The Rigsby Reader 3.9.15

Updates from Room 311

Dates to Remember:

  • March 12th: BBQ Pickup in the Gym 5:30-7:00 (Also give your feedback on the Claxton Playground!
  • March 13- Digital Learning Day!- Now a full day of school

  • March 15th- Family Night at Hillcrest
  • March 20- Picture Day!

  • March 24th: Chicken Dinner & Math Night Click to View the Save the Date
  • April 24th-26: Claxton School Play!

I Am Somebody Morning Chant

For the first few months of school, we recited this chant every morning to get us going. I found the video on my iPad this week and had to share it! The Chant comes from a Ted Talk that Rita Pierson did. It's pretty wonderful to hear them say it. (Even if most of them are being VERY goofy :) )
"I am Somebody. I was somebody when I came in, I'll be a better somebody when I leave. I am powerful, I am strong. I deserve the education that I get here. I have things to do, people to impress, and places to go!"
Morning Chant

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What We Are Learning

  • Reading- Strategy Group Focus is still 'Text Structures'. We are also working on Antonyms
  • Math- This week we are reviewing Area & Perimeter with Mrs. Allbach! We will be writing and solving Dr. Seuss themed word problems for Dr. Seuss's Birthday! Then on Thursday we will be moving onto Basic Fractions Review!~
  • Writing- We have left Narrative writing and have moved into "Bringing NC History to Life" Informational Writing. The topics that each student chose come directly from our Social Studies standards.
  • Social Studies- In Social Studies this week, we will continue to look and examine the North Carolina Constitution and the State Song.
  • Science- We will be discussing the earth's rotation- and how we have day/night and the seasons. We will also be learning about the phases of the moon.
  • Roots and Wings- Students continue to work on their Balobby Project. This project has students creating a land in centimeters for a mythical creature called a Balobby. (Bah-LOB-by) Students will be working in small teams to design a land for their creatures- calculating the perimeter & area of their rooms. Students will also identify the angles and types of lines that are used in their design.

Finding Mrs. Rigsby

If your child has a change in how they are going home- please send a note with your child or call the classroom and leave a message. I try to check my email often- but once I'm teaching, I don't stop! Please let me know how I can help your student be successful.