Ms. Schaum's Class Newsletter

Week of January 5-9, 2015

Upcoming Dates

Monday, January 5: Classes Resume

Thursday, January 15: Mid Year Picture Retakes for New Students

Friday, January 16: Star Saver's Bank

Monday, January 19: MLK Holiday, No School

Friday, January 23: Report Cards Go Home

Friday, January 23: VRE Spirit Day - Wear a hat!

Friday, February 6: Star Saver's Bank

Curriculum Corner

Reading: We will complete Daily 5 rotations and Ms. Schaum will continue to meet with guided reading groups! During read alouds we will be focusing on making connections. We make Text to Text connections, Text to Self Connections, and Text to World connections.

Writing: We will be focusing on writing complete sentences. We will determine the difference between a complete sentence and an incomplete sentence.

Math: We will continue to study graphing: how to pose a question, how to collect data, and how to construct a graph. We will also be trying to increase our addition and subtraction fluency skills.

Science: We will be reviewing the scientific method by going through the steps of a science experiment.

Social Studies: We will finish our Helping Hands PBL by reflecting on the entire process and making suggestions to make the PBL better in the future.

PBL: We will continue our Helping Hands PBL!

Nut Free Classroom

We have some learners with severe nut allergies, so our classroom is designated as a nut free zone. Please do not send any food to school that contains nuts. Thank you for helping us keep our classroom safe for all learners!

Reminders and Announcements

If you pick up your learner out front when school dismisses, your learner must walk all the way to 1A's spot on the concrete before he/she may leave with you. Please do not try to take your learner out of line until we have reached our spot....thank you!

Class Schedule

7:50 Morning Work/Morning Meeting

8:15 Math

9:15 Snack/Restroom Break

9:30 Science/Social Studies

10:30 Recess

11:05 Lunch

11:40 Silent Reading

12:00 Writer's Workshop

12:30 Daily 5 Rotations/C.A.F.E.

2:00 Specials

2:50 Daily Reflections/Pack

3:05 Dismissal

Library Day: Monday 9:30am

Specials Schedule

Monday- PE

Tuesday- Art

Wednesday- PE

Thursday- Computer

Friday- Music