Fontaine Flier

October 2, 2015

Jared Coones Pumpkin Run-Saturday, October 3rd

Race begins at 8:00. Hope to see you there!

Marble Jar Party Cardboard Arcade- Thursday, October 8th.

Thank you so much for all your help with this! They are so excited! The video that inspired this idea is below.
Caine's Arcade

Student Council Information

Student council information was sent out via e-mail on Friday. Mrs. klipowitz and I will be sponsoring it this year. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Don't Forget to Schedule Your Parent-Teacher Conferences

A link was sent out last week for Sign-Up Genius. Parents are asked to go in and schedule their children's conferences. If you need me to resend the link, just let me know.

Conferences will be held:

  • October 14 from 4:30 -8:30 PM for 1st Grade-5th Grade
  • October 15 from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM for Early Childhood- 5th Grade, with a dinner break provided for teachers from 4-5PM on Thursday.
  • Early Childhood/ Pre School and Kindergarten will not have school on October 14 and their conferences are from 8:00 AM- 8:30 PM.

Coming up this Week

Social Studies

Native American test on Monday. Study guides were completed in class this week.


We will be studying the human body, focusing on these three systems: circulatory system, digestive system, and respiratory system.

Math-Starting Topic 4

Writing-We will continue to work on our Native American tribe informational pieces. This week students will wrap up their research and start drafting their piece. We have been learning how to write a strong lead. Last week, we learned how to write a snapshot lead. This week students will be introduced to the sound effect lead, action lead, and question lead. First drafts are due Thursday, October 8.

Reading-Author Study-Kate DI Camillo

Students will be reading one of her books. (Tiger Rising or the Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane ( two of my all time favorites). We will be meeting in both whole group and daily small groups to discuss her writing and the books.

Skills-Inferencing, characterization, cause and effect, and context clues

Reading Strategy-Close Reading/Notice and Note signposts/ "huh?" And fix-up strategies

Spelling-List 7-Post Test on Thursday ( There is no school on Friday.)


I will have all grades updated by Sunday night. If your child is still missing an assignment, they will have until Tuesday, October 6 at 3:00 to turn it in. This will be the last chance for first quarter since report cards will be completed this week.

Help Wanted For Our Human Body Unit

If anyone knows anyone in the health industry that would come and talk to our class, we would love it! ...dietitians, nurses, etc

Word of the Week-Magnanimous

Very generous or forgiving

Important Dates to Remember

Saturday, October 3-Jared Coones pumpkin Run 8:00

Thursday, October 8-Math Wings 3:40-4:40

Thursday, October 8-End of First Quarter

Friday, October 9- No School

October 14 & 15-conferences

Friday, October 16-No School

Specials Schedule





Friday-No School

Book Talks

For each Book Talk, students will receive a Book-It coupon for a free Pizza Hut personal pan pizza!

Have a great week!