Mrs. Koerner's Class
News & Updates
Coltrane-Webb's Fall Festival is October 10th!
Fall Festival Silent Auction Basket
Donations will be accepted now through October 7th. This year the classroom with the highest auction bid will receive 50% of the auction bid to use in our own classroom!
What Are We Learning?
By the end of this unit students will understand that…
* Characters may react different to events than how we think they might react.
* Characters feelings and traits may change throughout a story.
* Characters have a point of view.
* Readers use strategies to help them understand the story when the text is difficult.
By the end of Unit 2 students will know:
* Addition can mean combine, join, and count on.
* Subtraction can mean take away, remove, count back, and compare.
* Word problems can have unknowns in all positions.
* Coin names and their values (dime).
* The difference between the minute hand and the hour hand on an analog clock.
* The difference between a.m. and p.m. when telling time.
* Mental math fact strategies (doubles, plus 1, plus 2).
Additionally, students are learning:
* Force creates vibrations known as sounds.
* Loudness is determined by the size of vibrations.
* Vibration frequency determines the pitch of the sound.
* The relationship between sound and vibrating objects.
*The length of an air column impacts pitch.
*Parts of the body vibrate to produce and receive sound.
Some of the vocabulary your child might start using includes: sound, sound wave, vocal cord, vibrate, frequency, eardrum, voice, pitch, volume, air column, and force
Students will know:
* Definitions of government, services, value, historical figures, order, security, laws, citizenship
* The purpose and functions of government (Government leaders work to keep people safe and to keep order).
* Examples of government services and how they are valuable to the community. (Policeman protect us and keep us safe, parks provide recreation, etc.).
* Laws establish order and provide security.
* Characteristics of good citizenship (voting, taking care of the community, obeying laws, etc).
* Examples of historical figures who have exemplified good citizenship. (George Washington, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King Jr.)
September 25th – Uniform Free Day
October 1st – Curriculum Night & Progress Reports*
October 2nd – Box Tops Collection Day
October 6th – PTCO Meeting 7:00-8:00
October 7th- Fall Festival Donations Due
October 10th – Fall Festival 11:00-3:00
October 14th – Papa John’s Day
October 14th – Field Trip to Old Salem*
October 20th – Listening with Dr. Lowder 6:30-8:00 Mt. Pleasant High School
October 21st – Picture DayOctober 22nd – Skate Night
October 23rd – End of First Quarter
October 26th – No School – Teacher Workday/Parent Conference Day-Watch for a sign up sheet to come home!
October 30th – Uniform Free Day
In order to volunteer and attend field trips, you will need a current Volunteer Background Check on file with the County Office. A Background Check is also required if you would like to invite friends to sit at the parent table at lunch in the Cafeteria.
Background Checks typically take anywhere between 7 to 10 business days to process and are good for 2 years. Please contact Beth Wilburn (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the office if you have any questions or if you need the necessary paperwork.