REMINDERS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Math - Next week we will work in 10.3-10.6
Spelling words this week - Our spelling words this week are: brief, field, seat, fleas, each, wheels, need, we, people, where
In reading, we will continue working in our unit on Past, Present and Future. We will be reading books to help us learn about past and why it is important. We have read about the history of the White House and the what schools were like in the past. It has been very interesting!
Library is back to Monday.
Literacy Week is next week and we have some fun things planned:
-Monday we will be making a large read sign with the school. We are asking children to wear blue and/or yellow on Monday for our picture if they remember.
-Wednesday is Pajama Day again! The students may come to school in pajamas on this day.
-Thursday is our author visit Gennifer Choldenko. We are so excited to have her visit our school! This will be a great day!
*We also will be having a book swap this week. A note went home regarding the swap last week. If your child would like to participate in the swap, please have them bring their book by Tuesday. Friday will be the day they get to swap for a new book!
Kid Town has begun! We have some updates below:
-We began shopping this week! The students applied for jobs and we opened our stores for business on Thursdays. You may have noticed some goodies coming home. Everything they purchase they get to keep! We will get to shop and work a couple times next week as well!
-Eagle Town is a "green town" and we encourage the use of reusable bags. It is encouraged that the residents of our town keep a reusable bag in their backpacks to use on our shopping days. If they forget, they may purchase a bag from our friendly grocers at Audubon Grocery.
- Please save the date for March 29th at 8:30. We will be having our Town Meeting at this time and will last about about an hour. This is definitely an event not to be missed! More info on this, any everything else Kid Town, to come.
-We are currently stocked with items and do not need any more at the moment. After another round of shopping we may need to replenish our inventory. I will send out an email when we need restocking.
Oldies But Goodies (previous announcements left for your reference)
Donors Choose- My Donor's Choose project has been fully funded! Donors Choose: Brain Bins! is the link if you wanted to take a look. I am really excited to bring this vision into action in the classroom. A huge thank you to Sharon Valencia Yan and Linda Li for making a donation!
Pokemon cards - Please note that the kids may bring these cards to school as long as they are kept in their backpacks until after school.
Stomach Bug is going around at school! This is just something to keep in mind. Many students at this age complain of stomach pains, however, these can be anything from hunger to needing to use the bathroom. Please note that it can be something more around this time. We are working on good hygiene in the classroom to help with this!
*Xtra Math - Your home folder will be sent home on Monday. In the folder will be an access code to a new website/app called xtra math. I will introduce this site to the class on Monday. This program is strictly to help with math fluency in addition and subtraction. The letter will have more information about this program. This is an optional activity to do at home. We will not be using this in the classroom. One note as well - it says you can purchase the app for $5. While I think it is easier to use on an iPad, you can simply go through Safari to access it at no charge.
Planning a trip longer than 3 days? The office requests that if you are going to have a planned absence lasting longer than 3 days that you see them to fill out an absence form. Thank you!
Spelling City is is great website that helps your child work with his or her spelling words at home. It is a free site that offers games, and interactive activities. After you create a login, you can type in your child's spelling words and they can practice for the week. My own children used this site for years and loved it! I will keep a link to this site in our right margin. You can find it at www.spellingcity.com
-Raz Kids - This next week we will begin Raz-Kids in the computer lab. This is a subscription reading site that the students will use on a weekly basis as a reading center. They will also have access to this at home. The parent letter in the home folder discusses this information and allows you parent access as well. Students will be able to read leveled books and answer questions about each book. They will need to read and listen to the book before answering the questions and will have to get all 5 questions correct before moving onto the next book in their group. There is a fun rocket building portion that they may do at home. I recommend that if the students do this at home, they only read 1-2 books at a sitting at most.
Snacks - A couple of reminders: Please remember to place your child's snack in a separate area from their lunch. It can make getting it out difficult at recess. However, please make sure the snack is in a zipped up area in your child's backpack. Birds have been known to steal snacks in open backpacks outside! Please note: Our classroom this year is nut free.
8:30 Warm up, attendance
8:45 Reading Workshop
11:20 Social Studies/Science
2:00 Finish Math
Extras: Mondays Library 10:55, Tuesdays Music 9:55, Every other Wednesday buddies 12:00, Fridays Computers 10:45