Walker's Weekly

The classroom happenings in Room 105!

A note from Miss Walker

We are off to a great start in 2016! This week, we will continue preparing for our novel, Holes, by reading non-fiction articles that provide background knowledge for the book. We will also continue to set AR goals and do ISTEP type questioning with our readings. We had a very exciting week last week, so be sure to read below about the exciting happenings in our classroom! Let's have a great week! :)

Important Dates This Week:

Saturday, January 9th - Thomas Young's birthday


Wednesday, January 13th - Thomas Cooper's birthday


Friday, January 15th - Mountain Language - week #7 Test

- "mar" base/root Quiz

In class this week:

Reading

-"mar" root word (marine, maritime, aquamarine, marina, mariner)


Holes

-background knowledge, research, and ISTEP questioning


Grammar

- Mountain Language week #7


Writing

- Constructed Response (Yes Ma'am format) review

Google Expeditions

Last Monday, we took a virtual field trip to deserts around the world and under the sea using an amazing program called, Google Expeditions. This program is still being tested and we were one of the lucky schools chosen to test out this amazing new Google program. Please enjoy the pictures below of your children experiencing the program! :)

We're FAMOUS!!!

Last week, our class was used in a RTV-6 News report detailing the change in ISTEP results for the state of Indiana. Please watch the link below to see this report... you might see a familiar face!

Book Orders

Scholastic book forms went home last week. All orders are due on Friday, January 22nd. This is a great, easy way for your child to get some new books in their hands! There are some AWESOME books in this set of pamphlets! If you would like to place an order, you can fill out the order form attached to the form and send in cash or a check made out to Scholastic Book Clubs. You can also place an order online by using our class activation code: GNCJ3

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Box Top Contest

If you've been saving Box Tops for Education, now is the time to start sending them into school! We are having a contest until Friday, January 29th to see which class can collect the most Box Tops! If our class wins, we will receive a class treat! Also, if your box tops are neatly cut out, our class will receive double points! Thanks for your help with this contest! :)

Classroom Citizen of the Week

Congratulations to Thomas Cooper for being chosen as this week's outstanding Classroom Citizen! Thomas was chosen for the second time by his classmates for following procedures, being respectful, and helping other classmates. Well done, Thomas! :)

Contact Information

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