Welcome Letter

Have a general question about Room 20? Scroll to the very bottom of the page to see some Frequently Asked Questions!


Here is a link to my blog's first post. It will let you know what you are able to find on my site and how to contact me.

Here's a link to our Google Classroom!
Use your Skyward username + @tricreek.k12.in.us and Skyward password to log in!
Our CLASS CODE is jqto2p

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Grinchy Green Day!

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Celebrating 5 Days til Christmas Break with How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Taltree Arboretum

Here's the link to the site for our upcoming field trip:

Taltree Arboretum

And here is the link to last year's field trip there... we had EXCELLENT weather! Hopefully we will have the same this year!

Taltree 2014

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

2015-2016 School Year Welcome!


I have finally gotten my blog up and running for the school year.

On this page, you will be able to see the evening's homework, upcoming events for school, classroom updates and useful websites that can be used at home.

I will TRY to keep it updated daily!!

At the very bottom of this page, you can see some Frequently Asked Questions about our room!! Check it out.

As always, if you ever have any questions for me...feel free to shoot me an email!

Mrs. Luce

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Business Day!

We had a BLAST on Business Day!!

Click on the picture to enlarge and scroll through.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Weekly Topics ~ March 23

One more week til Spring Break! YAY!

Just a reminder that your child will need a fully disposable lunch on Wednesday, as we will be taking our field trip to the Lake County Fair Grounds for some agricultural awareness!

Here's what's going on this week:

Reading: We are working on the comprehension strategy on inferencing.  Students are learning to take what they already know, add it to clues from the text, and make an inference.

Spelling: We are working on words that end in -el, -le, -il, and -al.

Writing: We are still working on our grammar unit.  This week the focus is on pronouns and adverbs.

Math: The focus in math is capacity and weight, using both customary and metric units.  This chapter is going to continue after spring break, so we will be taking a mid-chapter quiz on Friday.

BEARS Time: We are working with our Smartgoal for subtraction.  Students have been working on subtracting across zeros.  We are working with numbers in the thousands this week.

Here are our learning goals:

Reading: I use my background knowledge and clues from the text to make an inference.

Writing: I can understand and use different parts of speech.

Math: I can estimate and measure different units of weight and capacity.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Weekly Topics ~ Week of March 9

After Monday, we will be done with ISTEP testing!! YAY! So much hard work and focus went into testing.

This week, we will be doing alot of wrapping up units that we have been working on.

Also, we will be taking our IREAD practice test on Wednesday, March 11 and taking the actual 
I-READ-3 Test Monday, March 16!

Here's what's going on this week: 

Reading - We will be wrapping up our unit on nonfiction text features by Wednesday.  Our next unit is going to be on the strategy of inferencing as we read. More information on that will follow next week.

Spelling - We WILL have a spelling unit this week! Lists went home Monday.  This week, we will be working with words that end in -er and -est.

Writing - We are going to start a grammar unit in writing.  This will cover various parts of speech (nouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, etc.) and sentence structure. This is one of my personal favorites :-)

Math - We will be taking our Chapter 8 test on Tuesday. A study guide went home last week.  Our next chapter is going to cover capacity, weight and volume.

Science - We are taking our Simple Machines test on Thursday. A study guide went home Monday and discovereducation.com can be used to study the 6 different simple machines.

Here's to warmer temps this week! 3 weeks til Spring Break! We can do it!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Simple Machines

Try out this BrainPop Jr game to help out with Simple Machines!


To access BrainpopJr, use USERNAME: in_tc and PASSWORD: pop

Monday, March 2, 2015

Dr. Seuss

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss's Birthday!

Check out the AWESOME Seussville Site


Friday, February 27, 2015

ISTEP Testing Schedule

The week is upon us!! ISTEP will start on Monday, March 2.

It is SO IMPORTANT that your child be in school on these days!!! 

Make sure your student eats a good, healthy breakfast and has a good night's sleep the night before.

Our schedule is as follows:

Monday, March 2: Math Session 1 - 12:45-1:30

Tuesday, March 3: English Language Arts - 12:45-2:00

Thursday, March 5: English Language Arts - 10:00-10:45 & 12:45-2:00

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


There is no school tomorrow, February 25, due to staff development.

See you Thursday!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Weekly Topics ~ Week of February 23

I can't even believe it is already the last week of February! Is it spring yet?!

This week, we will be doing the ISTEP practice test. ISTEP starts March 2.

Reading ~ Continuing our unit with nonfiction text features.  We are learning how to read and understand charts, diagrams, maps, etc. Looking at text features is often something we skip over as readers. But they give us so much information!

Writing ~ Most of our writing time this week will be lent to ISTEP practice.  In between that, the students will have time to free write.

Math ~ We will be starting Chapter 8 on Tuesday.  This chapter has to do with algebraic thinking and problem solving...definitely a challenging subject! We will start slow with number sentences.

Science ~ We are still working on Simple Machines.  I am thinking a test next week.

Here are our learning goals:

Reading: I can apply knowledge of  text features in a non-fiction text to gain information and meaning from a text.

Writing: I can respond to a prompt after reading two different texts for a variety of different purposes.

Math: I can solve real world, multi-step problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. I can find a rule when solving these problems.

Science: I can name the simple machines and tell which could solve real world problems.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Weekly Topics ~ Week of February 17

Reading ~ We will be starting a new unit in reading this week.  We are focusing on nonfiction text features. These are things like charts, graphs, diagrams, etc.  Students have seen these before, but we will be looking at much more complex features this time around.

Writing ~ We are still working with our test study unit in writing.  I-STEP is only a few short weeks away!  Students are being asked to read TWO lengthy texts and then answer a writing prompt about what they have read.  Some prompts can have up to 4 parts to answer.

Math ~ We will spend next week wrapping up Chapter 11.  The plan is to have a test on Thursday or Friday over: 3-dimensional shapes, symmetry, congruence, coordinate planes, angles, lines, and number lines. WHEW! We covered alot this chapter! A study guide will go home Tuesday.

Science ~ Simple Machines unit started on Wednesday.  Have your child show you what they are learning about on discoveryeducation.com.

Here are our learning goals:

Reading: I can apply knowledge of  text features in a non-fiction text to gain information and meaning from a text.

Writing: I can respond to a prompt after reading two different texts for a variety of different purposes.

Math: I can identify 3-dimentional shapes and 2-dimentional shapes and talk about their attributes.
I can identify and draw points, lines, and line segments.

Science: I can name the simple machines and tell which could solve real world problems.