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Mrs. Barrett's Class Sept. 4, 2015

Dear UMAC Families,

Our team should be extremely proud of their fine efforts this past week. We would like to extend a warm thank you to all our families for a fabulous start to the school year. We look forward to seeing you at Parent Night, next Thursday, September 10 (6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m.). At this time, we will review: classroom policies, procedures, and curriculum. There will also be a sign up list for parents interested in donating and volunteering. This is a night for adults only.

Have a terrific weekend!


Mrs. Barrett

LOOK whose class earned a golden paw!!

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History Alive!

Students are currently learning about the seven Native American cultural regions that lived in America long ago. Students are reading and discussing how one’s environment impacts how they live. As we “visit” each region learners will have the opportunity to learn how the Native Americans used the natural resources around them to create artifacts, homes, and clothing. I have been so impressed by the hard work and attention to detail as we learn new routines and expectation for this subject!

Shared Reading

This week students learned how illustrations enhance our experience with text. As we read the realistic fiction story, Lunch Money, written by Andrew Clements. Students demonstrated their ability to use a variety of reading strategies as we shared our thinking with one another. During this time students also practiced taking detailed notes in their Reader's Workshop notebooks to assist us in analyzing the text on a deeper level. I am so excited to see how engaged our team is as we share our own thinking and learn to be active listeners as well!

MAP Testing

In the next two weeks, we will be taking a reading and math MAP test. These tests provide a snapshot of our learning and allow our learners to set academic goals. We are always proud of the efforts our students put forth on these tests.

Upcoming Events

September 7 - Labor Day/ No School

September 10 - Parent Night - Session 1: 6:30-7:15 Session 2: 7:30-8:15

September 17- PTO meeting @ 6pm (PBIS Presentation)

September 18- Fundraiser orders and payment due

September 23- Early release 2pm