Mrs. Finch's Class News

Vol. 1, Issue 16

Week of February 1st-5th, 2016

Please be sure your child is practicing math facts and reading at home. Easy ways to practice facts are through educational apps or Xtra Math,

and Fast Math programs that can be found on my teacher web page.

We will have a Valentine's Party on Friday, February 12th. Our wonderful room mom has already been busy planning wonderful activities for this special event. If you would like to help out please contact Mrs. Clark at or myself at

Have a wonderful week!

Click this link below to open the doors to all kinds of learning!

Academic Focus:


Target Skill: Text and Graphic Features

Reading Strategy: Question

Vocabulary Strategy: Synonyms

Phonics: ar (r-controlled vowel)

Grammar: commas in dates and places

Writing: Expository Writing

Math: Patterns, Number Sequence, Equal Groups

(contextual multiplication and division situations)

Social Studies/Science

Government Services


Weekly Spelling Words

Long -ar

1. car

2. dark

3. arm

4. star

5. park

6. yard

7. party

8. hard

9. farm

10. start

11. part

12. spark

Review words: art, jar


Monday--Tree Map (word sort) 3 letters, 4 letters, 5 letters

Tuesday--ABC Order (10 words)

Wednesday--Vowels/Consonants (same words as ABC order)

Thursday--5 Spelling Sentences or Spelling Story (5 words)

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ClassDojo has launched a new video series: Big Ideas teaching children growth mindset. Check out these three wonderful videos that we have seen (video 1and 2) and will see (video 3) in class.

I love that the kiddos know that a new video is released each Sunday and they ask to see it as soon as they get to school on Monday morning. You know these videos have an impact when this happens.

Order Your Austin Elementary Yearbook Online

Click on the link below ( Enter the school's pay code 81263. Order online through March 4, 2016.

Yearbooks are $16 each.

If you wish to order by check, make checks payable to "Austin PTA" and complete the envelope sent home last week with your child. If you need another envelope, let me know or stop by the school office.

Other questions may be sent to

Order your yearbook here!
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Our school attendance goal is 98% every day. We want to do our part.

Our class goal for 2016 is to have 0 tardies for one full week, Monday thru Friday. As every school day counts, so does being at school on time. We are still hoping to meet this goal for the first time.

Last week's attendance results: We are getting closer!

Tardies--2 (previous week: 4)

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Six Flags Reading Program

Don't forget the deadline is fast approaching (February 16th). Be sure to keep reading. Reading for pleasure minutes count (not homework). Record these minutes on your log.

College Colors

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 7:45am-3:15pm

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Show your college spirit@

Roo Spirit Day

Friday, Feb. 5th, 7:45am-3:15pm

Austin Elementary School, Weatherford, TX, United States

Weatherford, TX

Wear your Roo blue!