“A community is a safe place to grow, a space that welcomes you fully, that sees you for who you are, that invites your participation, and that holds you gently while you explore.” Mara Sapon-Shevin
During our Reading Workshop time, we learned about making predictions about what will happen in a book using the illustrations on the cover of the book and the title.
Guided Reading Has Started!!!
- Get your mouth ready (beginning sound of word) .
- Look at the picture clue to help you figure out that word.
- Does it sound right (does it make sense) and does it look right (does the beginning letter say the sound you think the word is)?
- What was the story MOSTLY about? What were some of the small details that happened in the story?
- I like how you knew that wasn't quite right and then you went back to figure out what was wrong with how you read it. That's what good readers do!
- Make sure to point to every word while you are reading!
This week we also made shapes using different materials. We made 3D shapes out of marshmallows and toothpicks and we also graphed 3D foods (Bugles (cone), Cheese Balls (sphere), Cheese Cubes, and Combos (cylinders). The children compared how many of each shape they had and made a graph.
Science and Social Studies
Announcements and Reminders
Thanks, Mr. Parsons!
Help a Teacher Out!!!!
- PLEASE MAKE SURE ICE CREAM MONEY IS IN A BAGGIE OR ENVELOPE WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME ON IT! Doing this for me will allow me to get through the morning quicker on Friday! It also makes sure your child actually gets their ice cream in the lunchroom, especially when there is a substitute and/or another teacher is watching our class for lunch time. There have been many tears when names are not on ice cream money and the money falls on the floor or gets mixed up in some way. I do not want that to be your child!
- Make sure to complete ALL INFORMATION ON THE READING LOG! It may not seem like a big deal, however, filling out first and last name and teacher info for 23 reading logs takes a few minutes of instruction time.
- Make sure guided reading books are in the child's folder!!!
Thank you so much for helping me out!
Brookwood High School Homecoming Parade
Brookwood Homecoming Parade
Mark your calendars for Friday, October 7th! The Brookwood Homecoming Parade will begin at 4:45pm. They've pushed it a little later this year to help accommodate the middle school schedule. This is a fun community event and the kids LOVE it. The parade leaves from Brookwood High School, goes down Holly Brook, turns into Brookwood Manor, goes through the neighborhood leaving on Dogwood, and then ends again at the high school. TONS of candy is thrown throughout the route! Kids love it!!! Our very own Amy Granger will be in the parade as our Teacher of the Year! Hope to see you there!
SIGN UP FOR BINGO NIGHT NOW!
Reading Logs -- READING MAKES YOU SMARTER (and it's fun!)
Our Rocket Readers, LilliBeth Mallory and Alex Pursell are from Ms. Jackie Roberts 5th grade class. They come each Thursday to encourage the kids to bring in their reading logs on Friday. They give out prizes (this week everyone who turned in their log got a Smartie) to one kid who turned in their reading log. The Rocket Readers also share books and poems with the class. So far winners have been Royce, Asa, Perla, and Kamren!
Rocket Reader Chart
Raylen is adding his rocket to our Rocket Reader chart because he brought back his reading log.
The Rocket Readers share poems about reading!
Birthdays in September
If we are having P.E. next week, please make sure your child is wearing comfortable clothes and athletic shoes.
Don't Forget These Dates!!!
Dates and Events
September 21-23 -- Cogat testing for grades 1,3,5 -- NO LUNCH VISITORS ON THESE DAYS
September 28-29 -- Early Release (12:15) and parent conferences