Mrs. Kirchberg's News

Weekly News from the Learning Cabin

Next Week At a Glance

**Since next week is a 3 day school week, we will not have spelling or vocabulary words. We will pick these back up the following week!**

Reader's Workshop:
We will begin looking at nonfiction books. We will discuss all of the different nonfiction text features and the importance of each. Students will look through books and take pictures of these nonfiction text features to add to a classroom Padlet.

Writer's Workshop: We will talk about proper nouns and when to capitalize words in writing. We will also begin writing fall stories. Each child will create a story with a pumpkin patch as the setting of the story.

Math Workshop: We began talking about multiplication this week! Next week, we will continue learning different strategies to help solve multiplication problems. We will also begin looking at problem solving using multiplication.

Social Studies: We began talking about the Midwest Region during Social Studies this week. Students chose a state in the midwest to research with a partner. Each partnership came up with a list of questions they were wondering about their state. We began researching these questions. Next week, we will continue researching questions, and then students will create a display to share with the class. I told the class I want them to be creative in how they display the information they have found. Children have come up with many creative ideas including: posters, books, brochures, iMovies, and videos. I am excited to see each child's final product! We will also take our quiz over the midwest states on Tuesday.

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Our classroom will have a Twitter page for you to see our learning in action all year long! Throughout the course of the year, I will post several times a week about our learning and fun activities. This media site is strictly for academic purposes only. Full student names or other personal information will never be attached to the post and I will only use your child’s image with your permission. I hope you follow our Twitter account to see all of your child’s hard work in action!

If you have not yet filled out your child's permission slip, please do this as soon as possible. I would like to start posting on our Twitter page next week!

If you have Twitter, please follow our page. My Twitter username is @AlissaKirchberg

Art to Remember

Dear FES Parents:

As the art educator at FES one of my main goals is to provide your child with a diverse array of experiences in the art room. These experiences include many types of art mediums including paint, chalk pastels and clay.

As materials costs rise and our district works to keep things in balance, it becomes more difficult each year to replace worn out items such as clay tools and paint brushes while also providing needed consumables.

As a solution to this issue we are working with a company called Art to Remember. Two years ago I worked with them and the program was a great success. Monies raised will all be used for our art room this school year and beyond.

Art to Remember takes artwork that your child creates and reproduces it on high quality items such as calendars, phone cases, garden flags and ornaments. Our program is set to work out so that we will have all items before winter break. They do make wonderful gifts!

Your child has brought home a personalized order form. Please take a moment to look over the information and note the due date to order. Also, if you prefer, ordering can be done online which should be a real time saver for many of you. Please note that ordering is optional and any support is greatly appreciated! If you have any questions please contact me!


Teresa Miller

FES Art Educator

594-4160 ex 1422

Dates to Remember

October 18 - Midwest Regions Quiz

October 19 - October Scholastic Book Orders Due

October 20 & 21 - No School (Fall Break)

Have a wonderful weekend!! :-)