Mrs. Lee's Weekly Update

News for the Week of September 5, 2012

Scholastic Book Order

A Scholastic book order is in your child's folder today. This is a way for you build your child's library at home at a great price. Also, with each order, we receive free books for our classroom. If you would like to order books for your child, please return the order form and a check made payable to Scholastic by Thursday, September 13. I cannot accept cash for book orders.

Guided Reading

Please take time each night to listen to your child read his/her guided reading book. It will take a week or two for me to get everyone on the best level, so please write comments in the guided reading folder as to how your child does with the book at home. Also, please help your child practice reading and writing the sight words listed in the folder and on the word ring. There is a sheet in the guided reading folder that gives you ideas of ways to help your child practice these words.

Our Learning

  • Reading Workshop- how to select 'just right' books
  • Shared Reading- more Mrs. Wishy Washy big books focusing on rhyming words, where to begin reading, pointing one to one while reading
  • Writing Workshop- where writers get ideas, how to organize a story
  • Math Workshop- collecting data, making data tables, creating bar graphs from data tables
  • Social Social- comparing families here and across the world

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This format for a weekly email is new to me. Hopefully, I am sending it out correctly and everyone is able to view this. Please reply with a simple 'yes' if you are getting this update and are able to view it.


Our classroom needs

Thank you for all of the supplies you provided at the beginning of the year. I've had some parents ask if there are any other things we need for our classroom. Below is a list of supplies at are always welcome:

  • Tissues
  • Clorox wipes
  • Stickers (we use these for sticker stories)
  • Notepads
  • Fancy or cool pens (for writing center)

Mark Your Calendars

  • Monday, 9/3 No School
  • Wednesday, 9/12 Late Start *This was not written correctly on the calendar in the Daily Folder.*
  • Thursday, 9/13 Scholastic book orders due