Ms. Wertheim's Little Leaders

News and Resources from Room 203: Week of February 15

What we're learning about this week 📚

  • Reading- We are using illustrations to understand characters' emotions and motivations.
  • Writing- We are continuing opinion writing and will be using reasons and examples to support opinions. They are writing about their favorite food.
  • Math- We are identifying the attributes of polygons and quadrilaterals, including sides, angles, and vertices. We will also being doing a fun math art project creating cityscapes inspired by the art of Paul Klee.
  • FUNdations- We are continuing Unit 10, which focuses on the vowel teams ai (bait) and ay (play). For more info, please read the letter attached to their Fundations homework or visit the Fundations page on my blog: .
  • Science- We will continue learning about sound via Dr. Bob Moog's Sound School
  • Social Studies- We are learning about how different cultures impact communities. On Tuesday, we will be taking a virtual Google Earth field trip to Mexico.

Snapshots of Learning from last week ✏️

Important Dates and Reminders: Mark your Calendars 📌

Thu., Feb. 18th: Family Voices/Community Outreach Night at the Montford Center

Fri., Feb. 19th: Regular school day (snow make-up)

Mon, Feb. 22: No school (teacher workday)

Thu., Feb. 25th: Tea & Talk with the Superintendent for Claxton Families 7:30-9 a.m.

Tue., Mar. 1st: PTO Meeting 6 pmat the Grant Center

Fri., Mar. 11th: Early Release,PTO provides lunch for staff

Tue., Mar. 15th - Chicken Dinner & Math Carnival

Fri., Mar. 18th - 6 pm Light the NIght Auction at THE YMI CULTURAL CENTER- DOWNTOWN AVL

Sat., Mar. 19th: Spring Grounds Work Day: Parents are welcome to volunteer to help

Thurs., Mar. 24th: Family Voices/Community Outreach - Grant Center, 5:30-7:00pm

Mon., Mar. 28th - Fri., Apr. 1: Spring Break

Wish List 🌟

  • Snack (healthy options please) Pre-packaged snacks such as fruit snacks or granola bars are so helpful to pass out snack quickly :)
  • White and colored card stock

Positive Quote of the Week

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Class Dojo, Behavior Assessments, and Homework 📓

Class Dojo reports can be accessed online. If you need your child's code, please email me. Please remember that Class Dojo tracks positive behavior. Once earned, students' Dojo points are never taken away from them. If a child needs support with his/her behavior, they will fill out a think sheet reflection which is sent home to be signed.

Behavior assessments are filled out each day by your child. I am so proud of their self-reflection skills! They've done an excellent job with their self-assessments so far. Please be sure to discuss their achievements with them and sign the assessment each evening.

Homework this week consists of:

  • Read each night for 20 minutes and fill out reading log/Bingo board
  • Fundations
  • Math packet (due Friday)

We will begin reading responses next week.

As always, thank you so much for all you do. It is an honor to teach your child.