Mrs. McDaniel's Memo

Friday, October 9th

Please Welcome Kiley Simmons

Our class is going to have a student teacher. Kiley Simmons will be working in our class from October 26th-Winter Break. She will be taking over the lessons soon, since her visit with us is short. I will be co-teaching with her to assist her in her practice of becoming a teacher. Please welcome her.




Dear Parent/Guardian,

My name is Miss Simmons and starting on October 12th, I will begin my second student teaching placement in Mrs. McDaniel’s classroom. I currently attend Marian University in Indianapolis, and I just finished my first student teaching placement at Perry-Worth Elementary in Lebanon.


Throughout my time at Marian University, I have worked with nearly all elementary grade levels (Pre-school and Kindergarten included) and feel confident in my ability to adapt to different teaching/learning techniques. In addition to these experiences, I worked for the Summer Learning Institute, which is a Marian program that allows future, current, and retired educators to collaborate and teach together at multiple organizations and summer schools. This program lasted all summer and was focused around math content and activities. With each experience, I grow as a teacher and expand my knowledge to help shape me into a well-rounded educator.

I have no doubt that we will have a great learning experience over the next few weeks at Stonegate Elementary, and I look forward to getting to know and learn from your child!

Students’ needs come first, so if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me by e-mail

ksimmons@zcs.k12.in.us


Thank you for your time,

Kiley Simmons

Literacy

Reading-

We continue to work on comparing and contrasting different things in our readers. We are almost finished with biography readers and will soon move on to Historical Fiction.


Writing-

Our next writing unit will be informational writing. We will be writing about what the students are "experts" in and this will help with our Specialties project.


Grammar-

Our grammar focus this week was the 4-types of sentences.

We will be moving on to verbs next week.


Home Writing Journals-

You should have seen the October journal topics come home in your child's mailbox. Don't forget that you can always print them off of my canvas page if you loose it.

Measurement

Students practicing their measurement skills during math this week.
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Dates to Remember

October

15th- Picture retakes

16th- Fall parties at 2:00

17th- 24th- Fall Break

26th- Red Ribbon Week

30th- Hat day

ScootPad

I will begin assigning activities for students on Scoot pad. These are not required, but they are great practice for students. The students can earn "coins" to use for in class rewards.

I am asking that student spend a little time each week on Scoot Pad. There is an app that you can upload so it works on smart devices too. Below is the link. Students can find their log in information taped to the inside cover of their planner.

Parent / Teacher Conferences

I look forward to seeing everyone at conferences over the next few weeks.


Tuesday, October 13th

3:30- Helena

5:15- Cooper


Thursday, October 15th

8:15- Tyler

4:30- Carley

5:00- Joey

5:15- Max

5:30- Jonathon

Empy Slots

I still have a few empty slots for both gym and classroom volunteers. Please sign up to help. Your children love having parents come in to teach gym.

Wish List

With winter coming I would love some Clorox Wipes to use to clean the desk tops. If you could donate a container I would greatly appreciate it.