12/19/16

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 18:13 | Category : December 2016
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Dear Room 114 Families,                                                                           December 19, 2016

This Friday will be Ms. Fullett’s last day in our class. We have all truly enjoyed having her with us. Luckily, she will still be at Ray working with Ms. Chapman. When we return from break Ms. Anjana Nair will be working with our room. The students have met Ms. Nair and are excited to have another friendly face in the room.

 Notes and Reminders:

– Please welcome Akihisa Masaki to our class. He comes to Ray from Japan.

-Please make sure your child is dressed in white for Friday’s assembly. Also make sure they are wearing a hat and gloves if they have some.

-Please make sure to dress your child for the cold weather. Per Ray’s handbook we can go outside as long as the wind chill is not below 15. Many students are without gloves and complaining of cold hands.

-We will make gingerbread houses on Thursday, December 22nd at 1:45. We need lots of volunteers for this activity so please considering coming to Ray and joining all the messy fun. Please donate materials by Wednesday.

-Students are now responsible for finishing their Friday letter at home. I will be sending home their Friday letter journals this week. I am asking that all students write at least two entries over the break.

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read a variety of gingerbread books. Students will come up with an action plan to capture a gingerbread friend.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

The students will continue with How-To writing. Students will be writing how-to build a gingerbread house.

MATH

This week we will continue to solve addition problems with three addends. We will also work on writing number stories.

SCIENCE/ SOCIAL SCIENCE

In Science we will continue to work with sounds. In Social Science we are learning about Hanukkah.

Have a great week!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Art

Homelink 4.9

Art

Homelink 4.10

P.E.

Ray Spirit Day

Homelink 4.11

P.E.

 

Art

Friday Letter/ winter break journal

 

12/12/16

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 14:39 | Category : December 2016
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Dear Room 114 Families,                                                                               December 12, 2016

 

Notes and Reminders:

-Please make sure to dress your child for the cold weather.  Per Ray’s handbook we can go outside as long as the wind chill is not below 15.  Many students are without gloves and complaining of cold hands.

-We will make gingerbread houses on Thursday, December 22nd at 1:45.  We need lots of volunteers for this activity so please considering coming to Ray and joining all the messy fun.

-Last week students were to finish their Friday letter at home.  Please make sure your child does this.  Also discuss with them handwriting, sentence structure and sounding out words.

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read Gingerbread Pirates.  Students will come up with an action plan to save the characters and discuss perseverance.

WORD STUDY

Sight Words: them, these, so, some, her

Vocabulary: captain, swish, nibble, astonish, enormous

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

The students will continue with How-To writing.   They will focus on adding more detail to their steps and acting out their books to identify missing components.

MATH

This week we will work with sums of 10 focusing on +0, +1 and doubles.  We will also begin to add 3 numbers together, learning different strategies to do so.

SCIENCE/ SOCIAL SCIENCE

In Science we will continue a unit on Light and Sound. We will make Kazoos and continue to practice with vibrations.  In Social Science we will continue with our family traditions unit.   We are reading Festival of Lights  and learning about the different winter celebrations around the world.  We are still working on putting together the family traditions book.

Have a great week!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Art

Homelink 4.7

Art

Math worksheet

P.E.

Ray Spirit Day

Homelink 4.8

P.E.

Homelink 4.9

Art

Friday Letter

 

 

Book Order Information

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 16:42 | Category : December 2016
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Dear Families,

Encouraging reading is one of the most important things we can do to help your child succeed. It can be tough finding the right books to keep them interested, which is why I am so excited that our class will be participating in Scholastic Reading Club this school year.

With Scholastic Reading Club:

  • Every book you buy earns FREE Books for our classroom library
  • You can choose from handpicked, grade- and reading-level-specific books for your child
  • You’ll find the best values on a variety of formats, including eBooks

Each month, your child will bring home Reading Club flyers. Together you can choose from books hand-selected by teachers and experts, and then order online or by returning your order form and payment to me.

I’d also love some help growing our classroom Reading Club. If you’d like to help out, please let me know! I’m excited to get our class reading!

Thank you for your support,

  •  VISIT scholastic.com/readingclub
  •  ENTER the one-time Class Activation Class Code – LTNCK
  •  SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books, value packs, and Storia eBooks
  •  SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom
  •  All book orders will be shipped to our classroom so we can celebrate the joy of reading together!

12/5/16

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 11:38 | Category : December 2016
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Dear Room 114 Families,                                                                               December 6, 2016

 

Notes and Reminders:

-School Picture Re-Takes are this Friday.  If you did not like your child’s picture please return the original.  If you missed photo day your child can have their picture taken this Friday.

-We will make gingerbread houses on Thursday, December 22nd at 1:45.  We need lots of volunteers for this activity so please considering coming to Ray and joining all the messy fun.

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  We will discuss the author’s purpose for writing the story and the lesson the main character learns. We will continue to discuss character traits.  This week we will also discuss cause and effect.

WORD STUDY

Sight Words: because, was, use, our, said

Vocabulary: mistake, invisible, forgot, cavity, plain, Australia

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

The students will continue with How-To writing.   We will add transition words and supply lists to our writing.

MATH

This week we will continue to learn about measurement using non-stand units of measure (pencil, paperclip, toothpick, blocks, and a thumb).  We will also begin to work with base-ten blocks.

SCIENCE/ SOCIAL SCIENCE

In Science we will continue a unit on Light and Sound. We still need toilet paper rolls.  We will work with vibration forks and hopefully make kazoos.  In Social Science we will continue with our family traditions unit.   We are reading Thunder Cake and learning about how families have different ways of helping us when we are scared.  We are still working on putting together the family traditions book.

Have a great week!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Art

Homelink 4.3

Art

Homelink 4.4

P.E.

Ray Spirit Day

Homelink 4.5

P.E.

Homelink 4.6

Art

Friday Letter

 

11/28/16

Monday, 28 November 2016, 14:36 | Category : November 2016
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Dear Room 114 Families,                                                                               November 28, 2016,

We hope everyone had a wonderful break!  After so many days off in November it will be nice to get into a normal routine.  There are 4 full weeks of school until our next break.

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read One Dog Canoe.  We will discuss the author’s purpose for writing the story and the lesson the main character learns. We will continue to discuss character traits.  This week we will also discuss cause and effect.

WORD STUDY

Sight Words: other, about, out, many, then

Vocabulary: Glide, peer, bound, crew, dew               

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

The students will begin a unit on How-To writing.  They will work together to create a book about making trail mix and create a list of things they know how to do well.

MATH

We will take the unit 3 assessment and begin Unit 4, all about measurement.

SCIENCE/ SOCIAL SCIENCE

In Science we will begin a unit on Light and Sound. Please bring in empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls for this unit.   In Social Science we will continue with our family traditions unit.    Homework will go home throughout the unit to create a family traditions book.

Have a great week! Glide, peer, bound, crew, dew

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Art

Homelink 3.11

Art

Unit 3 Review

P.E.

Ray Spirit Day

 

P.E.

Homelink 4.1

Art

Friday Letter

Homelink 4.2

11/14/16

Monday, 14 November 2016, 14:31 | Category : November 2016
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Dear Room 114 Families,                                                                               November 14, 2016,

Thank you to all the parents that made it to report card conferences.  If you were unable to make it please contact me to set up a meeting.  A HUGE THANK YOU to Ann (Aka Betty’s mom) for the beautiful art project she did with the students.  It really brings life to the room and we all love it.

  • There is no school next Wednesday-Friday.  Please get your child to school on time each and every day
  • Today we begin our next five week rotation.  Students will have Art Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

WORD STUDY

Sight Words: How, their, if, will, up

Vocabulary: pinecone, spicy, sauce

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read Duck for Turkey Day.  We will discuss the author’s purpose for writing the story and the lesson the main character learns. We will begin to focus on character traits.  This book is the perfect lead into 2nd quarter theme of family traditions.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

The students will continue to work on small moment stories.  Students will complete this unit next week.  We are focusing on zooming in moments and “show don’t tell”.  Instead of saying you are happy tell us what you did to show you are happy.

MATH

We will practice using the number line for addition and subtraction.  We will also use the number line to check our answers.  Students will be introduced to frames and arrows.

SCIENCE/ SOCIAL SCIENCE

In Science we will discuss stars.  In Social Science we will begin our unit on family traditions.

Have a great week!

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Art

 

Homelink 3.6

Art

 

Homelink 3.7

P.E.

Ray Spirit Day

 

Homelink 3.8

P.E.

 

 

Homelink 3.9

Art

 

Friday Letter

 

11/7/16

Monday, 7 November 2016, 14:43 | Category : November 2016, Uncategorized
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Dear Room 114 Families,                                                                               November 7, 2016,

There are quite a few reminders for this week:

  • Continue to work on high frequency words weekly. Please make sure your child can read and correctly spell each of these words. Students have their own personal word wall and the class word wall where these words can be found. If students can read these words they will be able to find them on word walls and spell them correctly.
  • Mark your calendars for Report Card Pick-Up. It is Wednesday, November 9th from 11:45a-6p. Please email me if you do not have a time.
  • Words their Way spelling assessment is this Thursday. The words are the same as last week. We will not have a new set of sight words, due to the shortened week.
  • There is no school on Friday, November 11, 2016. 

WORD STUDY

Sight Words: an, each, which, she, do

Vocabulary: glad, exactly, accidently, whisper, march

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read Jessica.  We will discuss the author’s purpose for writing the story and the lesson the main character learns. We will begin to focus on character traits.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

The students will continue to work on small moment stories.  Students will focus on adding more detail through character emotion.  We will also work on using transition words to show story sequence.

MATH

We will continue to write number stories and create pictures to go along with problems in our math journal.  We will also begin to practice skip counting on the number line.

SCIENCE/ SOCIAL SCIENCE

In Science we will continue our observation of the moon and moon phases.  In Social Science we will learn about voting and our president elect.

Have a great week!

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Spanish

 

Homelink 3.4

P.E

 

Homelink 3.5

P.E.

Ray Spirit Day

NO SCHOOL

P.E.

 

 

Homelink 3.6

Friday Letter

Spanish

NO SCHOOL

 

10/31/16

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 13:18 | Category : October 2016
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Dear Room 114 Families,                                                                               October 31, 2016

We had an awesome trip to the farm today! Thanks to all of our wonderful chaperones for spending the day with us. If you have any pictures to share please send them to me.  I have lots that I will put on a class website when I have a moment to do so.

I apologize for all the craziness that has happened in October.  We are hoping to be placed in a temporary home this weekend as well as get all of our belongings out of the old place.  Once I have a “home” I will be more on top of things.  Thank goodness for Ms. Fullett!!!

There are quite a few reminders for this week:

  • Continue to work on high frequency words weekly. Please make sure your child can read and correctly spell each of these words. Students have their own personal word wall and the class word wall where these words can be found. If students can read these words they will be able to find them on word walls and spell them correctly.
  • Mark your calendars for Report Card Pick-Up. It is Wednesday, November 9th from 11:45a-6p. I will send home a sign up sheet on Wednesday. Please return the sign up sheet with your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice time slots.
  • We are taking a trip to The Logan Center on Wednesday. We will be walking about 5-6 blocks. Please make sure your child wear comfortable shoes and dresses appropriately for the weather. We will eat lunch when we return.
  • Words their Way spelling assessment is next Friday. The words are the same as last week. We will not have a new set of sight words, due to the shortened week.
  • There is no school for students on Friday. It is a professional development day for teachers.

Last week we finished reading Charlotte’s Web and watched the movie. We will compare and contrast the two versions. We will write about our trip to the Children’s Farm and reflect on how the far was similar to the farm in the book. We will review all word work from quarter 1 and take an assessment.  In math we will have an exploration day. We will review counting strategies, count large numbers, match pairs and order objects by length. We will play High Roller and Domino Top-It and work on an extended response prompt called Birds in a Tree. In science we will learn about phases of the moon. In social science we will discuss the roles we have (this was a tricky concept) and talk about our responsibilities.  We will finish our warm and cool collages.

Have a great week.

Sight Words: review

Vocabulary: review

Have a great week!

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Spanish

 

P.E

 

Homelink 3.1

P.E.

Ray Spirit Day

 

Homelink 3.2

P.E.

 

 

Homelink 3.3

Spanish

 

Scholastic Book Club

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 20:42 | Category : Uncategorized
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Shop Online: scholastic.com/readingclub
One-Time Class Activation Code: LTNCK

Dear Families,

Encouraging reading is one of the most important things we can do to help your child succeed. It can be tough finding the right books to keep them interested, which is why I am so excited that our class will be participating in Scholastic Reading Club this school year.

With Scholastic Reading Club:

  • Every book you buy earns FREE Books for our classroom library
  • You can choose from handpicked, grade- and reading-level-specific books for your child
  • You’ll find the best values on a variety of formats, including eBooks

Each month, your child will bring home Reading Club flyers. Together you can choose from books hand-selected by teachers and experts, and then order online or by returning your order form and payment to me.

I’d also love some help growing our classroom Reading Club. If you’d like to help out, please let me know! I’m excited to get our class reading!

Thank you for your support,

  •  VISIT scholastic.com/readingclub
  •  ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code (top of this letter)
  •  SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books, value packs, and Storia eBooks
  •  SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom
  •  All book orders will be shipped to our classroom so we can celebrate the joy of reading together!

Ray ENews

Monday, 12 September 2016, 21:33 | Category : September 2016, Uncategorized
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