Walls's Monkey Memo

November 10, 2014

Weekly Happenings

Greetings Students and Families,

My goodness, Thanksgiving break is only in 2 1/2 short weeks! The class has been working very hard at being Respectful, Responsible and Safe. Last week the class earned an all time weekly high of 112 Orca Bucks!! Wow!

Math focus: Understand Multiplication

Monday - Problem Solving and making Tables

Tuesday - Multiplication to find combinations

Wednesday - Hands on - Combination Tables

Thursday - Chapter 4 Review

Friday - Chapter 4 Test!

Literacy focus: Target skill - Clarify

Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco. Strategies for learning new words within text.

Constructive Response with less teacher modeling.

Test on Tuesday!

Poetry Mini Unit

Eating Snow art project

Reading Challenge:

Please remind your student to bring their independent reading book and pink reading log to school every day. New pink reading logs and books (for those who are finished) will be starting on Friday of this week.

Spelling focus: Unit #11 Long o - Practice, practice, practice! Please use words in a sentence when helping your child study their list.

*Remember to check your child's planner every night! This nightly routine helps form good habits and fosters responsibility.

Library News

The Book Fair was a great success—thank you so much for all your support! The students helped out a lot –they love to read! Many books were put into the library, the classrooms, and into our students’ hands.

We had so much fun!

Thank you again.

Your Librarians,

Lisa Whip

Cheryl Illg

Veteran's Day Memorial Wall

Veteran's Day is November 11th

PTO would like to celebrate Veteran's Day by honoring those who have served or are currently serving in the United States military services.

Stars are being sent home on Monday, November 03, 2014 with students. Write down the name of a person in your family who has served or is currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. (Additional stars are at the front office it needed.) All the stars will be displayed on the wall beside the art room. Let's fill the wall and honor those who have and continue to protect and serve the Unites States.

You may include any of the following information on your star(s):

Branch of military

Number of years served

Dates served

Any wars they served

Stars will be collected from November 04th - November 11th

Family Fun Night!

Friday, Nov. 14th, 6:30-8pm

995 Soundview Ave

Homer, AK


$5 for a book of 5 games


5 books for $20

*Single sheet for $1

Bingo Highlighters available for $1 or you can bring your own Bingo marker

Concession stand with treat will be available


Bingo Bucks


Gift Cards


Grand Prize:

Thanksgiving Turkey

Dates to Remember

Nov. 11 - Veterans Day

Nov. 14 - Family Fun Night - Bingo

*6:30 - 8:00 pm

Nov. 26 - Early Release Day 1:45 pm

Nov. 29&28 - Thanksgiving Holiday

*No School

West Homer Elementary PTO

· Next Meeting – Nov. 13 at 6:30PM

Contact Ms. Walls