Troop E226 Weekly Update

Week 2

The First Week Flew By....

Well parents, the first week flew by and I am hoping each and every student had something new and exciting to share with you. We had several fun learning experiences throughout each day, especially during our innovation blocks and getting to know you activities. The students seemed to love the snowball fights and S.T.E.M. Challenges. There were several comments about never knowing that learning could be so fun. It's comments like those that make me love my job that much more.


Homework: Please remember that there is no set homework in place. I would greatly appreciate your child reading each night and working on Lexia a few days a week. Studies show the impact reading has on early language and literacy development. Even the impact reading to your child has on the brain is amazing.

I will start creating a choice menu starting next week for those of you who would like to implement homework.

Classroom Wish-List

I have had several parents asking me about class donations and what types of supplies we need. Below are some supplies we could never get enough of:


*Card Stock (White)

* Erasers

*Sheet protectors

*Expo Markers

*Scissors

*Highlighters

*Whiteboard Erasers


My goal is to get our class a colored printer. Any Amazon gift card donations towards that is also greatly appreciated. If anyone is looking to get rid of their colored printer even, I would be willing to purchase that.

Volunteers Welcomed!

If you are looking to volunteer, please fill out our volunteer form.


If you are looking to be a Mystery Reader, click on the link to sign-up.

Next Week in the Camping World...

Academics

Language Arts: This week in language arts, the students will be introduced to 3 different reading standards. We will touch on main idea and detail, using pictures to gather information about the text and cause and effect. The students will be introduced to these standards, but the standards will spiral over the course of the year. Students will be introduced to two different language standards, decoding multi-syllabic words and using grade appropriate phonics to decode words. Each student will receive a short read "Working Together." Through this text we will apply our reading and language standards to the weekly reading. Through our reading, students will be learning about why people participate in government.


Writing: This week, students will be working on creating a narrative writing based on a real or imagined experience. As a group we will be working on the importance of descriptive details and a clear event sequence.


Math: Students will be introduced to graphing and place value. They will learn the importance of being able to read and create a graph. They will also learn when it is appropriate to use which type of graph (line graph, pictograph, bar graph.) Not only will they be creating graphs themselves, but will explore different real-world graphs. Students will also be reviewing place value, as well as being introduced to rounding numbers in the thousands place.


Innovation: Students will continue learning more about what engineering is and the process engineers go through using hands-on experiences.


Leader In Me: This week, we will continue working on introducing the 7 Habits as we read through our 7 Habits book. As a whole group, we will create our own classroom mission statement, which will allow for other classes to see what room E226 is all about and what we stand for.

Classroom Schedule

Monday: Holiday

Tuesday: P.E. (10:00-10:40)

Wednesday: ---

Thursday: Music (10:00-10:40)

Friday: P.E. (10:00-10:40)

Art (11:00-11:45)