News from "The Hive"

Week of 9/26/16

Dates to Remember

Next Week

Monday, October 3rd & Tuesday, October 4th- School Closed

Looking Ahead-

October 10th- Homework Begins

October 12th- School Closed

October 17th- School Closed

Reading Instruction

Literacy Next Week!

The Daily Five has been going exceptionally well!

The Daily 5 is a form of reading instruction that allows students to participate in a variety of reading experiences during one instructional period.

During the Daily Five we...

1) read to self, read to a buddy, use computers, complete word work, and listen to books on audio

2) Rotate between the various centers

3) Reflect immediately following each rotation

Literacy skills to be addressed next week:

  • Creating a sentence
  • Telling sentences
  • Punctuation
  • Word choice

Weekly Specials

Monday- Gym @ 1:25; Music @ 2:20

Tuesday- Library @ 1:25

Wednesday- Gym @ 1:25

Thursday- Art @ 9:45; Music @ 2:20

Friday- Art @ 1:25

Our Daily Schedule

9:05- Morning Work, Lunch Count, Calendar

9:30- Reading Instruction

10:00- Snack

10:15- Reading Instruction

11:00- CORE

11:40- Lunch & Recess

12:45- Read Aloud

1:00- Math Instruction

1:25- Special or Math Instruction

2:05- Recess

2:20- Special or Science/ Social Studies

3:00- Science or Social Studies

Peanut Free Zone & Snack

Room 15 is peanut free! Please refer to the list of snack options that were sent home in the B.E.E. binder a few weeks ago.

The students have snack at 10:00 each day. Please try to send in water instead of juice for your child to drink during this time. The healthier the snack during this ten minute time period, the more beneficial it will be for all of us.

Classroom Responsibilities

We will rotate jobs today. These jobs will remain in effect for the entire month of October.

Here are our job assignments for October:

Paper Handler: J. Clark

Nursing Assistant- Le'Ajah

Messenger- Kennedy

Line Leader- Carmelo

Zookeeper- Alexah

Homework Assistant- Zsa'Ron

Substitute- Mark

Lights- Aaron

Custodian- James O.

Caboose- Vince

Horticulturalist- Tyler

Door Holder- James B.

Lunch Transporter- Cheyanne

Librarian- Giovanna

Homework begins on October 10th

I will be sending home two homework menus each week beginning on October 10th. These completed menus should be returned in the B.E.E. binder on Fridays.

Continue to document what your child is reading each night on the orange reading log that can be found in your child's B.E.E. binder. Also continue to complete the Bingo sheets each night. It is a fun way to promote reading!

B.E.E. Binders


B.E.E. Binders are very important and an excellent way to keep us all organized. Please remove any papers that are located on the "leave home" side of your child's B.E.E. binder each night. Be sure to check the "bring back" section of the binder for things that may need to be completed and returned.

The plastic pocket in the center of the binder should be used for any notes and money that you need to send in with your child. I collect and check all B.E.E. binders every morning.

Volunteers Needed

We are in need of volunteers during our reading period. If you are available to assist from 10- 11:30 please sign up for a day on the Bloomz site or feel free to send in a note with your child. Clearances must be on file in the main office prior to volunteering.

We are looking for a few great instructors for our "Fun Friday" sessions. Read a book or teach a fun lesson. Sign ups are available now on Bloomz!

Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins

We are about halfway through our 1st read aloud, Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins. Please consider ordering the next book in the series now- Toy Dance Party by Emily Jenkins. The students who do have copies of the book get really excited and they are able to follow along as I am reading!


Bloomz & other technology news

I will be sending home a letter that contains detailed information about Raz-kids and First in Math on Monday. Please allow your child to work on both of these sites each day.

Bloomz has proven to be a huge success! I utilize this app to post pictures throughout the school day, send private messages to parents, post announcements, and to also track behavior. If you still need access just let me know and I'll send you an emailed invite.

Math Instruction

This week we launched the Daily Five for math instruction. Students were really engaged and seemed to enjoy all of the activities. We focused on addition equations and number sense throughout the week.

Next week I will introduce subtraction equations to the group.

Parent Teacher Conferences

November conferences are right around the corner! Please remember to sign up for your child's conference through this link.

September Birthdays!

Happy Birthday- Saniyah- 15; Alexah- 26; Giovanna- 30