STAR STUDENT OF THE WEEK
Silas was our Star Student this week! It was also his last week this week. We will miss him very much. We hope he loves his new school!
What we learned this week:
Readers Workshop: We focused on using our Super Powers.
Students learned that…
* they will read “popcorn” words to read words quickly.
* the tricky words that are left, they will try to stretch out (Stretchy Snake)
* if the word still doesn’t make sense, they will look at the picture for a clue (Eagle Eye)
* then they need to look at the first sound of the word to make sure it makes sense (Lips the Fish)
Example: The picture could be a goose. But the word begins with d, so the word is duck!
Math: This week we reviewed writing numbers 0-9. We also discussed attributes and proving how to identify basic 2-D shapes.
This week in Writers Workshop, we continued writing like a scientist. Students are practicing penmanship and 5-star writing! We have been writing factual sentences and adding labels! Students are loving using their Writers Workshop Folders! On Friday, we got to PUBLISH (color and fancy) our writing!
As we discussed during conferences, the Popcorn Word page will be updated soon. For now, please review the words listed below.
This week’s new words:
Words already introduced:
HOMEWORK IS DUE ON TUESDAY DUE TO THE HOLIDAY!
Homework is due Thursday of each week. Homework needs to be completed by the student but CHECKED by the parent. All homework should be done in pencil unless otherwise stated! Homework that is not completed neatly or correctly will be returned to be redone. Thank you for your help with this 🙂
Homework: Math Paper
Due: Tuesday, 11/21
- Using a PENCIL, complete the front and back of the worksheet. Directions for the back of the paper are on the bottom of the front page.
- Parents, please remind students while writing the number 9 to form it by…
- Parents, please check and have students correct all work. ANY WORK THAT IS NOT CORRECT OR NEAT WILL BE SENT HOME TO BE REDONE.
- Completed homework is documented.
$228 To Go
Our Donors Choose project has hit a plateau! We are still hoping for $228 to fulfill our order. This will provide our class with 2 new wiggle stools, 2 new jellyfish seats, and a wiggle cushion! These are very important to my friends who struggle to focus or to remain seated.
I know Alward has a TON of donations going on right now, and holidays are right around the corner. However, this project with benefit your children directly. ANY DONATION is helpful. You can share the link with family and friends on Facebook.
If the project is not funded by Christmas, it will refund the current donations of $210.00 and be deactivated.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Please consider donating ANY AMOUNT. This will be the only fundraiser for our room.
Click the link to donate now!
Donors Choose Link
Christmas Book Exchange
For Christmas this year, our class will do a book exchange. Details to come after Thanksgiving! Please wait to purchase until after you get our note.
Ms. Burmeister’s class BARLEY beat us! Our next chance to win the class pizza party is November 21st! Remember to order from the Jet’s on Baldwin and mention that you are part of Mrs. LaLonde’s Class!
December 1st @ 12:15
*Update: Please start sending hats and gloves daily! Only send snow pants and snow boots if there is a lot of snow on the ground. It is time to start practicing putting on snow gear at home. Please remind children how to….
- Put pants on first
- Put on jackets
- Put on boots
- ZIP BEFORE MITTENS
When taking winter gear off, students are told to….
- Put your mittens in your hat
- Put your hat in your sleeves
- Put your coat on the hook
Colder weather is approaching. Please make sure to send your child with weather appropriate clothing. Please LABEL EVERYTHING! It is also the time of year to start teaching your child how to zip their jacket BEFORE putting on their gloves. 🙂 I have also spoken with them about NOT sharing hats in an attempt to keep lice out of our room this year. As a parent, please be vigilant about checking their heads every bath time.
ALWARD CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Tuesday, December 5th at Fellowship Church
Doors Open @ 5:45
K-2 Concert- 6:30
3-5 Concert- 7:30
*More details to come
Library Books Due back on Mondays!
Please help your child take care of their book. If a book is damaged or lost, they will need to pay for a replacement BEFORE they are allowed to borrow another. All books are due back on Monday. We will go to the Library on Tuesday mornings! If you finish reading early, and you want to return the book early, please feel free!
Next Book Order Due:
I will be sending the December magazines home at the end of November to allow time for delivery in case we have books that will be gifts.