Mrs. Renick's News

September 16, 2016

Student-Led Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences this year at TCE will continue to be Student Led Conferences! Student Led Conferences are taking place in places like Noblesville, Nebraska, and even New Zealand! This is a movement that is taking place in the world – not just at TCE! These conferences allow your child to be an important part by having them share their accomplishments and help create goals for the year. Of course, if time is needed to speak just as adults, this time can be set. Teachers will be sending out directions on Friday, September 23rd for parents to sign up electronically for a conference date between Monday, October 3rd and Wednesday, October 19th. We can’t wait to celebrate your child’s learning with you!

2016 Liger Mile!

The 2016 Liger XC Mile will take place on Thursday, October 13th at Hamilton Southeastern HS!! This race/run/walk is for ALL K- 6th grade students in the Hamilton Southeastern School District. School team scores will be kept for intermediate and elementary competition. For more information, checkout the flyer that I sent as an email!

Dine to Donate on Monday!

Did you know that the money raised at the Dine to Donate this Monday will go to buying new instruments for the music room? Join the Related Arts team at Dairy Queen from 4-9 (teachers will be there from 5-7) to enjoy dinner or a tasty treat.

Amazing Writing Race

The "Amazing Writing Race" is an initiative that I started where students write and draw pictures to different people from around the world to learn more about their cultures and customs. When I have completed the "Amazing Writing Race" in the past, we have received post cards, pictures, currency, magnets, and incredible letters from our contacts around the world. If you have any international contacts, I would love their snail mail/home addresses so that we can begin writing letters to them.

Class Wish List

The students in Room 41 LOVE to create and wonder! It is amazing for me to see their creativity and imagination blossom in all that we do. With that said, every once in a while I will send out a few supplies that I would love to add to our Morning Tubs and resources to use in our class to help the students create.

A few items that I would love to add to our room:

- Toilet Paper Rolls/Paper Tower Rolls

- Empty Plastic Cups of any size and shape

- Empty Cans of any shape and size

- Cardboard

I also have an Class Amazon Wish list that can be found here:

Thank you for your consideration in donating to our wondering minds!

Grandparents Day

As you may already know, Grandparents Day is celebrated around the United States in September. We would like to honor grandparents on Friday, September 30 by inviting them to TCE for a special Grandparents Day! The event will take place from 9:10-11:35, with each grade level hosting a specific time slot. During this special visit, the grandparents will get a chance to see your child’s classroom and do some memorable activities with your child. Below is the timeline for the days’ activities.

9:10-9:50 Kindergarten

9:35-10:15 3rd Grade

10:00-10:40 1st Grade

10:30-11:10 2nd Grade

10:55-11:35 4th Grade

As you can see there might be an open slot as you wait for another grade level. The PTO will be hosting a waiting room at TCE for that open time period. Refreshments will be served and student work will be on display. Due to the wonderful turn out, and the high number of students we have this year, we are requesting no visitors for lunch that day. Thank you for your understanding! We look forward to this special event!

Upcoming Curriculum

Reading - Review Cause and Effect, Making Predictions/Retell

Writing - Personal Narratives

Math - Place Value

Related Arts Schedule

Monday - PE

Tuesday - Music

Wednesday - Art

Thursday - PE

Friday - Music

Mark Your Calendar!

September 19 - Dine to Donate @ DQ, 5-7pm

September 23 - Movie Night 6:30-8:30

September 27 - Study Trip to Ritchey Woods

September 30 - Grandparents Day

October 12 - Picture Retakes