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.


*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!


**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.


*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)

(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.