• The fourth 9 weeks begins today, new AR goals will be posted this week.
     
    3/9 Counseling 
    3/16 Report Cards
    3/23 Space Week
    3/30 Spring Break begins
    4/15 Matilda field trip (play at JCHS)
    ELA Unit 5 Week 4 Weekly Overview This is a testing Week
    Math- Topic 12 Geometry 2d and 2d shapes 
    Fluency Test #1 (practice only)
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  • 3/2 Camp Read S'more and book fair.  There will be prizes for those "caught" reading tonight. 
    3/3 Our class will visit the book fair @9:45-10:15- all are welcome to meet us in the library. 
    3/5 Make up group pictures and spring pictures 
    3/6 Field trip to see the author, we will only be gone from 8-10- no sack lunches necessary.
    3/16 Report Cards
    3/23 Space Week
    3/30 Spring Break begins
    4/15 Matilda field trip (play at JCHS)
    ELA Unit 5 Week 3 Weekly Overview
    (no weekly reading test this week)
    Math Finish up Standard Checks- continue with money, time, and subtraction
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  • Feb. 24-28

    2/25 Career Day (Students may dress as a person in a real world career.  No costumes or masks)
    3/2 Camp Read S'more/Book Fair Week (Our class will visit the book fair March 3  9:45- 10:15, feel free to join us)
    3/5 Make up class pictures and Spring Pictures
    3/6 Author visit field trip (permission slips have already been sent out)
    3/16 Report Cards
    3/23 Space Week (do I have any parents that would like to talk to the class about Space?)
    3/30-4/3 Spring Break
    4/15 Matilda play field trip

    ELA Unit 5 Week 2 Weekly Outline there will be a Reading test this week

    Math Complete Topic 10, test and standard checks, fluency test is practice this week
     
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    • February 18-21

      2/18 Famous American Report due
      2/25 Career Day
      3/2 Camp Read S'more/Book Fair Week (Do you have any "camping" type items we could borrow for the classroom this week?  small tents/lanterns, etc)
      3/5 Make up class pictures and Spring Pictures
      3/6 Author visit field trip (permission slips have already been sent out)
      3/16 Report Cards
      3/23 Space Week (do I have any parents that would like to talk to the class about Space?)
      3/30-4/3 Spring Break
      4/15 Matilda play field trip

      ELA Unit 5 Week 1 Weekly Overview

      Math Continue Topic 9 regrouping 
       
      The Leader In Me: We are beginning to focus on goal setting, we call them WIG's Wildly Important Goals.  Our goal will be to increase our Scaled Score on the STAR Reading test, and our 2 action steps that we will be tracking will be 2 sessions of SuccessMaker Reading each week and read for 20 minutes each day.  Your child is encouraged to practice SuccessMaker Reading and/or Math from home as well.  The sessions take about 20 minutes to complete and you get a score report at the end of each session. 
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  • February 3-7

    February: Jump Rope for Heart​

    ​2/7 Field trip to see CES Drama Club Present The Lion King Jr. (no chaperones needed)
    2/10 Famous American Timeline due
    2/10 Multicultural Night 6 PM, please plan to attend.  Our class will be representing the USA
    2/11-13 Candy grams for sale
    2/12 Progress Reports come home
    2/14 Valentine's Day Card Exchange​

    ​2/14 1/2 day of school (11:00 dismissal)

    2/17 No School
     
    2/18 Famous American Report due 
    3/2 PTA event, Camp Read S'more
    3/5 Spring Pictures and Make Up Class Photo
    March 30-3 Spring Break

    ELA Unit 4 Week 5 Weekly Overview

    Math: Topic 9 Subtraction.  Fluency test #5 will not be recorded for a grade.
     
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  • February 3-7

    February: Jump Rope for Heart​

    ​2/7 Field trip to see CES Drama Club Present The Lion King Jr. (no chaperones needed)
    2/10 Famous American Timeline due
    2/10 Multicultural Night 6 PM, please plan to attend.  Our class will be representing the USA
    2/11-13 Candy grams for sale
    2/12 Progress Reports come home
    2/14 Valentine's Day Card Exchange​

    ​2/14 1/2 day of school (11:00 dismissal)

    2/17 No School
    2/18 Famous American Report due 
    3/2 PTA event, Camp Read S'more
    3/5 Spring Pictures and Make Up Class Photo
    March 30-3 Spring Break

    ELA Unit 4 Week 5 Weekly Overview

    Math: Topic 9 Subtraction Review/Test.  Fluency test #5 will not be recorded for a grade.
     
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  • January 27-31

    I am still missing a few field trip permission slips and $1
    1/28 Class Picture Day
    2/7 Field trip to see CES Drama Club Present The Lion King Jr. (no chaperones needed)
    2/10 Multicultural Night 6 PM, please plan to attend.  Our class will be representing Canada
    2/11-13 Candy grams for sale
    2/12 Progress Reports come home
    2/14 Valentine's Day ​
    ​exchange, 1/2 day of school (11:00 dismissal)
    2/17 No School
    3/2 PTA event, Camp Read S'more
    ELA unit 4 Week 4,  Weekly Overview

    Math: Topic 98 addition of two and three-digit with and without regrouping.  Fluency test #4 will not be recorded for a grade.

    Optional Practice @ Home
    IXL, SuccessMaker, Clever/Typing Agent
     
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    1/24 Donuts with Dads 7:10 AM & due date for Field Trip forms and $1
    1/28 Class Picture Day
    2/7 Field trip to see CES Drama Club Present The Lion King Jr. (no chaperones needed)
    ELA unit 4 Week 3, this is a review week.  Weekly Overview
    Math: Topic 9 Subtraction two-digit with and without regrouping.  Fluency test #3 will be recorded for a grade.
    Optional Practice @ Home
    IXL, SuccessMaker, Clever/Typing Agent
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  • If you haven't returned the yellow folders from last week, please review and return those Monday.
    1/13 Breakfast w/Principal 8 AM
    1/17 Family Movie Night @ 6:30
    1/20 No School- MLK Jr. Holiday
    1/24 Donuts with Dads @ 7:10 AM
    1/28 Class Picture Day
    2/7 Field Trip to see CES Drama Club Performance- The Lion King
     ELA Unit 4 Week 2, this is a testing week Weekly Outline
    Math:  Topic 8 two-digit addition strategies
    Optional @ Home:IXL Practice: ELA C11, GG1-4, RR 3 Math H 4-6, SuccessMaker, Clever/Typing Agent
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  • 1/6 Students return/2nd Semester begins
    1/9 Report of Learning Folders come home with 2nd Quarter Report Cards- please sign and return
    1/10 Field Trip
    1/13 Breakfast w/Principal 8 AM
    1/17 Family Movie Night @ 6:30
    1/20 No School- MLK Jr. Holiday
    1/24 Donuts with Dads @ 7:10 AM
    1/28 Class Picture Day
    2/7 Field Trip to see CES Drama Club Performance- The Lion King
    Math:Topic 8 Adding 2 digit numbers
     
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  • December 9-13

    Please send a snack with your child each day. 

     

    12/10-18 The DIBELS winter testing window
    12/18 Holiday Party 12:30-2 (parents are welcome to attend, more info. coming soon)
    12/20 Half day 11:00 dismissal
    1/6 Students return
    1/10 Field Trip to Cook's Museum (details coming soon)
     
    ELA:  Unit 3 Week 5 This is not a testing week.  I will take the highest Unit 3 test score to record on the student data card. 
     
    Math: Topic 8 (We will move through this slowly to ensure everyone grasps the concept of regrouping).  Most students have completed their 2 standard checks for the second 9 weeks.  We will begin 2nd 9 weeks test this week as we prepare for report cards. 
     
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  • November 18-22

    Please send your child with a snack each day. I try to keep extra snacks in my room in case someone forgets, but I've run out a few times.
    11/18 PTA Meeting 6:00 with Rise of the Raptors
    11/20 Progress Reports
    11/25 Hat day for those that donated $1 to St. Jude
    11/26 Pajama day for those who donated $10
    11/27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday- No School
    12/18 Half day of school
    ELA Unit 3 Week 3 Weekly Overview
    Fluency Test #6 will be recorded for a grade
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  • November 12-15

    11/12 vision testing
    11/15 PTA Family Movie Night 6:30
    11/18 PTA Meeting 6:00
    11/20 Progress Reports
    11/27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday- No School
    ELA: Unit 3 Week 2 Weekly Overview This is a testing week, we will test on Friday.  You can review the skills on the McGraw Hill ConnectEd Reading site.
    Math: Topic 6 Place Value
    Fluency #5 practice test
    IXL Math G1-4
    ELA RR 1-3, AAA 1-2
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  • November 4-8

    11/6 FCA 7:10-7:40 Music Room

    11/7 Veterans Day Lunch- all Veterans are invited to join us for lunch @ 11:40
    11/8 Half-Day 11:00 Dismissal 
    Hour of Chess
    11/11 Veterans Day No School
    11/15 PTA Family Movie Night 6:30
    11/18 PTA Meeting 6:00
    11/20 Progress Reports
    11/27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday- No School
    ELA: Moving on to Unit 3 Week 1 we will focus on similes, action verbs and continue to learn about abbreviations Weekly Overview
    Math: Topic 5,  we should be ready to test on Thursday
    Fluency #4 practice test
    IXL Math G1-4
    ELA RR 1-3, AAA 1-2
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  • October 21-25

    Upcoming Events:
    October is National Principal's Month, Down Syndrome Awareness & Spina Bifida 
    10/21 (Bus Driver Appreciation Week)
    10/22 Fire Safety & Fire Safety House visit  
    10/25 Red Ribbon/Yearbook Orders Due
    10/28 PTA meeting/Trail of Treats
    10/28 Book Fair Week - 
    10/31 AEA Reading Logs due (Alabama/Auburn)
    10/31 Book Character Day 
    ELA Overview Unit 2 Wk 4
    Math Topic 5 Place Value to 100 Test 
    Fluency practice #2
    Science: Animal Habitats/Bats/Skeletons
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  • October 14-18

    Welcome back!  I can't wait to hear about the wonderful memories you made with your child over the break.  

    Upcoming Events:
    October is National Principal's Month, Down Syndrome Awareness & Spina Bifida 
    10/14 Monthly Counseling class with Mrs. Thompson
    10/15 Fall Picture Orders Due 
    10/16 PTA Reflection Forms Due
    10/21 Report Cards Go Home (Bus Driver Appreciation Week)
    10/22 Fire Safety
    10/25 Red Ribbon/Yearbook Orders Due
    10/28 PTA meeting/Trail of Treats
    10/31 AEA Reading Logs due (Alabama/Auburn)
    ELA Unit 2 Week 3 Weekly Overview
     Fluency practice #1
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  • Upcoming Events:

    10/3 Make up pictures
    10/4 T-shirt Orders Due 
    10/7-10/11 Fall Break
    10/15 Fall Picture Orders Due
    10/16 PTA Reflection Forms Due
    10/22 Fire Safety
    10/25 Red Ribbon 
    10/28 PTA meeting/Trail of Treats
     
    ELA: Unit 2 Week 2 (attached weekly overview) We will be testing on skills from week 1 and 2 on Friday.
    IXL: PP 8-9, D6, YY1
    Math: Topic 4 - arrays and odd, even numbers- continual daily practice of addition and subtraction
    Math Fluency will be test #8, which is practice only (subtraction)
    IXL: M 1,2,4
    Science: Volcanoes
    Social Studies: Continents and Landforms.  
     
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  • Upcoming Events:

    9/23 First Quarter Progress Reports Come Home- please sign and return the Progress Report in the provided yellow folder.   I will keep all progress reports/report cards in this folder all year, and the contents will be yours in May. 
    9/27 PTA Family Movie Night at 6:30 (Aladdin)
    10/7-10/11 Fall Break
    10/22 Fire Safety
    10/25 Red Ribbon 
    10/28 PTA meeting/Trail of Treats
     
    ELA: Unit 2 Week 1 (attached weekly overview)
    Math: Topic 3 review of subtraction strategies
    IXL: A 16-18
    Science: apple life cycle, pollination
    Social Studies: Continents and Landforms.  We will begin our paper mache globes this week.  
     
    Fall Conferences will take place in October.  I posted the sign ups on Seesaw last week, thank you to everyone that has selected an option.  
     
    APPLES needed: I will be making homemade applesauce for the class as we learn about the life cycle of an apple, Johnny Appleseed, and the importance of pollination.
     
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  • September 16-20

    9/15 We will celebrate DOT day
    9/23 Scholastic Book Orders Due
    9/23 First Quarter Progress Reports (please sign & return in the provided folder)
    9/26 Johnny Appleseed - We will be making homemade applesauce
    9/27 PTA Family Movie Night 6:00-8:00 (outside)
    10/3 Make-up Day for pictures
    10/7-10/11 Fall Break
     
    Did you know you can get an email every time your child takes an AR test?  Go to the HomeConnect icon and log in with your child's credentials and enter your email address.   Students should strive to reach their AR goal in the next few weeks, as our 9 weeks will end before Fall Break. We have multiple times to take an AR test each day, but it is also one of our Reading stations.  
     
    ELA Unit 1 Week 5 Families Working Together (see attached for more details)
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8ktcY0_QI-nNVNrOG54QVhveFI0TUt2ejJmRTZmZjBoODVj/view?usp=sharing
     
    Math Complete Topic 2, test on Thursday
    Timed Test #6 will be recorded for a grade this week
      
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  • September 16-20

    9/15 We will celebrate DOT day
    9/20 Scholastic Book Orders Due
    9/23 First Quarter Progress Reports (please sign & return in the provided folder)
    9/26 Johnny Appleseed 
    9/27 PTA Family Movie Night 6:00-8:00 (outside)
    10/3 Make-up Day for pictures
    10/7-10/11 Fall Break
     
    Did you know you can get an email every time your child takes an AR test?  Go to the HomeConnect icon and log in with your child's credentials and enter your email address.   Students should strive to reach their AR goal in the next few weeks, as our 9 weeks will end before Fall Break. We have multiple times to take an AR test each day, but it is also one of our Reading stations.  
     
    ELA Unit 1 Week 5 Families Working Together (see attached for more details)
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8ktcY0_QI-nNVNrOG54QVhveFI0TUt2ejJmRTZmZjBoODVj/view?usp=sharing
     
    Math Complete Topic 2, test on Thursday
    Timed Test #6 will be recorded for a grade this week
     
     
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  • SEPTEMBER 9-13
    9/9 Counseling class with Mrs. Perry

    9/11 Patriot Day, please wear Red, White, Blue 

    9/13 Boosterthon Glow Run - Parents are encouraged to attend in the gym at 10:00. 
    9/17 Spirit Night at Panda Express 
    9/20 Scholastic Book Orders Due 
    9/23 First Quarter Progress Reports Come Home please sign and return the Progress Report in the provided folder. 
    9/27 PTA Family Movie Night at 6:0-8:30 
    10/7-10/11 Fall Break Week
     
    ELA Unit 1 Week 4 (you can follow along from the Wonders website) username/passwords should be in your child's green folder on a green piece of paper- username is a little different than our standard username- it must be all capital letters with 11MCS in front of the first name, initial. 
    Detailed weekly summary attached
     
    Math - Topic 2 Addition Strategies- doubles, near doubles-
    Weekly Fluency drill will not be graded
     
    IXL: ELA H1, E2, 8
    IXL: Math H1-3
     
     
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  • link for this week's reading lessons- Unit 1 Wk 3

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  • 9/4 Boosterthon Pep Rally

    9/5 Grandparent's Day @ lunch (for 2nd 3rd and 4th grade), please plan to join us at lunch 11:40-12:10 (other grade levels will celebrate on 9/6)

    9/9: PTA Meeting and Family Reading Night 

    9/13: Boosterthon Fun Run (Parents are welcome to attend)

     9/17: Spirit Night at Panda Express 

    9/23: Progress Reports go home in Yellow Folders

     9/27: Family Movie Night from 6:30-8:30 

    10/3: Make-up Picture Day 

    10/7-10/11: Fall Break 

    ELA: Unit 1 Week 3 See Attached Overview

    MATH:  Topic 2 . Addition .  

     Adding Three Numbers     Making 10 to Add 

    Math Fluency Practice will not be recorded for a grade this week.

    IXL ELA D1-6, Math E1-5.  IXL can be practiced @ home.  

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    • August 26-30

      8/26 Breakfast w/ the Principal at 8 a.m.
      8/26 Popcorn and Painting w/the Principal at Triana Library at
      6 p.m. 
      8/27 Chorus Auditions for Lion King Jr. after school
      8/28 Boosterthon Pledging Opens
      8/29 Fall Picture Day
      8/29 Watch Dog Kickoff at 6 p.m.
      8/30 Fun Friday –The last Friday of each month-free snack
      for those who attended all Fun Fridays for that month.
      8/30 Half day – Dismissal is at 11:00 - google doc coming soon with half day dismissal details
      9/2 Labor Day – No School
      9/4 Boosterthon Pep Rally

      9/5 Grandparent's Day at lunch 11:40

       ELA: Unit 1 Week 2 Spelling Rule short e, o, and u (vowel sounds) Genre: Realistic Fiction Vocabulary Strategy: Root Words  Grammar: Commands and Exclamations  Mechanics: Capitalization & Punctuation

      Vocabulary: aside, cultures, fair, invited, language, plead, scurries, share

      MATH: Topic 1 test and Topic 2  -Addition 

      Adding 0, 1, 2,   Doubles    Near Doubles     Adding in Any Order    Adding Three Numbers     Making 10 to Add 

      Math Fluency Practice will be recorded for a grade this week.  

       
       
     
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  • This week in ELA (Wonders): Begin Unit 1 Week 1 Genre: Fantasy Oral Vocabulary Words: awkward, outrageous, panic, relief, squawked.  Phonemic Awareness: Phoneme Blending Phonics/Spelling: short a, i.  Grammar: Sentences & Questions, Capitalizations and Punctuation.  No Reading test this week.  Spelling/Word Work will  include 5 dictation sentences that include the weekly phonics  & grammar rules.
    New this year- we are NO longer required to give each weekly Reading test, as a grade level we have agreed to test on Week 2 and Week 4 of each unit, AND we are no longer required to give the big end of Unit Tests!  
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  •  Please remember to check the green folder coming home daily- if they didn't lose a ticket you wil se a stamp or a sticker. If they lost a ticket students will be responsible for informing you why they lost a ticket.  Please don't let them tell you, "I don't remember why I lost a ticket"  I promise they have discussed it with me in great detail.  Please return the form the next school day.  Please don't spend a lot of time reprimanding your child for tickets 1-3.  It's a time of learning and understanding what is appropriate.  If they lose 4 or 5, you will want to have a more lengthy discussion with your child.  I try and put a pic of the form in Seesaw when they are coming home.  Sometimes, there is just not time for me to do it.  This is why is is very important to develop that daily routine of checking folders and returning them back into their book bag for them to bring back to school.

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  • Please check the school calendar/website often for important school-wide info.
     
    Monday and Tuesday we will be DIBEL testing.
    Reading - Unit 1 Week 1
    Math - Understanding Addition and Subtraction
    Science - Plants
    Social Studies - Landforms
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  • We have been learning about our morning tasks and one task is to "park" your folder in the garage ( which is their desk). Another task is to put notes/money/forms from home in the inbox on my desk ( I have a magnetic organizer). It will help if you share with them what you are sending. Then, they will be more likely to remember to put it in the inbox. This is particularly important with lunch money and transportation changes. Those need to be taken care of first thing in the morning.

    This Friday, we had our first Fun Day Friday! You may purchase a snack at FDF. Bring in $1.00 if you would like to purchase one. Any money sent to school needs to be sent in your child’s folder and labeled with name and what the money is for. If you purchased a snack card from PTA, your child will not need money.

    Again, thank you for all of your kind words of support and your donations to our classroom. 
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  • Upcoming Events:

    8/15 2nd Grade Parent Night 5-6 (in the media center)

    8/23 Scholastic Book Orders Due 

    8/26 Breakfast with the Principal 8 AM

    8/26 Popcorn & Painting with the Principal 6 PM

    8/27 Chorus Auditions for Lion King Jr. (after school)

    8/28 Boosterthon Pledging Opens

    8/29 Fall Picture Day

    8/29 Watch Dog Kickoff 6 PM

    8/30 Half day, dismissal @ 11:00

    9/2 No School (Labor Day)

    9/4 Boosterthon Pep Rally

    We will begin practicing our Reading & Math routines this week.  Reading Unit 1 Week 1 will begin 8/19

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