week in Science you will learn about two forces that move things: Push and Pull. These two verbs are opposites:
When yopull something, you use force to move something towards you, for example, when you open a drawer.
When you push, you use force to move something forward or away from you,for example, when you close a drawer.
Can you think of more verbs that are opposites? Play this game to find out! 

May 18 to May 22

 Language Arts: SOL 2.8g 

I can draw conclusions using my background knowledge and clues from the text when I read nonfiction.

Reading Go to nearpod and use code ZVYRN. Whisper read through all of the pages. Slow down!  Break apart unknown words and reread a sentence if you don't understand something.  If you can answer the questions, then you have taken your time to understand the text.

Writing Watch this video about how to draw conclusions. Describe what is happening on the picture and what conclusion you can draw.

Speaking Talk to your family about conclusions that you can draw based on what happens around you. You can watch this video for some examples.

Listening Listen to this song about drawing conclusions. Sing along!

Our Learning Goals for this week: May 11 to May 15:

Language Arts (SOL 2.7c,f,i; 2.10h)

I can read a poem with fluency and ask and answer questions about it.
I can write a poem using complete sentences.

Reading Go to nearpodand use code SUBTK.  Whisper read through the pages, and take your time.  Sound out unknown words and break them apart. It is OK to reread a page if you don't understand something.

Writing Try writing your own poem!  Think about a dangerous animal and write about how it looks, sounds, smells, and feels.

Speaking Read this poem. Draw a picture of what it is about and explain your picture to someone.

Never Tug a Tiger's Tail

Never dare
tickle a bear,
or kiss a rattlesnake.
Never poke a crocodile
to see if it's awake.
Never tug a tiger's tail,
just to have some fun,
if you do, I'd say to you

Listening Here is another number talk to practice your listening skills, nearpod code QMARL.

Check this website and practice vocabulary to talk about habitats.
Remember: Habitats have food, water, shelter, air, and space.Without these fice things animals won't survive



Our Learning Focus for this week: May 4 to May 8:
Language Arts: 2.8e I can ask and answer questions about a nonfiction text.

Reading: Go to nearpod and use code RCSPM.  Be sure to read all the pages.  If you go too fast you might miss a page.  Whisper read the passage and break up any words you don't know.  If you don't understand something, it is ok to read it again.

WritingAs you read, you will be given a time to write.  Remember to start your sentences with capital letters and end with a punctuation mark.  Use the word "because" to explain your answer.  Read what you wrote out loud to make sure it makes sense.

SpeakingRead your questions and answers you wrote to a family member, pet or favorite toy.  Explain to them how you found your answer and how you know you are right.

Listening: You can listen and participate with a number talk.  Go to nearpod  and use code GYOJX.  

Vocabulary/grammar: Practice how to spell and use these sight words. 

Our learning focus for this week: April 27 to May 1:
Language Arts: 
SOLS 2.7 c, i; 2.11

SOL 2.7 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts.
c) Ask and answer questions using the text for support.
i) Read and reread familiar stories and poems with fluency, accuracy, and meaningful expression.
SOL 2.11 The student will edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling and Standard English.

A poem is a piece of writing that uses imaginative words to share ideas, emotions or a story with the reader. Poems can be fun to read.
Go to N
earpod  and use the code GSEJO.  Be sure to read all the pages and do all the activities.

Writing. Answer the questions in the nearpod.  Be sure to use the word "because," when you write.  Remember capital letters and punctuation marks. Read what you wrote out loud to make sure it makes sense.

Speaking. Read this poem to a family member, pet or favorite animal and tell them what you think about the poem.  Ask them what they think about the poem.
What do you think the Moon would answer to the author of this poem?

Dear Moon,
Sometimes you're big,
Like a monster ball,
And sometimes,
You're hardly,
There at all!
You hide your face
From the world below
Why do you do it?
And where do you go?

Ask your parents to help you find poems in your home language. Go to Flipgrid and share the poem with me.

Listening. To practice your listening, go to nearpod and use code ZPAIY for a number talk.

Grammar: Practice how to talk about the past.

Our learning focus for this week (April 20-24):
SOL 2.8f  I can identify, draw and write about the main idea and key details of a nonfiction text.

Reading: Read "How to Find a Fossil". Go to nearpod and use code WOZYT. Read out loud or whisper read what you see on the screen.  Remember to sound out words or break them apart if you are confused. Ask yourself: what would make sense?

Writing: You will answer some questions about the text. Type in your answer in the box.  Remember to start your sentences with a capital letter and end with a period.  Read your answer out loud to make sure it makes sense.

Listening: You can click on the sound to "How to Find a Fossil" and listen.  You can also go to storyline and listen to a story being read. What parts were hard to understand?

Speaking:  Write down the main idea and details that tell you how to find a fossil. Draw a picture too. Explain to a family member, pet or favorite toy how to find a fossil.  Use your picture to help you teach.

Our goals for next week (April 13-17)

Reading: SOL 2.7f The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts
f) Identify the theme.

Goal: I can identify and discuss about the theme of a story.
Activity: Listen to the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wErvPrTOaRo

What did the Milkmaid learn?
What is the theme of the story?

Writing: SOL 2.11a The student will edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling and Standard English.

a) Recognize and use complete sentences

Goal: I can write about the theme of a story using a complete sentence.
Activity: Write a sentence about what the Milkmaid will do differently next time.Draw a picture that goes with your sentence.

Objetivos para la semana del 13 al 17 de abril:

Lectura: SOL 2.7f 
El estudiante puede comprender textos de ficcion. f) Identificar el tema.

Objetivo: Puedo identificar el tema de un cuento.
Actividad: Escucha la historia de La Lechera. Piensa en las cosas que La Lechera, hizo, dijo, y pensó. 

¿Cuál es el tema de La Lechera?
¿Qué aprendió La Lechera?
¿Qué crees que hará diferente la próxima vez?

Escritura: SOL 2.11a El estudiante puede editar sus textos utilizando mayúsculas puntuación y ortografía adecuadas
a) Reconocer y utilizar oraciones completas.

Objetivo: Puedo escribir sobre el tema de una historia utilizando oraciones completas.
Escribe una oración sobre lo que La Lechera hará diferente la próxima vez. Haz un dibujo representando tu idea.

Spring Break: April 6-10
Receso de Primavera: Del 6 al 10 de abril

Our goals for next week (March 30 to April 3):
2.8e I can ask and answer questions about a nonfiction text.
Read a nonfiction book and practice how to ask questions using what, who, where, why, when, and how. Write some questions that you have about the book.

2.11a I can write complete sentences about what I have read.
Write complete sentences about the nonfiction book you read.

In addition, you can use these resources:

Record videos about the books you are reading, discuss some pictures together, or answer a prompt I will leave each week. Use your student ID number (lunch number) to access this activity. 

Reading and listening:
Listen to actors read stories online. Can you pick a book and pretend to be a famous actor too?

Practice writing: Keep a journal about the books you read, invent something (a dance, a recipe, a picture, a gadget) and write about how it works,  write letters to your teacher or a friend, or simply write about your feelings or the activities you do. 

*Actualizado el 26 de marzo de 2020

Queridos estudiantes y familias,
Espero que todos se encuentren bien. Quiero decirles que durante este periodo de aprendizaje a distancia estaré compartiendo con ustedes algunos recursos que pueden ayudarles a reforzar sus habilidades en el idioma inglés desde sus casas. Es importante que los niños revisen lo que han aprendido durante este año, y que practiquen cómo usar sus estrategias, incluso si no están físicamente en la escuela.
Por favor, compartan sus aprendizajes conmigo. ¡Me encantaría saber cómo están!
Mi correo es carrenm@pwcs.edu
¡Los extraño mucho!

Objetivos para la semana del 30 de marzo al 3 de abril

2.8e Puedo responder y hacer preguntas sobre un libro no ficcional: Puedo leer un libro no ficcional y hacer preguntas usando las palabras qué, cómo, cuándo, dónde, por qué, para qué.

2.11a Puedo escribir oraciones completes sobre los libros que leo:
Puedo e
scribir oraciones completas sobre los libros que leo (mis oraciones empiezan con mayúscula y terminan con el signo de puntuación adecuado).

My name is Ms. Pilar and I am from Bogota, Colombia. I am thrilled to start my fifth year as an ESOL teacher at Kilby!
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions. 

Mi nombre es Ms. Pilar y soy de Bogota, Colombia. Estoy muy emocionada de empezar mi quinto año como maestra de ESOL en Kilby.
No duden en escribirme si tienen alguna duda o sugerencia.