Week of 01/19/16
Important Dates and Homework
Jan. 18th - MLK Day/No School
Jan. 21st - Tacky lines memorized
Jan. 21st - Math homework due
Jan. 21st - Water cycle assessment
Jan. 25-29th - Announcements appearances
Jan. 29th - 2nd graders wear green for Diversity day
Feb. 12th - All Pro Dads in the library at 7am
Feb. 14th - Valentine's Party 12:30-1:30
Feb. 24th - Report cards go home. Kids can wear their favorite college shirts.
Feb. 26th - Six Flags Reading sheet due for your free tickets!
Don't forget your 20 minutes of guided reading each night. The more you practice, the better you get!
What We Are Learning
Reading - Genre: plays and Imaginative narratives
Author study - Helen Lester cont.
Writing - Imaginative narrative assessment
Grammar - antonyms (opposites) and synonyms (same) cont.
Math - Adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers (with regrouping)
Science - Water cycle continued: precipitation, condensation and evaporation
Social Studies - Martin Luther King, Jr.
No spelling due to shortened week
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We've started Middle of the Year assessments and these kids wowed me with the growth they made. They wore our brag tags to let others know how awesome they did.
Scholastic Book Order
Scholastic is offering a great deal this month! If our class orders $50 worth of books, each student will receive a coupon for a free $5 book next month. If the class orders $100 worth of books, each student receives a free book this month AND a free coupon for next month.
You can order online at https://orders.scholastic.com/FMZRV
or with the flyers that I sent home on Tuesday.
As soon as the books arrive at school, l will email you that they coming home via backpack.
Tacky Reader's Theater
Announcements Next Week!
-open your internet explorer (it will not work on google chrome)
-type in cnvp.dentonisd.org on the address bar
-you may get an error message about the security cerificate, click okay
-this will take you to Denton ISD's video page
-type "Nelson" in the search bar and click on "Nelson Morning announcements"
-there will be 2 choices. Click the one with the green filmstrip next to it.
Please try this out a day or two before to make sure you have the Windows Media Plugin installed and all that good stuff :) There will only be a feed during the live announcements - 7:50-8ish. So if you have a blank screen, that is normal.
If not, no worries, I will take pictures to share on our facebook page too!
Box Tops Update
4th place - Mrs. Wilburn (1st) - 695 box tops
3rd place - Mrs. Wilson (2nd) - 709 box tops
2nd place - Mrs. Frazier (5th) - 786 box tops
1st place - Ms. Schmidt (2nd) - 828 box tops
Eek! Only 42 box tops difference between us and 2nd place! Please keep collecting.
Kroger Community Card
During the first semester, we earned over $300.00 and we only had 63 households connected to L.A. Nelson. Do you have your Kroger card connected to Nelson? If so, we will see this on the bottom of your receipt.
Our supporters (63 households) who shopped at Kroger have contributed to your $316.98 total donation. Just imagine if half of our families had their Kroger cards linked to L.A. Nelson PTA. Please double check and make sure your card is registered.
Please take time to register your card and tell your spouses and grandparents.
L.A. Nelson school code is 90039.
Dress for the Weather
Our class also tends to be on the chilly side. If you would like to send a jacket for them to keep in their cubby full-time, I'm sure they would appreciate it :)
Anytime you want to check on how your child is doing, check out our Dojo points at www.classdojo.com.
My conference time is 1:50-2:40.