Ms. Schaum's Class Newsletter

-Week of November 17-21, 2014

Upcoming Dates

November 19: Bring Feast Items to School


November 21: District Turkey Drive


November 21: VRE Star Saver's Bank


November 21: 1st Grade Thanksgiving Feast


November 24-28: Thanksgiving Break, no school


December 1: School starts again

Curriculum Corner

Reading: We will complete Daily 5 rotations and Ms. Schaum will continue to meet with guided reading groups! During read alouds we will be focusing on the difference between fiction and non-fiction.


Writing: We will be using descriptive language, extended sentences and varied sentence patterns to write a paragraph.


Math: We will continue to study money: identifying the four different coins and their values, as well as counting different coin combinations.


Science: We will begin to study magnets and magnetic fields.


Social Studies: We will be learning about the first Thanksgiving.


PBL: We will continue our Helping Hands PBL!

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!

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