Picture Day and Book Fair

Picture day is tomorrow.  Please bring in money with your picture form.  The book fair is Thursday.  If you would like your child to buy a book please send in money.  Thank you!

September 27, 2017

Planners are coming home today.  This is how we will communicate how the day went.  Please initial each day that you read the comments.  Also, spelling lists will be written on the bottom of each weeks planners. Please study everyday with your child.

Picture forms were sent home last week.  Please let me know if you need another one.  Thank you!

Jennifer Chapman

September 22, 2017

Picture forms are going home in today’s folders.  Please fill out and return.  Whitmore-Bolles does not have air in the classrooms.  Please be aware it can get up to the mid 90’s in our rooms.  Please dress your children in cool clothes if possible, and bring in water bottles.

Please continue to read 20 minutes a night with your child.  We are working on reciprocal conversation specifically greetings.  Please work with your child on responding when someone says hello, or what is your name.

Have a great weekend!

 

Monday September 18, 2018

Good afternoon, I hope everyone had a great weekend!  Please continue reading with your child 20 minutes a day.  Also, study spelling words for a test on Friday.  We are continuing to work on social skills specifically communication and asking for things.  please work on this with your child at home.  Thank you

Jennifer Chapman

Friday September 15, 2017

Good afternoon,

 

we have had a busy week!  Today I am sending home some books based on the level of reading your child has.  I tested using DRA.  This method tests both reading fluency as well as comprehension.  Please read over the weekend with your child, and ask simple comprehension questions as you do.  I will use this level reading in our daily comprehension lessons.  Please read about 20 minutes a night.

As always, thank you for your continued support and have a great weekend!

Ms. Chapman

Tuesday September 12, 2017

Good morning.  This week I am beginning DRA testing as well as math placement.  I will send home a math worksheet, subtracting with regrouping tonight to practice at home.  Spelling words are listed below, please work with your child at home, we will have a test on Friday.  Thank you so much for your support!

4th grade spelling words

  • Oxygen
  • Strap
  • Bent
  • Umbrella
  • Shipment
  • Prime
  • Staple
  • Because
  • Hope
  • Rumor

3rd grade spelling words

Lane

Ate

Trap

Tape

Can

Cap

Cape

Man

Late

Cane

 

Thursday September 7th, 2017

Good morning,

I hope everyone is settling in to the new school year.  This week we continue to work on routines and classroom rules.  next week we will begin academics.  There is a birthday treat policy this year.  Please read the attached memo from Mrs. Waddell.  Thank you!

We know that students love to celebrate birthdays at school, as it is a memorable time to share with teachers and friends. In an effort to abide by our existing birthday treat policy and to maximize student instructional time, we are asking all families to follow these simple guidelines when planning for your child’s birthday celebration at school. The Whitmore staff feels strongly that by following these guidelines, we will be promoting a healthier lifestyle and maximizing student learning!

  • Bring in non-food items for classmates such as pencils, erasers, bookmarks, etc.
  • Volunteer in your child’s class and capture the moment with a class “birthday” photo.
  • Make a donation to your child’s class in honor of your child’s birthday.
  • Provide non-food item goodie bags for classmates which can be distributed and taken home at the end of the day.
  • Donate an educational game or book for your child’s classroom.
  • Or contact your child’s teacher with other non-food/drink ideas

Students are not allowed to bring in food/drink items for birthday celebrations at school. The purpose of this policy is to assure a school environment that promotes and protects students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.

Other rationale for restricting treats at school includes:

  • Expense
  • Equity
  • Allergies

Please know that we are not trying to take the fun out of birthdays. Classroom teachers will continue to recognize children on their special day in special ways. Thank you in advance for your support of this policy and for helping promote healthy practices at Whitmore-Bolles!

Kristin M. Waddell

Principal, Whitmore Bolles Elementary

Tuesday September 5th

If you have a picture of your child you would allow me to use in the classroom please send it in. we are doing a getting to know you poster where the picture goes in the middle.

We will have morning and afternoon snack on a daily basis, please send in what you child prefers to eat.

September 4th, 2017

Welcome back to a new school year!  My name is Ms. Chapman, and I am excited to be your child’s teacher this year.  This year we will participate in learning experiences  that include communication, behavior, and academic lessons.  There will be time for creativity and to learn to express who we are as people.

Our first week of school students will be reviewing routines of the classroom and school.  In addition, students will review basic skills from the previous year, and form baseline data in academics and behavior.  There will be no formal homework this week, but I will send home a copy of our morning routine with your child tomorrow.  Please go over this with them.  There is also a copy of our routines in the classroom for them to refer to.  There is a packet of information coming home with your child today from the school.

I have an open door policy, so please feel free to call or me with any questions or information you feel I should know from day to day.  I want to work closely with all of you to assure the best possible environment for the students.

I look forward to a wonderful school year!

Jennifer Chapman

chapmaj@dearbornschools.org