The Gifford Gazette


The Gifford Gazette

February 5, 2018

What’s happening in Room 5 this week?

Language Arts:

-We will continue Unit 3 entitled, "Changes."

-We will read Frog and Toad Are Friends.

-Genre: Realistic Fiction

-Phonics Skill: Inflected endings –ed, -ing and r-Controlled ar.

-Comprehension Strategy: Visualize


Trait of the Week: Voice, Conventions


-lowercase f


-Ordinal Numbers

-Positional Words (left, right, beside, beneath, between, etc.)

Things Your Child Should Be Practicing Daily at Home:

-Addition and Subtraction Facts to 10

-Counting to 100 beginning at any number

-Skip Counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s

-Sight Words



Please make sure all of your child’s belongings are labeled with his/her name. We have many pairs of black snow pants without names and this is causing almost daily mix-ups.


Important Dates:

February 9th: 100th Day

February 14th: Valentine’s Day (Children may bring in cards to pass out if they wish, but I do ask that they bring them for all of their classmates in order to avoid any hurt feelings).

February 16th: Popcorn Day

February 17th: Father & Son tubing at McIntyre.

February 19th-23rd: Assessment Week-No Spelling Words or Sight Words

February 26th-March 3rd: Winter Break-NO SCHOOL

Spelling Words for this week:

1. ask

2. asked

3. plan

4. planned

5. help

6. helped

7. jog

8. jogged

9. call

10. Called

11. again

12. soon

Sight Words for this week:

1. long

2. down

3. day

4. did

5. get