October 20

~The 2016-2017 School Year~

Welcome!

This blog will be used as an additional way to communicate with parents. Homework reminders, weekly newsletters, due dates, classroom information, and student work are just a few of the things you will find on this site.

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April 20

Souvenir Bit- Taking Care of the Earth (ways to be green!)

This week’s souvenir bit is not necessarily focused on one specific book, but more on the theme of being green and taking care of the Earth. We have read a few books and have had many discussions on ways we can reduce, reuse and recycle. This is a non-fiction souvenir bit week. Please have the children list ways they can help the Earth.

The students will be bringing home their souvenir bits today. I have included a video of a great story that shares more ways to be green.

Please click on the link below if you would like to submit the homework online. You do not need to send the response sheet back if you choose to submit via blog. Please make sure the post is submitted by the time school starts on Monday.
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April 13

Souvenir Bit- Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones

This week’s book is Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones by Ruth Heller. The students will be bringing home their souvenir bits today. We have read this book a few times this week and I have included a video of the story (if needed) down below. Please click on the link below if you would like to submit the homework online. You do not need to send the response sheet back if you choose to submit via blog. Please make sure the post is submitted by the time school starts on Tuesday (after Easter Break).
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**Reading Rainbow Video- The reading of the book starts at 2:40

March 30

Souvenir Bit Book- The Most Magnificent Thing

We do not have regular Souvenir Retelling homework this week. Please see the note coming home regarding the special project we are asking the students to complete.

This is such a wonderful story and it is the first book I read to them when introducing the idea of Makerspace. Here is a video of the book in case the children would like to watch at home.

March 27

Weekly Newsletter for March 27th (and photos)

Hello! I hope everyone has a great week! Please click on the link below to access our weekly newsletter.

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*We welcomed a new student to our classroom last week. We are excited to have Julia join us. We are back to 26 students.

*Book Orders are due this Thursday. I will do one more before the end of the school year. It’s a great way to stock up for summer. 🙂

*For March is Reading Month we hit a record 3,072 minutes last week as a class!!! WOW! There was 84% participation.

*Over the past few months, there have been 9 students who have passed all 11 sight words lists. I would like to recognize these students with their photos from those days. Way to go!!

 

Read-In Photos

I’m missing a few from an iPad issue 🙁

 

March 23

Souvenir Bit- The Paper Bag Princess

This week’s book is The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch. The students will be bringing home their souvenir bits today. We have read this book a few times this week and I have included a video of the story (if needed) down below. Please click on the link below if you would like to submit the homework online. You do not need to send the response sheet back if you choose to submit via blog. Please make sure the post is submitted by the time school starts on Monday. Our March behavior incentive is turning in our souvenir bit home work on time. We will have 4 souvenir bits that count towards the incentive.
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March 20

What Do We Know About Maps?

Today we started learning about maps! This morning we used Google Maps to see Eisenhower. The students loved the street view!

 

This afternoon we made a “What Do We Know” Padlet. We will go back at the end of the unit and see what we have learned. Scroll over to see all the answers.

 

Made with Padlet
March 16

Souvenir Bit- The True Stories of the Three Little Pigs

This week’s book is The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka. The students will be bringing home their souvenir bits today. We have read this book a few times this week and I have included a video of the story (if needed) down below. Please click on the link below if you would like to submit the homework online. You do not need to send the response sheet back if you choose to submit via blog. Please make sure the post is submitted by the time school starts on Monday. Our March behavior incentive is turning in our souvenir bit home work on time. We will have 4 souvenir bits that count towards the incentive.
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