READING: This week we will read a fantasy called Gus Takes the Train and an informational text called City Zoo. Our focus skills are understanding story structure and analyzing text. In Grammar we will continue to work on adjectives. Our vocabulary focus is on synonyms. SPELLING: We will have short u words this week, they are: 1. up 2. buy 3. mud 4. nut 5. hug 6. tub. Children took their reading asessmsents on the computer this week and you can access their scores on Think Central. I will also send home their scores on paper next week. MATH: Our new chapter covers subtraction concepts. Students will learn subtraction by taking models apart, and using pictures to compare and subtract.