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My name is Allie Feder, and I am so excited to be your child's teacher this year!  I graduated from Texas A&M University in December 2015 where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies K-6 (WHOOP!).  This will be my third year at Decker Prairie, and my second year teaching 2nd grade.  I am looking forward to a great school year!
 

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5/28

Important Dates:
5/28 Memorial Day - No school
5/30 End of Year Party @2:30pm
5/31 Last Day of School/Early Release @12:50pm
 
Thank you for a great year!  Have a wonderful summer!

5/21

Last week, we began our project based learning unit.  Our class decided to fundraise to help the endangered tigers!  I am guiding them through the process to raise money, but they will be doing all the work.  So far, we have chosen to sell lemonade, figured out how much it would cost, predicted how much we need to make, and started writing letters asking for donations.  We will be focusing on advertising this week.  
If you are able to donate, please go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080549aeab28a5f85-lemonade
 
What we're learning this week
Reading: We will be reviewing story elements in fiction.
 
Writing: We will finish our persuasive letters.
No spelling test!
 
Science: We will be making habitats this week.  Please send 1 (or 2!) cardboard shoe box(es) to school with your student as soon as possible.  We will be using glue, so plastic boxes will not work.  
 
Math: We will be reviewing for our math benchmark on Wednesday.
No fact fluency!
 
Homework this week:
Read 15-20 minutes
Sign and return Wednesday folders!
 
Important Dates:
5/23 Math Benchmark
5/28 Memorial Day - No school
5/30 End of Year Party @2:30pm
5/31 Last Day of School/Early Release @12:50pm

5/14

What we're learning this week
Reading: We will be learning about media literacy.
 
Writing: We will continue writing persuasive text.
Spelling Lesson 31: giant, digit, gym, jam, badge, green, goose, games, gems, garden, jumps, gifts, frog
Sight words: far, eight, drink, draw
 
Science: We will be reviewing for our science benchmark on Thursday.
 
Math: We will continue learning about financial literacy and introduce repeated addition (multiplication).
 
Homework this week:
Read 15-20 minutes
Practice math facts (addition and subtraction up to 20)
Study spelling words
Sign and return Wednesday folders!
 
Important Dates:
5/14 STAAR Math - no visitors allowed in the building
5/15 STAAR Reading - no visitors allowed in the building
5/17 Science Benchmark
5/17 Library books due
5/18 Spelling Test 31 & Fact Fluency
5/18 Rodeo Day - Committee members from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will be presenting the cowboy life to our 1st - 4th graders!

5/7

What we're learning this week
Reading: We will practice distinguishing between the topic and main idea, and finding facts that support the main idea.
 
Writing: We will begin our unit on persuasive text.
Spelling Lesson 30: city, sail, nice, cell, price, cent, call, kitten, cable, basket, face, police, cupcake
Sight words: hurt, hot, hold, full
 
Science: We will be learning about the life cycle of an insect and food chains.
 
Math: We will begin our unit on financial literacy.
 
Homework this week:
Read 15-20 minutes
Practice math facts (addition and subtraction up to 20)
Study spelling words
Sign and return Wednesday folders!
 
Important Dates:
5/10 Sonic Spirit Night
5/11 Spelling Test 30 & Fact Fluency
5/11 Moms and Muffins @ 7:30am
5/17 Library books due

4/30

What we're learning this week
Reading: We will start our unit on chapter books - analyzing characters, plot, and setting.
 
Writing: We will continue our unit on procedural text.  We will pick a skill that we want to teach someone else and write how to do it step by step.  
Spelling Lesson 29: lick, leak, snake, sleek, weak, croak, whack, brook, bank, smack, kick, rock, spoke
Sight words: much, going, laugh, keep
 
Social Studies: We will be identifying the characteristics of landforms. 
 
Science: We will be observing our butterflies in their chrysalises. 
 
Math: We will be naming fractions that are more than a whole, solving problems, and finishing the unit with a test on Friday
 
Homework this week:
Read 15-20 minutes
Practice math facts (addition and subtraction up to 20)
Study spelling words
Sign and return Wednesday folders!
 
Important Dates:
5/4 Spelling Test 29 & Fact Fluency
5/4 Math Test
5/11 Moms and Muffins @ 7:30am

4/23

What we're learning this week
Reading: We will learn how to use the information in procedural text.
 
Writing: We will begin our unit on procedural text.
Spelling Lesson 28: chalk, fall, talk, calm, bald, salt, stall, stalk, small, all, call, palm, balk
Sight words: pick, shall, only, myself
 
Science: We will continue learning about how the physical characteristics of animals help them survive.
 
Math: We will begin our unit on fractions.
 
Homework this week:
Read 15-20 minutes
Practice math facts (addition and subtraction up to 20)
Study spelling words
Sign and return Wednesday folders!
 
Important Dates:
4/27 Spelling Test 28 & Fact Fluency
5/11 Moms and Muffins @ 7:30am

4/16

What we're learning this week
Reading: We will be drawing conclusions about nonfiction text.
 
Writing: We will finish revising and editing our writing.
Spelling Lesson 27: haul, maul, gaunt, pauses, raw, paw, draw, claws, dawn, yawn, hawk, launch, haunt
Sight words: today, ten, six, seven
 
Science: We will continue learning about how the physical characteristics of animals help them survive.
 
Math: We will be solving 2-step addition and subtraction word problems.
 
Homework this week:
Read 15-20 minutes
Practice math facts (addition and subtraction up to 20)
Study spelling words
Sign and return Wednesday folders!
 
Important Dates:
4/20 Spelling Test 27 & Fact Fluency
4/20 Field Day! 10:15-11:45am
*If you didn't get a field day t-shirt, try to wear our team color - teal!

4/9

What we're learning this week
Reading: We will be learning how to use text features to understand nonfiction text.
 
Writing: We will continue writing about what we've researched and start revising and editing.
Spelling Lesson 26: how, counts, cows, clown, found, town, loud, now, ouch, down, shout, brown, ground
Sight words: hard, open, example, begin
 
Social Studies:  We will be identifying the continents and oceans.
 
Science: We will be learning about how the physical characteristics of animals help them survive.
 
Math: We will be revisiting addition and subtraction word problems.  We will be focusing on reading carefully to figure out what operations to use.
 
Homework this week:
Read 15-20 minutes
Practice math facts (addition and subtraction up to 20)
Study spelling words
Sign and return Wednesday folders!
 
Important Dates:
4/10 4th Grade STAAR testing - no visitors on campus!
4/13 Spelling Test 26 & Fact Fluency
4/20 Field Day!
 
Our class is in need of bottles of hand sanitizer and pink erasers!  Donations are appreciated! :)

4/2

What we're learning this week
Reading: We will be composing and decomposing words using prefixes and suffixes and using them to figure out what words mean.
 
Writing: We will continue writing about what we've researched.
Spelling Lesson 25: enjoy, oil, joy, coins, foil, boil, join, toys, destroy, moist, broil, ploy, noise
Sight words: close, something, seem, next
 
Science: We will continue learning about the basic needs of plants.
 
Math: We will be reviewing properties of plane (flat) and solid (3D) shapes.  Our test will be on Thursday.
 
Homework this week:
Read 15-20 minutes
Practice math facts (addition and subtraction up to 20)
Study spelling words
Sign and return Wednesday folders!
 
Important Dates:
4/5 Math Test
4/6 Spelling Test 25 & Fact Fluency
4/6 2nd Grade Awards Celebration 10:10-10:40am
 
Our class is in need of bottles of hand sanitizer and pink erasers!  Donations are appreciated! :)

3/26

What we're learning this week
Reading: We will be learning strategies for figuring out the meaning of unknown words in informational text.
 
Writing: We will continue researching animals, and we will start writing about what we've learned.
Spelling Lesson 24: books, shook, stood, wool, crook, hood, hoof, soot, brook, nook, hoods, foot, wood
Sight words: few, while, along, might
 
Social Studies: We will continue learning about how people meet their basic needs and how it has changed over time.
 
Science: We will continue learning about the basic needs of plants.
 
Math: We will learn about plane (flat) and solid (3D) shapes.
 
Homework this week:
Read 15-20 minutes
Practice math facts (addition and subtraction up to 20)
Study spelling words
 
Important Dates:
3/29 Spelling Test 24 & Fact Fluency
3/30 Good Friday - No School!
4/6 2nd Grade Awards Celebration 10:10-10:40am

3/19

What we're learning this week
Reading: We will be finding the main idea and topic of nonfiction text.
 
Writing: We will be researching interesting animals and gathering facts about them.
Spelling Lesson 23: isn't, aren't, he's, what's, they've, I'm, that's, didn't, there's, you're, here's, can't, I've, we'll
Sight words: story, saw, left, don't
 
Social Studies: We will learn about how people meet their basic needs and how its changed over time.
 
Science: We will be learning about the basic needs of plants.
 
Math: We will be starting our geometry unit.
 
Homework this week:
Read 15-20 minutes
Practice math facts (addition and subtraction up to 20)
Study spelling words
 
Important Dates:
3/22 Sonic Spirit Night
3/23 Spelling Test 23 & Fact Fluency
3/24 Party on the Prairie 1pm-6pm
3/30 Good Friday
 
Party on the Prairie
Make plans to attend the PTO's biggest fundraiser of the year March 24th. There will be carnival rides, games, prizes, live and silent auctions, a raffle, and food trucks. Spend the day with families, friends and staff members and raise funds for the PTO.  Our class is still taking donations!