Monday, March 19, 2018

Events

We have two big grade-level events coming up this quarter:


1. Westward Expansion Day and
2. Second Grade Community Service Project: The Walk for Juvenile Diabetes Research
 

Our Westward Expansion Day is Wednesday, March 28. 
This is a super fun event that celebrates all we've learned in History class about the Western Expansion of the United States. The children will rotate through multiple activity stations (e.g., Pioneer Games, Pony Express Delivery, Panning for "Gold", The Chuckwagon). Because this is a grade level event we have a huge need for volunteers for this event. Mrs. Staedicke will be sending out a sign-up for this event in the next few days, so please keep an eye out for it! I will also send out the link.  Thank you in advance for your continued support of our events--this is a fun one, and very memorable for the kiddos!

Second Grade Community Service Project: The Walk for Juvenile Diabetes Research, April 28th, Sloan Park, Mesa
Team Name: Eliana's Eradicators
As many of you know, earlier this year our classmate, Eliana Lee was unexpectedly diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. She and her family have been working hard to help her adjust to this diagnosis and remain the smart, kind and funny girl she is.  In honor of her, and all kids who have diabetes, the second grade teachers have decided that our grade level community service project will be to participate in the "Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk". This is a 5K walk through Sloan park in Mesa on Saturday, April 28 to raise money for research to eliminate Type 1 diabetes. I plan on being there as part of Eliana's Eradicators and hope you can join me and the Lee family for a fun walk for a great cause.  The link to register is above.  Hope to see you!

3/19-3/23



Welcome Back! 
I am excited for a growing fourth quarter! 

 Math: Unit 9 - Fractions

  • Fractions, Halves, Fourths, Thirds 
    • "One Half, One Third, One Fourth" 
  • Writing Fractions 
  • Interpret fractions of a whole 
  • Compare unit fractions
Language Arts:  Our next book will be Charlotte's Web
(we are not starting it this week, please send it into school if it is at home)

  • Friday our new Poem Goes Home "Smart" by Shel Silverstein 
  • Tall Tales: Casey Jones, Pecos Bill  
  • Writing with ease
  • Creating your own Tall Tale 
  • Grammar Parsing Sentences 
Science: Life Cycles - Frog Focus
History: Westward Expansion 
  • Gold Rush, The Pony Express, Settling the West, Ranching and Cowboys, Farming the Great Plains, Railroads

Monday, March 5, 2018

3/5-3/9

Upcoming Dates:

-Spring Break 3/12-16 !!
-3/16 Student Evaluations will be sent out at 3:00 pm. 
-Preamble recitation Thursday - if your child is having trouble memorizing, I recommend having them watch this School House Rock video (they may sing it in class for their presentation) 

This Thursday - Field Day 

Archway Athletic Olympic Field Day will be held on Thursday March 8.   Kdg-2nd  8:25 am-11:10 am and 3rd-5th   12:00 noon-2:45 pm
Students must pack a lunch for school that day as hot lunch will NOT be offered. Students will also be permitted to wear athletic clothing to school that day. Just as Archway provides guidelines for dress code in the classroom, it is important to project the image in our athletic attire also. Please refer to the Family Handbook for guidelines.
Each class has a team color and name (based on ancient Greece and surrounding city-states), so students are encouraged to wear their class colors to represent their section. As always we are looking for volunteers to help organize and facilitate the athletic events. PSO  is handling this with a sign-up list.
Please email Coach H with any questions or concerns:  bhorewitch@archwaylincoln.org
Thanks for all you do every day with your children and for your continued support.
Coach H

  • Please send your child to school in a yellow shirt (any shade is fine, no tank tops/stay within dress code guidelines) and tennis shoes
 
Math
Wed. Money Assessment

Science
Tues. Water Cycle Assessment (Mon. A study guide goes home)  

History 
Preamble Presentations Thursday
Oregon Trail 
Gold Rush  

ELA
  • Literature: Tall Tales- John Henry (Vocabulary, Comparing two versions of the same story, Plot map focus on summarizing problem and solution, Character Qualities)  
  • Grammar: Parsing Sentences (Compound subject noun/subject pronoun) 
  • Writing: Informative/ Opinion piece wrap up 
  • Reading Groups Sign Up: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2197703/false#/invitation

A note from our Music Teachers:


Greetings Archway Lincoln Parents
and Guardians,
Believe it or not, the third annual mandatory Archway Lincoln Spring Concert is fast approaching. It will be held on
Thursday, April 5th at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts located at 4132 E. Pecos Road Gilbert, AZ 85295.
The K-2 concert will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. with students arriving at 5:00 p.m.
The 3-5 concert will be 7-8 p.m. with students arriving at 6:30 p.m.
The attire for concerts is as follows:
Boys: Black pants, white dress shirt, black dress shoes, and black socks. Hair should be combed neatly.
Girls: Black skirt (black tights optional), or black dress pants, white top, and black dress shoes. Hair should be styled neatly.
Working with your children is a delight and privilege. We look forward to enjoying this beautiful event with you.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at
rboswell@archwaylincoln.org or srockmaker@archwaylincoln.org
Thank You,
Rachel Boswell and Sharon Rockmaker
K-2 Music Teacher and 3-5 Music Teacher
Archway Classical Academy │Lincoln

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Study Guide Answers (History)

1. False - before
2. False - after
3. True
4. False - Erie

1. Sequoyah - D
2. Lewis and Clark - A
3. Sacagawea - C
4. Robert Fulton - B

1. B - walking, flatboats, keelboats, canals
2. A - they used the buffalo for food, shelter, clothing, tools, bowstrings, and fuel
3. C - settlers hunted them until there were very few left
4. B - Appalachian mountains

1. The long  and painful journey to Oklahoma the Cherokee Indians were forced to take after the white settlers forced them out of their homes.
2. The East coast was getting too crowded, they wanted more land to be more powerful, and they wanted to farm the land

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Homework 2/26-3/2

Monday:
-Spalding (God, god, teacher, November, subject, April, history, study, himself, matter)
-History quiz friday

Tuesday:
-Comprehension
-Fluency
-Spalding (use, thought, person, nor, or, January, mean, vote, court, copy)
-WB 83-84
-History quiz friday

Wednesday:
-Comprehension
-Fluency
-Spalding (act, been, be, yesterday, among, question, quest, doctor, size, December)
-WB 86
-Quiz Friday

Thursday:
-Comprehension
-Fluency
-Spalding (all words once)
-WB 87-88
-Study Guide

Friday:
-WB 89-90

Monday, February 26, 2018

2/26-3/2

History:

  • Westward Expansion 
    • Native Americans and the Trail of Tears
  • Quiz Friday: (Study guide goes home Thursday) Quiz over: The Louisiana Purchase; Lewis and Clark Expedition; Native Americans and The Trail of Tears  
Science:
  • The Water Cycle 
Math:
  • Mental Math and Word Problems (Mon. and Fri.)
  • Subtract Dollars or Cents 
  • Subtract dollars and cents 
  • Please practice rocket math (the large box's Perimeter one time orally twice this week)
ELA:
  • Literature: Tall Tales- Paul Bunyan
  • Grammar: Compound Sentences (Parsing for the CSN = compound subject noun/ CSP=compound subject Pronoun)
  • Writing: Water Cycle Paragraph 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Athletic Field Day

Archway Athletic Olympic Field Day will be held on Thursday March 8.   Kdg-2nd  8:25 am-11:10 am and 3rd-5th   12:00 noon-2:45 pm
Students must pack a lunch for school that day as hot lunch will NOT be offered. Students will also be permitted to wear athletic clothing to school that day. Just as Archway provides guidelines for dress code in the classroom, it is important to project the image in our athletic attire also. Please refer to the Family Handbook for guidelines.
Each class has a team color and name (based on ancient Greece and surrounding city-states), so students are encouraged to wear their class colors to represent their section. As always we are looking for volunteers to help organize and facilitate the athletic events. PSO  is handling this with a sign-up list.
Please email Coach H with any questions or concerns:  bhorewitch@archwaylincoln.org
Thanks for all you do every day with your children and for your continued support.
Coach H