Mr. W's Class

October 15

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Word Study: October 15 - 19

Word Study Schedule

Monday - Feature Sort

Tuesday - 5 Definitions from classroom dictionaries

Wednesday - 10 Sentences

Thursday - ABC Order

Friday - Stamp Words / TEST

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This Week in Academia...

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October 4, 2018

We had a GREAT day at Shenandoah National Park! Click each picture to get a closer look.

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Not really. Could be.

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Jobs in our Community

Students created videos showcasing the jobs they want when they grow up. Click on a name to see the video.

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Harvest Fest

*Harvest Fest is Thursday, October 25. This year we will not be holding the auction as part of this event so we are asking that parents contribute items to a theme basket which everyone will have an opportunity to place a silent auction bid. Please help us create auction baskets of fun.

Pre K and Kindergarten- books for all school ages

1st- Princess or Superhero toys

2nd-Craft sets (examples: coloring books, markers, jewelry making kits, melty beads, etc)

3rd- Legos for Boys and Girls

4th- Board games

5th- Outdoor family fun (examples: football, sidewalk chalk, jump rope, etc)

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October seating arrangement as voted by students

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Sept 17 - 24

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Kindergarten Color Weeks!!

Red

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Yellow / Rainbow

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Black and White

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Brown

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Purple

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Orange you glad we all wore orange?

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Green

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Week of September 10, 2018

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Teacher for a Day!

Friday, we just got to the part in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where Charlie found his GOLDEN TICKET! To celebrate this exciting part of the story, Mr. Wampole is offering golden tickets to students. Each ticket costs 50 points and lets a student be TEACHER FOR A DAY! Students will get their own name badge, teacher pack, and iPod for keeping track of points. In addition, they will also lead the class to specials, lunch, recess, and more! Plus they will get to take their teacher badge home. We already have some teachers in charge this week. Will they be mean? Will they be nice? We will have to wait and see...

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Lucas is our first Teacher of the Day!

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September 6

Today was our first Book Buddies visit! Mrs. Rexrode's preschool class will visit us the first Tuesday of every month!

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When it gets too hot outside, we will find fun, alternative indoor activities.

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Virginia has announced that all schools throughout the state will include more MOVEMENT activities throughout the school day. No problem! In addition to our regular recess time, our class will go to the track each day to play with kites, kickballs, and running. Thursday's "Let's Move!" activity was AWESOME!

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If you know anyone who would like to receive our eNewsletter or SeeSaw notices, such as grandparents or family friends, please let me know their email addresses and I will include them! Let me know at mwampole@rockingham.k12.va.us

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Welcome!

Dear Parents and Students,


Welcome to 2nd Grade! I can't wait to start the new school year. I have SOOOO many fun activites and lessons to share with your family. My goal it to make learning fun, memorable, and enjoyable.


Weekly Schedule

On days we have P.E. we would ask that your child wear comfortable sneaker-type shoes for running and playing. You may also pack an extra pair in your child's book back in case they forget. We will try to get outside on most days for recess unless the temperature goes above 90 degrees or below 40 degrees.

Here is our weekly schedule:

Monday: P.E.

Tuesday: Library

Wednesday: Guidance

Thursday: P.E.

Friday: Music



Communication

Your child has a homework folder to carry papers and notes between home and school. Please check this folder every night. I will be posting weekly newsletters on www.smore.com. Please make sure you read the newsletters as there will be important class information and important dates. Written notes are a good way to communicate with me. You can call me at school most afternoons after 3:00 or call and leave a message for me to contact you (school phone # 289-7510). You may also contact me through school email: mwampole@rockingham.k12.va.us

In fact, if you could email me a short message with you and your child's name, it would be a great way for me to make sure I have the proper email address for when I send newsletters and electronic notifications.

Weekly pictures and updates will also come through Seesaw from me and, starting in December, your child will send you updates from their classroom iPads. Lessons and Word Study will change at this time too. I will send an update when this happens.

Lunch

Lunch is at 11:40 every day. Feel free to come and eat with us. Be sure to arrive a little early so you can sign in at the office and pick up a visitor badge.

Again, I’m delighted to have your child in the class and look forward to a great year in Second Grade!

-Mike Wampole