We had a fun day today while mixing in great learning.
Next week, I am going to do a Fall Fun day on Friday. I apologize that it is only a week’s notice, but our schedule has changed several times over the last couple of weeks so I keep pushing this day. The sign-up sheet is below and I appreciate any help that I receive.
I am also looking for a couple of parents to help me with creating something special for our Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday. If you are able to help out with the kids or laminating, let me know. (The laminating can even be done at K-1 since it seems more reliable). Looking for Monday/Tuesday and I can always work it into my small groups if needed.
~ Book order due November 15th. Class code: MDV28
~ Thanksgiving lunch, Nov. 15th 10-48-11:28
*I invite you to join us beforehand at 10:30 for a short Thanksgiving play
~If you have not done so, please return the slip with the number of adults attending so the office and lunchroom can plan
Reading: continuing with Author’s Point
Phonics: r controlled
Grammar: possessive nouns
SS- Tomochichi/Mary Musgrove
Have a great weekend and I appreciate your continued support!
Book character dress-up day is Wednesday, Oct 31st. Students may bring $5 towards hurricane relief and dress up as a book character. Please make sure that your put your child’s name, student #, my name, and “Book Character” on the envelope. You can turn in money any day and on the 31st.
We go to the library on Monday so please remind your child to pack their books if they want to return them or renew them.
I will be running a half marathon in California this weekend and out Monday and Tuesday. I have left detailed plans and some relaxing Fall activities, as well, since I know the children will begin getting revved up for Halloween. Please remind your child to be on their best behavior for the sub.
On Tuesday, we will be having a visit from the DEA. This was a great experience last year and we are looking forward to it again this year!
We have enough paper towel rolls and toilet paper rolls! Thank you for sending those in.
Math: adding numbers within 100 using various strategies
Reading: making connections when reading
Phonics: r controlled o: -or (born)
Grammar: reflexive pronouns
Writing: How-to/Informational writing
SS: Mary Musgroves and Oglethorpe
I hope that everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather! Conferences begin tomorrow. Please take a minute to note your day and time. Each conference is 20 minutes. This time always goes by quickly so if you have things to discuss that we don’t get to, please email me. Please don’t be offended if I end our time because I want to give each family their designated conference time. I look forward to meeting with all of you.
Conference week is also an early release schedule. School dismisses at 12:20 so please plan transportation accordingly and send in a note if there is a change for the day. Clubs will not run this week. Our “lunch” time this week is at 9:38.
Please join us on October 23rd at 5:30 for second grade math night. Come learn about math strategies in second grade and see what your child is learning, or how they will learn during the year.
Math: add and subtract 2-digit numbers within 100
Writing: friendly letters, writing to soldiers for Thanksgiving (Bert show BIG THANK YOU)
SS: GA Creek and Cherokee cultures
15-19th: Conference Week/early dismissal
23rd: Second grade Math Night
22-26th: Red Ribbon Week
30th: DEA visit
KSE Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 22 – 26, 2018
“Life is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free”
Monday –“Life is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free”
Participation: Wear as much red as possible
Tuesday – “I have better things to do than drugs.”
Participation: Wear “what they do” such as a scout uniform, their team jersey, club
shirt/mascot, musical note on shirt, etc.
Wednesday – “Put a cap on drugs.”
Participation: Crazy hat or crazy hair day
Thursday – “Drugs are ridiculous.”
Participation: Wear mis-matched or ridiculous outfits
Friday – “Heroes are Drug Free.”
Participation: Dress as a hero
I hope everyone had an awesome Fall Break. I enjoyed a fun trip to LEGOLAND in Florida with Wyatt for a few days. I hope your family enjoyed some time together as well!
We are beginning our unit on Money. I have some coins in my classroom for students to share as we work through our lessons. However, your child may like to bring in a Ziploc bag of 1 penny, nickel, dime, and quarter to reference and keep in their toolbox throughout the week.
~I need two volunteers for our in school field trip on October 10th. Please let me know if you are interested.
~Don’t forget to sign up for Mystery Reader
~Conference times come home tomorrow.
~send in toilet paper and paper towel rolls for Oct STEM day
-please clean out your child’s folder each day. I told the children that they should be giving you their folder every day when they see you.
Math: word problems, addition/subtraction up to 20
Reading: context clues and character challenges/responses
Writing: publishing narrative
Grammar: plural nouns
Here is my Amazon wish list that I’ve never given you.
I hope that you had a great weekend and enjoyed the breeze today! One week until Fall Break!
~For STEM day on October 12th, we will need toilet paper and paper towel rolls. Please begin sending in any time.
~Fall break: September 24-28th
~Fall Festival: October 7th
Reading: character response to major events and challenges
Math: word problem strategies, addition strategies
Writing: writing to publish our narrative
Grammar: plural nouns- regular and irregular
Phonics: long o digraph: oa, ow, oe
Mon, Sept. 10th: Picture Day, Reflections contest begins
Tues, Sept. 11th: STEM pep rally during school (for students only)
Thurs., Sept 13th: library checkout
Friday, Sept. 14th: KSE at the Braves
Sun., Sept. 16th: St. Angelo’s Pizza Spirit day
*please note- 2nd grade Math night on October 23rd at 5:30 (come learn about math strategies, number talks, and how we teach math in second grade)
Math: Addition strategies: Doubles plus 1, counting up/back, word problems
Reading: describing how characters respond to major events and challenges
Phonics: one and two syllable words with long a digraph
Writing: continuing to plan and write a narrative small moment story
Grammar: irregular plural nouns
SS: finishing GA rivers, Science: States of Matter
Regarding Fluffy: Before you send our special class animal back to school, place the animal in your dryer on high/hot for 45-60 minutes. This will help to reduce the spread of germs.
I am changing up Dojo points a little bit. During morning meeting today, the students helped me come up with rewards that they can purchase with their Dojo points. As of Monday, I am resetting the points and everyone will begin at 0. The students were excited about the opportunity to use their points for rewards in class. Although you can’t see your child’s point total, they usually know their total points and can see it when it is displayed on the board.
The new school year is here, and football season is right around the corner! This season, the Atlanta Falcons are excited to continue the Together We Rise: Falcons Friday School Program! We’re inviting Cobb County to join us in wearing your Falcons colors and showing your Falcon’s Pride every Friday before a home game.
Every Friday this season is Falcons Friday but specifically, Cobb County Falcons Fridays are Friday, October 5 and Friday, November 16.
Happy Friday! I hope that everyone enjoys the long weekend.
Here is the Mystery Reader sign-up. I included next Tuesday as the first week, but completely understand if no one can come at that time.
*Another student joined our class today so we have 21 students total. Wanted to note for any birthday treats sent in.
Math: review place value to 1000, comparing numbers, and introduce addition strategies to 20
Reading: answer questions about key details in my text
Writing: students have practiced two small moment writings and next week will begin writing a narrative that will be published. We will look at story elements, craft, plot, and character emotions
Grammar: review and assessment of capitalization and proper nouns
FYI: The Advanced Learning Program teachers will hold a gifted eligibility meeting for parents at 8:15 AM on Friday, September 21, 2018 in the 2-5 cafeteria. This meeting is not for parents of current Target students. It is for parents who are interested in hearing information about the gifted eligibility process and how the CogAT and Iowa tests relate to eligibility. We will also discuss the other components of testing and the required scores to qualify for gifted services.
I hope that everyone had a great weekend! I can’t believe Labor Day is already upon us next week.
Math: comparing numbers
Reading: text structure, using illustrations to help understand setting and characters
Writing: Continuing narrative writing and using detail and sequence in our stories
Grammar: capitalizing proper nouns, specifically cities, states, countries, bodies of water, address
Social Studies: We will finish up our learning and discussions on the regions of Georgia and begin learning about the rivers in Georgia.
Have an awesome week!
I hope that everyone had a great weekend! I have a time correction for Open House. As it turns out, there were two time schedules posted. Open House begins at 6:30 in the classrooms with a broadcast shown from administration, PTA, and the Foundation. I will share class and grade level information from 7:00-7:30. The second session is from 7:35-8:00 and this is the session that I will be attending in my son's classroom. I apologize for the error and any conflicts that this causes.
Target Open House for current students is at 5:30 in the Learning Commons.
-Turn in Braves ticket orders
- Foundation raffle tickets for VIP parking due August 31st
- please send me a note if your child is attending a club
- August 29th is Early Release- please send a note if your child will go home a different way
-PE block on Friday
- Students should be reading for 15-20 every night
Your child may have come home on Friday and told you about Fluffy, our class pet. He is our black lab (stuffed animal 😊) that will come home with a student each weekend. Your child will also bring home his journal to write and draw about his experiences while at home with them. I've explained to students that if they are chosen for the weekend and they know it is not a good weekend or they are traveling out of town they can let me know and I will save them for a different week. They were very excited and enjoyed naming our new friend!
This week will continue with place value and we will begin skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. Math choice boards during math centers will be introduced. Students will have 9 activities to choose from during the week while I am meeting with small groups.
This week, students will begin working on identifying the story structure in our read aloud and their independent reading. Characters, Setting, Beginning, Middle, End, Problem, Solution
Reviewing th, wh, sh, and ch blends will continue throughout the month. During my Orton-Gillingham training, I received a deck of phonics cards and the kids are enjoying reviewing our sounds each day with these cards. Some might even be able to show you the neat way to "hear" sounds with your breath and on your throat. This week, we will look at spelling two-syllable words with closed patterns.
On Friday, we began discussing what it means to write a small moment story. This week, as we begin our narrative unit, we will continue learning and begin practicing writing a "seed story"/small moment and not writing about the whole watermelon piece. Lessons will focus on taking a small story and retelling and writing it with detail.
We will continue learning about the 5 regions in Georgia: Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Blue Ridge, Coastal Plains, and Piedmont. At home, I encourage you to talk with your child about any of these regions that you have visited.