Valerie Lester

2/18/21 E-Learning

by Valerie Lester on February 18, 2021

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Make sure you put your name and the date on your paper.

1. Write your spelling words in alphabetical order.

2. Read a book you have around the house, or on Raz-kids, or watch this read aloud. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmZCQfeWjeQ The Snowy Day, Brightly

Answer on a separate piece of paper:

  1. Who was the main character of the story?
  2. What happened first in the story?
  3. What happened next in the story?
  4. Then, what else happened?
  5. What happened at the end of the story?

You may divide the paper into fourths and number the boxes 1-4 to write sentences and draw small pictures.

3. Find some coins around your house. Write down how many pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters you found. Write down the value of the different types of coins.

  1. What is the value of all the pennies you found?
  2. What is the value of all the nickels you found?
  3. What is the value of all the dimes you found?
  4. What is the value of all the quarters you found?

Bonus: How much total money did you find?

1st Sp: Short O:

  1. dog
  2. now
  3. find
  4. long
  5. mom
  6. fox
  7. chop
  8. shop
  9. hot
  10. stop

2nd Grade Spelling: CvCe and Cle spelling patterns

palacebravethemecircleuncle
snakescalecloseiciclevehicle
shakephonearticlemusclewhine
quotebicyclerecycle  

2/16 Snow day e-learning assignment:

  1. We will keep the same spelling words this week. Students will write all spelling words 3 times each and read the words to an adult.
  2. Refresh our skills on time and sentence writing: Students will record three different times throughout the snow day when they are having fun. They will write the time and write a complete sentence describing the fun activity. Then students will draw a picture of the fun activity.

Please complete the snowday packet sent home Wednesday.

Please complete the Community Workers project from 2/12.

Please send in all work when we return to school for attendance purposes.

Our Habit this month is Habit #5 Seek first to understand, and then be understood. This habit reinforces the importance of listening, seeing thing from others’ point of view, and having compassion and empathy before making judgements. 

2nd Grade Spelling: CvCe and Cle spelling patterns

palacebravethemecircleuncle
snakescalecloseiciclevehicle
shakephonearticlemusclewhine
quotebicyclerecycle  

1st Spelling: Short O:

  1. dog
  2. now
  3. find
  4. long
  5. mom
  6. fox
  7. chop
  8. shop
  9. hot
  10. stop

Lester’s Learners 12/14-12/18

by Valerie Lester on December 13, 2020

Posted in: Uncategorized

1st Sp: 16-uck
some
her
would
make
duck
luck
suck
stuck
buck
truck          

2nd graders are beginning our study of Jan Brett’s folk tales. First and Second Graders will be learning about Christmas traditions around the world and comparing them to their own holiday traditions. We will continue to study adverbs as well as synonyms and antonyms, and sentence writing.

 In math, First and Second graders are using different strategies like; open numberline, modeling with blocks and drawings, and combinations of addition strategies to attack math problems. This week’s focus will be on related facts and fact families. We will continue to study adverbs as well as synonyms and antonyms, and sentence writing.

Here the girls are using a numberline to add.

2nd Grade Spelling Week 16: synonyms and antonyms

raisethintrashdadassist
fakebestanswerpartnorth
liftnarrowgarbagefatherhelp
realworstquestionwholesouth

Students will wear uniforms for picture day.  It will be Thursday, November 12th.  Here is the ID for the elementary.  Parents can order pictures on-line…

www.mylifteouch.com –  Elementary EVTQW238R

1st Grade Spelling: 13 -ut word family
their
if
will
up
cut
nut
hut
shut
but
gut          

We began our unit on Fairy Tales with story sequence and comparing and contrasting story versions. We have read several versions of The Three Little Pigs, and Goldilocks. This week we will look at Little Red Riding Hood, and will now start investigating differences in similar tales from other cultures. In math, we continue to apply addition strategies we are learning with first graders to help us with double-digit addition and subtraction concepts.

First graders will be learning about phonics blends at the beginning and end of words, synonyms and antonyms, and writing complete sentences with punctuation. We will also be learning about doubles facts, near doubles facts and beginning subtraction concepts.

These ladies are getting ready for some fun in the sun once they match their flip-flop- facts to their sunscreen.
Table partners are hopping down that number line to count on.
Our Library has been cleaned and organized for more safe use.
The leaves are turning and we are falling into WORD FAMILIES!

If you ever need to contact me, use the Remind 101 app for urgent issues.  For more detailed information you can e-mail me at vlester@goapa.org . Thanks for all you do! 

2nd Grade Spelling Week 13: common word families and Months

allofftellfullMay
smalldressaddpullJune
eggprettyfallbetterJuly
happymisscallhadknow

11/2/2020 -11/6/2020

by Valerie Lester on November 3, 2020

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Lester’s Learners Newsletter

1st grade spelling words: 12-ock family
which
she
do
how
sock
rock
shock
lock
block
clock        

SO GLAD YOU ARE COMING BACK! Please, pack your computers and cords, and put all completed work into your red, yellow, blue, and green folders and return them on MONDAY!

In reading, we will be discussing characters, setting, and plot. We will look at different kinds of sentences and their punctuation. We may even try to write our own stories or Fairy Tales.

In math we will be learning numbers that make 10 and doubles facts. We will review Counting On and Flip-Flop Facts.  If you ever need to contact me, use the Remind 101 app for urgent issues.  For information that is more detailed you can e-mail me: vlester@goapa.org  Thanks for all you do!                       

WARNING: these are hard! You will need to practice at home this week.

2nd Grade Spelling Week 12: 2 syllable words with V/V word pattern (both vowels keep their own sound)

lionpoemradioriotcreate
cerealdialgiantdiaryarea
liarideadietquietscience
trialrodeoruinfuelusual

This week we continue to use Nouns, Adjectives and Verbs to write stories with more detail. We will touch on plural nouns. In writing we will practice sentence structures; capitalization, finger spacing, and punctuation. In reading, we are exploring more stories about cause and effect.

In math we will be comparing numbers and ordering numbers. We will use these concepts to propel us into our first computation strategy Counting On to Add, and Counting Back to Subtract coming up next week.

1st Sp:8-ick

  1. by
  2. words
  3. but
  4. not
  5. tick
  6. sick
  7. kick
  8. brick
  9. stick
  10. trick
  11. treat* BONUS WORD

If you ever need to contact me, use the Remind 101 app for urgent issues.  For more detailed information, you can e-mail me: vlester@goapa.org  Thanks for all you do!

2nd Grade Spelling Week 8: Singular and Plural Nouns

dogtreeflowerpeachthem
bookstablescoatsbugsthen
trucktoolboxblanketthink
chairspencilscomputerstireswalk