Treasure Books

Last Friday we decorated our Treasure Books. A Treasure Book is a place where we can write our thoughts and dreams!! Together we made a list of all the different things we could write in these very special journals. The children were very excited to personalize these books!!

Treasures of Room 101

Last week the children shared their Book Treasure boxes!! Everyone did a wonderful job!! Every week I read a story and the children will get a small trinket to remind them of the story. The children will retell you the story at home and write about it on the Book Treasure response form. Book Treasure forms are due back to school on Mondays!

Take a peek at our Treasures!!

Book Treasure-If You Give a Pig a Party

Last week we read the story If you Give a Pig a Party.

 If you give a pig a party,she’s going to ask for someballoons. When you give her the balloons, she’ll want to decorate the house. When she’s finished, she’ll put on her favorite dress. Then she’ll call all her friends — Mouse, Moose, and more. The little pig from If You Give a Pig a Pancake is back, and this time she wants to throw a great big party! Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond have created another winning story for this beloved character in the tradition of the best-selling If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

Click on the link below to hear the story read

If you give a pig a party [Book]

If You Give a Pig a Party



Book Treasures

Last week we started our Book treasures. I read the story If You Give a Pig a Party.  The children got to choose a small popcicle prize to put in their Book treasure envelope along with a retelling form. The retellings are due back to school every Monday!

I will post the story every week for your child to listen to again if needed.

To listen to all the stories recorded so far go to the categories drop down menu on the left. Scroll to Book Treasures and click!!


A peek at the Week-Sept. 26th

Spelling-The children took their spelling preview on Unit 3 today. Please make sure that they study this weeks words and any words misspelled on previous tests. The goal of this spelling program is to use these words correctl from this point forward not only on a spelling test but in their everyday writing.

Unit 3 words:

  • up
  • about
  • each
  • how
  • will

I have updated Spelling City with our spelling words.

MATH-The first homelink is coming home Tuesday. HomeLinks are always due the following day. We are also finishing up Unit 1 this week. The test is planned for Friday. Look for a review sheet to come home on Wed. 

SOCIAL STUDIES-We are also finishing up our first SS unit this week. The test is planned for Monday Oct 3rd. Look for the review sheet later this week.

CLASS T-SHIRT-Sorry for the confusion with dates on the t-shirt form. I have no idea how I got sheets with 2 different dates on them.  We are trying to have the shirts in by our first field trip on Oct. 11th.



Crazy Weekend

Sorry that I have not posted anything this weekend…but it we had homecoming and Band-o-rama!! I promise to update everything tomorrow night!!

Madison is a sophomore at Henry Ford II High School



Scholastic book orders

Today the September book orders went home!!! Take a peek at the great selection of books. Book orders are a great way to build a home library for your child.

Orders are due back to school on Tuesday, September 27th with either cash or a check made out to Scholastic Books.

Now it’s easier than ever to find the perfect books for your child shop our NEW online Book Clubs Web site. Choose from a much-wider selection of books than in the printed flyer. Plus, you can send your orders directly to me online and use your credit card to pay.

Best of all, we earn a FREE book for the classroom library every time a parent places an order online.*

It’s so simple! Here’s how it works:

  • SIGN UP at On the parent page, click the “Register” button in the “First Time Here?” section. Register for your own user name and password. When prompted, enter the one-time Class Activation Code shown above. This unique code ensures that your order is sent to me.  CODE IS:GZBP8
  • SELECT the books you’d like to order choose from thousands of titles many more than in our monthly flyers.
  • SEND your order to me online by the due date and your child’s books will be delivered directly to my classroom.

A Peek at the Week-Sept. 19th

SPELLING-The children did a great job on the spelling test last week! Keep up the good work!! If you got any words wrong please write the misspelled words 5x’s and turn it in on Tuesday. Remember these words will cycle through on future tests.

Spelling words for the week:

  1. which
  2. their
  3. said
  4. if
  5. do

TREASURE BOOK-We will be decorating our “Treasure Book” on Friday. If your child has not brought in a writing compostition book, please make sure you send it in by Wednesday. I am also asking that you send in photos, magazine pictures, pictures from the computer, words of things they like, stickers for the children to decorate both sides of their treasure book.

GRAMMAR-We started talking about nouns, capitals and punctuation this week. We are learning about common and proper nouns, where capitals belong in a sentence and punctuation at the end of a sentence.

READING-Buddy bags started coming home Thursday. The children have nightly reading homework. Make sure to look for their buddy bag, listen to your child read the book and sign the pink agenda in the green take home folder.

Next week we are going to start our Write about Reading. As the children read their books they will write about their favorite part, make predictions, retell the story or discuss the story elements.

WRITING-As we work during writing workshop we are discussing how writers come up with ideas and develop them. Last week we made a boo-boo map, where we wrote down all our boo’s that we have gotten over the years. This week we will make a heart map.

MATH-We are continuing with Unit 1. The children have been working very hard on their 1,000 books-writing numbers through 1,000. We have been reviewing counting by 2’s, 5’s 10’s and 100’s through 1,000, odd and even numbers, greater than, less than and equal to numbers and filling in blank in a 100’s grid.

This week we are also beginning Mad minutes. We will start with 30 simple addition problems to be completed in 3 minutes. we will then move down to 2 minutes as they become more proficient.

I give the same mad minute test Monday thru Friday. If your child finishes all 30 problems with no mistakes, he/she will not have to take it again for the rest of the week. If there are any mistakes, he/she will retake the test again the following day. I am looking to see accuracy increase every day.

LIBRARY-Don’t forget to bring back your library books on Wednesday!!!

EARLY RELEASE DAY-The first early release day is Thursday Sept. 22nd. Children will be released at 1:30.