Sunday, October 13, 2019

Weekly Update 10/14-10/18


Hello, everyone! Here are this week's announcements...

*Have you signed up for a teacher conference with me?  Below is a link to the website Mr.. Christensen sent in his email. If you did not receive this email from Mr. C, please go into your PowerSchool account and make sure you are signed up to receive important emails/texts from Willow Creek.  Thank you!


*Mark your calendar! Due to the parent conference schedule, there is no school for children on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25.

*Halloween is coming! We will have our class Halloween party on Thursday, October 31, at 2:40. After our party, we will participate in Ghouls at School.  I will send out a link later this week with details on what we need for our party, as well as a sign-up to volunteer. 

*For those that placed books orders, I have sent our order in, and we should be receiving our book box early next week.  I love new books! 😊

*On Friday, I sent home a packet of flyers from our PTA about fun, easy fundraising events you can support for our school. Please have a look when you get a chance!

*I will be out of town Thursday, October 17-Monday, October 21.  I will return on Tuesday, October 22.  Mrs. Hecht will be our FABULOUS guest teacher during this time.  She taught for 12 years before taking a leave to help her husband run their family business. She loves subbing as a way to continue working with kids.  You are welcome to email me while I am out of town, but if you have any time sensitive issues, please contact the office directly and they will assist you.



*Good readers know how to use non-fiction text features to help them answer questions they have about a topic.

Mathematics

*Subtraction introduction

*fact families

*Using related facts (fact families) to solve story problems.


Word Study/Grammar

*short /e/

*digraphs /sh/ /ch/ /th/ /wh/  /ph/

Unit (Social Studies and/or Science)

*Map skills unit

Writer’s Workshop

*Writing assessment

*Good writers can use a checklist to help them improve their writing.












Sunday, October 6, 2019

Weekly Update 10/7-1011

Hello, everyone!

Here are this week’s announcements

*There is no school for students on Monday, October 7th. This is a teacher collaboration day.

*Thank you for helping your child study for their first spelling test.The kids did very well!  Please continue to help them study at home.  Remember, tests are on Wednesdays, and your child will come home each Wednesday with a new weekly spelling pattern list to study in addition to their sight word list. It will come home on green or blue paper, depending on which list your child is studying.

*Don’t forgetbook orders are due by Tuesday, September 8th.

*Our school raised over $12,000 for the jog-a-thon. Wow! That’s a lot of money! Thank you for supporting our school and kids!

THAT’S IT!  HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEK!


**New comprehension unit on non-fiction**

*Good readers know the difference between a fiction and non-fiction book.

*Good readers know how to use non-fiction text features to help them answer questions they have about a topic.

Mathematics

*Mid-Module assessment

*Doubles fact fluency

*Addition story problems, including change unknown (missing addend i.e.  4 + ___= 7)

Word Study/Grammar

*short /u/

*digraphs /sh/ /ch/ /th/ /wh/

Unit (Social Studies and/or Science)

N/A
(I rotate Social Studies/Science units with Writing units)
Writer’s Workshop

*Part of a sentence

*Good writers can use speech bubbles to help their characters come alive for their readers.

*Good writers make a plan before they start to write.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Weekly Update 9/30-10/4


Hello, everyone!

Here are this week’s announcements

*We had a lot of fun on our field trip to the AgExpo!  Click the link below to see about our field trip.


*Our big news this week is Jog-a-Thon is Wednesday, October 2nd!  This is our big fundraiser for the year, and I hope you will be able to participate.

*Our first spelling test is this Wednesday. All information about spelling and sight words came home on Wednesday, including your child’s special spelling word success bag!   

*Book order forms will be sent home on Monday. Book orders are due by Tuesday, September 8th.

*There is NO SCHOOL for students on Monday, October 7th. This is a collaboration planning day for teachers.




*Good readers can identify the problem and solution in a story.

*Good readers can create a story map that shows all of the elements to a story.

*Good readers use context clues to help them understand a story.

*Assessment on Fiction this week

Mathematics

*Fact Fluency through sums of 10

*Decomposing numbers 0-10

*Addition story problems, including change unknown (missing addend i.e.  4 + ___= 7)

Word Study/Grammar

*short /i/

*digraphs

Unit (Social Studies and/or Science)

N/A

Writer’s Workshop

*Introduction to writer’s workshop
*Good writers pick topics about things they know and love
*Good writers create illustrations that match their words.
*Good writers make a plan before they start to write











Sunday, September 22, 2019

Weekly Update 9/23-9/27


Hello, everyone!

Our field trip is Tuesday afternoon! And we have a jog-a-thon information assembly on Tuesday morning, so exciting things are happening this week. Read on for this week’s announcements

* Our field trip is almost here!  It is Tuesday, September 24 from 11:30-2:15. Please remember to pack your child’s lunch for this day.  We will eat lunch in our classroom before we get on the bus to go to the field trip.

*Mark your calendarour annual Jog-a-Thon is October 2nd!  Important information about this annual fundraiser will be in your child’s O.W.L. folder on Monday.  Please take a look!

*I need help!  Look at these sad, holey pillows! These are comfy pillows for our reading spots in class, but they are out of commission until they are fixed. I can’t sew! Please email me if you are able to help repair them. Thank you in advance!



*On Wednesday, important information will be sent home about our sight word/spelling homework program. We will begin spelling/sight word instruction this week. Please read the information carefully.  Also, I will be sending home a fun gift that will help the kids study their words at home. Look for that on Wednesday as well! 😊


*Good readers know the difference between fiction and non-fiction.

*Good readers can identify the characters and settings in a story.

*Good readers use context clues to help them understand a story.

Mathematics

*Fact Fluency through sums of 10

*Decomposing numbers 0-10

*Addition story problems, including change unknown (missing addend i.e.  4 + ___= 7)

Word Study/Grammar

*Spelling/sight word program begins this week

*short /o/

Unit (Social Studies and/or Science)

N/A

Writer’s Workshop

*Introduction to writer’s workshop
*Good writers pick topics about things they know and love
*Good writers create illustrations that match their words.
*Good writers make a plan before they start to write














Sunday, September 15, 2019

Weekly Update 9/16-9/20


Hello, everyone!

Here are this week’s announcements

*I have received everyone’s permission slips for our field trip! Thank you for being so prompt in returning those to me. Our field trip is Tuesday, September 24 from 11:30-2:15.

*Picture Day is TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH. Payment information was sent home last week. You can pick up payment information/envelopes in the office if you need to!

*Subway Day is Friday, Septmebr 20th!  If you ordered Subway for your child, then you get a day off from making their lunch! 😊

*Volunteer schedules are being sent home on Monday. Volunteering will begin next week!

*If you have any BoxTops, please send them on in with your child.  Thank you!

* Back to School for our class will be Thursday, September 19th, from 4:30-5:15.  If you aren’t able to make it, no worries! I will post the powerpoint presentation and a video to our blog so you won’t miss out. I’m sorry for the inconvenience.



*Good readers know the difference between fiction and non-fiction.

*Good readers can identify the characters in a story.

Mathematics

*Fact Fluency through sums of 10

*Decomposing numbers 0-10

*Addition story problems

Word Study/Grammar/Writing

*vowels v. consonants
*short /a/

Unit (Social Studies and/or Science)

BOOTCAMP!

We are learning how good learners think and what good learners do to help them be successful at school.

We are learning how rules and routines keep us safe and help us learn.

We are learning different strategies to use when we have a friendship problem at school.