Dean-Harper Bulldog News

September 25, 2015

Targets for This Week


  • Note taking
  • logging books and pages read
  • Parts of speech

Social Studies

  • Branches of the Federal Government
  • Create Google slide show

  • Scientific Process
  • Introduce Forces of Motion


  • Addition and subtraction word problems
  • Subtraction with regrouping
  • Rounding to the nearest ten and nearest hundred
  • Find and explain patterns
  • Practice basic facts each evening

Leader in Me

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

Think Win-Win is the belief that everyone can win. It’s not me or you—it is both of us. It is a belief that there are enough good things for everyone; it is an abundant way of thinking. Think Win-Win is being happy for others when good things happen to them.

Play a game with your child(ren) that has definite winner. Explain how competition is okay when you play a game, but it is not okay in relationships. Discuss how tense it would be in your home if every situation had to have a winner. A better way to think is win-win. This means we think of solutions that we can all feel good about when there is a problem. The more we Think Win-Win, the fewer problems there will be. You may want to display a chart listing the days of the week. When someone is “caught” thinking win-win, he or she gets to write his or her name on the chart for that day.

"Me Collage"

Hopefully you and your child have had time to begin the "Me Collage". Just a reminder that it is due on Monday, September 28th. For more information, click the link below. Thank you for your help with this fun project!

Chromebook Corner

We are really enjoying the learning opportunities that we have with our Chromebooks! Thank you so much for helping your child get them charged each night. Here are a couple of tidbits on how to keep our Chromebooks healthy, in our hands, and out of the shop:

1. Always carry the Chromebook with the lid closed. This protects the very fragile screen from damage as the shell is much more durable.

2. Make sure to connect the charger BEFORE the battery is completely depleted. A drained battery has to be put in the shop for the battery to be removed to get it to charge again.

Thank you again for your help!

PVE Annual Sock Hop

Sock Hop Promo

Scholastic Reading Club

What are the top ten ways to become a better reader? READ, READ, READ, READ, READ, READ, READ, READ, READ, READ! Building a personal library is a great way to make it easy for your child to read anytime. It also gives them the opportunity to read and reread personal favorites! If you are interested in ordering books for your child, ordering from Scholastic is one of the most affordable ways to build up their library. The link to the letter with more information is below. I will submit this first order on Sept. 30 if you are interested. New opportunities will be available monthly.