The Willis Weekly
February 8, 2019
Study Trip to Castleton Mall and Lunch at Buca Di Beppo
Global Day of Play
We've Got Character, YES We DO!!!
Friendship Party on February 14th:
The Friendship Parties this year will be held on Thursday, February 14, from 2:15 to 3:00 p.m.
Students will be participating in a Valentine Exchange with their classmates. We have 23 students in our classroom. Please note that students may NOT distribute Valentines that include food, candy, or balloons. Below is our class list, to better ensure everyone is thought of:
Adelaide (Addie) K.
Chima O. Jr.
Abdalrahman (Abdal) S.
Damon T. Jr.
If you have any specific questions, please email me.
Yearbooks Are on Sale
A Message from Global Studies!
Global Studies Newsletter
*** Important information regarding Chinese Snack Tasting is included in this newsletter and your response is needed if you decide to opt-out.***
In the recent two weeks 1st to 4th grade students have been learning how to say some animals in Chinese. 2nd-4th grade students are doing a great job using the verbs “like” and “have” to form sentences like “I have cats”, “You don’t have dogs”, “I like horses”, and “You don’t like snake”. They also learned how to ask questions like “Do you like horses?” and “Don’t you like rabbits?” in Chinese. I am so impressed with how quickly they learn! 1st grade students had lots of fun learning about the 12 Chinese zodiac animals and coloring Happy New Year 2019, the Year of Pig.
During the week of February 11, 2019, students will be tasting a Chinese snack during their Global Studies class. Please see picture below for the nutrition information. If you do NOT wish your child to taste the snack, please fill out the Opt-Out form by following the link below and submit your response by February 1st, 2019. We will also send out paper permission slips home for certain students with allergy concerns. Thank you for your attention!
Please consider sending a snack to school with your child each day. Our approved list (to keep all of our Cardinals safe - especially those living with food allergies) include:
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish
We appreciate donations for our students that are without a snack, as well. Thank you for considering!
Background Checks & Anti-Bullying Video
Mark Your Calendar!
February 8- Movie Night @ 6:15
February 14th: Classroom parties 2:15-3:00
February 18th: NO SCHOOL: President's Day
*Just a reminder that we have early dismissal every Monday so that our teachers can continue their learning.
Related Arts Schedule for Next Week!
Monday, February 11: Day 1: P.E.
Tuesday, February 12: Day 2: Global Studies
Wednesday, February 13: Day 3: Music
Thursday, February 14: Day 4: Art & Library
Friday, February 15: Day 1: P.E.
We are Learning
Repeated Sort: Students will sort their words. Then check their words using the answer key. Then sort their words again!
Draw and Label: Students choose 10 of their words. Then they will draw a picture of each world and label it.
Blind Sort: Using given guide words, or headers, students spell or write in words in the correct category as a partner calls each word aloud without showing it.
Writing Sort: Students write their words under the correct category.
Speed Sort: Students sort words quickly under the correct categories (use a timer to see how fast they can do it!) Students love to beat records and to set goals for themselves.
Word Hunt: Students hunt through their own reading and writing for words that are additional examples of the sound, pattern, or meaning unit they study!
Buddy Sort: Using the given headers, students sort their words with a partner, then discuss. They will then check their work with their answer key.