The Willis Weekly
February 22, 2019
Read Across America Day!
Our school will celebrate the joy of reading on Read Across America Day on Friday, March 1. There will be a PTO sponsored mix-and-match, wacky hair, and dress as your favorite book character day. We will also do a school-wide "Drop Everything and Read" time from 3:10-3:25 that day. Your child may also bring in some of their favorite books from home to read on this day and share them with our class! Happy Reading!
Yearbooks Are on Sale
TCE Cheer Club! ( a message from Ms. Bradley & Ms. Dyer)
Please consider sending a snack to school with your child each day. Our approved list (to keep all of our Cardinals safe - especially those living with food allergies) include:
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish
We appreciate donations for our students that are without a snack, as well. Thank you for considering!
Background Checks & Anti-Bullying Video
Mark Your Calendar!
March 1st: Read Across America Day
March 1st: Candy Bar Bingo 6:00-7:30
March 14th: 2nd Grade Choir Concert (only for students in choir club)
March 21st: Spring Picture Day!
*Just a reminder that we have early dismissal every Monday so that our teachers can continue their learning.
Related Arts Schedule for Next Week!
Monday, February 25: Day 2: Global Study
Tuesday, February 26: Day 3: Music
Wednesday, February 27 Day 4: Art
Thursday, February 28: Day 1: P.E. & Library
Friday, February 28: Day 2: Global Study
We are Learning
Repeated Sort: Students will sort their words. Then check their words using the answer key. Then sort their words again!
Draw and Label: Students choose 10 of their words. Then they will draw a picture of each world and label it.
Blind Sort: Using given guide words, or headers, students spell or write in words in the correct category as a partner calls each word aloud without showing it.
Writing Sort: Students write their words under the correct category.
Speed Sort: Students sort words quickly under the correct categories (use a timer to see how fast they can do it!) Students love to beat records and to set goals for themselves.
Word Hunt: Students hunt through their own reading and writing for words that are additional examples of the sound, pattern, or meaning unit they study!
Buddy Sort: Using the given headers, students sort their words with a partner, then discuss. They will then check their work with their answer key.