Sunday, October 27, 2019

Weekly Update 10/28-11/1


Hello, everyone!

What a wonderful time Mrs. Hecht had with our class. She reported that our O.W.L.s were very kind and respectful, worked hard, and were very independent! I am proud of them!

Here are this week’s announcements

*Halloween is coming! We will have a class Halloween party on Thursday, October 31, at 2:40. After our party, we will participate in Ghouls at School.  If you would like to volunteer at the party, and/or bring a party item, please click on the link below.  We still need cupcakes and Halloween treat bags (non-food items).  Also, please remember I am asking for a $2 donation from each child to purchase pizza for our party. 


*Speaking of Halloween partyingyou DO NOT need to send in a snack on Halloween, as we will be having pizza and cupcakes for our snack! 😊

*Our class is in first place for the BoxTops competition!  Woo hoo!  We have a very tight lead against Mrs. Cournoyer’s class. If you have any BoxTops at home, gather them up and send them in ASAP!  It would be fun to win and earn a class party!

*On Wednesday, your child will NOT bring home any spelling.  I will be pre-assessing our next round of sight words next week, so there will be NO spelling test on Wednesday, November 6th. 


*Good readers can use text features and key words to help them identify the main idea of a non-fiction text

Mathematics

*Subtraction introduction

*fact families

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


Word Study/Grammar

*digraphs /sh/ /ch/ /th/ /wh/  /ph/

*/ck/ digraph

Unit (Social Studies and/or Science)

New Science unit kick-off”Out of this World!”













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.