Compass Classroom News

September 19, 2014

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Change in Picture Day Date

Picture Day is now September 24th as opposed to the previously scheduled September 25th.

Skills We Are Working On

This week we have worked on:

  • Being a problem solver
  • Having a growth mindset
  • Being safe with technology. We are starting to use our classroom's devices! More information will go home when we are ready to be full-blown BYOD.
  • Sight word reading
  • We continue to work on being proactive - you are in charge of you! Check out our website's blog for more information.
  • Place value, counting, and addition/subtraction to 20
  • Comparing the needs of plants and animals
  • Individual goal tracking. Right now we are tracking math and behavior

What to Expect Next Week

  • More and more technology!
  • Stars and Stairs

Next Week's Specials Rotation

Monday - Art

Tuesday - Leadership Skills

Wednesday - Music

Thursday - P.E.

Friday - Art


We got to check out three library books on Thursday. This week students got to choose three books of their choice. These books are due next Thursday (September 11th).

Show and Tell

Our students are anxious to bring items from home to share, so we have devised a plan to allow them to do this as well as make connections to their grade-level classrooms.

Starting next Friday (September 12th), students will be allowed to bring one item from home to share. This item must be able to fit inside of their backpacks. If the item is small (a Littlest Pet Shop figure, for example), students may bring more than one as long as they fit inside of a small pencil pouch.

Students will bring the items to school, share them with their classmates in the Compass Classroom, and then invite a friend from their grade level classroom to share with them.

We are excited to help students build relationships with their classmates! Please let us know if you have any questions!


Last week we shared your student's monthly calendars with you. These calendars show the color day your child had and the percentage of points he/she received. If you need additional help viewing the calendar, please contact us at

We are still sending home daily sheets that state your child's color and percentage of points for the day.

Our Class Behavior Goal

We met our goal of raising our hand and waiting to speak! We are brainstorming a new goal. Check next week's newsletter for an update.

Our Goals for Students

We have goals for the students in our classroom:

1. We want them to be safe.

2. We want them to make friends.

3. We want them to learn.

It is important to us to have high, but realistic, expectations for students. We want them to get to be with their grade level class as much as possible - when they are ready. This timeline is different for each child in our class. Our school district's mission is "Preparing EACH student for a successful and meaningful life." This is something we are all striving and working for.

Connect With Us!

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Call us: (816) 892-1613