Mrs. Thinnes' Newsletter

October 19th, 2015

Parent Support

Thank you so much for all you do. I have enjoyed having time to talk with each of you during parent teacher conferences. If you have not signed up yet please do so at the following link, as soon as possible.
sign up here!

Thank you for parent volunteers who have helped level our library, purchase new chapter books, sent in supplies, assembled homework packets, and are working with small groups. These efforts make a HUGE impact in our classroom.

Volunteers Needed

I need a few things cut out this week by Wednesday. This work can be done at home. Please email me if you are able to help.

We are also in need of a few packs of Oreos.

Curriculum

Writer's Workshop - This week we will begin our All About unit. We will be using technology to research our topics!
Reader's Workshop - We continue to work on developing our reading strategies and working with partners
Math Workshop - We will be learning more addition strategies such as modeled drawing and touch point math! We will also be discussing the communative property of addition. (3+2 = 2+3)
Science - We are continuing our study of the moon!

Dragon Time

We have begun school-wide Dragon Time. Dragon Time is a 25 minute block of individualized instruction. As a grade level we analyzed our data and looked at each child's strengths and challenges. During this time of the day your child may be learning in a different teacher's classroom. This is an awesome opportunity for our school to be able to meet each child where they are as learners!

No tricks, ALL TREATS!

Our class will be organizing a food drive for local families. We will be accepting non-perishable food items throughout the month of October.

Important Dates

Monday, Oct. 19th - snack - Gavin
Encore - Media
LIFT program with Mrs. Stading

Tuesday , Oct. 20th - snack - Kevin
Encore - Art

Wednesday, Oct. 21st - snack - Isabella
Encore - Chinese

Thursday, Oct. 22nd - snack - Jake
Encore - PE

Friday, Oct. 23rd - EARLY DISMISSAL at 12:00 p.m
snack - Jonah
No encore due to early dismissal

Monday, Oct. 26th - Teacher Workday

Tuesday, Oct. 27th - snack - McKenzi
Encore - Art (this is a change)