Sunday, October 14, 2018

Weekly Update 10/15-10/19


Happy Monday, everyone!

*Many of you have signed up for parent conferences already.  Thank you! If you didn’t get the email from Mr. Christensen about parent conferences, I need you to do two things:

1:  Go to the link below and sign up for a conference



2:  Go into your Powerschool account and update your settings.  You may have accidentally opted out of receiving email from the school or district, and you are missing out on important information, such as parent conference sign-ups.  Please check to see that you have not opted out!

Also, there is NO school on Friday, October 26th due to parent conference scheduling.

*We have an early release day on Tuesday, October 30th. School will release at 1:25.  Lunch WILL be served on this day! 

*I’ve heard from a few of you regarding our Halloween party. Our party will be from 2:45-3:30 on October 31st.. If you are interested in volunteering, please send me an email so I know how many volunteers I can count on.  Thank you!  At Willow Creek, children CAN wear Halloween costumes.  Please see the flyer sent home on Friday for more info about school appropriate costumes.


*Our school collects Box tops. If you have any Box tops at home, please turn them in at your convenience. Thank you!


Compare/Contrast fiction and non-fiction texts

Continue to study types of non-fiction text features (table of contents, diagram, bold print, glossary, etc.)

Introduce main idea

Book Study:  Autumn/Halloween themed books

Mathematics
*Fact fluency practice

*Equivalent number sentences

*Missing addend story problems with sums to 10

*Mid-module assessment on Friday

Word Study/Grammar/Writing
Weekly spelling list:
mixed short vowel sounds with ending blends

*Good writers add labels and speech bubbles to make their writing more interesting.

Unit (Social Studies and/or Science)

What do all people need to survive?

What is the difference between a need and a want?


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Weekly Update 10/8-10/12


Happy Monday, everyone!

I hope you had a chance to enjoy some time with your favorite people this weekend. It was nice to have a little break. After Fall Break, the kids always come back refreshed and ready to work hard again!  Not too much to report today, but here’s some good to know information

*Scholastic Book Orders are due tomorrow!  Please enter your order online, or send order form and check, made out to Scholastic, to me.  Thank you for ordering your books through Scholastic. When you order, we get FREE book for our class.

*Parent conferences are coming up at the end of the month. Soon, we will send out sign-up information. The days for conferences will be Wednesday evening, October 24th and all day as well as evening, Thursday, October 25th.  There is NO school on Friday, October 26th. 

*We have an early release day on Tuesday, October 30th. School will release at 1:25.  Lunch WILL be served on this day! 

*It’s time to start thinking about our first class party!  If you would like to help plan the big Halloween event, please shoot me an email ASAP. Our party will be on Wednesday, October 31st. 

*Our school collects Box tops. If you have any Box tops at home, please turn them in at your convenience. Thank you!

*We have met out paper towel roll goal! Thanks for helping out with this. We are going to make number scrolls with them.



Compare/Contrast fiction and non-fiction texts

Introduction to Non-fiction text features (table of contents, diagram, bold print, glossary, etc.)

Book Study:  Autumn/Halloween themed books

Mathematics
Fact fluency practice

*Commutative property; using the commutative property to increase efficiency

*Equivalent number sentences

Word Study/Grammar/Writing
Weekly spelling list:  short /e/ sound
ending blends
Letter writing format
Writer’s Workshop Kick-off!


Unit (Social Studies and/or Science)
New Unit
My World and Me