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~*The Pitzer Post*~

May 15-19, 2017

In this weekly post, you will find information about the academic content and special events happening in the upcoming week. 

Literacy (Reading & Writing)

Click the link to view our upcoming theme skills!
Theme 16 (week two)
Phonics Words: backyard, flashlight, landscape, upstairs, weekend, isn’t, lost, watermelon, yellow
Vocab Words:  critical, parched, drought
Grammar Skill: Review Simple vs. Compound Sentences


Chapter 18: Lines & Surfaces
: part of a line, curve, flat surface, curved surface, slide, stack, roll

  • Recognize, identify, and describe parts of lines and curves
  • Draw parts of lines and curves
  • Identify, classify, and count flat and curved surfaces
  • Identify solids that can stack, slide, and/or roll

Chapter 19: Shapes & Patterns
: plane shape, hexagon, trapezoid, figure, pattern, pattern unit, shape, repeating pattern, size, turning

  • Recognize and identify plane shapes
  • Combine smaller plane shapes to make larger plane shapes
  • Separate larger plane shapes into smaller plane shapes
  • Combine and separate plane shapes into figures
  • Draw plane shapes and figures on dot paper and square grid paper
  • Recognize and identify solid shapes
  • Build models using solid shapes
  • Combine and separate solid shapes


Second Step

This week students were able to apply Second Step skills in a fun and collaborative way with Mrs. Weiss’ class.  We are working collaboratively to design a slide that reviews the skills we have learned this year.  Students were placed in groups and are using Google Slides to focus on one particular skill.  We can’t wait to show you the finished project!


Check out this cool video about the water cycle!

We now know important words like evaporation, water vapor, and precipitation (vocab word!) We’ve also had great discussions about ways to save and reuse water on our planet.

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 15, 2017 

  • Lunch: Turkey/Cheese Croissant
  • “critical” note card comes home, due Tuesday
  • STAR Math Testing this week!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 

  • Lunch: Nachos
  • “drought” and “parched” note cards come home, due Wednesday
  • Potbelly Night for Awesome Addison 5pm-8pm

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

  • Lunch: Corn Dogs
  • STEM Mayhem

Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • Lunch: Chicken Nuggets
  • 5th Grade Rocket Launch @12:50pm
  • Phonics paper due tomorrow

Friday, May 19, 2017

  • Lunch: Cheese Quesadilla
  • DGS Awards Ceremony 9am
  • DGS Night at Peoria Chiefs Game @6:30pm

Celebrating Our Greatness!

  • Learning how vital specific directions are when writing a procedural text
  • Teach-Okay: we love to teach our friends what we are learning during lessons.
  • Tweeting out our learning throughout the day so our families and the world can see how cool it is to be a Seussville citizen
  • Defining what second grade means to us
  • Exploring geometry through HyperDocs

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