Ms. Wertheim's Little Leaders

News and Resources from Room 203: Week of March 14

What we're learning about this week πŸ“š

  • Reading- We are continuing folktales. We are focusing on more Cinderella stories around the world, in addition to learning about the different cultures. Don't forget to view the map below to see where we'll be traveling this week. MyON has a wonderful selection of fables your child can read at home. Simply search "fables" and you'll see the collection of 14 books. Email me if your child hasn't memorized their MyON login.
  • Writing- We are writing fables and fairy tales using the features we've learned in Reading/Daily 5.
  • Math- We are creating rectangular arrays by partitioning rectangles into rows and columns.
  • FUNdations- We are starting Unit 12 which focuses on the vowel teams oi (coin) and oy (boy). For more info, please read the letter attached to their Fundations homework or visit the Fundations page on my blog: http://mswertheim.blogspot.com/p/reading.html .
  • Science- We are learning about sound via Dr. Bob Moog's Sound School.
  • Social Studies- We are learning about how different cultures influence communities.

Important Dates and Reminders: Mark your Calendars πŸ“Œ

TOMORROW, Tue., Mar. 15th - Chicken Dinner & Math Carnival. Please RSVP via paper or S'more down below if you have not done so already.


Fri., Mar. 18th - 6 pm Light the NIght Auction at THE YMI CULTURAL CENTER- DOWNTOWN AVL


Sat., Mar. 19th: Spring Grounds Work Day: Parents are welcome to volunteer to help


Thurs., Mar. 24th: Family Voices/Community Outreach - Grant Center, 5:30-7:00pm


Mon., Mar. 28th - Fri., Apr. 1: Spring Break

Bringing the World into our classroom with Cinderella Around the World

Snapshots of Learning from last week ✏️

Exploring countries during Cinderella around the World

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Fun with rectangular arrays during math

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listening to mr. godleski's awesome band

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finding the 7 habits in fables

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A Note from PTO about Spanish Integration

Spanish Integration has arrived at Claxton!
This week's phrase-of-the-week was "buenos dias" (good morning). The Spanish Integration blog will feature pronunciation and videos each week for the phrase of the week - check it out here: http://claxtonspanish.blogspot.com/ We hope your Claxton student greeted you in the morning with a hearty "Buenos dias!" by week's end!

Every Thursday, it's EspaΓ±ol el Jueves, or Spanish on Thursday at Claxton! Students will be taking brain breaks in Spanish today, and everyone who chooses the "listen to reading" option during Daily 5 gets to listen to a Spanish or bilingual book.

It's easy to listen to Spanish or bilingual books on MyOn, the electronic library to which all Claxton students have access. And it's a great way for young brains to soak up the Spanish language. Your child can do this any time at home!Check out the Spanish Integration blog for a screen shot to show you how.

Wish List 🌟


  • Snack (healthy options please) Pre-packaged snacks such as fruit snacks or granola bars are so helpful to pass out snack quickly :)
  • Pre-sharpened pencils

Positive Quote of the Week

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Class Dojo, Behavior Assessments, and Homework πŸ““

Class Dojo reports can be accessed online. If you need your child's code, please email me. Please remember that Class Dojo tracks positive behavior. Once earned, students' Dojo points are never taken away from them. If a child needs support with his/her behavior, they will fill out a think sheet reflection which is sent home to be signed.



Behavior assessments are filled out each day by your child. I am so proud of their self-reflection skills! They've done an excellent job with their self-assessments so far. Please be sure to discuss their achievements with them and sign the assessment each evening.


Homework this week consists of:


  • Read each night for 20 minutes and fill out reading log/Bingo board
  • Fundations
  • Math packet (due Friday)

We will begin reading responses next week.

As always, thank you so much for all you do. It is an honor to teach your child.