Halloween!We are all set for snacks, treats, and food for our Halloween Party. Due to allergies, I ask (beg) that you not send in extra cookies, cupcakes or treats. If you want to send in non-food items to pass out (pencils, erasers, etc.) that is completely fine! Thank you so much for respecting my policy on snacks and food in the classroom. You guys have been awesome to work with so far this year.
Our party will take place in the morning (on the half day). You are more than welcome to attend for the parade starting at 10:00 on Tuesday, October 31st. Unless we have already spoken, please give us a little space in the classroom. I have all the helpers I need this time around. Our party will consist of watching a portion of the movie Becuase of Winn Dixie, eating snacks, and walking the parade. Thanks again.
Spelling Words: Test on Friday, November 3rdStudents are bringing home a list to practice in their STAR Binder. We have worked on these words in class and within our writing. Feel free to check out free sites like Spelling City to encourage your child to practice.
Other Ideas for Practice:Typing the words in funky fonts on your computer at home is another fun way to practice. My favorite is shaving cream in the shower! Spray some shaving cream on the shower wall, your child can write the words while getting clean!
Here is the list in case your child's copy gets lost in the shuffle.
Respect Assembly Highlights
Our classroom offered their insights into who they felt was the most respectful student in our classroom. I knew it was going to be a tough choice, so I asked for their help. Through some secret ballots, we all agree that Sam is one respectful student! Congrats to you Samantha.
Here is our class singing the Respect Song! We were the featured class, and they did a great job.
Michigan Writers ContestOver the next few weeks, students will be working on publishing a short story. This will be voluntary for students who would like to enter the Write Michigan Short Story Contest. All the work will be typed in a Google Doc and students will be able to work on their piece at home and school.
The in-school writing work dates will be:
November 3, 8, 17, 22, 27
I will give students time in class to work on their short stories, and any student who wants some additional help can stay in at recess for extra help. Again, completely voluntary. Some kiddos are very excited about this opportunity. If it turns out to be an indoor recess day, I will attempt to work with students in the library. Any changes to this schedule will be communicated with the students. Parents are responsible for submitting their child's story. Please visit the website to see how! All entries are due by November 30th, and I will send reminders and help in any way I can. This contest is free for all children under the age of 18.
Here is our #WhyIWrite poster along with some other FPE writers! We made a mini graffiti-like wall in the hallway.
Check out these focused writers!
Google Classroom and Google Docs
Students each have access to Google Classroom and Google Docs. Please ask your child about their login information!
Headphones or Earbuds
If your child would like to use their own earbuds or headphones for our small jack Chromebooks, they are welcome to bring a pair to keep here at school. I have a safe spot to store them in between uses.
Reading--Here is a picture of students creating their plot timelines!
Math-We continue to rock and roll with multiplication and division!
TenMarks website this week. It offers videos, models, and opportunities for students to practice math skills we have worked on in class! I have assigned several multiplication and division activities with a due date all the way into December. There is no penalty if students do not finish all the activities before December. I hope students will use the site to practice when they can, but this is an optional home opportunity for you and your child to use as you navigate math together this year!
Students' login information is located in their star binder! Have fun!