Mrs. L. King

November 14, 2014

Veteran's Day Celebration

Students celebrated Veteran's Day at TCE on Tuesday! We read a book about the origins of Veteran's Day. We also learned the difference between Veteran's Day and Memorial Day. Students also created new military medal glyphs.

Collecting Plastic Caps for a Buddy Bench!

We are collecting clean bottle caps and plastic lids this year at TCE. Please see the attached flyer for more information!

Staying warm at recess!

We will continue to go outside for recess during the winter unless the weather condition pose a risk to the safety of students. Please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately for being outside in the cold.
In addition to wearing a warm winter coat, here are a few tips to help ensure that your child stays warm during the cold winter months!

  • Send students to school with plenty of layers, sweatshirts, sweaters and pullovers. Layering clothing will allow them to add or remove items depending on the weather.
  • Hats are one of the most important parts of dressing warmly in the winter. A thick winter hat will keep students from losing too much of that essential body heat.
  • Gloves will keep kids’ hands toasty warm and protect their skin from becoming damaged by the wind and chill!

In order to play in the snow, students are required to to wear boots and gloves. It is also very helpful if all items are labeled with your child's name.

Gingerbread Houses!

We will be decorating gingerbread houses on December 18th from 11:00 to 12:00. All parents are invited to attend! Look for more information closer to the date!

Classroom Treasure Box

One student's "trash" is another student's "treasure!" If you have any old toys, birthday party favors, etc please consider donating them to our classroom treasure box! Thank you!

Important Information for next week!


Next week is Week A of homework!

Our next Wordly Wise test will be Friday, November 21st.

Monday: Study Wordly Wise Words and Read a book for 20 minutes.

Tuesday: Words Their Way Word Sort and study Math Fluency.

Wednesday: Study Wordly Wise Words and Read a book for 20 minutes.

Thursday: Buddy Sort and Math Fluency.

Friday: Wordly Wise quiz over Book 3, Lesson 5.

Mark your Calendar!

  • November 26-28: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 18th: Gingerbread House Decorating

Next Week's Specials

Monday 11/17- Day 4: Art

Tuesday 11/18- Day 5: P.E.

Wednesday 11/19- Day 6: Music

Thursday 11/20- Day 1: Art and Library

Friday 11/21- Day 2: P.E.

We are Learning...

Reading: We will complete our Realistic Fiction reading unit by reading the novel Frindle by Andrew Clements. Students will be completing activities and conducting discussions about this novel.

Math: We will be working on Elapsed Time.

Writing: Students are writing some amazing Realistic Fiction Stories. We will continue writing stories focusing on developing believable plots.

Science: We are completing our study of bridge basics. Starting next week, students will study the materials that will be available and then we will build bridges using the Engineering Model.