Miss Vetter's Fishbowl

Week 5: September 15th-19th

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Special Celebrations

Snapshots from Last Week

This Week at the Creek

Pink Socks

I invited the kiddos to wear pink socks to school on Monday to support a friend of mine who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. To show their support, friends have been sending her pictures of them wearing pink socks. I thought it would be great to take a picture of everyone's socks, to deliver to her Monday night with the get well cards our class made on Friday. Thank you for supporting a dear friend of mine!

I would love to have the following items sent to school:

  • A family picture to be displayed in the classroom
  • A sock to be used as a dry erase marker holder/eraser

*Please also feel free to send me schedules of any activities your child participates in outside of school. I LOVE going to see my students at sporting events, performances, or birthday parties!

Our Day

8:55-9:15 Arrival & Morning Procedures

9:15-9:30 Community Circle

9:30-10:30 Writer's Workshop

10:30-11:40 Math Workshop

11:45-12:15 Lunch

12:15-12:30 Read Aloud

12:35-1:10 Related Arts

1:15-1:45 Word Work

1:45-2:35 Reader's Workshop

2:40-3:00 Recess

3:05-3:25 Social Studies/Science (Library on Day 6)

3:25-3:35 Afternoon Procedures & Community Circle

3:40 Dismissal


  • Writer's Workshop: Small Moments/Personal Narratives
  • Reader's Workshop: Guided Reading, Literacy Centers Norms
  • Word Work: Word Building Lessons 10 & 11
  • Math Workshop: Mystery Number, Number Work, Problem Solving, Inspecting Equations

Related Arts Schedule

*Please note: The calendar sent home in their green folder is incorrect. I will replace it with a new calendar this week!

Monday: Day 4- Music

Tuesday: Day 5- Art

Wednesday: Day 6- Gym & Library

Thursday: Day 1- Music

Friday: Day 2- Art

Important Information

Fall Fundraiser

Our Fall Fundraiser is underway! We encourage you to send in your donations with the sheet sent home in the red First Day Folder. All donations go towards buying items for the school and helping teachers purchase supplies for their classrooms. Thank you to all who have donated!

grandparents' day

Grandparents' Day will be on Friday, September 26th from 10-10:40 am. Students will have the opportunity to interview their grandparents, read and complete different activities, and give their grandparents a tour of our classroom. We ask that grandparents do not stay for lunch, as our lunchroom is already very crowded! Background checks are not required for grandparents.

*If your child's grandparent is unable to attend, feel free to have them invite another family member (including mom or dad) to join them. We do not want anyone to feel left out!

Lunch & New Background Checks

All guests and parent volunteers must have their background check completed prior to volunteering at school or having lunch with their child. The online background checks may take up to 6 days to process. You do not need to complete a background check prior to visiting if you have had one done in HSE within the past 3 years. ALL guests must also complete an online anti-bullying training webinar.

For more information on background checks and the anti-bullying webinar, please visit:


Wish List

Some parents have asked for additional "Wish List" items. At this time, I believe we have everything we need! I am looking into purchasing more leveled books for students to keep in their book totes. It would be hard to compile a list of books, but if you are interested in donating, please let me know. The books I have found are around $25 a set. I will always also accept "Prize Box" items! I mostly purchase these from the Dollar Tree or Target's Dollar Spot. Thank you!

Important Upcoming Dates

Thorpe Creek Events

PTO Dad's Club Meeting: September 17th 6:00-7:00 pm

PTO Meeting: September 18th 6:00-7:00 pm

PTO Market Day Pick Up: September 24th 6:00-7:00 pm

Grandparents' Day: September 26th 9:10-11:35 am

PTO Movie Night: September 26th 6:15-8:30 pm

Upcoming Student Birthdays

September 26th- Isabella

Love and Logic Solutions: Sharing Control

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in case you need a "pep talk" this week :)

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You
Scholastic Book Clubs

Class Code: NC3VY