Volume 2, Issue 2: September 7, 2018
What an amazing week! I am so amazed and in awe of these students...I know it will be a year of tremendous growth! Please take a careful look through this week's newsletter. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Don't forget about the GT Curriculum Night on Wednesday, Sep. 12th from 6-7:30! I'll share information about our curriculum and other classroom information. The presentation will be shared in next week's newsletter if you aren't able to make it.
-Ms. Kate Martin
Photos of the Week
Science: We started learning about the science process skills and the scientific method.
Reading: We completed a pre-assessment and learned about the Lexile system/choosing books.
Writing: We learned about the importance of stamina, fluency and volume in writing.
Enrichment: We learned about passion projects and how we'll be utilizing our enrichment time. Students also chose their first enrichment project and started researching!
Looking Forward to Next Week
Science: We will complete a science experiment by using the scientific method and will also follow the engineering design process and design, create, test and catapult!
Reading: We will begin our first unit called "Literary Reflections" where we analyze literature and make generalizations about the big idea of change.
Writing: We will learn about our procedures for our greek/latin root weekly quizzes, and also begin with a quick unit on grammar and vocabulary. The following week we'll begin our persuasive writing unit.
*Book Fair in media center all week!
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Peanut & Tree Nut Free School
A no peanut or tree nut product policy means that there may not be any snacks or lunches that include contains any nut in the ingredients as well as anything that was made on shared machinery. It is OK to send snacks that say that they were made in the same facility as items containing nuts.
Thank you for your understanding and diligence!
Dismissal: GT students AND their siblings will be dismissed from the ELC doors in the rear of the parking lot.
School Hours: 8:32 a.m. - 3:39 p.m. (GT - 3:34)
Half-Day Dismissal: 11:45 a.m.
Please stand outside the ELS doors at dismissal and hold up your child's assigned number card. Once you hear me call your child's number, please move off to the side so more numbers can be called. The students will meet you outside.
Woodland Birthday Treat Procedure
Ms. Martin’s Class Schedule
8:35-8:50: Morning Work/Welcome
8:50-9:40: Writing Workshop
9:40-10:26: 5th Grade Specials
10:26-10:35: Snack (Healthy, Nut-Free)
10:35-11:30: Science/Social Studies with Ms. Martin
9:40-10:35: Science/Social Studies with Ms. Gierman
10:35-11:21: 4th Grade Specials
11:21-11:30: Snack (Healthy, Nut-Free)
4th/5th Graders Return to their Teacher:
11:30-12:30: Math Workshop
1:15-2:30: Reading Workshop
2:30-2:45: 2nd Recess
Woodland follows an “ABC” specials schedule. Tuesday, September 4th will start with “A” day and continue from there.
4th Grade students travel as a class together to specials. Their specials schedule is:
A-PE B-Music C-Art
5th Grade students are split among the three regular 5th grade classes. Their specials schedule depends on the teacher they attend specials with. It may change during the year.
Phou: A-PE B-Music C-Art
Davison: A-Art B-PE C-Music
(Xavier, James, Blair, Georgie)
McNaughton: A-Music B-Art C-PE(Luca, Kayla, Aapratim, Annabel)
A paper copy will come home with your child within the first week of school.
Wish List: Higher Level Books!
Upcoming Important Dates
Normal School Hours: 8:32 - 3:39 (GT dismissal 3:34)
Half Day Hours: 8:32 - 11:45
Sep. 12: GT Curriculum Night 6-7:30pm
Sep. 13: Woodland Curriculum Night 6-9pm
Sep. 14: Family picnic 5:30-7
Sep. 18: PTO Meeting 7-9pm
Sep. 24-28: Spirit Week
Sep. 28: Box Top Collection
Oct. 2: Culver's Night
Oct. 5: Spirit Day/Fun Run 9-10:45
Oct. 8: Woodland Picture Day
Oct. 11 & 12: ROARS Store
Oct. 25: Elementary Conferences 4:30-8pm