Ms. Braswell's Community One Family
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Mark Your Calendars
Feb. 12th: Valentine's And Publishing Party
Feb. 15th: Professional Learning Day: No school for learners
Feb. 26th: "Let's Pretend Hospital" field trip
Feb 26th: 120th Day of School Celebration (Community One)
Feb. 28th Multicultural Festival/Taste of the World PTSA Meeting
*Please keep sending in newspaper, paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls, and cardboard boxes.
ou/ow: These letters play rough and you can often hear them saying "owwwwwww."
au/aw: These letters really like each other and get really bashful and shy and they say, " awwwwwww"
You can help at home by finding these spelling patterns in the books you read together!
3D Shapes are Everywhere
Make a list of 3D shapes in your home.
Ask your child to recite the poem to you that helps them remember how to use tally marks correctly.
A learner decided to practice tally marks on her own at recess!
120th Day of School Celebration
Here are a few suggestions of items to use but please feel free to use your imagination!
Pennies, Cheerios, Fruit Loops, marshmallows, Legos, stickers, stamps, Skittles, buttons, googly eyes and construction paper.
A few questions that we ask are:
-Which one had the least?
-Which one had the most?
-How many people voted in all?
-How many more people voted for _____ than ______? (This seems to be the trickiest one)
Groundhog's Day Predictions
The majority of our class guessed right! It's going to be an early Spring according to Phil!
Which Candy Do You Like the Most?
It was pretty close but Jolly Ranchers seem to be a favorite!
Super Bowl Predictions
Looks like we have more Panther fans than Bronco fans! We will find out Sunday!
Groundhog's Day Predictions
Talk about equal or same size parts the next time you eat a pie or pizza together!
Publishing and Valentine's Day Celebration
*If you choose to send Valentines, please send enough for each learner in our family. You may write names on the cards. Your child will deliver them during the day on the 12th. A list of names were sent home in your child's red folder on Friday. Let me know if you need another one.
"How-to" Writing Sneak Peek
PRS Random Acts of Kindness Week: February 8th-12th
To gear up for National Random Acts of Kindness Day which is celebrated February 17th, our community 8 Respect Diversity Project Group is sponsoring a PRS Random Acts of Kindness Spirit Week next week, February 8th - 12th. We hope you will join us by spreading kindness throughout the Pike Road community!
K- Kickoff Random Acts of Kindness Week MONDAY
(Showing support for your favorite sports team.)
I- Inspire someone to by kind TUESDAY
(Dress as your favorite superhero and inspire others to be Kindness Superheroes.)
N- Neon bright WEDNESDAY
(Make the world a bright place by sharing kindness.)
D- Dive into kindness THURSDAY
(Dress in your favorite tropical wear or sea life as we dive into kindness.)
Friendly FRIDAY Twins Day
(Pair up with a friend and dress alike.)
Please be sure that you stay within our dress code guidelines throughout the week.
Get Ready for a Very Special Community One Event
I have created an amazon wish list of the books that we have decided to use. We would love to have our very own class copy of each book to celebrate and enjoy for the rest of the year. If you would like to help, click below to purchase a book! Thank you in advance for supporting our love of reading!
Check with your learner about this special event after the big reveal on February 17th!
A big thank you to those of you who have purchased a book for us! We really appreciate all of the support from our parents!
Future Field Trips
April 20th: Lanark We will be learning about the conservation of wildlife and natural resources as well as conducting research on the comparison of salt water to fresh water life. Learners will have the opportunity to go fishing while we are there!
*Please click the link below to sign up to be a chaperone for the Let's Pretend Hospital on February 26th.
We LOVE Our New Playground
FreshGrade released updates that changed the icons that are viewable in your child’s Portfolio. As a parent, you will now see the new icons. Besides eliminating the red dot, other changes are that the “Meeting and Approaching Expectations” now have a high and low end, allowing Lead Learners to show a wider range of student learning.