Walls's Monkey Memo

September 22, 2014

Weekly Happenings

Greetings Students and Families,

Students are moving through our Math and Literacy Stations better. This week students will be trying to work as a team to help each other meet station expectations. I will be reviewing station expectations during each transition between stations. Students are working really hard to transition quietly and quickly.

Math focus: Chapter 2 - Addition -

Monday - Adding Three Digit Numbers

Tuesday - Adding Four Digit Numbers

Wednesday - Problem Solving Strategies

Thursday - Review

Friday - Chapter Test

Literacy focus:

Expository Reading and Summarizing skills - Time for Kids - Bats!

Personal Narrative Writing - Unfreezing People

Reading Challenges:

Every student has chosen a chapter book within their Lexile and met with me to set their individual challenge. Please help your student be successful by reminding them to have their challenge book and log (pink paper) with them every day.

Spelling focus: Review short & long vowels - practice nightly.

Habitats Field Trip

Tuesday, Sep. 23rd, 11:30am-3pm

62650 Skyline Drive

Homer, AK

Students need:

rubber boots

rain pants and a rain coat

extra socks and pants (in case they get wet)

sack lunch (I have ordered lunches from the kitchen for students who have checked in with me)

Parent Volunteers and Drivers:

Keri-Ann Baker

Britny Bradshaw

Tanya Buttram

Volunteers, please meet in the classroom no later than 11:15.

Thank you!

Dates to Remember

Sept. 23 - Field Trip

* Wynn Center - Habitats 11:30- 3:00pm

Sept. 26 - Duct Tape Day

Oct. 02 - WHE Orca Fun Run 3:45 - ?

Oct. 07 - Student Council Elections

Oct. 13 - Sign Language Club begins

Oct. 14 - Islands & Ocean Field Trip *more info to follow

Oct. 10 - 1st Quarter Family Meal 11:30 - 12:30 pm in the ART room

Oct. 17 - End of 1st Quarter * No School

Oct. 21 - Archery begins

Oct. 24 - Spirit Day - Dress like a farmer

Oct. 24 - Fall Potato Feast & PBIS Assembly

Oct. 27 - Book Fair begins

Oct. 29 - Halloween Parade 12:45 pm

Oct. 29 - Early Release Day 1:45 pm

Oct. 30 & 31 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Contact Ms. Walls