September 16, 2019

Monday, 16 September 2019, 11:28 | Category : Uncategorized
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Dear Room 114 Families,                                                                               September 16, 2019


It was very nice to meet many of you at open house.  This will be the last hard copy of the newsletter I send home.  If you have not provided your email address, please do so immediately.

Note for the week:

  • Please remember to have your child wear gym shoes on Wednesday and Friday
  • The year’s first PTO meeting is scheduled for September 24th beginning at 5 pm.
  • School begins promptly at 8:45 am and ends at 3:45 pm. If you anticipate being late, please call the school.
  • Thank you to the four families that have provided snack.  Thirteen students should provide snack this month.  We are currently out of snack until additional snack is provided.
  • If you know that you are an approved volunteer at Ray, please let me know.  I have heard from five parents that are already in our volunteer system.  As a reminder, parents cannot volunteer for any events if they are not on the approved list.
  • Please remember to meet your child on our class number at dismissal time to avoid congestion around the school doors. Please remind your child to say good-bye before leaving.
  • Please return all forms that have been sent home: emergency contact, student information and lunch form.
  • Children are permitted to have “pop top” water bottles in the classroom.
  • Thank you to all the families that have logged on to class dojo.  I will use this to send out class reminders.  Other teachers the students see may use if for additional communication or to reward students points.  I will not use it for this. If you have a quick note to send me feel free to use Dojo.  If I can respond with a one-sentence response, it is Dojo appropriate.  If the context of the message requires a longer response, please use email.  My preferred communication is email.


In Phonics, we will work on recognizing rhymes, building words using the alphabet chart, hearing sounds in sequence and saying words slowly to predict letter sequence. We will focus on the short sound of /i/.

Vocabulary=       enemy, recipe, squint, mumble

Sight Words=        is, you, that, it, he


This week we will continue to read a collection of books about friendship and being unique. We will read the books “How to Lose All Your Friends”, “Recess Queen”, and “Enemy Pie”.


We will continue to write narratives in Writing Workshop. We will work on telling the stories of our lives using illustrations and focusing on small moment rather than an entire day.


In Math, we will learn all about tally marks, collecting data and writing number stories.  We will also learn more about appropriate use of math tools.


In Science, we will continue our unit on living things.  We plan to plant grass this week.  We will continue out unit on families.

Have a great week!


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