New Small Group Schedule

Hello, I hope you all enjoyed time off of school and the couple of sunny days we had. We have a new small group schedule. Please look it over and ensure your child comes to small group. The past 2-3 weeks I have had several “no shows,” which is how I have to record it in the school’s small group attendance log. Many of you are doing a great job of attending, keep up the great work! I know some of you have to meet twice, once with Mrs. M. and then again with me. I’m sure it feels like a lot, but this is exactly how it would be in the classroom too. Your child would be meeting with both of us 3-5 per week. I’m linking it here and it is also posted every day of the week in schoology.

Supply Pick up and Other Notes

Hello, I have a new folder ready for students. You may pick it up this week on Monday between 1pm-4pm or Tuesday between 9am-4pm. At the same time, please return their yellow and black folders for grading. Before you return the black folder make sure the ziplock baggie with their turkey craft has been removed, we are making it this week.

Tomorrow they will take their spelling test, do Friday’s “thankful” show and tell, and finish working with the story “A Turkey for Thanksgiving” I will also be giving a math quiz during our math period and during small groups in the afternoon (both Monday and Tuesday small groups if needed). Thank you for sending me pictures and writing of their Stem Activity. Engineering and Design is part of their science curriculum and that project counts toward their grade.

I have power and Pajama Day

Hello, I’m happy that our power has been restored (yesterday evening 🙂 and since we didn’t get to celebrate pajama day yesterday Mariam and Majid’s mom had a great suggestion…let’s do it today!!! Students can wear pj’s if they want and we will also take time for them to share who their hero is. Hope those of you who lost power yesterday are with it today. The school also has power again.

Stem Project Supplies

Hello, This week we will be reading a Thanksgiving book. In this story a turkey will need students to make him a hideout as people are chasing after him. Please DO NOT HAVE THEM MAKE THIS until I say it is time to make it. This lesson ties into our science standards of building and design and requires them to do some paperwork before they can build. I wanted to put this out before we began so that you can help them gather some supplies that they can choose from on Tuesday. If you can, put some of these in a bag for them, that would be great. These are just suggestions, and they do not need all of them.


-construction paper or cardstock or index cards or small pieces of cardboard (you can cut form a cereal box), or copy paper

-small plastic or Styrofoam cups or bowls

-tape -glue

-play dough or clay

-wooden sticks, yarn, stickers, plastic bottle caps, bread ties, pipe cleaner etc…

These are just suggestions, you don’t need all of them and add whatever you think might help them make a turkey hideout, just put into a bag for them. Thank you for your help 🙂

Spirit Week Next Week

Good Afternoon, I had mentioned to the kids we could do a “show and tell” and I said maybe Monday. I’m going to change it since receiving the information below. On Friday, they want students to to bring something to our virtual classroom that they are thankful for. So that will be the show and tell day.

Next week will be Snow School’s Spirit Week. We want to celebrate all the hard work Snow staff members, Snow students, and Snow families have been doing during virus crisis. to celebrate, follow the guide below…

Saturday or Sunday-draw a wolf for the Snow Wolf Contest

Monday, November 16th:  Pajama Day:  Wear your pajamas to zoom class.

Tuesday, November 17th: Hero Day: Give students a moment to share out who they consider to be a hero and why!

Wednesday, November 18th: Crazy Hat Day:  Wear your crazy hat to class!

Thursday, November 19th:  Snow wolf Art contest!  (show us your wolf drawing).

Friday, November 20th: ” I am thankful for” Show and share with us something that you are thankful for.

Report Card Pick Up and a Message from Mrs. M.

Report Cards will be distributed on November 9th and 10th from 12:00-3:00 pm in the lobby. Please enter from Door 11 near the office. NWEA Family reports, WIDA Reports and Yearbooks will be available for distribution as well.

Sad News……..Mrs. M wanted me to let you know that she will not be seeing students this week as her father passed away yesterday. She will begin next Monday.

New Schedule for Small Group Zoom Meetings-Important to show up for the meetings.

Please look over the new Small Group Schedule as some students are in different groups, and many are now on different days or times. Groups 1 and 2 who have been seeing Mrs. M. will also be seeing me so look for your child’s name and days and times with Mrs. M. and then with me. It is important that your child show up at their scheduled time. Even though we are not physically in the classroom, this is how our afternoon would go. Both myself and Mrs. M. would be seeing groups, and her groups would also be seeing me on the same days, because we would be seeing those two groups 4-5 days a week if we were in the classroom. Learning to read is an important and necessary skill, please be sure they are coming to their scheduled group times.

Supply Pick Up and Conference Reminder

Tomorrow I will have new packets/folders for students as well as a new math book. They will be in the lobby again. Do not return the yellow one just yet, there are some pages in there that I may use next week. I will have you return those with the next pick up. Some students are not able to locate their math manipulatives, if you get a chance can you help them find those supplies and then help them come up with a plan to keep them in a specific place? Thanks. Conferences begin today, They are virtual so go to your child’s zoom meeting and join from there. Thanks again for all you have been doing during this time, my kids are young adults now and I can’t imagine working, or even not working, and having to be a part time teacher to my kids on top of all my other responsibilities. I know many of you have more than one child to take care of as well. I hope you stop for a moment and pat yourself on the back for taking on this new responsibility, as well as find some time to do something just for yourself. Even if its just for 20 minutes.