Mrs. Carlson's Weekly Newsletter

A Peek Into Our Week

In The Life of Mrs. Carlson

This weekend my mom, sister, the twin girls and I traveled to Grand Rapids for a bridal shower. My twin brother, Ryan, is getting married in December and the shower was in honor of his fiance Darcy. It was quite a rainy Saturday, but we enjoyed good food and great company.
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Reminders and Annoucements

Scholastic book orders will be placed the last Friday of each month. Online ordering is the fastest and easiest way to place book orders. Our next book order will be placed Friday October 30th. Scroll below for a link to the online ordering.

Reading Log: Students should be logging 30 minutes of reading at least 4 days per week. After reading is complete students should fill out the reading log and have you initial. October reading log was sent home in Friday Folders.

****October Reading Log due this Friday October 30th.

We have begun our Pizza Hut Book-It program! Students who log 30 minutes a day of reading and fill out their book log will earn a Book-It coupon. This coupon is good for a free personal cheese pizza!

Remind 101: Please be sure to register for Remind 101.

Don't Forget to sign up for parent teacher conferences! Scroll down for a link to the sign up genius.


  • 1/2 Day Friday October 30th, Halloween Parade- Dismissal at 11:33 a.m.

Late Start Dates:

October 28th

Questions to Ask Your Child

  • Did you book shop this week? What books are you currently reading in Reader's Workshop?
  • How did your math assessment go?
  • How did your first library session go? What books did you check out?
  • Did you check any books out of Mrs. Carlson's library this week? If not, try to find a book and bring it home this week!
  • Tell me about the experiment design challenge

  • Did you bring home your Friday Folder?
  • Can you share your planner with me?

This Week

  • In Math we reviewed unit 1 concepts and then took the unit 1 math assessment.

  • In Reading we finished our read aloud Stone Fox. Students reflected on the story and then extended the story by envisioning what might have happened after the story ended. Students shared this story extension with classmates.
  • Students practiced using the skill of inferencing while reading.
  • An inference is when students take their prior knowledge and clues from the reading (characters actions and dialogue ) and then draw a conclusion about what might be happening or why something might be happening in the story.

Inferencing Stems:

  • Perhaps...
  • Maybe...
  • I think...
  • My guess is...
  • This could mean...
  • It could be that...

Next Week


Students will...

  • Continue to make inferences while reading

  • brainstorm Growth Mindset phrases for everyday discussions.


Students will...

  • reflect on their unit 1 assessment
  • students will look at their pre-assessment and compare their final assessment to see and notice growth.
  • students will take unit 2 pre- assessment
  • students will being reviewing multiplication in the form of arrays.

SCIENCE: Unit 2- Energy

Students will...

  • Continue with the Experiment Design Challenge by typing up their experiment and then allowing other students to offer critique and advise. Then revisions will be made.