Sunday, October 26, 2014

Halloween Week is Here!

THANK YOU to all of the wonderful parents who helped at the Fall Festival today! You are all what makes our school so amazing!

Field Trip News
Thank you to everyone who turned in their permission slip for our trip and for volunteering to chaperone.  There are many volunteers, so I will pick 3 volunteers at random on Monday and let you know.  However, if you have not done so, please send in your donation by the end of this week.

Halloween Day

This Friday is Halloween.  Our students will participate in the Halloween Parade in the morning at 8:15am.  If you wish to attend the parade, please go straight to the yard in the morning.  We will see you there.  Students should come to school dressed in their costumes and must bring a change of clothes in their backpacks.  After the parade, we will have centers with Mrs. Dant's class. An email went out today asking for a $5  donation and parents to help run the centers. Friday will be a regular day and dismissal will be at 2:30.

Curriculum News

  • Reading - Winn Dixie test on Chapters 1-5 on Tuesday.  We will then  continue to read and discuss the story, 
  • Writing - Writing a lead and crafting our stories
  • Math - Concept: 2 Digit Multiplication
  • Science - Continue study of electric circuits
  • Social Studies - CA Regions
Last week, we participated in some team building activities! Having teamwork skills and being able to get along with others is so important, and can be SO much fun. Check out a little peek into how much fun Room 20 had together on Friday!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

From Nerves to Excitement and the Week Ahead!

The Week Ahead

McTeacher Night at the McDonald's on Platt from 4:30-7:30!
 I will be working there 6-7:30 (possible earlier)
My favorite thing to do is to make the desserts! Come by so I can make you a cone!
Please donate $10 for our classroom theme basket
Remember sign up to work our classroom booth at the Fall Festival as well

Curriculum News

In English Language Arts:

We will continue to focus on Figurative Language, Non Fiction Close reading and realistic fiction narrative writing. 
We will be beginning our novel, Winn Dixie this week! With this novel, we will cover many topics. Students will be analyzing characters, asking questions, making inferences, learning new vocabulary words, engaging in classroom discussions, and much more! On some nights, your child may bring home their Winn Dixie book to reread. Please feel free to read with your child, talk about the vocabulary, and ask them questions about the story.

In Math:
We will be starting an in-depth unit on multi digit multiplication and division.
Please click on the link below for a compressive, very helpful "Tips For Parents" guide! 

In Science:

We have begun the next investigation in Physical Sciences and are now learning about static electricity, moving on to creating circuits.

In Social Studies:
Mrs. Dant will continue to focus on California!

We will have our second Ballroom Dance lesson this Thursday!

I captured a few "moments" on the way into our VERY FIRST Ballroom Dance lesson!
Priceless, if you ask me! 
Click on YouTube to watch on a larger screen.
A purple form went home last week asking for donations for this wonderful program, please send in what you can!