Room 212 News #4
Parent Lending Library
Reading and Working with Words
Ask your student about his/her own bag of books. Each week books are exchanged for new selections. We use these books for Read to Self during Guided Reading time, or when other work is completed. Students choose books they enjoy from the classroom library, and I hand out two leveled books for each bag as well.
We continue adding centers that will take place during this time:
Word Ladder - start at the bottom, change letters until you arrive at the top
Listen to Reading - use the CD player to listen to a story and follow along with the book
Make Words - stamp words into play-do or write them with a golf tee
Words with Beads -building sight words on pipe cleaners with letter beads
If I Can Spell - creating words from simple word families, If I can spell "fin," I can spell bin, tin, win, chin...
Any volunteer who will be alone with children (e.g. leading a group on a field trip) needs to have a background check prior to the event. The form can be found here:
Please download the form, fill it out and submit it to the Bryant or Pattengill office. You will need to present your ID.
Math and Science
We have been recording daily weather in our Science Journals for a few weeks now! We know that "weather" means how the sky looks and the air feels on our skin. Last week we looked closely at thermometers and observed the way the red liquid rises when warmed. Students are learning to read the classroom thermometer and associate the temperature with how it feels outside.
Watch for a "Fresh Fruit Friday" Sign-up Genius in the next few weeks. You will have the opportunity to sign up to send in a healthy snack for the class on Fridays throughout the year.
Dates to Remember:
9/22 - 10/6 Charleston Wraps PTO fundraiser
10/1 Bryant Picture Day - picture packet should have arrived home last Friday
10/2 PTO Meeting at Bryant 7:30
10/17 Family Movie Night at Bryant 5:30