Today was Dot Day! We read the story The Dot. It’s a wonderful story about a little girl named Vashti who does not believe in herself. Her art teacher believed in her and taught her how to make her mark on the world. She in turn passed it on to a little boy and taught him how to believe. After reading the story we discussed how we could make our mark on the world. We made our own dots and used an iPad app to bring them to life in 3D. We also made our own dot stickers, dressed with dots and enjoyed a dot treat at the end of the day.
Spelling Words-which, their, said, if, do. The skill for the week is short vowel patterns. Homework sheet will come home Monday and is due Friday. Sheet is double sided.
Reading: we are continuing learning routines for Daily 5. This week we will work on several comprehension strategies and practice fluency
Math-We are continuing Unit 1 this unit focuses on building fluency in adding no#s up to 20, working with a calendar, understanding how to move about on 100’s chart and counting by 2, 5 and 10.
Social Studies-Unit 1 focuses on family and communities. Field trip note is coming home this week. We will be able to take as many chaperones that want to come-just fill out the background check when you return the field trip slips.
I am still looking for some forms to come back from the first few days of school. 2nd notice notes will come home Monday-please fill out and send back
We met our fifth grade book buddies on Friday! We played a get to know you game and ended with the 2nd graders reading to the 5th graders.
I would like to invite any parents, older siblings, grandparents, relatives, or other special people to surprise your child by being a “Mystery Reader” this year in our classroom. Students LOVE having their family, friends, and relatives visit our classroom to share in our learning by reading a favorite story aloud to our class. Mystery Readers will visit us on Fridays at 1:00 p.m. each week. Readers are asked to bring a book to read or read a teacher-chosen book from our classroom library.
If you can find a date that works for you, please sign up to be a Mystery Reader for the 2014-2015 school year! There are many open dates to choose from throughout the year. Please indicate at least two dates (if possible) that will work for you so that I can accommodate the most people. You can either email me your preferred dates or send your top three choices in a “top secret” envelope to school with your child. I will get back to you as soon as I can to confirm your official Mystery Reader date.
I have also created a Mystery Reader sign-up book that will be kept in my classroom throughout the year. If you would prefer to just come to the classroom and pick your date, feel free to do that instead. Remember, you are a mystery to the class, so try not to tell your child when you will be coming!
Please see me or drop me a “secret” note if you have any further questions. We can’t wait to meet our 2014-2015 Mystery Readers!
DATES FOR THIS YEAR
Spelling Words-we, there, can, an, your. Look for homework sheet to come home Monday. Students are to do both sides and is due by Friday
Reading: We have started Daily 5 and are continuing to build stamina during read to self time. This week we will start working on writing and writing in Reading response journals.
Math-Last week started Unit 1 this unit focuses on building fluency in adding no#s up to 20, working with a calendar, understanding how to move about on 100’s chart and counting by 2, 5 and 10.
Social Studies-Unit 1 focuses on family and communities. In October we will go on a walking field trip through Fraser. Look for information to come home in the next few weeks.
Class t-shirt forms also came home last week. We wear these shirts on all our field trips and when we do special things at school as a grade level. Make sure to send your form in!!
Early release day on Thursday September 11th. Students will be released at 1:30.
We had a wonderful day today! I enjoyed getting to know my new 2nd graders! We are going to have a wonderful year.