Camp Learn A Lot

February 12, 2016

Dear Parents,

The children had a great time opening their valentines this afternoon. A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Popp and Mrs. Volk for planning such fun activities for the class party!


It is officially sniffle season and we are now completely out of tissues in our classroom! If it's (s)not too much to ask, I would appreciate any donations of tissues to our classroom.


Next week we will finish our nonfiction reading unit and begin a new journey with some of our favorite book characters, such as Pete the Cat. Please see below for important dates to add to your calendar.


Stay warm and have a great three-day weekend!


As always,


Kelly Burton

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Important Dates

Text @7b47d4 to 81010 to receive these reminders via text at 3:30pm the day prior.


Monday 02/15

  • Presidents' Day (No School)
Tuesday 02/16
  • Special: PE

Wednesday 02/17

  • Special: Art
  • Logophiles Group 2 Progress Check
  • Early Release Day @ 2:55pm
Thursday 02/18
  • Special: Music
  • Hazel Dell Spectacular
  • Science Fair

Friday 02/19

  • Special: Technology
  • Logophiles Group 3 Progress Check
  • Weekly Reading Log due

Guiding Questions

Word Study
  • How can knowing the 6 syllable patterns help me grow as a reader and writer?

Reading - Unit 2 - Inquiring Minds Want to Read

  • How can what I learn help me better understand the world?
Science - Unit 3 - Motion and Forces
  • What is gravity?
  • What are magnets?
Beginning Awareness Basic Education Studies (BABES)
  • What does it mean to have healthful living?
Math - Unit 7 - Patterns and Rules
  • How can patterns help explain the world around us?
  • How can data help us understand our world?

Writing Workshop - Unit 2 - Inquiring Minds Want to Write

  • How do writers inform, explain, and report information?
  • What is the purpose of an informational piece of writing?
  • How can I self-assess to make sure my writing reflects what I have learned about writing an informational text?
  • How can I edit and revise my writing to better convey my information?

Parent & Student Resources

If you find a broken link, please let me know.

For Parents
  • Instagram: Request to follow @mrskellysimon
  • Remind: To subscribe, text @7b47d4 to 81010.
For Kids

Miss Kelly Burton

My goal as an educator is to instill a passion for learning and inspire students to continuously challenge themselves to be "the best me I can be." I believe that all students can experience success in school. It is my role as the teacher to facilitate, guide, and support students on their learning journey. If you'd like to know more about me, please read my bio on Smore. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding your child.