The Dobbins Daily

Ed. 3 Week of September 19-23, 2016

What's Happening?

This class is amazing! They have worked so hard this past week on our new reading program. We are all reading for 30 minutes independently and with full engagement! We took our first math test and did a great job as a whole! We are still working hard on getting familiar with routines and rules. Some goals we are working on are raising our hands for questions and comments, faster transition times, fewer trips to the restroom during instruction, and less talking during working/learning times. With more practice, we will meet these goals! Thank you for all your help in and out of the classroom with expectations and routines.

Be on the look out for NEW Homework/Communication Folders

Students will get snazzy new red communication/homework folders. They should be taking home a planner and this folder each night. Parents do not have to sign the planner each night. The red folder is our Colt's Communication Folder. This will be where important school papers, graded work, and homework will be contained. You can also communicate back to school via this folder. My goal is to teach the students how to be responsible by using this folder every day. It will also cut down on having to stuff "Monday Folders". Please check folders as often as possible. Thanks for your help!

Students are working on a Moon Journal to record the phases of the moon for the remainder of the month. As a part of their nightly homework, they are to observe the moon at night. We will review this in class every other day and discuss our observations. If for any reason time does not allow for an observation or it is a cloudy night, we will review and correct during class time. The students are very excited about the Moon Phases!

Our reading logs this year will be a little different. They will be created to go along with our new Balanced Literacy Program. Students will begin their first reading log on Monday. Look for more information attached with the reading log.

Students will be rewarded for "Steps" they accomplish this year. One "Step" is 15 minutes of reading!

Want to know more about the new Balanced Literacy Program? Click here

A ClassDojo Behavior Chart!

We will begin using a behavior chart in the classroom to earn ClassDojo points next week. I think this will be a great visual for how we are doing during the day and also serve as a place to see where our points can be earned/taken. I will post a picture on our class webpage soon! Students are able to use their points or save them for great rewards!

Learning Standards for the Week



Access how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.


Determine a them of a story, drama or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.


Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.



Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place.


Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.



Explain the causes of day and night and phases of the moon.

Upcoming Events

  • Monday 9/19 bring library books for Media!
  • Wednesday 9/21 is an Early Release Day
  • Thursday 9/22 is National Character Day
  • Thursday 9/22 PE - Wear tennis shoes!
  • Thursday 9/22 Rio Grande Restaurant Night
  • Friday 9/23 Fall/Yearbook Pictures
  • Friday 9/23 School Store Open

National Character Day at ORE - Thursday, September 22, 2016


Oak Ridge Elementary School is encouraging our students to dress-up like a fiction or non-fiction character they have read or learned about that exhibits one or many of the traits that we will be studying during the 2016-17 school year.

(Responsibility. Respect. Kindness. Courage. Integrity. Self-Discipline. Perseverance).

Please consider helping your child recognize good character by dressing up!

Thank you!

ORE Character Education/Service Learning Team

ORE Volunteers

It is time once again to reactivate and/or register to be a volunteer.

If you plan to accompany your child on any field trips or work in your child's classroom with students you must be approved by GCS.

Below is the link to get started.

Contact Mrs. Dobbins

Email or call anytime 7:25am-3:15pm M-F. If I an not able to answer the phone please leave a voicemail and I will return your call as soon as I can. Email is probably the best way to reach me day or night.