Camp Learn A Lot

January 30, 2016

Dear Parents,

Your children are growing like beanstalks in both nonfiction reading and writing! I hope they are sharing their enthusiasm for nonfiction with you, too. Next week our guidance counselor, Mrs. Dossey, will start the Beginning Awareness Basic Education Studies (BABES) curriculum. Please see below for more information about the BABES curriculum and important dates to add to your calendar.


As always,


Kelly Burton

Important Dates

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


Monday 02/01

  • Special: Music + Library
  • Weekly Reading Log sent home
  • Logophiles 3 Progress Check

Tuesday 02/02

  • Special: Technology
Wednesday 02/03
  • Special: PE
  • Early Release Day @ 2:55pm
Thursday 02/04
  • Special: Art
  • Logophiles 1 Progress Check
Friday 02/05
  • Special: Music
  • Weekly Reading Log due


Thursday 02/11

  • Body Safety Presentation

Friday 02/12

  • Valentine's Day Party @ 2:15pm
Monday 02/15
  • President's Day / Flex Day

Thursday 02/17

  • Early Release Day @ 2:55pm

Friday 02/18

  • Hazel Dell Spectacular
  • Science Fair

Beginning Awareness Basic Education Studies (BABES)

Beginning Awareness Basic Education Studies (BABES) is a primary prevention program designed to give children a lifetime of protection from substance abuse. BABES accomplishes this by assisting young people to develop positive living skills and by providing them with accurate, non-judgmental information about the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.


This important information is presented in a manner designed to gain the attention of children and to enable them to develop a desire for healthful living and give them the ability to better understand how to protect themselves from alcohol and chemical dependency situations among their peers and within a family structure.

Guiding Questions

Word Study
  • Logophiles Group 1: How can the CVVC pattern help us become better spellers?
  • Logophiles Group 2: How can the CVVC pattern help us become better spellers?
  • Logophiles Group 3: What different sounds are created by consonant digraphs?

Reading - Unit 2 - Inquiring Minds Want to Read

  • How does an author’s experiences and writing style affect the information presented in nonfiction texts?
  • How can different texts on the same topic help me to strengthen my understanding of a topic?
  • How can what I learn help me better understand the world?
  • How is the text organized so that I can better understand the topic?
  • How can I change the way I interact with a text depending on what nonfiction text features it has?
Science - Unit 3 - Motion and Forces
  • How do objects move?
  • How can we move a ball?
  • How can we change the way objects move?
  • How can we change motion?
  • What is gravity?
  • What are magnets?
BABES
  • What does it mean to have healthful living?
Math - Unit 6 - Whole-Number Operations and Number Stories
  • How can models help us understand mathematics?
  • How can strategies help us solve addition and subtraction problems?
  • How might procedures help us to solve multiplication and division problems?

Writing Workshop - Unit 2 - Inquiring Minds Want to Write

  • Why and how do readers write about what they have read?
  • How do we use resources to find authentic information?
  • How do writers inform, explain, and report information?
  • What kind of information would I share with an audience to clarify, illustrate, or expand my thoughts?
  • What is the purpose of an informational piece of writing?
  • How do the structure and text features shape informational texts?
  • 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.