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.
The students are getting adjusted at the 2-5 campus and in second grade. Beginning this week, students will be given a choice board for Morning work. They will choose from 9 activities of various tasks. There are 4 challenge tasks if they finish the board early. The tasks focus on skills learned the previous week, creative opportunities, reading, board games, and construction challenges. As we begin the board this week, students may choose any activities, but on the next choice board they will be required to complete 1-2 activities and then choose from the rest.
Fingers crossed- I think Dojo should be up and running tomorrow. If you haven't connected, or your code doesn't work, let me know and I can invite you through your email.
Clubs start tomorrow- please send me a note if your child will be attending a club. It is helpful to send me a note each week, just in case I am out unexpectedly.
A reminder to return the clinic card that came home in the Cobb folder. I need to collect these cards so that I can give them to the nurse. If your child has any allergies that I should be aware of, please let me know so I can plan with you if we do any activities with food.
I keep snack on hand for any students that don't have one. I welcome any snack donations to keep in the classroom.
We are continuing with place value: naming ones, tens, and hundreds in a number, representing a number in various ways, and trading 10 ones for a ten, 10 tens for a hundred.
We will take the Reading Inventory on Tuesday. We will have conversations on picking just right books, reading stamina, and making good choices with book selection for independent reading time. Looking at the difference between literary and informational texts the various genres will round out our week.
Initial blends: ch, wh, sh, th
In writing, we will continue with our launch unit, including topics on what to do when we are done, tricky spelling, writing genres, seed ideas (small moments versus a whole event).
This week we begin our mentor sentence study. During this study this year of mentor sentences from text, we will study the convention of language pattern of power. Capitalization is the main focus of the week.
SS- cardinal directions, compass rose, maps, regions of GA
Specials this week:
Welcome to our class blog!
I will update this site each week and give you information about upcoming curriculum and important dates. I have listed the block schedule on the right so that your child can plan their shoes when we have PE.
This week, you will receive more class information in your child's Take Home Folder. Your child will bring home this folder every day. It is important that you look through the folder each night. Return any papers that need to be completed or signed. As we begin homework, the homework will be in the folder. I will check this each day. Many of you have already been sending in notes in the folder. Please continue to send notes in via the folder. The students place the entire folder in a basket on my desk each morning. I will go through and pull out necessary notes and papers.
Please look for: a printed class schedule, Class Dojo information, and our class lis.
Phonics: we will review consonants and vowels
Reading: I will introduce Daily 5 and students will have a chance to visit and practice each area. We will have discussions on picking a just right book and the difference in reading a book for fun and a just right book in class.
Math: We will continue to review pictograph and bar graphs from last week. We will also look at place value and the various ways to represent a number.
Social Studies: We will begin learning about the government- the various jobs and the importance of rules and laws.
Writing: We will review what makes a sentence. Students will name and practice the 4 types of sentences and nouns in their journal. As a class, we will continue discussions on how a writer writes, thinks, organizes.