Mrs. Finch's Class News
Vol. 1, Issue 18
Week of February 15th-19th, 2016
We had a wonderful Valentine's Party last Friday! Thank you to our room mom for coordinating everything and for all parents/guardians who sent in items that made it all a huge success. Before the party each child guessed how many chocolate kisses were in a jar. The winner was announced during the party. Noelle Jones was the lucky recipient of 138 chocolate kisses!
Now we will begin to think more about our next big production which is our Barnyard Moosical, our 2nd grade program music program that we will perform in March. We have been working hard in music class learning the songs.
Progress Reports came home last Friday. Please review your child's report and sign and return it as soon as possible.
Don't forget that Tuesday is the due date for Six Flags Reading Logs. If your child is participating, please be sure to return the log by Tuesday. Thank you!
Have a wonderful week!
Click this link below to open the doors to all kinds of learning!
Practice Math Facts At Home
Please be sure your child is practicing math facts and reading at home. Easy ways to practice facts are through educational apps or Xtra Math, https://xtramath.org/#/home/index
and Fast Math http://fasttmath.cpsd.us:55880/slms-static/s_app_fm/fm_login.html programs that can be found on my teacher web page. Every student has a personal login to access these math facts sites.
Your child also has access to the computer lab every morning beginning at 7:20. If you don't have access to a computer at home take advantage of this opportunity.
Computer Lab Is Open Every Morning
The lab opens every morning beginning at 7:20AM. Instead of sitting in the gym and waiting for the bell to ring this would be a great way for many to use this time.
Also, if you want to avoid the longer carpool lines, drop your child off earlier so he or she can take advantage of this computer lab time.
Target Skill: Main Idea and Details
Reading Strategy: Infer and Predict
Vocabulary Strategy: Dictionary Entry
Phonics: Words with -er
Writing: Expository Writing
Math: Patterns, Number Sequence, Equal Groups
Weekly Spelling Words
Words with -er
Review words: fern, ever
Tuesday--ABC Order (10 words)
Wednesday--Vowels/Consonants (same words as ABC order)
Thursday--5 Spelling Sentences or Spelling Story (5 words)
I love that the kiddos know that a new video is released each Sunday and they ask to see it as soon as they get to school on Monday morning. You know these videos have an impact when this happens.
GoNoodle: Great Way to Learn and Stay Active
Order Your Austin Elementary Yearbook Online
Yearbooks are $16 each.
If you wish to order by check, make checks payable to "Austin PTA" and complete the envelope sent home last week with your child. If you need another envelope, let me know or stop by the school office.
Other questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our class goal for 2016 is to have 0 tardies for one full week, Monday thru Friday. As every school day counts, so does being at school on time. We are still hoping to meet this goal for the first time.
Last week's attendance results: Tardies decreased by 50%!
Tardies--3 (previous week: 7)
Six Flags Reading Program
Some Snippets Of Our Learning This Week
Box Tops for Education Spring Drive
The Box Tops Drive Ends This Friday
Student Holiday/No School
Monday, Feb. 15th, 7:45am-3:15pm
Austin Elementary School, Weatherford, TX, United States
Professional Development Day