Mrs. Baker's Newsletter

November 2,2017

What is going on?

A Week of Learning:

Reading: This week, the students are going to continue to work on Read-to-Self strategies. We learned that during Read to Self, it is important to choose books that are just right so we understand our reading and grow as readers. The students will distinguish between real reading and “fake” reading.

Writing: Writing this week will focus on identifying a small moment and expanding that small moment to be a wonderful story. We can do this by adding voice and stretching our moment to including important and exciting details.

Spelling and Grammar: another, cut, food, hurt, made, next, seem, through

This week we will begin learning about verbs: words that show action.

Science: Students will be conducting experiments and demonstrations using sound, heat, and light energy.

Math: We are moving on to measurement! Student will learn what an inch is (just a space!) and how to measure things with a ruler. They will discover how many inches are in a yard and practice estimating measurements.

I am needing two packages of gummy worms- for a measurement activity. Please let me know if you can donate.

This and That-


Nov 2: TAG testing Info night- 5:45 Cafeteria

Nov 2: Report Cards go home

Nov 3: Picture Retakes

Nov 3: Passport to Sommer

Nov. 7th Baker's PBL Share Out- have kids dress cowboy/cowgirl In cafe-8:20-8:50

Nov 10: Veterans Day Assembly (all students)

March 9: Field Day

-Library books are due every Friday

-Honor Wall Pictures Needed

Sommer Elementary would like to invite our active duty, retired, or reserve service members to join us in honoring our Nation’s Heroes at our Veteran’ Day Assembly on November 10th, 2017 at 7:35am. coffee and Snacks will be available for our special guests following the assembly in the library. If possible, please fill out and submit this RSVP.

We will also be putting up our Honor Wall again this year. Please attach a COPY of your Veterans picture to the appropriate ½ page on THIS form. We ask that you DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL copies of pictures as they will be on display and children will be looking and touching them. The Deadline to turn in Photos for the Veterans Wall is Tuesday, November 7th.If you still have your picture from previous years, please feel free to send it back in!

We are looking forward to celebrating this special day with our community. As a part of the celebration of our veterans, we are asking grades 2 through 5 to write an essay for Veteran's Day. Essays should respond to the prompt "What does a hero mean to me?"This is OPTIONAL but would be a great at home activity!

Each essay should be approximately one page in length. Essays are due on November 7th and winners will read their essays at assembly on November 10th. Winners will be decided by committee- I'll turn them in to be judged on the 7th.

Additionally, any students who have veterans attending the assembly will be invited to a brief reception following the assembly .

TAG Information:

11/2 5:45-6:45 - TAG Information meeting with parents.

11/13-12/8 - Referrals accepted for January/February testing window.

1/8 - 1/10 - Let TAG Specialist know immediately of any transfer (new) students who arrived after the winter holiday and may have received gifted services at their previous school.

1/15 - Testing for gifted services will begin

4/1 - Final decisions regarding placement will be mailed out

Thank you so much! My Wolf Pack is taking great care of my family!