Week of May 9th!
I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day and I hope you liked the art project we worked on for your special day!
This will be our last BLOG. I'm still teaching and your child is still learning up until the last day. There are a lot of dates and deadlines approaching. Below you'll find the important dates. If I left one off, I'll email..
Important Information for the END of the Year!
Tomorrow we are taking the end of the year Math Student Learning Objective test. Please have your child to school on time. Thank you!
Summer reading cards are coming home today, Monday. Last year Tritt won for elementary schools. Make your your child reads this summer and logs their minutes.
Research Links for in School
Week of May 2nd
How is it already May?
Reading: novel study on Charlotte’s Web focusing on using context clues to decode the meaning of unknown words
Writing: writing an opinion piece on our Georgia Hero, Jimmy Carter
Math: Beginning our unit on arrays to help us add and multiply
Content: completing our unit on life cycles
STEM: Beginning a new STEM challenge. Please send in any clean recyclables
Week of April 25th
What are we learning?
Math- solving two step story problems to 1,000 using place value strategies
Reading- beginning a novel study of Charlotte's Web
Writing- finishing our narrative and writing an informational piece of choice
Content- wrapping up our unit of life cycles
*Tuesday- our field trip to the Chattahoochee Nature Center. If your child is packing a lunch, please make sure it's 100% disposable.
Thursday- Chick-fil-a breakfast for $3. Order forms went home last week.
- Art Show 4-7 p.m. in the gym
Friday- Arts and Ed. Day
- last day to turn in 200 Book Club logs (NO LATE ENTRIES)
- All Pro Dads
Week of April 18th
The weather is getting warmer. On PE days they are going outside so be sure to check the weather to see if they should have a light jacket.
What are we learning?
Math; partitioning shapes into equal parts (halves, thirds, and fourths)
Reading: continuing to read leveled books and working to strengthen our comprehension of multi-paragraph text
Writing: working on our narrative of choice and practicing using dialect in our writing
Science: life cycles: ask about our bean plant and or larvae
-Tomato Plant Sale are due 4-25.
-Our Field Trip to the Chattahoochee Nature Center is 4-26. All students should wear their Tritt Blue shirt and athletic shoes. We'll be doing a lot of walking on trails. All sack lunches from home should be 100% disposable. We don't want to bring anything back with us.
Have a GREAT week!
Week of April 11th
Reading: working on comprehension when reading alone
Writing: typing our partner biographies
beginning a narrative of choice
Math: finishing our unit on shapes: 2D and 3D
Content: life cycles (Ask about our plant.)
STEM; evaluating our games we created using a second grade math standard
If you have not sent in the field trip form, please do so by Thursday. I must turn in our lunch count on Friday.
Week of March 28th
I’m so happy to be back with my class. They have grown lots. We have a full week before spring break.
The school store will be open every morning this week.
oo sounds (like brook and spoon)
Week of March 21st!
It's Exceptional Children's Week -
STEM showcase - we are creating Math games
Exceptional Children's speaker
Mrs. Woolley returns :)
~~~Join us for Math Night on March 24, 2016! It takes place at the Publix on Shallowford Road (at Johnson Ferry Rd.) from 5-7:00 p.m. Math Night presents students with an opportunity to extend their mathematical understanding in a real-world context. Parents get a first-hand look at how their children apply understanding and may even learn something new themselves. Students see that Math is relevant and fun, and we all connect with a great resource and partner in education. The Papa John’s pizza truck will sell pizzas for $10 a pie. Pick one (or more!) up for dinner.
Teachers at the front of the store distribute grade-level problems, clipboards, and pencils. Kids and their parents then go on a scavenger hunt to answer questions. The answer sheet acts as a homework pass for the following day. Be sure to download a QR code reader so kids can check their answers. Please note: Teachers will have a few extra sheets for students who have a conflict on Thursday night but who wish to complete the scavenger hunt and problems over the weekend. Any students completing the task over the weekend should submit their sheets on Monday; teachers will work with those students to arrange for a homework pass.
Revved Up Kids - 3rd session
Field Day order forms due .......
In the Curriculum:
Math: Review -- adding subtracing - up to 1000 - review regrouping
Language Arts: multi-paragraph text - prefixes and root words
Writing: Persuasive Writing - - we are discussing school uniforms. Pros and Cons.
We will write a persuasive piece to persuade you one way or the other.
Social Studies: Jimmy Carter - identifying contributions and timeline
The week of March 14
Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Author's Tea is tomorrow morning at 7:20am!
See you then!
Jump Rope For Heart (American Heart Association)
- the annual jump rope for heart campaign is starting today. Forms and details are coming home in folders today - all fundraising is due to the PE teachers by the end of the month - March 31st.
Tomorrow is also the last day of Quarter 3.. Report cards go home March 22nd.
Friday - there is NO Game Day on Friday - just in case you didn't receive Mrs. Smarr's email. We have a lot of kiddos that go to Game Day.
This week in the classroom:
~multi- paragraph text, root words, sort 27
~ persuasive writing & Jimmy Carter
Math: Review - place value and money word problems, coin exchange and values
Social Studies: Jimmy Carter
Week of March 7th -
I hope everyone had a great weekend!
Book fair: Monday through Thursday - it is open before school and after school. We had our class preview today. The students took clipboards and made wish lists of their top picks. They are coming home today - It is open after school hours until 6pm Today and tomorrow and open until 4pm Wednesday and Thursday.
TOMORROW - CLASS picture day and individuals for anyone who chooses to.
Wednesday - Collaboration. Thank you to the volunteers covering the class!
Friday - our Field Trip to the Cobb Safety Village! I have all permission forms (thank you!).
Friday is also the end of Quarter 3 - report cards will come home on March 22nd.
In the Curriculum.....
Language Arts: Folktales and Fairy Tales, Homophones, commas (greetings and closings) r-influenced vowels - sort 26
Math: Money $ Money word problems
Writing: Opinion writing - persuasive (commas too)
Science/Social Studies: Dental Hygiene
Shadows, Sun Moon Stars Assessment - sending study guide home tomorrow - as a unit review. :) Assessment Thursday
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.