February 8th - 12th
Anderson Grove's Purpose and Direction
Purpose: The purpose of Anderson Grove Elementary is to prepare all students to achieve their greatest potential and to positively impact the future.
Direction: In collaboration with families and community, our direction is to support and prepare all students for success through high expectations and individualized learning in a safe and positive environment.
Values & Beliefs:
Collaboration and Communication
3 Be’s – Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible
Anderson Grove is Known for Being a . . .
Expectation of the Week: Cafeteria
Ask permission to get up
Follow adult directions
Use indoor voice level
Clean up after yourself
Line up quietly
Place trash in the trash can
Walk in a single file line
Sit facing forward with feet on the floor
Eat your own food
Social Skill of the Week: Following Instructions
- Look at the person.
- Say 'Okay.'
- Do what you have been asked right away.
- Check back.
As part of the celebration, students will decorate gift bags and can pass out Valentines, if they choose to bring them. Valentines are optional. However, if your child chooses to bring Valentines they must bring one for every child in the class. We have 19 students. Students need only write who the Valentines are from. However, if they choose to label each one, here is the class list:
A Note from Mrs. Medcalf
A Note from Mrs. Billquist
Readers visualize or create mental images while reading based on what the author writes. Visualizing helps students gain a better understanding of the text and helps them recall information for longer periods of time. As you read with your child, ask him or her what images they have created. They could draw a picture of what they visualized. Talk about what images you created and what you used to help you create those images (author's words, 5 senses, prior knowledge).
A Note from Ms. Johnson and Unity Council
It's Sucker Time!
Unity Council will be selling suckers during conferences, both Tuesday (2/16) and Thursday (2/18) evenings. Each sucker cost $1.00 and there are some brand new flavors this year!
A portion of the money collected will go to a local charity! Please consider supporting this fun service project!!
A Note from Mrs. von Nagy
THE BOOK FAIR IS BACK!
Come check out this spring’s “Feeling Groovy” Scholastic Book Fair during the week of conferences in the Media Center! Be prepared to have a groovy good time and enjoy some great new books! Keep your eye out for Clifford the Big Red Dog!
Book Fair Hours:
Tuesday, February 16th: 3:30-7:30
Wednesday, February 17th: 3:10-4:00
Thursday, February 18th: 3:30-7:30
Friday, February 19th: 3:10-4:00
Can’t make the fair this time around? Check out our online book fair from February 6th to February 19th at scholastic.com/fair
Feb. 8th- Market Day
Feb. 9th- Auction Day
Feb. 11- PTO- 6:30 in the Library (rescheduled from Feb. 2nd)
Feb. 12- No School
Feb. 15- No School
Feb. 16- Conferences- 3:20- 7:40
Feb. 18- Conferences 3:20-7:40
Tuesday (Day 7) - Music
Wednesday (Day 8) - PE
Thursday (Day 9) - Media (Library Checkout Day)
Friday - No School
A Peek at our Week
Reading – This week students will answer the question, "What can fossils tell us about the past?" Students will use the strategy of visualizing, or creating mental pictures as you read. Readers will also practice the skill of drawing conclusions, or connecting the story details to help understand the text. These details could include things characters say or do in a story. Vocabulary: fossils, clues, remains, prove, evidence, skeletons, uncovering, buried, fierce, location.
At Home – Activities to Do Together:
Vocabulary - Create a story with your child. Say a sentence about fossils or fossil hunting. Then ask your child to add another sentence. Include a Target Vocabulary word in each sentence. Continue adding sentences until the story is complete!
Draw Fossils - Ask your child to name some favorite animals. Then look online or in a reference book for pictures of those animals’ skeletons. Encourage your child to draw one of the skeletons, and point out that this is what the animal’s fossils would look like. Express Yourself! - Ask your child to write a short paragraph explaining why he or she thinks it is important to study fossils.
Writing – Writing Focus: Opinion Writing - Writers will express their opinion about a topic. We will discuss that good opinion writers include a topic sentence, strong reasons to support their opinion, convincing details, and a concluding statement.
Math – Mathematicians will practice their strategies of drawing arrays, repeated addition, skip counting, and drawing pictures to solve multiplication, division, and finding missing factors this week.
At Home – Visit these sites for practice with arrays and multiplication/division:Multiplication with Arrays
Multiplication Practice Scroll down to “Multiply It” or “Multiplication Rods” to review arrays.
Cool Math Multiplication and Division
Social Studies – Thank you to families for your
donations to Auction Day ! We will review the concepts of our unit next week as we wrap up our final project, Market Day!
Spelling – This week students will continue their study of words with the -ear, -air, and -are spelling patterns due to the short week last week and this week.
At Home – It is important that students practice sorting their words at home to understand the relationships of their words. Students can practice sorting activities at home as well as play games at http://www.spellingcity.com/BeckyMedcalf/ to have more practice with their words.
Thank you Families!