Mrs. Baker's Class Newsletter-

September 22, 2016

What is going on?

Writing: Students will finish publishing their personal narratives and share them with the class. Would anyone be willing to donate cookies for our Author Celebration next week? Please contact me if you can.

Spelling Words this week: about, could, many,out, some,that, them, when

Reading: In Reader’s Workshop, we will be looking at strategies that help us to have strong comprehension. Our focal point will be inferring. We are going to be using background knowledge and text clues to make an inference. This will help students better understand what they are reading.

Math: In math we will work on place value, comparing numbers, expanded and standard forms, number brain teasers, and adding larger numbers. Children will be offered lots of choice next week! Students will choose math menus (on level or challenge) to complete a variety of number activities. Each menu will provide 9 different thinking challenges that will be completed in the order each child chooses.

Science: Students will classify matter by physical properties, including shape, relative mass, relative temperature, texture, flexibility, and whether material is solid or liquid.

We are needing some supplies donated for next week. If you could donate: two bags of gummy worms, and a bag of balloons. I would be very thankful!

Sept- 28th Early Release

Sept- 30th Fall Pictures

Oct. 4-6th Flu Shot Clinic-paperwork needs to be filled out and returned to school.

Oct- 10th Conference Day

We are ordering class t-shirts- Please look in Thursday folders for information- If you are going to write a check. Please write your drivers license number on the check. Thank you!


It's time to Stuff the Boots! The Fall Fundraiser starts on September 19th and runs through October 7th! Classes will compete against each other in each grade level to win Zoey the Zebra & Stanley the Stallion visit their class. Look for the orange flyer in this week's Thursday folders. Please help us raise money for our school, every dollar counts! Got questions?

(Alert, Alert! We won a Stanley the Stallion to visit our class! Plus, I received a Coffee from Starbucks for all of your donations) We are so excited! Thank you!!!

Spirit Wear T-shirts

School spirit t-shirts are on sale now!

You can order your t-shirt online only by visiting the Sommer PTA website. There are red dri-fit and black cotton t-shirts available for adults and students. Show your school spirit by following the steps below to order today! The deadline for ordering -t-shirts for the 2016-2017 school year is Sept. 23rd. Please contact Spirit Wear Chairs, Jessica Blanchard or Carmen Padua for any questions at this


1. Go to the Sommer PTA website (

2. Click on "store" tab in the upper right.

3. Pick spirit wear items using the drop down menus then purchase. (Please note you will need to sign in with an email and password in order to complete your purchase and your personal info will not be shared with any outside resources.)

Note: Please know the ladies cut shirt runs SMALL, please order at least one size larger than normal for the ladies cut.


The order will be placed after the deadline above. Once shirts arrive, they will be sorted and distributed to your student at school. Expect delivery to be mid-October.

We will post updates on the Sommer PTA Facebook page when shirts are delivered.

Treasure Box-

Treasure box items needed:

As you can imagine, it is a big deal in second grade. I need all types of motivation! If you would please consider making a donation! It will be greatly appreciated!




Happy Meal type prizes-

Oriental Trading doo dads-

Gel Pens-

Pencil Sharpeners-

Have a good weekend!