Newsletter-Feb 15-19, 2016

Mrs. Wells

Valentine's Day 2016...Fun!

Thanks so much to Mrs. Payne, Mrs. Powell, Mrs. Stewart, and Mr. Rich for helping with our party. Also thanks for sending in donations to make our party delicious!

I appreciate all the sweet gifts that made my day...flowers, candy, gift cards, cookie mix and spatulas, and kitchen towels with a Valentine theme....oh my! I am one lucky teacher!

Many, many thanks!

Please visit my webpage for more information-

https://sites.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/mrs-wells/home

Look under the NEWSLETTER tab to find "view" or "downloads" of the spelling word list, the spelling dictation sentences, the xtra math pins, the RAZ kids login cards, AND Spelling City users and passwords.

For xtra math website, students use my email: belinda.wells@leanderisd.org, then use the pin number from the download.

A note from Mrs. Wells


Our trickster tales are ready. We will be presenting them to Mrs. Fry's library classes Feb. 16, and 18th.

Please join us if you like. The students are becoming amazing story tellers.

Monday, the 16th, we will be in the library presenting to first graders at 12:05-12:55

and then again at 1:45-2:35 to second graders.

Wednesday, the 18th, we will be reading to 3rd graders at 8:35-9:25 and then again to kindergarten from 12:55-1:45.

Math Homework


1. Minimum of 20 problems completed with 70% accuracy on Prodigy. I've uploaded the following lessons:

* estimating volume and adding

*estimating mass and adding

*conversion table from hour to minutes and seconds

*elapsed time with clocks

*elapsed time

2. Do at least ONE session of extra math (multiplication). Students are forgetting to practice their facts...remind them to work on xtra math. Mrs. Reim is taking grades on their practice.

Reading

1. Complete one RAZ story from their book room that is read orally and tested with the score of 70% or higher. Please encourage your child to go back and look for the answers to the questions.

Spelling

Unit 19

Spelling with prefixes and understanding how the prefix changes word meaning.

I have also assigned lessons in Spelling City to help them practice. Usernames and passwords are a download on the website and at the top of this page.

Social Studies

Studying Native Americans of Texas and appreciating our history.
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Science

We are becoming ecologists of our schoolyard. This week we studied environmental factors and SPIDERS!