Miss Colstens Weekly Newsletter

January 4, 2016

Important Dates

February 5th- 1/2 Day Dismissal at 12:01

February 15th- President's Day, No School

February 16th- Flex Day- No school if we have not had a snow day up to this point

February 19th- President's Day Program at 9:45 a.m.- all are welcome to come and watch!

March 24th: There was a typo on last week's newsletter, so sorry! Our class play will be Thursday, March 24th. 10:00 and 1:30 show

March 30th: Community Helper Job Fair (more information to come)

Family STEAM Night


Friday, February 5th from 5:30-7:30 at Thorpe Creek Elementary

Tomorrow evening, TCE students and their family members of ALL AGES are welcome to come and participate in a variety of engaging, educational activities. Participants will travel as a family (children stay with their adults) to share in their fun and learning of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math! Pizza will be available for purchase in the cafeteria!

We hope you will join us! Miss Colsten will be working a station at STEAM night from 5:30-6:30 :)

This week...

In Reading we worked a lot on nonfiction and fiction again, as we learned all about more artic animals. We also started to introduce the idea of researching and understanding topics through a variety of resources. What can we read and learn from websites, books, etc.

Keep working on those Book Bags! These are cold reads, I am not reviewing these books with your child before they go home. Expect to guide a little bit the first time.

In Math we continued with subtraction and addition. We also reviewed measurement and started recognizing different qualities/attributes and sorted based on what we found. We absolutely love math story problems and students are asking for me to give them story problems during WOW time! Love it!

In Writing we finished our polar bear books, got to make a new book of our choosing, and will start our walrus books tomorrow! Just like our polar bear books, students will get to decide if they want to write a fiction or non-fiction book.

New sight words this week: too, they, with, where

We had so much fun on Wednesday celebrating Global School Play Day! I can't tell you how many times I heard "This is the best day ever!". There were no stations, structure, or any teacher led moments. The kiddos simply got to play all afternoon and they were in heaven. I think we all forget just how much they learn while playing! They had to problem solve, learn new games, take turns, practice patience, share, read directions, write/create cards, and so much more!

Our cadet teacher is awesome in and out of the classroom! Way to go Miss Baker!!!

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Global Day of Play!

Discovery News

Hello wonderful parents! This is Mrs. Foust with our news from Discovery. This week we continued our unit on Presidents. The students are doing a great job learning songs for our upcoming Presidents’ Day program! If your child has not brought in a penny, please have him/her bring one on Monday for our project. Thank you for your donations of extra pennies, too!

Lunch Menu Changes!


We will be trying some new menu items for the months of February and March.

Feb. 12 & March 4: “Big Daddy” CHEESE

Pizza (Friday)

(In place of Cheese Pizza)

Feb 18 & March 10: Mozzarella Pull

Aparts (Thursday)

(In place of Cheese/pepp pizza bites)

Feb 29 & March 21: Grilled Cheese

Sandwich (Monday)

(In place of Beef Soft Tacos)

March 3 & 24: Cornbread (Thursday)

(In place of pretzel)