Ms. Schmidt's Classroom News

February 8, 2016


Welcome to our new classroom Newsletter. I will be sending a link out weekly or you can access the week's news through our classroom website. Please let me know if you have any quetions!

Donations Needed

***Supplies Needed - We are in need of Clorox Wipes, Tissues and Pencils. Please send in any supplies that you are able. We will be very appreciative!!

What are we learning?


  • Word Problems
  • Addition and Subtraction Strategies


  • Reading fiction books and identifying character traits and feelings


  • Persuasive Writing - Book Reviews and Persuasive Letters


  • The Sky - Sun, Moon Earth and Stars

100th Day of School

Genius Hour

Genius Hour is in full-swing in our classroom! Students are working in small groups on a variety of projects including:

  • Sewing
  • Robotics
  • Jewelry Making
  • Painting
  • Stop Animation

We are in need of a few volunteers to help every Friday from 8:20-9:20. Please let me know if you are available to help! Thanks!

Tip of the Week

We are working very hard to develop our writing skills. We are especially focusing on using correct capitalization and punctuation.

There are many ways your can support this development at home. Here are a few ideas for you to try with your child:

  • Write a letter to your favorite author, athlete, movie star. You never know they might write back.
  • Write a letter to a family member and mail it to them, even if they live close by. Getting mail is fun!
  • Keep a journal. Write in it a couple of times a week describing your daily adventures and feelings.
  • Write a story retelling your dreams.

Important Dates

February 10 - Papa John's Day

February 12 - Last Day to Order Memory Books

February 12 - Valentine's Day Celebration - Don't forget your Valentine's cards.

February 12 - Valentine's Day Dance - PTCO Event - Flyers went home in student folders

February 15 - Scheduled Make-Up day for January 22nd Snow Day.

February 17 - Digital Learning Day

February 22 - February 26 - Engineering Week

February 23 - Progress Reports

February 25 - Skate Night

February 26 - Uniform Free Day

Click on the links below to access resources to support your child's education at home.