The Wacky and Wild World of Wallace
March 1, 2019
Read Across America Day!
Today we celebrated the joy of reading on Read Across America Day! We celebrated by wearing mix-and-matched clothes or dressing as our favorite book character! We also participated in a school-wide "Drop Everything and Read" time! We spent the day reading favorite books from home and sharing our favorite stories with friends!
TCE Riley Mini-Dance Marathon
Yearbooks are on Sale!
Please consider sending a snack to school with your child each day. Our approved list (to keep all of our Cardinals safe - especially those living with food allergies) include:
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish
We appreciate donations for our students that are without a snack, as well. Thank you for considering!
Background Checks & Anti-Bullying Video
Mark Your Calendar!
March 14th: 2nd Grade Choir Concert (only for students in choir club)
March 15th: TCE Riley Mini-Dance Marathon
March 16th - 17th: HSEArt Show - come see the artwork of students at all of our HSE Schools at this district art show from 2:00-5:00 at FHS
March 21st: Rock Your Socks to bring awareness and to celebrate the joy of diversity on World Down Syndrome Day
March 21st: Spring Picture Day!
March 22nd: PTO Movie Night
March 29th - April 7th: No school - Spring Break
April 10th: 5:30-7:00 PTO Pancake Dinner, Book Fair is open, and young author books are on display in our gym
*Just a reminder that we have early dismissal every Monday so that our teachers can continue their learning.
Related Arts Schedule for Next Week!
Monday, March 4: Day 3: Music
Tuesday, March 5: Day 4: Art
Wednesday, March 6: Day 1: P.E.
Thursday, March 7: Day 2: Global Studies
Friday, March 8: Day 3 Music
We are Learning
This week, we continued to discuss figurative language. We looked again at hyperbole and different examples. I brought up the fact that a lot of hyperbole is used in a certain type of books called folk tales. Our main focus in reading moving forward will be folk tales and fairy tales. We will continue to look at figurative language as well because these types of texts are often filled with figurative language.
We have also changed up our writing this week. I have split our writing time into two parts. The first part of writing is focused on the lesson or task at hand (currently persuasion) and the second half of writing the children will be allowed to create books. We are doing this to attempt to find a love for writing in every student. This "free writing" time will allow the students to be more creative and able to try different techniques in their work.
A week from today Friday, March 8th our class will be tested over their word lists.
Repeated Sort: Students will sort their words. Then check their words using the answer key. Then sort their words again!
Draw and Label: Students choose 10 of their words. Then they will draw a picture of each world and label it.
Blind Sort: Using given guide words, or headers, students spell or write in words in the correct category as a partner calls each word aloud without showing it.
Writing Sort: Students write their words under the correct category.
Speed Sort: Students sort words quickly under the correct categories (use a timer to see how fast they can do it!) Students love to beat records and to set goals for themselves.
Word Hunt: Students hunt through their own reading and writing for words that are additional examples of the sound, pattern, or meaning unit they study!
Buddy Sort: Using the given headers, students sort their words with a partner, then discuss. They will then check their work with their answer key.