Mrs. Carroll's Class News

Feb. 8-12, 2016

Class News and Notes

Groundhog Day was a great day! The children enjoyed learning about groundhogs. They really liked making "groundhog" cupcakes. They turned out so cute. A big thank you to Mrs. Johnson for sending in cupcakes and Mrs. Birt for the marshmallows. Yummy!

The children really loved having guests for the Special Friends and Family lunch. It was so organized and the decorations were great! The PTA did such a nice job with it.

They also enjoyed the science project of making bird feeders with Ms. Debbie, our awesome volunteer,

Our class Valentine's Day Party will be Friday, Feb. 12. The children will exchange Valentines that day. A class list is on my eClass page. Please have your child complete their cards at home and then bring them to class by Thursday, Feb. 11. Thank you!

Early Release/Conferences will be February 24 and 25. Additional conferences days/times are available, as well. You may sign up for a conference online through the PTCfast website.

I hope everyone was able to get into eClass for the homework. Let me know if you had any problems with it.

Have a great weekend!

Notes from Mrs. Mimms:

Save the Date- Gwin Oaks STEAM Night will be on March 17th from 5:45-8pm. Come view student projects, browse the book fair and learn about some cool topics from our fabulous presenters!

Gwin Oaks Yearbook PreOrder is coming to an end! Do not delay!

Additional books will NOT be available for purchase! $35 or $40 (for name imprinting) Please order online at

Note From Mrs. Pugh, our school counselor:

Dear Parents/ Guardians,
At school this week your child participated in a personal safety lesson designed to help prevent sexual abuse. The Think First & Stay Safe™ program is a research-based program that teaches specific personal safety education by way of interactive classroom lessons, classroom posters, role playing, and corresponding activities. Think First & Stay Safe™ enables students to take an active and necessary role in protecting themselves from abuse and exploitation. We hope you will take the time to talk with your child about what to do if they are touched by someone in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable. They need to know what you want them to do. We look forward to continuing to work together to make sure your child is safe at school, at home, and in the community. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at school.

Academic UpDates

Academic Updates

Language Arts:

Describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear.

Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text, with prompting and support.

Writing: Opinion Writing

Math: Measurement

Science- Night and Day, Sun and Shadows

Social Studies: Presidents Day

Specials Schedule











Day 1 - Science Day 2- PE Day 3- Art

Day 4- STEAM Day 5- Math Day 6- Music


Homework is on eClass this week. Go to the Weekly Homework tab in the Table of Contents. Homework for the week is listed there. I will also send it out on email. If you need a printed copy please let me know.

Class Needs

Materials for February

white lunch bags ( Wal- mart usually has them.)

candy hearts (used for Math activities)

Valentine themed stickers

If you would like to donate beanie babies the following are the ones needed for our Beanie Baby Reading Strategies:

eagle-Eagle Eye for using picture clues

dolphin- Flippy Dolphin for flipping the vowel sound

snake- Stretchy Snake for stretching the sounds

turtle- Slowy Turtle for saying the word slowly like a turtle

Thanks to Mrs. Crowley for providing Skippy Frog

February Events

Feb. 3- Special Friends and Family Lunch

Feb. 15- Student Holiday/ Teacher and Staff Development

February 24 and 25 Parent- Teacher Conferences/ Early Release


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