Friday, September 18, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up

Yes, it’s true, I told your kids on Thursday that gum is welcome in our room. You should have heard the cheers when I said that! :) There are actually some studies that show that chewing gum can help improve concentration. So, as long as it’s okay with you, they can have it in class. The only rules I have are that they have to keep it in their mouth, not chew like a cow, and they can’t lay down with it. If they leave the room for specials, lunch, or wellness break, they have to throw it away.

I do not have enough computer headphones for everyone to have their own, so they need to share. If you would prefer that your child not share headphones, you are welcome to send a set of headphones or earbuds to school. The earbuds that fit iPods, iPads, and iPhones fit our computers just fine. Please send them in a zip lock baggie with your child’s name on it.

A few FYI items for you:

  • It might not be cold outside yet, but our classroom can get chilly. Your child is welcome to bring a sweater or sweatshirt and keep it in their locker for when they need it.
  • Stuffed animals, pillow pets, and small blankets are all welcome during reading time. If it makes your child cozy and able to focus on their reading, then I welcome it in our room!
  • Please send a water bottle in with your child, if possible. They’re usually pretty hot and thirsty after wellness breaks and recess.
  • Home reading and math fact logs MUST be turned in to earn Fun Friday play time. Missing time or incomplete logs will result in a loss of Fun Friday time.

Here's what's on our learning safari for next week

  • Reader’s Workshop: Strategies to understand a story
  • Writer’s Workshop: Using storyteller voice, and working on meeting goals set for themselves.
  • Math: Place Value to 9,999 - including word, standard and expanded forms

Don't forget that Tuesday is an early dismissal day, with open house from 6:00-7:30PM, and Wednesday is picture day.

Please remember that my door is always open if you have any questions or concerns. I also check email frequently. Together we are partners in your child’s education!

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