Ms. Schaum's Class Newsletter

Week of September 22-26, 2014

Nut Free Classroom

We have some learners with severe nut allergies, so our classroom is designated as a nut free zone. Please do not send any food to school that contains nuts. Thank you for helping us keep our classroom safe for all learners!

Curriculum Corner

Reading: We will continue building our Daily 5 Read to Self Stamina. The goal this week is 20 minutes of sustained silent reading to self. We will also add the Daily 5 Choice of Read to Someone.


Writing: We will continue building our Daily 5 Work on Writing Stamina. The goal for this week is to continue writing well constructed sentences using punctuation, capitalization, and correct spacing. We will also work on writing extended sentences with different beginnings.


Math: We will continue to learn about place value. We will write numbers in standard form (ex: 24), word form (ex: twenty-four), expanded form (ex: 20 + 4), and picture form.


Science: We will continue to study solids, liquids, and gasses. We will do investigations involving solids this week.


Social Studies: We will continue to build our classroom community by interviewing a partner and presenting the information using technology.


PBL: We will wrap up our All About Me PBL.

Upcoming Dates

September 29: Fall Picture Day


September 29-October 3: Scholastic Book Fair


October 3: Star Saver's Bank


October 10: Parent/Teacher Conference Day - NO SCHOOL for learners


October 13: NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day

Reminders and Announcements

If you pick up your learner out front when school dismisses, your learner must walk all the way to 1A's spot on the concrete before he/she may leave with you. Please do not try to take your learner out of line until we have reached our spot....thank you!

Class Schedule

7:50 Morning Work/Morning Meeting

8:15 Math

9:15 Snack/Restroom Break

9:30 Science/Social Studies

10:30 Recess

11:05 Lunch

11:40 Silent Reading

12:00 Writer's Workshop

12:30 Daily 5 Rotations/C.A.F.E.

2:00 Specials

2:50 Daily Reflections/Pack

3:05 Dismissal



Library Day: Monday 9:30am



Specials Schedule

Monday- PE

Tuesday- Art

Wednesday- PE

Thursday- Computer

Friday- Music