Mrs. Yoder's News

September 16, 2016

Student-Led Conferences

TCE parent/teacher conferences will be led by the students this year! Student-led conferences allow your child to be an important part of the conversation by having them share their accomplishments and helping to create goals for the year. Teachers will be sending out directions on Friday, September 23rd for parents to sign up electronically for a conference date between Monday, October 3 and Tuesday, October 18. We can’t wait to celebrate your child’s learning with you!

Liger Mile

The 2016 Liger XC Mile will take place on Thursday, October 13th at Hamilton Southeastern HS!! This race/run/walk is for ALL K- 6th grade students in the Hamilton Southeastern School District. School team scores will be kept for intermediate and elementary competition. For more information, checkout the flyer in Mrs. Yoder's email or clicking on the link below!


I had this in our newsletter last week as well, so you may already have these downloaded. If you do, thank you! If you have not had a chance to download yet, please do this weekend. I sent iPads home that parents need to download if it is not already on them. If you have opted for your child to leave their iPad at school and you are renting I will take care of the download. We enjoyed using our QR readers at school this week. We are so excited to use the next two apps I have requested.

Here is a link to Common Sense Media for the apps listed below...


SeeSaw: no review for this app

Grandparent's Day

As you may already know, Grandparent’s Day is celebrated around the United States in the month of September. We would like to honor grandparents on Friday, September 30th by inviting them to TCE for a special Grandparent’s Day! The event will take place from 9:10-11:35, with each grade level hosting a specific time slot. During this special visit, the grandparents will get a chance to see your child’s classroom and do some memorable activities with your child. Below is the timeline for the days’ activities.

9:10-9:50 Kindergarten

9:35-10:15 3rd Grade

10:00-10:40 1st Grade

10:30-11:10 2nd Grade

10:55-11:35 4th Grade

As you can see there might be an open slot as you wait for another grade level. The PTO will be hosting a waiting room at TCE for that open time period. Refreshments will be served and student work will be on display. Due to the wonderful turn out, and the high number of students we have this year, we are requesting no visitors for lunch that day. Thank you for your understanding! We look forward to this special event!

We have been busy this week learning new math games, listening to reading on our QR codes, celebrating National Dot Day, and many word work activities

Our Curriculum for Next Week....

Reading - We will continue to discuss what readers workshop should look like as we begin to work through our rotations this week. We will be focusing in on making connections to the stories as we read.

Writing - We will continue writing small moment stories and work on strategies for getting our words on paper.

Math - We will continue to work with number patterns 1-120 and place value. We will continue focusing on problem solving and showing our math thinking by solving problems multiple ways.

Related Arts-Next Week

Monday - Art

Tuesday - P.E.

Wednesday- Music

Thursday - Art and Library

Friday - P.E.

Important Dates

Monday, September 12 - Fall Fundraiser begins (information was sent home earlier this wee)

Monday, September 19- Dine to Donate at DQ from 5-7pm

Friday, September 23 - Movie Night

Wednesday, September 28- Richey Woods Study Trip

Friday, September 30-Grandparents Day

October 12- Picture Retakes