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Merrill Ranch Newsletter

 Week of April 1st – April 5th


Navigating numbers to 100- (before, after, between, counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s, number patterns, missing numbers, even and odd numbers)

Addition – Making 10’s


Unit 3 Topic:   Changes

This Week’s Story:  Where Are My Animal Friends?

Question of the week – What do animals do when the seasons change?

Comprehension Skill:  Drawing Conclusions

Reviewing sight words for spelling test  (before, does, good-bye, oh, right, won’t)

Spelling Words (faster, tallest, sadder, biggest, fastest, shorter, saddest, taller, shortest, bigger)

Reviewing amazing words and their meanings for a test on Friday

(hibernate, temperature, freeze, weary, migrate, autumn, bitterly)

(Reading (“10 important sentences”)


Contractions with not – A contraction is a way of writing two words as one (aren’t, didn’t, don’t, doesn’t, hasn’t, isn’t, wasn’t, can’t)

Author Study –  Laura Numeroff

Poetry - National Poetry Month, a celebration of poetry which takes place each April, was introduced in 1996 and is organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.

Throughout the month the students will be introduced to a variety of poetry and creating their own poetry books.

This week we will be talking about the meaning of poetry, what a line is, what a stanza is, what the meaning of repetition is, and what a rhyme scheme is.  The students will learn how to write quatrains.


STEAM with Mrs. Blais and Ms. Merrill - (STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. ... STEAM learning happens naturally everyday as children explore, play, and try new things. When young children have the opportunity to investigate the world around them, they learn and experiment with new STEAM skills and theories.

This week the students will be building a basketball hoop from a design they created as a team.


Study for Amazing Word Test - Test on Friday

Study for High Frequency Word Spelling Test


Blooming Readers: Reading incentive program for students grades pre-K-6 starts on Sun. March 31, 2019.  Information letters and recording sheets went home on Monday, March 25.


Friday, April 12th – report cards will be distributed


Spring Break – Week of April 22 – April 26th