A Peek at Next Week

Knauth's Class 10/12-10/16

Reading: Biographies

We will be reading a biography about Martin Luther King Jr., that's been written by his sister. After we build an understanding of biographies, we will begin a research project that will last throughout the entire 2nd 6 weeks. Students will select a person from history to research. Using their final essay (a speech) we will present our selected persons via a Living Wax Museum presentation! We are very excited to start this study!

Social Studies: Native American Research- Book Creation Week

Lancaster's Week

This week we will use our research notes to begin writing a book about our group's Native American tribe. The group's book will be in the style of "If You're Not From the Prairie". Books will be completed by Friday.

PTO Meeting

Monday, Oct. 12th, 6:30pm

1401 Erby Campbell Boulevard

Royse City, TX

Come join us at the PTO meeting! I'll be there, the more the merrier!

Upcoming Dates

Oct 12 - PTO Mtg @ 6:30pm

Oct 19-23 - Book Fair

Oct 20 - Family Book Fair Night @ 6:00pm

Oct 22 - Chick-fil-a Spirit Night @ 5:30pm-7:00pm

Oct 30 - Storybook Character Day- please try to bring the book with you for our parade!

Class Dojo

We are using Class Dojo as a whole class system. Rarely will I give/ take away points for individual student behaviors. The goal with Dojo is that it is an incentive for appropriate group and whole class participation. Points will only be taken away when the entire class has exceeded 3 redirection warnings and the entire class (or table group) continues to disregard the classroom expectations.

Points are based on The Leader in Me: 7 Habits of Happy Kids. This week we will introduce Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind- have a plan. Classes this week will be able to earn points based on Habits 1 and 2. At the end of the 6 weeks classes will earn whole class rewards based on the amount of points earned. Should you login and see that your child has had points taken away that day, remember it is based on the entire class or their entire table group. Please use this opportunity to discuss with them the importance of stepping up to be a leader.

The Leader in Me: Habit 2- Begin with the end in mind

Check out this video clip from Finding Nemo. Habit 2 is all about having a plan or a goal. Merlin had a goal, to find Nemo. His plan to do that was to get to the EAC.

AR Testing At Home

Your child can take AR tests at home! Here's the link they need to login to their AR account. Kids need 3 points for each week. It can be on books they are reading or books that have been read to them! https://hosted103.renlearn.com/742703/

Donor's Choose was funded!

I am so excited! Our Donor's Choose project for book bags was funded! Monday I will be changing student book bags over to these nice, new, fancy bags. Please remind your student to bring it home each night and back to school each day. They will keep books from me in it as well as their library books. They are plastic, so please help me by reminding them to take care of the one they are given. I appreciate your help with reading at home. I think these bags will make them excited to read. We are very lucky and fortunate to have these provided for us!