Week of 1-13-2020

Dear Families,

Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday break. I missed the students so much and am so happy to be back 🙂 We worked hard all week reviewing procedures, learning and enjoying being back together. In LA we cleared out our reading packs and got them ready to rebuild with newer books, checking our individual sight word color coded cards and adding new sight word lists. We have begun reviewing our personal and academic goals in order to update them for the next semester! It will be a busy few weeks ahead with end of the semester individual testing and the beginning of our Winter NWEA assessments in reading and math. Our week will be a mixture of new learning and individual assessments. Whew, I’m already excited and tired lol! THANK YOU in advance for all your hard work and making sure your little darlings have consistent attendance 🙂

*Menu Change 1/15/2020 Wednesday, January 15th Menu Change: 1st Choice – Stir Fry Veg. Beef LoMein 2nd Choice – Popcorn Chicken w/Roll

note *If you know in advance your child is going to be absent please let me know so I can plan their assessments accordingly*

Important Dates/School Events:

Monday 1-13-2020: Individual DRA Reading Assessments begin! Reading groups will slow down this week so PLEASE continue to read at home from your personal reading libraries with your child and work on their sight words:-)

Tuesday 1-14-2020: NWEA reading assessment. (Thursday Makeup Day #1)

Wednesday 1-15-2020: Annual Pancake Dinner! 5:30-7:00pm in the cafeteria

Friday 1-17-2020: Bingo for Books in the cafeteria

Friday 1-17-2020: 1/2 Day dismissal 11:45am (no lunch) feel free to send in a snack for your child in the AM!

Friday NO Popcorn: Due to the half day dismissal

Monday 1-20-2020: MLK Day. No school for all students

Tuesday 1-21-2020: 1/2 Day 11:45am dismissal for students (Professional Development teachers)

LA: Penguin Research Project! We have begun reading like crazy about penguins. We are reading both narrative and informational texts and comparing the difference in structural elements!

Writing: Penguin Informational Writing Piece! This writing will be composed of 3-5 facts we choose to show what we know are “facts” about penguins. It will be a labor of love 🙂

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