Mrs. Schraml's Newsletter
September 19, 2016
Blue Goal Folders
I need access to them every single day, so please be sure to return them to your student's backpack after practicing their goals at home. I will have them prove to me they know their goal three times before they get a new goal.
This is a great way to connect home and school! You will know exactly what they should be working on and what they still need to learn. We will also be working on these goals at school.
Questions or comments please let me know! I am so excited to get these started
Specials Schedule week of 9/19-9/23 This week's color is ORANGE
Tuesday - B Day ART Please return library books
Wednesday - C Day Music and Library/Technology
Thursday - A Day PE Please wear or send tennis shoes
Friday - B Day ART
Our Brains are Growing!
What we are learning about...
We will also be talking about Metacognition, thinking about our thinking.
Writing - We will be talking about our thinking and creating a visual image with a lot of details on our journal paper. We will talk about and start labeling our pictures with letters and words.
Phonics - The kids are learning the sounds and actions quickly and they are remembering them! It is amazing how quickly the students learn the sounds and actions. This week we will learn the sounds that the letters b, ai, j, oa, ie make. (ai says the letter A, oa says the letter O, and ie says the letter I) We learn a new sound EVERY DAY! Please make sure your child is there everyday so they aren't missing out on valuable instruction.
Math - We will are beginning Chapter 2 in Math in Focus - Numbers to 10.
By the end of first quarter students should be able to count to 25 and by Christmas 50. Please continue practicing counting at home.
Here are a few of our I can statements for this chapter:
- I can answer the question “how many?” after counting a group up to 9.
- I can write numbers 0-9.
- I can count forward from a given number.
Science - We will continue our study of Energy and the Sun.
Social Studies - We will continue our Unit called Me and My School. We will discuss what it means to be a good citizen and create an anchor chart to have in our classroom as a reminder. We will make a model of a good citizen and list characteristics of good citizens on it's body.
I can describe how rules help me get along with my classmates. (sharing, taking turns, being respectful, conflict resolution/solving problems peacefully)
I can resolve disputes peacefully in my classroom and on the playground.
- I can use specific positive words to describe role models within my school. (respectful, compassionate, honest, integrity, fair, kind).
Using Metacognition at home
We use these thinking stems daily while we do our Jolly Phonics. The students are getting really good at using different thinking stems and thinking deeper. The hardest one to use is I'm wondering. We talk about that I'm wondering shows that we are trying to figure something out that we don't know the answer yet.
Friends at School
Friends at school can play and share
Friends at school are kind and fair
Friends at school will talk to you
When you’re feeling sad and blue
Friends at school are big and smallFriends at school are best of all
A few sites your child can enjoy (click on the buttons to go to the websites)
About Mrs. Schraml
I have been married to Mike for 12 years and we have 2 daughters, Lily (6th grade) and Grace (1st grade). We live in Independence and our girls attend school in the Independence School District. We have 2 dogs, Macy and Magnus.
My favorite color is green but I love all colors. I love spending time with my family, shopping at antique stores, and refinishing furniture. I try to be a health nut but always enjoy sweet treats. :)
Most of all I am thoroughly enjoying working with your children! They are learning our procedures quickly and I can't wait to see them grow academically. Thank you for trusting your children with me this year and thank you for your support in their education!