Mrs. Dixon's Weekly Enewsletter

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Week 20 Feb. 8th-12th

***Parents please make sure you have your child read as well- they can access on G Classroom, our class website, or read through your email. Thank you!***

We had a Fabulous First week of February! ;) Friday we had a fun-filled day with extra school-wide recess, Kinderbuddies, lunch in the classroom with Charlotte's Web movie, then Robot Playdate with Mrs. Anastasio's class! Check out all the pictures and videos from our class photographer and videographer here.

Please see below for some important dates to remember in February! We are back to our normal homework menu...HOWEVER, students MUST choose one math activity and the writing activity (highlighted in yellow)...if you do more you can earn extra credit Dixon Dollars! I will be checking h.w. on Fridays as I used to.

Reading/A.R.: A CLASS goal is to work harder on reading and taking A.R. quizzes. This is a school-wide program and it's really beneficial for students to practice this online assessment and to check their comprehension. Scholars, reading for 20 minutes a night is NOT OPTIONAL and is very important h.w...I challenge you to focus on this and taking A.R. tests much more frequently. Keep up the reading!

Friendship Day- (Valentine's Activities) Next Thursday

We will be having a small celebration for Valentine's Day (Friendship Day) this Thursday 2/11. If students would like to make friendship notes (valentines), they MUST make one for every scholar. I encourage you to "fill their buckets" like we do with our class Bucket Slips. Absolutely NO CANDY allowed to be attached (school rules).

Meet Mrs. Rowland!

Hello, 3rd Grade Parents at Planet Dixon!

I wanted to take a little time to write you this letter introducing myself and my role in your student’s classroom! I am a teacher candidate in the Multiple Subject Credential Program at Cal State University San Marcos. I am so excited that Mrs. Dixon has volunteered to be my mentor teacher this semester! We will be co-teaching and she will be guiding me through my new learning as a teacher candidate. I have heard so many great things from her about this special group of students, and they were all so welcoming on my first day! I look forward to getting to know them all and hopefully meet some of you as well.

A little about me, I graduate from Cal State in May 2015 with my B.A. in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Linguistics. I have known since I started college that I wanted to teach, and I am overjoyed to be so close to my goal! I am so grateful for the professional development opportunities that CSUSM offers teacher candidates, the most influential being the opportunity to teach under a mentor teacher. I also really look forward to learning all that technology has to offer as part of an educational tool and hope to implement some of these skills in my future classroom. From the first day I could tell I am going to learn so much at this school and in this classroom and that is an invaluable gift!

I just want to take a minute to assure you that I am aware of the importance of confidentiality in working with students, and should you receive any permission requests for me to work in depth with your child for a particular assignment pertaining to my program, all materials remain strictly for the use of my studies to help me become a better educator. Again, I look so forward to meeting you and getting to know your students, my time as a student teacher has been my favorite experience in my educational endeavors thus far!


Mrs. Rowland

Got Class Donations?

We are going through and would welcome any donations of the following:

  • Lysol Wipes
  • hand soap
  • hand sanitizer
  • Mr. Sketch markers (they've officially taken my precious markers I use for posters hostage and I can't say no anymore when they beg to use them ;)

Coming Up

  • Thurs 2/11: President's Day and Valentine's Day Activities (students bring in valentine's if desired- see below- REMINDER: NO candy allowed(school rule))
  • Thurs. 2/11: A.R. Cutoff- work on those A.R. points, scholars!
  • Fri 2/12 and Mon. 2/15- President's Day/ No School
  • Mon. March 7th- Field Trip to Rancho Adobe 8:45-12:30 (Please email me if interested in chaperoning- first come, first serve (5 max))
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