Kindergarten

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In August, Kindergarten will be kicking off by learning to write their numbers in Math! Throughout the month they will also learn ordering sets from smallest to largest. The children will also identify most and fewest in addition to learning right and left.

Reading:
The children will learn the phonics sounds for a and m.

Handwriting:
The children will continue to learn how to write letters F, D, P, B, and R in Uppercase form. We will also learn the letters H, K,L, U, V, and W.

Science:
In addition to proper Covid protocols such as handwashing, the children will also learn about dental hygiene. They will also learn how germs grow, spread and make you sick.

Social Studies:
The students are learning that all people, plants and animals live on the Earth. They will also learn about globes and maps.

We are looking forward to an exciting year in Kindergarten.

 

Lashanda Hawkins
K2

Lisa Descant
K1 Assistant

Amber Kirkpatrick
K1

Nina Jackson
K2 Assistant

First Grade

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Language:
We are learning the components of a sentence and how to use words correctly!

Math:
We are brushing up on our doubles facts and also reviewing our days of the week and time to the hour!

Science:
We are learning all about the human body and how to stay healthy!

History:
History has been all about our world and where we live!  The students are enjoying learning all about maps!

Literature:
In Literature, we are learning about Johnny Appleseed, reading Little Red Riding Hood and comparing it to the Chinese version, Lon Po Po.

Note from the Teacher:
Welcome back to school!  Thanks to our APCS families, our students are making great progress learning the routines of first grade! Thanks for your assistance in making the start of this school year such a smooth success!  Please be sure to check your child’s mailbox folder daily to review homework, as well as check conduct and for important notes.  As a helpful tip, we are asking parents to review math facts with their child daily.  First graders are timed for their facts sheets and practice makes perfect!  Remind your first grader of the importance of being attentive and always doing their best! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

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Dani Marsh
1B

MacKenzie Bordelon
1B Assistant

Karley Maricle and Ashley Dauzat
1A Teacher and Assistant

Second Grade

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Math:
Students are jumping right into a variety of math lessons which include adding and subtracting, telling time, and counting
money. Addition and subtraction flash cards are recommended. Timed addition and subtraction fact tests will start before you
know it, and students will be well-prepared if they have been reviewing their facts on a regular basis.

English:
Are you excited for second grade? That's an interrogative sentence. Our second graders will be learning about types of sentences and also parts of a sentence. 

Handwriting:
How exciting it is that we will be learning cursive handwriting in second grade! But first, we must practice our handwriting skills in print. Just a quick warm-up and we're off to cursive!

Science:
Buckle up! We're blasting off into space as we learn about our solar system. From there, our little scientists will be able to distinguish between the three forms of matter and understand interesting facts about weather.

History:
Our little learners will be reviewing geography as they compare the likes and differences between maps and globes.
Then, they will travel back in time to the year 1776 as they learn about how our country was founded and about the U.S. Government.

Note from the Teacher:
We are so excited to see our students back in school! They have been coping very well with the adjustments made due to COVID. Please check mailbox folders daily and empty all papers in the 'Keep At Home' pocket. This will keep the binders tidy and organized. As stressed in class, it is very important for students to review
their science and history notes nightly when completing homework in preparation for upcoming tests.

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Rachelle Lair
2B Assistant

Sherry Lemoine
2A

Charlene Lemoine
2A Assistant

Jessica Blood
2B

Third Grade

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Math: 
Our third graders are learning about place value from ones to ten thousand. They are having fun writing numbers in standard form (173), expanded form (100 + 70 + 3), word form (one hundred seventy-three), and modeling numbers using base ten blocks.

English:
In English, for the month of August, we will review how to use proofreading marks to correct improper grammar and how to fix incomplete sentences. We will learn what makes a sentence complete and how to write in complete sentences when answering questions. We will also look at writing and how to write complete sentences in paragraphs, while using capital letters and punctuation.

Science:  
In Science, for the month of August, we will be learning investigating forces. The students will learn about using forces, such as pushes and pulls, and how they are used in our everyday activities. We will look at gravity and friction and how they are also forces that we can see every day. At the end of the month, we will discuss magnetism and how magnets are also a force.

History: 
Let’s recall our geography skills as we review the continents, oceans, cardinal and intermediate directions, equator, prime meridian, and more! We’re also adding new skills such as learning to read a scale for starters. Later this month, we’ll travel around the world to learn about World Rivers and the many ways they are used.


Note to Parents:
Please remember to continue to check your child’s planner every day and to assure that all homework is completed. We want to thank you all for reading over the notes for Science and History/Geography every day. Repetitions lead to mastery, and it is evident by the proud, smiling faces when reviewing the following day. 
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Alyce Bonnette
3B 

Sarah Ducote
3A

Dana Laborde
3B Assistant

Carrie Dixon
3A Assistant

Fourth Grade

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Math:
We are jumping right into multiplication math facts. We practice them daily! Students are learning about place value from ones to hundred thousand. They are also taking a number from standard form to expanded form and word form. Students must identify place value and value of a number. We will then move on to comparing and rounding.

ELA:
Fourth graders are finding subjects and predicates in a sentence. They will understand that they must underline a subject once and a predicate twice. Also, label each. Morning work is done daily as a review of many different concepts.

History:
Our unit this month will be all about maps. We will be answering several BIG QUESTIONS throughout this unit.
· Why do we need different kinds of maps?
· How are meridians and parallels helpful?
· What does a degree measure?
· What does a physical map reveal that a city road mop does not?

Science:
In our first unit, we will be learning about energy. We will learn how energy changes and how it is transferred. Please be sure to look over daily notes and vocabulary nightly.


 

Note to Parents: It is very important that you check your child’s planner daily and initial it. Homework is very important and must be completed. Morning work is done on a daily basis and checked the next day. Therefore, if your child did not finish their morning work in class it is part of their homework.

 

Project: Our project this month will deal with our literary terms we are leaning in Reading. Project letter will be sent home soon!!!!!

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Brandi Chatelain
4A 

Lori Hakeman 
4B

Crystal Marsh
4A/ 4B Assistant

Fifth Grade

Math:
Our 5th graders will be starting off with place value and moving into decimals, and mathematical expressions. Students will have math homework every night and are expected to study morning work daily for weekly tests.

ELA:
ELA is kicking off with a little grammar review as we practice identifying parts of speech and recognizing the subject and predicate of a sentence. Those grammar skills will be put into practice as we begin analyzing informational texts and writing responses utilizing text-based evidence.

Reading/Spelling:
We have begun reading “The City of Ember.” Students will have vocabulary words that will go with each chapter set. Please study these nightly, and feel free to reread chapters at home that we have read in class.

Science:
In Science, for the month of August, we will be learning the scientific method, and moving on to matter, and the whole around us.

History:
History has us learning the characteristics of a civilization, describing those characteristics, and identifying modern-day examples. The students’ knowledge and understanding of these characteristics will come to life as they each create their own civilization for our first big project of the year.

Note to Parents: 
Parents, please remember to continue to check your child’s planner if you feel the need to ensure that all homework is completed and that students are copying down all test dates. Please make sure students are reading over the notes for Science and History/Geography every day. You will be receiving a PowerSchool log-in and password soon to check your child’s grades on-line. Please check them regularly and discuss your child’s progress with them. Occasionally, your child may come home with their graded math test for you to sign. This usually only happens if a child makes a D or an F on the test. Please take that opportunity to review that test with your child to make sure they are understanding what they missed. Return those tests the following day, with your signature.
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Carly Barnette
5A

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Lindsay Scott
5B