We Are... Room 304!

Miss Anderson's Weekly Scoop

September 15-19, 2014

DON'T FORGET...

September 16th ~

  • Crazy Hair Day ~ Siani's Birthday Spirit

September 18th ~

  • Harvest Breakfast RSVPs Due

September 19th ~

  • SMILE... it's Picture Day!
  • Race for Education Labels Due - Labels and green "sponsor name" sheet due!

September 25th ~

  • Rosh Hashanah (No School)

September 26th ~

  • Scholastic Book Orders Due - Class Code - GK8L7
  • Box Tops due for September! Let's start the year off great!
  • Recorder Letter/Order Due
  • Student Advisory Spirit Day - Football Friday!

September 29th ~

  • Kid Stuff Orders Due

We need your Race for Education green sheets & labels!

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Box Tops... Box Tops... Calling All Box Tops!

Don't forget to send in your Ziploc bag full of Box Tops by September 26th!

A few quick things about this week...

Reading

We are continuing with practicing what good readers do this week, making connections, and working with some nonfiction as well. Please remember your child should be writing 2-3 post-its per night as "tracks of their thinking." They should also be completing their calendar for 20 minutes per night with a parent signature - you are their evidence that they read!

*A friendly reminder... students should be reading the same independent reading book at home as they are at school. This means, their DEAR book should be going home nightly with them, and making its way back to school the following day, everyday!


*If any of your children forget their calendars, no worries! Simply record the information on a post-it and stick it in their assignment book! :)

Writing & Spelling

We will be continuing to plant ideas/”seeds” into our Writer’s Notebooks for our personal narratives. We will begin to choose and develop a personal narrative piece beginning the week of September 22nd.

I encourage students to be writing at home 2+ times per week. They can write anything – lists, paragraphs, stories, put an artifact in their notebook – we will be talking about and practicing lots of different strategies in class. It should take about 10 minutes - 2+ times per week! There is no specific assignment... they can practice whatever strategy we've done in class or just write! All "at home" entries should be dated and marked with an (H) to let me know it was an "at home" entry. Remember... the more they write, the better writers they will become!


Spelling Homework - Unit #1, pages 9-10 due Thursday, Quiz Friday

*Each week's spelling list will be posted on our class website!

Math

We are continuing Unit #1 - Naming and Constructing Geometric Figures this week. A study guide will be going home this week, with a test tentatively planned for Tuesday, September 23rd.

Science ~ Electricity

We've been learning about atoms and static electricity, so... there will be a quiz on Friday, September 19th. Please check your child's homework folder for a study guide and our class website! I highly recommend using the Important Book and following the study guide to help prepare students for all science quizzes! I will make sure all students bring home the necessary materials this week! :)

Students may be finishing pages of the Important book project at home this week (only up to page 4)... Expectations are as follows:
  • Students correctly fill in the blanks in their white packet using the purple paper.
  • Words should be spelled correctly, because the words are on the purple paper!
  • All illustrations should relate to the content on the page, be neat, and colored.

Thank you for coming to Back-to-School Night!

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We are... a PEANUT & TREE NUT safe classroom!

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