Miss Colsten's Weekly Newsletter

September 4, 2015 Happy Labor Day Weekend!

This Week

Highlights from this week:

-In Reading, we've been looking at several different books that help us with settling in at school and a class favorite is the Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen. Catch a few friends retelling it after morning work in the video below! Completely on their own doing, I loved every second of it.

We've also been reading several books focusing on our names and loved creating our very own Chicka Chicka Boom Boom trees!

We're building stamina during Read to Self and began to learn the rules of Read to a Buddy. These will be two of our reading stations during our Reading Block/Reader's Workshop.

-In Math, we worked on number recognition and deciding when a number is more or less, greater than or less than. We used partner games to put this terminology into action!

Sight Words:

the is and mom dad you look see my a

Students participated in our 2nd round of NWEA assessments. This is an assessment done in the computer lab and students are assessed in both reading and math. They finished the math portion and were such troopers. I'm so proud of their hard work and patience!

Next Week...

In Reading we will continue to look at concepts of prints. Focusing in on when to use uppercase and lowercase letters, in particular when writing out names. We will also continue learning about our Reading Workshop, what our job is and what Miss Colsten's job is during this time.

Next week's sight words:

can, at, on, I

In Math, we'll continue talking about more and less, but will also work on sequencing, our hundreds chart and looking at how to use a tens frame.

With Fall quickly approaching we will begin incorporating all things fall, apples, and pumpkins!

Pout Pout Fish

Now that's how you retell a story!
Pout Pout Fish

Discovery News

Hello wonderful parents! This is Mrs. Foust with our news from Discovery. This week our rhyme was “Humpty Dumpty.” We learned a fun song to go along with it and had lots of fun practicing a beat with different instruments. For our Social Skills lesson we reviewed how to be a good listener and the importance of eye contact when talking with someone. Next week we will investigate the rhyme, “London Bridge.”


TCE Cardinals, start gathering boxes of pasta! In conjunction with Mudsock Week, the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation launches Pasta Bowl 2015 on Tuesday, 9/1.

Let's make sure we bring home the trophy for the most pasta collected in the district at the elementary level! Send any type of pasta with your students Sept 1-Sept 11. A pasta drop box can be found in front of the main office. Thank you for helping to stock area pantries!