Reminders

Just a few reminders…

  • We have last lunch, so please make sure that your child has a healthy snack. The school will not provide snack for students.
  • Parents, please look at and SIGN your child’s planner EVERY night. Students earn stamps every morning for signed planners. It is a vital piece of communication between home and school. Your child’s behavior and homework are listed in it daily.
  • We do NOT have air conditioning in the K-2 classrooms. It gets very warm even with two very nice fans. Please remember to dress your child in temperature appropriate clothing for our classroom ( at least until this crazy hot weather stops!).
  • Students are bringing home books every night. They should be reading at least 15-20 minutes.

Thanks! Have a great weekend!

Spelling Words for 9/25-9/29

Here are this week’s spelling words. We are working on the CVC and CVCe pattern with the vowel i.

CVC= Consonant-Vowel-Consonant= short i sound as in pig or igloo

CVCe= Consonant-Vowel- Consonant- magic e= long i sound as in ice

The following words will be on the test, as well as, 5 unpracticed words that fit the same pattern. This is to see if students are able to apply the pattern to new, yet familiar words. This ensures that students are not just memorizing words, but are listening to the sounds and using the spelling pattern to figure out words.

  1. did
  2. fin
  3. fine
  4. his
  5. hike
  6. sit
  7. him
  8. six
  9. if
  10. five

Lunch Menu Changes for 9/18-9/22

We are continuing to have have Lunch menu changes. Our lunches are prepared and supplied to us from Bryant Middle School.  Unfortunately, Bryant’s kitchen is under renovation and they are unable to make hot lunches. There are also no 2nd Choice options either. If your child does not like the following, you might want to consider packing their lunch until the kitchen situation is resolved.

Lunches next week are as follows:

Monday Sept. 18th – Sack N Go

Tuesday Sept. 19th – Hummus

Wednesday Sept. 20th – Salad Bar

Thursday Sept. 21st – PB & J

Friday Sept. 22nd – Sack N Go

Spelling Words

This week we are working on the Consonant-Vowel-Consonant (CVC) pattern with short e, short o, and short u sounds.

Words:

  1. top
  2. not
  3. pet
  4. ten
  5. tub
  6. cut

sight words

  1. every
  2. went
  3. are
  4. was

These words will be on the test. I will also give 5 “cold” words that they have not practiced to see if your child can apply the spelling pattern. The test will have 15 words, the 10 on the list plus 5 more words that follow the pattern. All tests are on Friday.

Welcome Rockets!

Welcome to a new school year! I am so excited to be working with you this year! We are going to be learning a LOT!

The last week, we have been working hard learning new procedures and expectations in our room. We are learning to be INDEPENDENT. That means we are being responsible for ourselves and making good choices so that everyone can learn. We are also learning to keep trying even when we make mistakes or things seem difficult. Mistakes are proof that you’re trying and learning. No one is perfect and we learn from our mistakes.

Open House is tomorrow night from 6-7:30pm. Bring the family and come explore your child’s classroom. They have lots to show you! The Book Fair will also be open during that time if you want to shop for some Good Fit Books.

Something NEW this year, is that we will be having a Sign Up for November Parent/Teacher Conferences for all grades in one location, so that you can schedule conferences for the time that works best for you. You will be asked to put Your Child’s Name, Your Name (Parent/Guardian), and mark if you need a Translator. Please be aware that translation must be done by a school employee at Conferences. Please let us know if you’ll need assistance so that we will have a translator available for you.

I hope you can make it! I look forward to seeing or meeting everyone!

Spring NWEA Testing

Our class will be NWEA Testing on April 25th and May 2nd. This is a very important test that is used to show academic growth. Please ensure that your student is well rested and has had a healthy breakfast on those mornings. This will help your child perform to the best of their ability and allow them to show what they know. Please encourage your child to take their time to read the question carefully and to check that their answers make sense before going on to the next question.

We are encouraging students to meet or exceed their RIT goal. This is the predicted amount of growth based on past performances and is determined by NWEA. I will share their goal with each student individually.

The most important thing is for each student to try their personal best and to show improvement. If students take their time, read carefully, and think about their answers all students should be able to improve.

Thank you for your support!

Fowler’s News Flash for Week of 4/17

This week we are working on the following topics.

Reading – Identifying the main idea and supporting details in a multi-paragraph passage.

Writing – Writing a multi-paragraph informational text about their business including natural, human, and capital resources with an introduction and conclusion.

Spelling – are/air spelling patterns.

Math – Measuring objects to the nearest inch and centimeter. Determining the best measurement tool for the job and explaining reasons why it is. Finding the difference in length between two objects.

Science – Identifying the needs of a plant. Planting a seed and observing the life cycle of their plant.

Social Studies – Determining the natural, human, and capital resources for their model business.

 

 

Grand Opening of Rocket City

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

for

Rocket City

Please come to our ribbon cutting ceremony for Rocket City, our model community.

Friday, April 21st

2:00-3:00 PM

Presented by River Oaks Second Grade

We have compiled the wonderful businesses that our second graders made and brought into school into our model community, Rocket City. Please come and take a guided tour of our city by your own personal city ambassador.

We look forward to seeing you Friday. Projects will be sent home at the end of our ceremony.

100th Day of School

Wednesday is our 100th Day of School. Mr. Martin is asking all students and staff to dress as if they are 100 years old. So pull the old glasses and pearls, sweaters and shawls and your imagination to create your “Golden Years” persona. I can’t wait to see all of you as senior citizens! See all you Golden Girls and Guys on Wednesday! Here are a few images to get your ideas going.

Valentine’s Day

We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Tuesday. Monday we will be creating Valentine Bags to hold our Valentines. Students can bring valentines to pass out to their classmates on Tuesday. They may also bring small wrapped candy or goody bags to pass out if they desire. We will have a few fun Valentine activities while students pass out their Valentines. We have 22 students as well as Ms. Plecha and myself.