The Bulldog Growl

Week of October 22nd

Big picture

"Reach Every Student Every Day"


  • The Trumpet of the Swan readings for Monday are Chapters 12-13. (I forgot to mention Ch. 11 in last week's newsletter)
  • We will have a Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 31st in the afternoon. Thank you to all of you that volunteered to provide supplies and help host the party/plan activities. The kids cannot wait! We will not wear costumes the party, so there is no need to send them to school on Wednesday.
  • A letter was sent home last week informing you of a puberty education talk that will happen on Monday, Oct. 29th. The girls' talk will be done by School Nurse from Horizon Health, Darcie Lee, and the boys' talk will be done by Dr. Lance Lim, Horizon Health.

The students have done a great job of getting their homework turned in on time this year. I hope to see that continue! I also sent home an AR record on Thursday for parents to look at and sign. Keep your readers reading!

Math: Unit 3

We began Unit 3 in Math this week. In Unit 3, we are exploring place value, and working on adding and subtracting large numbers! In the first two lessons, the students worked on finding numbers up to 10,000 and labeling them on a 10,000 Chart. They really worked well together and found success in adding/subtracting with some of those numbers and multiples of 10/100. This is a great introduction to really get them thinking about the value of each digit depending on where it falls in the number. We will continue to talk about place value next week and then start working on some subtraction/addition problems. You can find the Family Math letter linked below.

Adding to the 10,000 Chart

Math Haunted Houses

Special Guest for Art

We want to extend a big thank you to Breyten's cousin, Ally, who joined us for an art project on Friday. She led a directed drawing of how to draw a haunted house and then the kids decorated their haunted houses!

Postcard Pals

A couple weeks ago, we sent postcards to Mrs. Hunter's class in Texas. We wrote about ourselves, South Dakota, and the book (Refugee) so far on our postcards. The students then drew a picture on the back that went along with the story. The students in Texas received our postcards this week (after we did our Google Hangouts with them) and their reactions were priceless. I showed the kids this video that Mrs. Hunter shared on Twitter and it really warmed my heart. I told the kids that this is something special that they did and that they should feel so proud and happy for how it made the other students feel when they received their letters. I am so proud of these kids every day and they never cease to amaze me! This just shows how one little action - even something as small as writing a postcard - can do so much good! The video is linked below if you want to watch it!

Tic Tac BooYah!

Have a wonderful weekend!