Mrs. Lee's Weekly Update

News for the Week of January 9, 2013

100th Day of School Celebration

Monday, February 4th is the 100th Day of School. We will be doing many activities involving 100 that day. Our goal is to read 100 books as a class. Your child may wear pajamas and bring a few books from home for this celebration.

Please See the Following Link Regarding Digital Textbooks

A Note from Mrs. Allred

Dear India Hook Parents,

On February 6th, India Hook is inviting parents to participate in Digital Learning Day. Digital Learning Day is in its second year across the nation and we are excited to take part for the first time. Digital Learning Day gives us a day to highlight the use of technology to strengthen students' learning experiences. Digital Learning Day is not about one specific website/app or one device, it is about showcasing the amazing talent of our teachers and students. It is also a day for you, as parents, to ask questions about learning and technology in our schools.

On February 6th we will be offering tech tours, led by students, in the India Hook Media Center. You are invited to explore many of the tools that our students are using to enhance and showcase their learning. Parents will get to "play" with the available technology as well as ask questions. Please plan to drop in during one of the available "Tech Tour" times on February 6th.

Digital Learning Day Tech Tours

India Hook Media Center

When: (Pick the time that works best for your schedule and drop in)
Tour #1 - 9:00-10:30 AM
Tour #2 - 1:30-3:00 PM
Tour #3 - 3:00-5:00 PM

We look forward to seeing you on February 6th!

What Are We Learning?

  • Reading Workshop- identifying the narrator of a text, character webs
  • Math Workshop- comparing numbers using <, >, =
  • Social Studies- learning about famous Americans who contributed to American Democracy: Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Frederck Douglass, Mary McLeod Bethune
  • Writing Workshop- writing "how to" books, writing to a prompt

Mark Your Calendars

February 4- 100th day of school- PJ day

February 6- Late Start; Digital Learning Day

February 14- Valentine's Party (a letter will come home Monday with more information)

February 18- No School; Baxter's Bunch Night

March 14- Flakes, a musical at Sullivan Middle School