Mrs. Potter's Newsletter

November 13, 2015

Reader's Workshop

In reader's workshop we have worked on visualizing while we are reading. We know as readers we can picture a book in our head like a movie playing. This week and next week we are adding Post-It notes to our writing to show what we are thinking. The kids are LOVING it. So far we have worked on WOW (Something exciting), LOL (laugh out loud), and a heart for a part we love. We will continue this through next week.

Writer's Workshop

In writing we are still working on our How To books. We have met with 2 older classes to discuss our writing. the kids love being experts and teaching others.

Math Workshop

We have been working problem solving this week. This will be an ongoing activity in our room. I am so impressed by how well they are figuing out how to solve the problems by using 2 strategies!

Homework

As you may know, we have been busy redecorating our classroom. We are tryingto make it more a part of our environment and more personal to us. It makes it a much calmer and soothing place to learn.


Sooooo...for your homework this week, send in a family picture - preferably a 4x6 - that we can keep in our room the entire year.

Our Day

8:45- 9:15 - Morning Procedures

9:15 - 9:30 - Shared Reading / Word Work

9:30 - 10:20 - Reader's Workshop

10:20-10:40 - Literacy Stations

10:40 - 10:50 - Phonemic Awareness

11:00 - 11:30 - Lunch

11:40 - 12:00 - Recess

12:10 - 12:45 - Discovery

12:50 - 1:00 - Calendar

1:00 - 2:00 - Writer's Workshop

2:00 - 2:15 - Restroom and movement break

2:15 - 3:00 - Math Workshop

3:05 - 3:25 - Pack up and Free Time

3:35 - Dismissal

Upcoming Events


November 20 - HPE Spirit Wear day and Movie night

November 23 - Thanksgiving Rotations

November 24 - Thanksgiving Feast

November 25/26/27 - Thanksgiving Break

November 30 - Book Fair

December 1 - Dine to Donate at Wings, Etc.

Wish List

These are a few things that we need in the classroom. Any donations are welcome at any time!



** reams of white paper for book making (our favorite time of the day)

**cardstock - white, colored, or brown (for station time)

**indoor recess games

**wicker baskets

**wooden baskets

**plants - real

**burlap

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