Mrs. Finch's Class News

Vol. 1, Issue 13

Week of January 11th-15th, 2016

This week is the final week of the current six weeks. We have a very busy week ahead of us as we work to master learning targets set for us for this six weeks. District assessments will be given in the coming week to measure your child's growth.

Your child has already completed the January assessment/progress monitoring in Istation (reading) and the results will come home with the report card next week. This report will give you an overall understanding of where your child is in reading. It gives a percentile rank for overall reading, vocabulary, comprehension, spelling, and text fluency. This report is for you to keep. You do not need to return it with the signed report card.

Last, I am attaching a parent survey that I would greatly appreciate if you could take the time to complete. It will take about 5 minutes to do so. This feedback will be used to make adjustments to instructional practices that I hope will positively impact your child's learning.

Thank you so much!

Mrs. Finch

Academic Focus: Week of January 11, 2016


Target Skill: Story Structure

Reading Strategy: Comprehension

Vocabulary Strategy: Homographs

Phonics: base words with endings, -ed, -ing

Grammar: pronouns

Writing: Narrative Writing


Data Analysis: Collecting and Organizing Data

Social Studies/Science

The World Around Us



The end of the 3rd 6 weeks grading period is this Friday, January 15th NOT last Friday. Therefore report cards will come home on Friday, January 22nd.

Weekly Spelling Words

Inflectional Endings

1. running

2. clapped

3. stopped

4. hopping

5. batted

6. selling

7. pinned

8. cutting

9. sitting

10. rubbed

11. missed

12. grabbed

Review words: mixed, going


Monday--Tree Map (word sort)

Tuesday--ABC Order (10 words)

Wednesday--Vowels/Consonants (same words as ABC order)

Thursday--5 Spelling Sentences or Spelling Story (5 words)

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Our school attendance is great! Our class goal for 2016 is to have 0 tardies for one full week, Monday thru Friday. As every school day counts, so does being at school on time.

Last week's attendance results: We did not meet our goal.

Tardies--4 Absences--6 with 4 Excused

Please remember that when your child is absent you must send in a note explaining the absence (or a dr.'s note) for it to be considered excused.

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Six Flags Reading Program

Don't forget the deadline is fast approaching (February 16th). Be sure to keep reading. Reading for pleasure minutes count (not homework). Record these minutes on your log.

Roo Spirit Day/End of the Six Weeks

Friday, Jan. 15th, 8am-3:15pm

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Weatherford, TX

Wear your Roo blue!

No School/MLK Holiday

Monday, Jan. 18th, 7:45am-3:15pm

Austin Elementary School, Weatherford, TX, United States

Weatherford, TX

Report Cards Come Home

Friday, Jan. 22nd, 3:15pm

Austin Elementary School, Weatherford, TX, United States

Weatherford, TX

CiCi's Night

Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 5-7pm

325 Adams Drive

Weatherford, TX