We have a very quick but exciting newsletter that is in your child’s backpack today! Many of you have likely already heard about our morning, and I want to add that the children did great. They listened really well, they participated, and I think they had a lot of fun.
We had an easy afternoon planned since I knew they would be tired–they may be extra tired tonight as well. If your newsletter did not come home, please email me and I will send you a copy.
Have a restful evening,
If you haven’t seen your email yet today, please check it! There is a message about Monday and what we will be doing. We were thinking it would be fun to wear Erie colors for Monday: green and/or white.
Let me know if you have any questions,
Here is the newsletter for this week: Newsletter 13 12-10-13
Read to learn about our Gingerbread Man and some upcoming special days!
Have a good week and Happy Reading,
Read on to hear more about conferences, report cards, and the book fair!
Newsletter 12 12-2-13
P.S., If you haven’t seen X-factor lately, Erie’s own Jeff Gutt is still going strong in the Top 6!
Just a reminder to make arrangements for early dismissal tomorrow. Children will be dismissed an hour earlier than normal. Staff will stay for meetings and planning time. We will still have library, but we will not be checking out books since it is the week before Thanksgiving.
Have a great evening!
Since next week is only two days long, here is the newsletter for both weeks. One of the things included is a list of sight words so that you can check your child’s word rings this weekend and let me know next Monday if you are missing any words. These are crucial to your child’s reading development and need practice at home as well as school.
Without further ado, here is the newsletter: Newsletter 11 11-18-13
We had an awesome day with lots of making predictions and comparing things from the 50s with things from 2013! While we did have a few extra treats, they were all in very small quantities. Students graphed if they could blow a bubble with bubble gum. (Don’t worry, it was sugar-free, Orbit for Kids which has something a dentist recently recommended to us called Xylitol since the American Dental Association has said it helps prevent cavities).
We made patterns on records, talking again about AB, ABC, and ABB patterns. Most of your children should be able to make an AB pattern, some will be able to make an ABC pattern as well. We have been making a lot during calendar and math time.
We also voted if (a very small amount of) ice cream would sink or float in (caffiene-free) pop. Some kids thought it was a great idea, others weren’t quite so sure or knew they couldn’t have pop and opted not to try one of the floats.
To end the day, we had a Sock Hop with 50s music, inflatable bowling, and hoola-hoops to try. You can pick up photos at my photobucket using the link below. The password for our photobucket site will come home on a wristband tomorrow.
Our Halloween Party pictures are on the same site at:
Have a good evening and don’t forget to send in library books and wear green tomorrow,
What comes with cold weather at school? Inside recess!
Today we were able to spend a few minutes outside, but it was COLD, so we came in quickly. As weather continues to get colder, we will be staying inside more and more often. However, this also means we have to work on inside/outside voices and behavior even more.
A few families have “played school” with their children to help them get ready for the day. Some things you can do:
-Practice different voice levels (whispher, quiet talking, loud talking) and talk about when you might use them
-Talk about what we can do at home vs. at school: it might be fine to wrestle a brother or sister at home or practice your latest Karate moves, but we can’t do that at school
-Talk about the importance of staying in your spot during learning times.
Staying in our spots prevents:
—Being stepped on
—Falling or slipping on the floor
Even if you aren’t playing school, talking about both of those areas will help us while your children are at Erie. We’ll be working on ways to stay physically active (safely) in the classroom even when it is cold as well.
Hoping we will get a little closer to that goal tomorrow,
P.S. Remember to start filling out November Book-IT forms so your child can earn their pizza coupons for this month! We had 15 children earn them for October. Let me know if you need a new Book-IT form.
If you happen to be an X-factor viewer, you may have seen Jeff Gutt perform. He is an Erie parent (perhaps our leader of singing?) and has asked for our help to synergize our votes and keep him going! He will be on tonight.
If interested, you can vote through:
Or the Shazam app on your iphone or windows phone.
Here is this week’s news:Newsletter 9 11-04-13
Have a restful day tomorrow and we will see the children on Wednesday!